Good Bones — New Poetry Volume from Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith’s lasting and resonant poems live up to the wide popularity of the eponymous “Good Bones.” Internationally-renowned Smith discusses living in Columbus, the place where she grew up, and the influence of crankies — traditional storytelling with shadow puppets which pre-dated movies — on one of the narrative themes, plus handling emotionally hot material,…

Nita Sweeney, now also in iTunes

Nita Sweeney writes the blog Bum Glue and puts out Write Now Newsletter a comprehensive listing of writer and reader events in central Ohio, through her writer website She’s also a student of Natalie Goldberg, and teaches Goldberg’s work in Upper Arlington. Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi talks with Sweeney about using Goldberg’s technique…

Nick White, How to Survive a Summer

Nick White talks about ex-gay ministry and gay conversion therapy in light of his first novel “How to Survive a Summer” an excellent debut and thoughtful summer read. He will be speaking at Grammercy Books in Bexley on June 29th at 7pm. Visit the bookstore website for more details. Listen to the interview here.

Writing Spiritual Memoir

The temptation while writing spiritual memoir is to focus only on the moment of transformation. This talk explores how the dark night of the soul is as important in spiritual memoir as the healing or resurrection experience. The second of two workshops given by Cynthia Rosi at Columbus Writer’s Conference at Columbus State Community College…

Burns Night at the Hey Hey Cafe

Burns Night celebrates the Scottish poet who loved the lassies, Robert Burns. Salute the haggis, pass a dram of whisky, and enjoy the show! Click on “Continue Reading” to get to the link to the Podcast on Soundcloud. Music: Rise and Shine by Seastock on Jamendo.

Andrew Miller’s Debut Memoir

Andrew Miller, whose book If Only the Names Were Changed debuted in August, talks with Word Carver editor Cynthia Rosi, about turning addiction and a history of abuse into carefully crafted writing and beauty. WGRN-LP, Columbus on Saturdays at 12:30pm, 94.1-fm. Listen to the podcast here.