Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Verses You'll Remember - New Poetry Episode on Literary Podcast

Our new episode features poetry.

Discover poetry by Lord Bison and this podcast creator Alexander Smith.

Love is complicated. In these poems, discover how sometimes we succeed and how sometimes we fail in our quest to win someone over.

Listen to these four poems now!

It would be kind of difficult to sum up Lord Bison artistically; three parts writer to one part existentialist spoken word performer with an eye for detail who melds sex, the unchecked, dark corners of his mind and social commentary into his prose. A New York City native by way of the Bronx, Lord Bison represents a growing archetype of human beings who feel more comfortable on paper than they do in reality.

To find out more follow on Instagram @lordbison22 

Alexander Smith is the creator of this podcast and a poet and fiction writer living in Providence, RI. His work "Saving the Serenity" is forthcoming in Spring 2017 in Frequency Writers "City & Sea". He is currently finishing a novel. Follow him on Twitter @AlexanderWrites

Download Episode 25 Today!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Remember Grandpa? Well, memories sweeten with time...

It's almost Thanksgiving, so let's talk family.

For many, Thanksgiving is the time of year families unite. No matter how far apart they've grown, this holiday is one time of year where people try to get together.

In today's episode, we hear a fond recollection of one "Crazy Grandpa", who lived life by his rules. And while that won him a lot of enemies, especially his daughter-in-law and wife, it taught his grandson a valuable life lesson.

Listen to Mark Tulin's new short story now!

In this memoir-esque piece of fiction, we learn about a crazy grandfather through one grandson's fond recollections.

From the outside, grandpa was one bad dude (he drank while driving, he cursed everyone out, and he didn't work). But Grandpa Ike's grandson saw the goodness in him and took it to heart. Listen to this energizing piece of fiction on the podcast today!

Learn more about the author:

Mark Tulin is a retired Family Therapist from Philadelphia who now lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife, Alice.  He spends most days writing poetry, short stories and doing yoga on a standup paddleboard in the Pacific Ocean.  He has published in the Santa Barbara Independent, Family Therapy Magazine,Smokebox.net, Fiction on the Web, Elephant Journal, Page and Spine and hubpages.com/@marktulin. His website is www.crowonthewire.com

Download Episode 24 Today!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This Literary Podcast's Veterans Day Episode Featuring Poet Gary Beck

Timely poetry you should not miss.

"War is the most dynamic cause of change, and I try to learn as much about it as possible," poet and author Gary Beck said.

"Unfortunately, not a lot of it is admirable, twisted by history, politics, lies, etc. But it's oh so human, with all our grotesqueries from the heroic to the ridiculous."

Listen to Gary Beck's war-related poetry!

Learn more about the author:

Gary Beck (author page) has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks and 3 more accepted for publication. A sampling of his poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press) and Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing). Call to Valor will be published by Gnome on Pigs Productions.

His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Download Episode 23 Today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Not This Time!

Are you fed up?

We’ve all been there. Reached the breaking point where enough is enough. But then we just don’t ‘push the button’ and allow our rage to explode like we desire. Then, it just festers...

Maybe this is for the best. If our rage was unchecked, there’s no telling the consequences.

But what if we did lash out like we do in our fantasies? What if we yell at our oppressor? Fight back? Will we be happier? Vindicated? Will we have served justice?

Listen to 'Not This Time' by Scott D. Pomfret today!

When one man feels chronically unappreciated at work, he plots ways to get revenge against his boss. But when presented with an opportunity to enact justice, will he? Will this scorned employee be able to bring his vengeful fantasies to life?

Learn more about the author:

Scott D. Pomfret is the author of The Second Half: A Gay American Football Story, The Hunger Man, and Only Say the Word, and dozens of short stories published in, among other venues, Post Road, New Orleans Review, Fiction International, and Fourteen Hills.

Scott is lucky to be able to write from his tiny Boston apartment and even tinier Provincetown beach shack, which he shares with his partner of fifteen years, Scott Whittier.  He is currently at work on a Know-Nothing Novel, a sequel to The Hunger Man set in antebellum New Orleans.

Download Episode 22 Today!