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The Working Poet Radio Show

Joseph Lapin

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The Working Poet Radio Show
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Joseph Lapin

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Latest Episodes

Interview with Anna Thomas on Cooking, Creativity, and the Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

Host Joseph Lapin sat down with Anna Thomas to discuss her creative journey and her new book "Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore." Anna Thomas wrote The Vegetarian Epicure in 1973, which transformed the landscape of American cooking. She is the author, most recently, of the James Beard Award–winning cookbook Love Soup. She lives in Los Angeles and Ojai, California.

19 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Interview with Anna Thomas on Cooking, Creativity, and the Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

Interview with Author and Musician Joe Clifford on Family, Work, and Creativity

Host Joseph Lapin sat down with Joe Clifford at the 2016 Miami Book Fair to discuss the creative journey, work, and the pressures of writing, as well as many of the emotional overtones of his work. Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a "gritty, real, raw" reading series in Oakland, CA. His bestselling Jay Porter Thriller Series (Oceanview Publishing) has received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many others. The third in the series, Give Up the Dead, released June 2017. Joe is also editor of Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and the forthcoming Just to Watch Him Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. Currently Joe teaches online writing courses for LitReactor and around the country at various conferences and retreats.

30 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Interview with Author and Musician Joe Clifford on Family, Work, and Creativity

Interview with Jennifer Haigh on Writing a Novel, Her Hometown, and "Heat and Light"

In her fifth novel, HEAT AND LIGHT, Jennifer Haigh returns to Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a dying coal town that’s offered a second chance when the natural gas industry comes to town. It has been named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and NPR. Her previous books include FAITH, THE CONDITION, BAKER TOWERS and MRS. KIMBLE, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, and the short story collection NEWS FROM HEAVEN, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in Fiction. Her short stories have been published in Granta, Electric Literature, The Best American Short Stories and many other places. A native of western Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she now lives in Boston.

16 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Interview with Jennifer Haigh on Writing a Novel, Her Hometown, and "Heat and Light"

Interview with Author Manuel Gonzales on Writing and The Regional Office is Under Attack!

Manuel Gonzales is the author of the novel The Regional Office is Under Attack! and the acclaimed story collection The Miniature Wife, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. A graduate of the Columbia University Creative Writing Program, he teaches writing at the University of Kentucky and the Institute of American Indian Arts. He has published fiction and nonfiction in Open City, Fence, One Story, Esquire, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and The Believer. Gonzales lives in Kentucky with his wife and two children.

21 MIN2017 JUL 7
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Interview with Author Manuel Gonzales on Writing and The Regional Office is Under Attack!

Interview with Artist Michele Oka Doner

Host Joseph Lapin sat down with Michele Oka Doner to discuss creativity, the influence of Miami on her work, and her new book "Into the Mysterium." Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, design objects, furniture, jewelry, public art and video installations.Michele Oka Doner's work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary. Her work encompasses materials including glass, bronze and silver and in a variety of scales she mirrors the world around her – from the small and intimate to the large and magnificent. Michele is well known for creating over 35 public art installations throughout the United States and in Europe, including Radiant Site at New York’s Herald Square subway (1987), Flight at Washington’s Reagan International Airport and A Walk on the Beach at The Miami International Airport (1995-201...

13 MIN2017 JUL 7
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Interview with Artist Michele Oka Doner

Interview with Nick Flynn on Creative Inspiration, Work, and "My Feelings"

Joseph Lapin sat down with Nick Flynn to talk about his creative journey and his new poetry book "My Feelings" at the Miami Book Fair in 2016. Flynn is also the author of the books of poetry Blind Huber (2002), The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (2011), and My Feelings (2015). He has also written several memoirs, including Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004), Being Flynn (2005), The Ticking is the Bomb (2010), and The Reenactments (2013); and the play Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins (2008). His book The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment (2010) addresses the Abu Ghraib scandal.

