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Waves Breaking

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Waves Breaking

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This is a podcast where I interview contemporary poets in trans and gender-variant poetry. We discuss their literary contributions, methods, insights, and lives.

Latest Episodes

Interview with kiki nicole

EIn this episode, I spoke with poet kiki nicole about their manuscript, Autobiographyof theboi Venus which not published (yet!), their embroidery work, film work, and current interests.

57 MIN2 w ago
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Interview with kiki nicole

Interview with Như Xuân Nguyễn

Như and I discussed her recent chapbook A System of Satellites and her writing practice, finding dignity as a trans poet, and writing past ingrained fear and doubt. She also asked me questions. Hear me stumble trying to answer questions about my writing practice and how I approach writing with personal experiences. Như Xuân Nguyễn is a queer and trans Vietnamese American poet and writer. A Kundiman Fellow and a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Rutgers-Newark, she won the 2018 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship with her debut chapbookA System of Satellites. Her work has appeared inThe Offing,DELUGE (Radioactive Moat),The Journal,The Shade Journal, andJuked. She is currently based in New York City, where she lives with her two cats, Arya and Azula. Như's website Buy Như's chapbook Note: I refer to a NOLA poetry fest panel that is no longer happening due to COVID-19. Wash your hands and stay at home, everyone. People and Books Mentioned: Adrian Matejk...

41 MINAPR 4
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Interview with Như Xuân Nguyễn

Interview with sung yim

EThis episode, I got to talk with sung!sung is a writer and interdisciplinary artist from Korea. They are the author of What About the Rest of Your Life (Perfect Day Publishing) and Flowers Are for Pussies (Ghost City Press).

62 MINFEB 26
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Interview with sung yim

Interview with Zefyr Lisowski

EIn this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Zefyr Lisowski about her book Blood Box. Zefyr Lisowski is a trans and queer writer, artist, and North Carolinian currently living in NYC.

50 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Interview with Zefyr Lisowski

Interview with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

EThis episode, I had the chance to speak with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson about their book, SLINGSHOT. Cyrée Jarelle Johnson (He/They) is a poet and writer from Piscataway, NJ. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Review, Wussy, The Wanderer, Vice, Rewire News, The Root, and Nat. Brut among other publications. They earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University with support from Davis Putter Scholarship Fund.

41 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Interview with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Interview with Samuel Ace

EIt's been a minute! Thanks for your patience as I've slogged through life. In this episode I spoke with Samuel Ace about his book Our Weather Our Sea.

69 MIN2019 AUG 22
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Interview with Samuel Ace

Interview with S. Brook Corfman

I had the opportunity to talk with S. Brook Corfman at AWP this year! S. Brook Corfman is the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and two chapbooks: the letterpress Meteorites from DoubleCross Press and the digital collection of performance pieces The Anima from GaussPDF. The recipient of grants and fellowships from Lambda Literary, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, recent work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, Muzzle, The Offing, Territory, and Quarterly West (Best of the Net Nomination), among other places. Born and raised in Chicago, Sam now lives in a turret in Pittsburgh. S's website Luxury, Blue Lace Meteorites (chapbook) Writers, topics, etc, mentioned in the show: Collection of essays on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) and why it's bad science I should not be surprised someone wrote a thinkpiece on The Little Mermaid as transgender figure Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice A review of...

38 MIN2019 MAY 22
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Interview with S. Brook Corfman

Interview with B'ellana Johannx

EHello, hello! Happy Spring! I'm here with another interview for you fine people. I had the opportunity to interview B'ellana Johannx aka Chloe Rose about their two upcoming chapbooks! B'ellana Johannx's gender is Rilke’s dark god: a webbed scrim made of a thousand roots drinking in silence. Also known as Chloe Rose, she/they are a fat, queer, femme, non-binary womxn-of-color living with disabilities and their cats Franz and Pepper in Tacoma, WA. Rose/Johannx has been published in The Wanderer, Dream Pop, and Aspasiology, with Pushcart and Bettering American Poetry nominations henny, so watch out! Tweet them about conlangs, antifa, witchcraft, and drag names @llanaandsuchas. If you are a faggot, you are her/their kin and they love you. May the peace of the Goddess and God be upon you. #SMIB B'ellana's website B'ellana's Twitter Writers, books, ideas, musicians mentioned: BBC News reporting on Fatbergs Cruising UtopiaandDisidentificationsby José Esteban Muñoz Raquel Salas Rivera Ko...

