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Episode 30: Jose Padua and Heather Davis

Heather Davis and Jose Padua are powerhouse poets and writers that have worked and encouraged each other's work throughout the years.  Listen to us discuss their journey, their writing process and their challenges and their joys as poets who are married together with children. Bio:  Jose Padua’s first full-length book,  A Short History of Monsters , was chosen by former poet laureate Billy Collins as the winner of the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and is now out from the University of Arkansas Press. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in publications such as   Bomb , ,  Beloit Poetry Journal ,  Exquisite Corpse , Another Chicago Magazine, Unbearables, Crimes of the Beats, Up is Up, but So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992 , and others. He has written features and reviews for  Salon ,  The Weeklings ,  NYPress, Washington City Paper , the  Brooklyn Rail , and th

Episode 29 - Lynn McGee

Lynn McGee is a poet with many fine publications and accolades.  Listen to us discuss our childhood experiences growing up as military brats, her reading some of her fabulous poems and find out where and how she gets her ideas for her poetry collections.   Order her book: Bio:  Lynn McGee  is the author of the poetry collection, "Tracks" ( Broadstone Books, 2019);   Sober Cooking  (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016), and two award-winning poetry chapbooks:  Heirloom Bulldog  (Bright Hill Press, 2015) and  Bonanza  (Slapering Hol Press, 1997). Lynn earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University, where she held teaching and merit fellowships. She was awarded a MacDowell fellowship, is a winner of the Judith's Room Emerging Writers Award, and taught writing at private and public colleges (George Washington University, Columbia Univ

Episode 28: Tyler Gillespie

Listen to Tyler Gillespie and I discuss his beginnings being born and raised in Tampa Bay, Forida, his future plans, and listen to him read some of his excellent poems from his  Florida Man: Poems  and up and coming collections! Order your copy here! Bio: Tyler Gillespie is a poet and award-winning journalist published in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Vice, The Daily Beast, Salon, GQ, The Nation, and Playboy.  He is the author of  Florida Man: Poems  and the forthcoming nonfiction collection  Florida Men & Monsters: My Search for Pythons, Pioneers and the Truth about Paradise  (University Press of Florida). He also wrote a chapbook  Dirty Socks and Pine Needles (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and co-edited the humor collection  The Awkward Phase: The Uplifting Tales of Those Weird Kids You Went t

Episode 27: Briana Muñoz

Listen to Briana discuss how she got into poetry, her new collection & future projects & plans! You can by her book here: Interview on San Diego Voyager: Instagram: @womanofwords BIO: Briana Muñoz is a writer from San Diego, CA . now living in Los Angeles, CA. Her poetry and short stories have been published in four editions of the Bravura Literary Journal. In the 2016 publication of the Bravura, she was awarded the second-place fiction prize. She has been published in LA BLOGA, an online publication, the Poets Responding page and in the Oakland Arts Review. Her poem “Rebirth” was featured in the Reproductive Health edition of the St.  Sucia  zine, a publication dedicated to “Exposing What It Is  To  Be A  Mujer ”. Briana’s work was one of ten chosen for “The