Word Carver, working lunch

Amy and Cynthia analyze poems by Allison Joseph and Allen Ginsburg, and gossip about the writing life. Listen to Word Carver here, or subscribe in podcasts on your favorite player.

Lee Martin | The Mutual UFO Network

Master writer Lee Martin takes us behind the scenes in his new short-story volume The Mutual UFO Network, a book that took 16 years to craft. Martin is a Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University, and the author of a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Bright Forever. Listen to Word Carver here, or subscribe in podcasts…

The Husband | Aaron Daniel Behr

In The Husband, Aaron Daniel Behr explores the end of his marriage and debilitating anxiety. Behr reveals the roots of trauma in his life and how that impacted his relationships, but also how he has healed through self-awareness and a strengthening faith. The Husband is out from Columbus Press. To learn more, visit Behr’s website.…

Re|Gun Reboot

Ronald Re|Gun — a re-animated cyborg version of the dead President — tries to take over the world. Only a tortoise from the Galapagos has the power to stop him. Listen to work from students at Columbus State, as they take you into an altered reality in “Re|Gun Reboot.” Artwork by Ryann Chambers. Listen to…

The Path Not Chosen: Stories of Mental Health

by Amy S. Dalrymple Poets transformed the Inspiration to Movement dance studio into a stage for Central Ohio writers to perform work about their journeys through the mental health landscape. Columbus-based poet Alexis-Rueal created this event to provide an artistic alternative to stigma and silence. The poems you’ll hear offer candid, evocative, sometimes funny, and…

Essayist and Poet Hanif Abdurraqib

Columbus native Hanif Abdurraqib talks about the themes running through his latest book, a collection of essays called “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us.” Speaking with Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi, the two compare themes emerging in the essays with Abdurraquib’s previous volume of poetry “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much.” Additional reporting by…