In honor of AWP, a podcast party: Having taken place in April 2010 during The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference, between Cynthia and various writing professionals who also did not attend AWP.
- Meg Pokrass, author, editor, and host of A Barbaric yAWP Party, an online gathering of persons not attending AWP. With special guest Bruce Nagorin, famous bad poet (manipulated by Doug Bond).
- Ren Powell, expat author based near Oslo, Norway
- Elizabeth Kate Switaj, expat author based in Belfast, Ireland
- Katrina Gray, writer, professor, and mother
- Jesse Bradley, slam poet and master/commander of Florida's longest-running weekly poetry slam
- Tantra Bensko, author and editor
- Andrew Bowen, founding editor of Divine Dirt Quarterly, author of works dealing with the struggles of contemporary religion
Mel Bosworth reads a short & talks community with Cynthia Reeser. Feb. 27, 2010
Mel Bosworth is the author of When the Cats Razzed the Chickens (Folded Word Press, 2009). He lives, works, and writes in western Massachusetts. Visit him at http://eddiesocko.blogspot.com/
J. Bradley talks slam poetry & spoken word with Cynthia Reeser. Dec. 5, 2009
J. Bradley is a slam poet based out of Orlando, Florida. He runs the Broken Speech Poetry Slam, Florida's longest running weekly poetry slam, and has poems published in numerous online and offline journals. Visit his blog, Failure Loves Company, at iheartfailure.wordpress.com.
Meg Pokrass talks writing with Cynthia Reeser. Nov. 22, 2009
Meg Pokrass is a fiction writer and poet who edits for Smokelong Quarterly and serves as a mentor for the Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions. Her story, "Leaving Hope Ranch," published in Storyglossia in September 2009, was also selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 List. Another of Meg's stories, "Lost and Found," first published in elimae, was selected for Storyglossia's Short Story Month. Her chapbook, Lost and Found, includes art by Cooper Renner of elimae. Her fiction pieces, "What the Doctor Ordered" from Monkeybicycle, and "The Big Dipper" from Annalemma, received nominations for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2010 anthology. Meg also interviews writers for Fictionaut, having taken over the Fictionaut Five. She has published over 100 stories and poems.
© Cynthia Reeser, 2009