15 MIN2017 JUL 6
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Interview with Nick Flynn on Creative Inspiration, Work, and "My Feelings"

Interview with Legendary Poet Gary Snyder

The Working Poet Radio Show's producer and poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello sat down with legendary poet Gary Snyder to talk about American poetry, work, and translation. Gary Snyder has published numerous books of poetry and prose, including Danger on Peaks (Counterpoint Press, 2005)The Gary Snyder Reader (1952-1998) (1999); Mountains and Rivers Without End (1997); No Nature: New and Selected Poems (1993), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; The Practice of the Wild (1990); Left Out in the Rain, New Poems 1947-1985; Axe Handles (1983), for which he received an American Book Award; Turtle Island (1974), which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; Regarding Wave (1970); and Myths & Texts (1960). Snyder has received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Bollingen Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Prize from Poetry, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Priz...

13 MIN2016 DEC 19
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Interview with Legendary Poet Gary Snyder

Interview with Jill Bialosky on finding professional and creative balance and "The Prize"

From the Miami Book Fair, Jill Bialosky, editor, poet, and novelist, sat down with host Joseph Lapin to discuss the creative life. Bialosky is currently an editor at W. W. Norton & Company, and her collections of poems are Subterranean (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001) and The End of Desire (1997). Bialosky is also the author of the novel The Prize, House Under Snow (2002), and The Life Room (2007) and co-editor, with Helen Schulman, of the anthology Wanting A Child (1998).

24 MIN2016 NOV 17
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Interview with Jill Bialosky on finding professional and creative balance and "The Prize"

Interview with Glenn Taylor on West Virginia and the Creative Life

From the Miami Book Fair, Glenn Taylor, author and professor, sat down with host Joseph Lapin to discuss the creative life. Glenn Taylor is the author of the novels A Hanging at Cinder Bottom, The Marrowbone Marble Company and The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, GQ, and Electric Literature, among others. He resided for a time in Austin, Texas, and after that, Chicago. He earned an MFA from Texas State University. Glenn was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, and he now lives with his wife and three sons in Morgantown, where he teaches in the MFA Program at West Virginia University.

23 MIN2016 NOV 13
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Interview with Glenn Taylor on West Virginia and the Creative Life

Interview with Les Standiford on Los Angeles, Water to the Angels, and his Creative Journey

At the Miami Book Fair, Joseph Lapin, host of The Working Poet Radio Show, interviewed author Les Standiford on his creative journey and his new book "Water to the Angels."

16 MIN2016 OCT 3
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Interview with Les Standiford on Los Angeles, Water to the Angels, and his Creative Journey

Latest Episodes

Interview with Anna Thomas on Cooking, Creativity, and the Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

Host Joseph Lapin sat down with Anna Thomas to discuss her creative journey and her new book "Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore." Anna Thomas wrote The Vegetarian Epicure in 1973, which transformed the landscape of American cooking. She is the author, most recently, of the James Beard Award–winning cookbook Love Soup. She lives in Los Angeles and Ojai, California.

19 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Interview with Anna Thomas on Cooking, Creativity, and the Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

Interview with Author and Musician Joe Clifford on Family, Work, and Creativity

Host Joseph Lapin sat down with Joe Clifford at the 2016 Miami Book Fair to discuss the creative journey, work, and the pressures of writing, as well as many of the emotional overtones of his work. Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a "gritty, real, raw" reading series in Oakland, CA. His bestselling Jay Porter Thriller Series (Oceanview Publishing) has received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many others. The third in the series, Give Up the Dead, released June 2017. Joe is also editor of Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and the forthcoming Just to Watch Him Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. Currently Joe teaches online writing courses for LitReactor and around the country at various conferences and retreats.

30 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Interview with Author and Musician Joe Clifford on Family, Work, and Creativity

Interview with Jennifer Haigh on Writing a Novel, Her Hometown, and "Heat and Light"

In her fifth novel, HEAT AND LIGHT, Jennifer Haigh returns to Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a dying coal town that’s offered a second chance when the natural gas industry comes to town. It has been named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and NPR. Her previous books include FAITH, THE CONDITION, BAKER TOWERS and MRS. KIMBLE, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, and the short story collection NEWS FROM HEAVEN, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in Fiction. Her short stories have been published in Granta, Electric Literature, The Best American Short Stories and many other places. A native of western Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she now lives in Boston.

16 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Interview with Jennifer Haigh on Writing a Novel, Her Hometown, and "Heat and Light"

Interview with Author Manuel Gonzales on Writing and The Regional Office is Under Attack!

