We speak with John Medeiros, a poet and memoirist whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals, about his newest collection of poetry called Couplets for a Shrinking World. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays of 2006. He is the curator of Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series, sponsored by Intermedia Arts and Hamline University. More information is at www. jmedeiros.net.
We speak with Jess Walter, whose newest novel is Beautiful Ruins, which Kirkus Reviews described as "A brilliant, madcap meditation on fate … Walter’s prose is a joy—funny, brash, witty and rich with ironic twists.
We speak with Katrina Vandenberg about her new poetry collection The Alphabet Not Unlike the World. She is the author of Atlas and co-author of the chapbook, On Marriage. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Southern Review, The American Scholar, Orion, Post Road, Poets and Writers, and other magazines.
Novelist Christopher Bram phones in to discuss his newest book Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Father of Frankenstein, which was made into the film "Gods and Monsters."
In the second half of the show we speak with children's book writers Phyllis Root and Jane Resh Thomas, and MFA student Peter Pearson.