The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life

This week’s episode of my podcast is titled “The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life.” In it, I read a piece of fiction from a work in progress and interview longtime educator Monica D’Antonio about teaching and the state of higher education in America. More or less.

Interviewed by Sandy Green

Which author would I invite to dinner if given the chance? The answer might surprise you! Check out The Sandy Side of Life: The Singular Exploits of an Author, Blogger, and Book Reviewer – An Interview with Marc Schuster. And if you’re curious about Sandy Green’s work, check out my review of her 2010 poetry collection, Pacing the Moon.

Schwartz & Packer Interviewed!

Big thanks to Dan Cafaro of Atticus Books for an inventive interview with two of the most colorful characters from The Grievers, Charley  Schwartz and Greg Packer! I’m a huge fan of the titles that Atticus has produced, especially The Snow Whale, The Great Lenore, and Fight for Your Long Day. I was also blown away by their latest title, Kino by Jurgen Fauth, so it was especially flattering when Dan offered to interview me on his press’s book blog. Needless to say, I’m also struck by his generosity and the generosity of the small press scene in general. After all, how many big publishers offer to help with promoting titles by “the competition”? Then again, it isn’t competition when good people like Dan remind us that we’re all in it together–writing, reading, making art, and changing the world a little bit at a time!