In The Telling: New Voices

Podcast

A Chat With Chris Offutt

Here’s the sixth and final installment in our special collection of In the Telling podcasts: stories, essays, and poetry by our 2015 Pushcart Nominees. Each episode includes an introduction by our editors. The series is curated by Joseph Scalora.

In this episode, nonfiction editor Christopher Locke discusses why he nominated Chris Offutt’s essay “At Last, Sex” (Issue 17) for the Pushcart Prize, and then Offutt reads his essay.

Chris Offutt is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He worked on the HBO drama True Blood and the Showtime series Weeds. His books include Kentucky Straight, The Same River Twice, The Good Brother, Out of the Woods, and No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, and many other anthologies. He lives near Oxford, Mississippi.

Episode by Joseph Scalora

Music by Gabriel Lane & Ian McConnell

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#27: Mona Awad

Here’s the fourth installment in our special collection of In the Telling podcasts: stories, essays, and poetry by our 2015 Pushcart Nominees. Each episode includes an introduction by our editors. The series is curated by Joseph Scalora.

In this episode, editor-in-chief Elizabeth Blachman discusses why she nominated Mona Awad’s story “Hearts and Minds” (Issue 17) for the Pushcart Prize, and then Awad reads her story.

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#25: Sarah V. Schweig

Here’s the second installment in our special collection of In the Telling podcasts: stories, essays, and poetry by our 2015 Pushcart Nominees. These episodes are curated by series editor Joseph Scalora. Each episode includes an introduction by our poetry, fiction, and nonfiction editors.

This episode features Sarah V. Schweig. Poetry Editor Tom Haushalter nominated her poem, “Contingencies (II),” which appeared in Issue 16, for the 2015 Pushcart Prize.

Sarah V. Schweig is the author of the chapbook S (Dancing Girl Press). Her poetry and criticism has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, BOMB Magazine, Boston Review, Everyday Genius, HTML Giant, Maggy, Painted Bride Quarterly, Publishers Weekly, Tin House, Verse Daily, The Volta, Slice, West Branch, and Western Humanities Review, among others. Her prose appears regularly at The Dodo, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Columbia University, where her manuscript was the recipient of the David Craig Austen Memorial Award, and previously a 2012 Emerging Poet Resident at Poets House, a 2010 Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers Workshop, and a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship finalist, she studies philosophy at The New School for Social Research and lives in Brooklyn.

Episode by Joseph Scalora

Music by Gabriel Lane & Ian McConnell

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#24: Elizabeth Onusko

Hello, Bookworms,

We’re kicking off a special collection of podcasts: stories, essays, and poems by our 2015 Pushcart Nominees. Series editor Joseph Scalora designed each episode to cover the selection process and the work itself. So you’ll first hear notes from the editors, before he turns to writers reading their own work.

This first episode features Elizabeth Onusko, and poetry Editor Tom Haushalter will tell you all about why he nominated her poem, “This Close and No Further” (Issue 17), for the 2015 Pushcart Prize.

Enjoy!


 

Elizabeth Onusko’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal, Poetry EastThe CollagistFront Porch Journal, Radar Poetry, and The Adroit Journal, among others, and has been featured on Verse Daily. She is the author of a chapbook, The Prague Winter (Finishing Line Press).

Music by Gabriel Lane & Ian McConnell

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