In this episode we get to hang out with publisher and mad genius Giancarlo DiTrapano of Tyrant Books. We rap about almost everything anyone would ever want to talk about—growing up weird, finding one’s self, the publishing industry, cluster headaches and miracle cures, psilocybin, West Virginia, dogs, and love in its many varied and wonderful forms. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did in making it. Giancarlo is love. This will be the last episode of […]
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Cari Luna
In this episode, we sit around and ramble with the incredibly kind Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day, current resident of Portland, New Yorker for life. We talk about what it’s like to pull up stakes and move the circus of life to a new city, the history of squatters in NYC, the process of putting together a book on the subject and then getting to know and be a part of that community, gentrification [obviously], and […]
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Jamie Iredell
In this episode we get to hang out and talk with Jamie Iredell, author of Prose. Poems. A Novel., The Book of Freaks, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac, and the forthcoming Last Mass. If you don’t know Jamie, we’re not sure where you’ve been living or what you’ve been reading, because Jamie is incredible and his writing is something you should be reading. We talk AWP and what it’s like to attend conferences of that size, small presses […]
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Mark Doten
In this episode, we get to know Mark Doten, senior editor at Soho Press and author of the forthcoming novel The Infernal. We talk about all sorts of inside baseball publishing stuff with Mark, not to mention working in plenty of craft talk as well. Mark is a joy to talk with and an endless well of knowledge. Look out for his book when it drops.
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Lauren Quinn
In this episode, we get to hang out and talk with Lauren Quinn, writer, educator and all-around woman of the world. Lauren’s writing has appeared in places like Guernica, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, and many others. Lauren is a friend of the show and has a unique perspective on living abroad and learning how to write and she talks about her decision to make her way back to America to continue with her education, among other things. Plenty of great […]
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Zachary Lipez
Oh boy. In this episode we hang out with the wonderful and kind Zachary Lipez, who has had words all over the internet in places like Hazlitt, Noisey, the revamped MySpace, The Talkhouse, and many others. Lipez is becoming one of the most well-enjoyed voices out there in the ones and zeros of music writing, and his background as former vocalist in the sadly defunct Freshkills informs that writing. We talk with Zack about how he ended up writing for […]
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Dan Magers
In this episode we talk with Dan Magers, author of PARTYKNIFE, a book of poems. We talk about anxiety, what went into building/producing/birthing PARTYKNIFE, running a small chapbook press, experimenting with forms, competitiveness, what got the juices flowing to inspire, and lots of other fun as hell stuff. Dan is a good dude and if you ever get that chance to see him read or talk with him, we suggest you do so.
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Leigh Stein
In this episode we sit down with Leigh Stein, author of the novel The Fallback Plan, a book of poems, Dispatch From The Future, and co-host of the reading series[with Sasha Fletcher] The Book Report. We talked with Leigh about writing memoir, dealing with trauma/grief and how that affects the process of writing, her new venture called BinderCon, standing up to online misogyny in the literary community, and a gang of other things–including Civil War reenactments. We can safely say […]