54 MIN2019 APR 16
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Interview with B'ellana Johannx

Interview with Andrea Abi-Karam

EI'm back! Hello! I got to talk with Andrea Abi-Karam this time, and I had a blast catching up with them about their latest book "EXTRATRANSMISSION." Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their chapbook,THE AFTERMATH(Commune Editions, 2016), attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution.Simone White selected their second assemblage,Villainyfor forthcoming publication withLes Figues.They toured with Sister Spit March 2018 & are hype to live in New York.EXTRATRANSMISSION[Kelsey Street Press, 2019] is their first book. Andrea's Website Andrea's Twitter Spray Tan's bandcamp Rob Halpern's Music for Porn Jennifer Terry's "Significant Injury:War, Medicine, and Empire in Claudia's Case" (Andrea didn't specifically name this paper, but I felt it was relevant). Jasbir Puar's Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times Sis...

34 MIN2019 FEB 5
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Interview with Andrea Abi-Karam

Interview with June Gehringer

EThis month I got to talk to June Gehringer about her latest book.June Gehringer is the author of "I Love You It Looks Like Rain" (Be About It 2017), and "I Don't Write About Race" (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2018), the latter of which was the winner of Civil Coping Mechanisms's 2017 Mainline contest. She lives in Philadelphia and has more crushes than she can count. She tweets about it@june_gehringer, and if you're a press interested in her next book you can reach her atgehringercat@gmail.com . She's also an editor over at tenderness lit. I Don't Write About Race can be purchased here. Writers, presses, musicians mentioned in the show: Peyton Burgess Danez Smith Prairie M. Faul Sung Yim Naadeyah Haseeb glo worm press EVIL MTN jayy dodd p.e. garcia Alexandra Naughton Mitski Kristin Chang Hanif Abburraqib The Wanderer Zack Blackwood Editor and Social Media Manager: Mitchel Davidovitz The Sound of Waves Breaking

34 MIN2018 OCT 27
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Interview with June Gehringer

Latest Episodes

Interview with kiki nicole

EIn this episode, I spoke with poet kiki nicole about their manuscript, Autobiographyof theboi Venus which not published (yet!), their embroidery work, film work, and current interests.

57 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Interview with kiki nicole

Interview with Như Xuân Nguyễn

Như and I discussed her recent chapbook A System of Satellites and her writing practice, finding dignity as a trans poet, and writing past ingrained fear and doubt. She also asked me questions. Hear me stumble trying to answer questions about my writing practice and how I approach writing with personal experiences. Như Xuân Nguyễn is a queer and trans Vietnamese American poet and writer. A Kundiman Fellow and a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Rutgers-Newark, she won the 2018 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship with her debut chapbookA System of Satellites. Her work has appeared inThe Offing,DELUGE (Radioactive Moat),The Journal,The Shade Journal, andJuked. She is currently based in New York City, where she lives with her two cats, Arya and Azula. Như's website Buy Như's chapbook Note: I refer to a NOLA poetry fest panel that is no longer happening due to COVID-19. Wash your hands and stay at home, everyone. People and Books Mentioned: Adrian Matejk...

41 MINAPR 4
Comments
Interview with Như Xuân Nguyễn

Interview with sung yim

EThis episode, I got to talk with sung!sung is a writer and interdisciplinary artist from Korea. They are the author of What About the Rest of Your Life (Perfect Day Publishing) and Flowers Are for Pussies (Ghost City Press).

62 MINFEB 26
Comments
Interview with sung yim

Interview with Zefyr Lisowski

EIn this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Zefyr Lisowski about her book Blood Box. Zefyr Lisowski is a trans and queer writer, artist, and North Carolinian currently living in NYC.

50 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Interview with Zefyr Lisowski

Interview with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

EThis episode, I had the chance to speak with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson about their book, SLINGSHOT. Cyrée Jarelle Johnson (He/They) is a poet and writer from Piscataway, NJ. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Review, Wussy, The Wanderer, Vice, Rewire News, The Root, and Nat. Brut among other publications. They earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University with support from Davis Putter Scholarship Fund.

