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Mayapple author Sarah Carson on Radio Free Albion poetry podcast

Sarah Carson

Sarah Carson, author of Buick City, is featured on Episode 33 of the Radio Free Albion Poetry Podcast with Tony Trigilio. The program is about 46 minutes long.

You can listen to it on the RFA Page, and find other poetry podcasts at the RFA home page.

We have also archived the audio below.

An interview with Mayapple Press author Susan Azar Porterfield, winner of 2015 Cider Press Review Prize

Kibbe – Susan Azar Porterfield


In the Garden of Our Spines – Susan Azar Porterfield

Late last year we noted that Mayapple author Susan Azar Portefield had been awarded the 2015 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize. On Tuesday January 12th Geosi Gyasi posted a very interesting interview with Susan Azar Porterfield on Geosi Reads. Here’s a winner:
Geosi Gyasi: What is the best time to write?
Susan Porterfield: In the morning. In the afternoon. In the evening. In the middle of the night.

Mayapple author Carlo Matos interviewed on The Milk and Honey Show

Carlo Matos

Carlo Matos, author of The Secret Correspondence of Loon & Fiasco, was interviewed on The Milk and Honey Show, part of the LUSOMedia empire. Carlo reads from and talks about “Loon and Fiasco”, his process and his Portuguese-American experience. The interview is about one hour long.

Mayapple author Susana H. Case interviewed on the Progressive Radio Network

Susana H. Case, author of “4 Rms w Vu” is interviewed at Progressive Radio Network The audio interview covers Susana’s multiple hats as poet, professor and photographer and the way in which she uses historical and biographical detail to write about subjects as diverse as marriage, movies, witchcraft, copper mining, and sexual advice manuals.

Hear the interview in the player below or go to the PRN page to listen.

Mayapple author Susana H. Case’s “Three Questions” interview

Susana Case - 4 Rms w Vu - Front Cover

The “Three Questions” series over at Daily Dose of Lit has today published their interview with Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu

Here are the questions:
Your work often evokes a certain time period using references to popular culture—music, movies, celebrities. How do you choose which icons to include (or do they choose the poem)? How do you manage the right number of to include?

I love that idea of poems as archives. Can you expand on the importance of that as a writer and as a reader?

So can poetry redistribute power in some way? Is the power shared between writer, text and reader?

Go to the interview to see the answers