Manuel Gonzales is the author of the novel The Regional Office is Under Attack! and the acclaimed story collection The Miniature Wife, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. A graduate of the Columbia University Creative Writing Program, he teaches writing at the University of Kentucky and the Institute of American Indian Arts. He has published fiction and nonfiction in Open City, Fence, One Story, Esquire, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and The Believer. Gonzales lives in Kentucky with his wife and two children.

21 MIN2017 JUL 7
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Interview with Author Manuel Gonzales on Writing and The Regional Office is Under Attack!

Interview with Artist Michele Oka Doner

Host Joseph Lapin sat down with Michele Oka Doner to discuss creativity, the influence of Miami on her work, and her new book "Into the Mysterium." Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, design objects, furniture, jewelry, public art and video installations.Michele Oka Doner's work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary. Her work encompasses materials including glass, bronze and silver and in a variety of scales she mirrors the world around her – from the small and intimate to the large and magnificent. Michele is well known for creating over 35 public art installations throughout the United States and in Europe, including Radiant Site at New York’s Herald Square subway (1987), Flight at Washington’s Reagan International Airport and A Walk on the Beach at The Miami International Airport (1995-201...

13 MIN2017 JUL 7
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Interview with Artist Michele Oka Doner

Interview with Nick Flynn on Creative Inspiration, Work, and "My Feelings"

Joseph Lapin sat down with Nick Flynn to talk about his creative journey and his new poetry book "My Feelings" at the Miami Book Fair in 2016. Flynn is also the author of the books of poetry Blind Huber (2002), The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (2011), and My Feelings (2015). He has also written several memoirs, including Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004), Being Flynn (2005), The Ticking is the Bomb (2010), and The Reenactments (2013); and the play Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins (2008). His book The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment (2010) addresses the Abu Ghraib scandal.

15 MIN2017 JUL 6
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Interview with Nick Flynn on Creative Inspiration, Work, and "My Feelings"

Interview with Legendary Poet Gary Snyder

The Working Poet Radio Show's producer and poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello sat down with legendary poet Gary Snyder to talk about American poetry, work, and translation. Gary Snyder has published numerous books of poetry and prose, including Danger on Peaks (Counterpoint Press, 2005)The Gary Snyder Reader (1952-1998) (1999); Mountains and Rivers Without End (1997); No Nature: New and Selected Poems (1993), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; The Practice of the Wild (1990); Left Out in the Rain, New Poems 1947-1985; Axe Handles (1983), for which he received an American Book Award; Turtle Island (1974), which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; Regarding Wave (1970); and Myths & Texts (1960). Snyder has received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Bollingen Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Prize from Poetry, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Priz...

13 MIN2016 DEC 19
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Interview with Legendary Poet Gary Snyder

Interview with Jill Bialosky on finding professional and creative balance and "The Prize"

From the Miami Book Fair, Jill Bialosky, editor, poet, and novelist, sat down with host Joseph Lapin to discuss the creative life. Bialosky is currently an editor at W. W. Norton & Company, and her collections of poems are Subterranean (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001) and The End of Desire (1997). Bialosky is also the author of the novel The Prize, House Under Snow (2002), and The Life Room (2007) and co-editor, with Helen Schulman, of the anthology Wanting A Child (1998).

24 MIN2016 NOV 17
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Interview with Jill Bialosky on finding professional and creative balance and "The Prize"

Interview with Glenn Taylor on West Virginia and the Creative Life

From the Miami Book Fair, Glenn Taylor, author and professor, sat down with host Joseph Lapin to discuss the creative life. Glenn Taylor is the author of the novels A Hanging at Cinder Bottom, The Marrowbone Marble Company and The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, GQ, and Electric Literature, among others. He resided for a time in Austin, Texas, and after that, Chicago. He earned an MFA from Texas State University. Glenn was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, and he now lives with his wife and three sons in Morgantown, where he teaches in the MFA Program at West Virginia University.

23 MIN2016 NOV 13
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Interview with Glenn Taylor on West Virginia and the Creative Life

Interview with Les Standiford on Los Angeles, Water to the Angels, and his Creative Journey

At the Miami Book Fair, Joseph Lapin, host of The Working Poet Radio Show, interviewed author Les Standiford on his creative journey and his new book "Water to the Angels."

16 MIN2016 OCT 3
Comments
Interview with Les Standiford on Los Angeles, Water to the Angels, and his Creative Journey