41 MIN2019 NOV 8
Comments
Interview with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Interview with Samuel Ace

EIt's been a minute! Thanks for your patience as I've slogged through life. In this episode I spoke with Samuel Ace about his book Our Weather Our Sea.

69 MIN2019 AUG 22
Comments
Interview with Samuel Ace

Interview with S. Brook Corfman

I had the opportunity to talk with S. Brook Corfman at AWP this year! S. Brook Corfman is the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and two chapbooks: the letterpress Meteorites from DoubleCross Press and the digital collection of performance pieces The Anima from GaussPDF. The recipient of grants and fellowships from Lambda Literary, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, recent work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, Muzzle, The Offing, Territory, and Quarterly West (Best of the Net Nomination), among other places. Born and raised in Chicago, Sam now lives in a turret in Pittsburgh. S's website Luxury, Blue Lace Meteorites (chapbook) Writers, topics, etc, mentioned in the show: Collection of essays on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) and why it's bad science I should not be surprised someone wrote a thinkpiece on The Little Mermaid as transgender figure Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice A review of...

38 MIN2019 MAY 22
Comments
Interview with S. Brook Corfman

Interview with B'ellana Johannx

EHello, hello! Happy Spring! I'm here with another interview for you fine people. I had the opportunity to interview B'ellana Johannx aka Chloe Rose about their two upcoming chapbooks! B'ellana Johannx's gender is Rilke’s dark god: a webbed scrim made of a thousand roots drinking in silence. Also known as Chloe Rose, she/they are a fat, queer, femme, non-binary womxn-of-color living with disabilities and their cats Franz and Pepper in Tacoma, WA. Rose/Johannx has been published in The Wanderer, Dream Pop, and Aspasiology, with Pushcart and Bettering American Poetry nominations henny, so watch out! Tweet them about conlangs, antifa, witchcraft, and drag names @llanaandsuchas. If you are a faggot, you are her/their kin and they love you. May the peace of the Goddess and God be upon you. #SMIB B'ellana's website B'ellana's Twitter Writers, books, ideas, musicians mentioned: BBC News reporting on Fatbergs Cruising UtopiaandDisidentificationsby José Esteban Muñoz Raquel Salas Rivera Ko...

54 MIN2019 APR 16
Comments
Interview with B'ellana Johannx

Interview with Andrea Abi-Karam

EI'm back! Hello! I got to talk with Andrea Abi-Karam this time, and I had a blast catching up with them about their latest book "EXTRATRANSMISSION." Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their chapbook,THE AFTERMATH(Commune Editions, 2016), attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution.Simone White selected their second assemblage,Villainyfor forthcoming publication withLes Figues.They toured with Sister Spit March 2018 & are hype to live in New York.EXTRATRANSMISSION[Kelsey Street Press, 2019] is their first book. Andrea's Website Andrea's Twitter Spray Tan's bandcamp Rob Halpern's Music for Porn Jennifer Terry's "Significant Injury:War, Medicine, and Empire in Claudia's Case" (Andrea didn't specifically name this paper, but I felt it was relevant). Jasbir Puar's Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times Sis...

34 MIN2019 FEB 5
Comments
Interview with Andrea Abi-Karam

Interview with June Gehringer

EThis month I got to talk to June Gehringer about her latest book.June Gehringer is the author of "I Love You It Looks Like Rain" (Be About It 2017), and "I Don't Write About Race" (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2018), the latter of which was the winner of Civil Coping Mechanisms's 2017 Mainline contest. She lives in Philadelphia and has more crushes than she can count. She tweets about it@june_gehringer, and if you're a press interested in her next book you can reach her atgehringercat@gmail.com . She's also an editor over at tenderness lit. I Don't Write About Race can be purchased here. Writers, presses, musicians mentioned in the show: Peyton Burgess Danez Smith Prairie M. Faul Sung Yim Naadeyah Haseeb glo worm press EVIL MTN jayy dodd p.e. garcia Alexandra Naughton Mitski Kristin Chang Hanif Abburraqib The Wanderer Zack Blackwood Editor and Social Media Manager: Mitchel Davidovitz The Sound of Waves Breaking

34 MIN2018 OCT 27
Comments
Interview with June Gehringer
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