Category: Podcasts

Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River, and two story collections, Asunder and Good People. Listen to him read with Samuel Ligon here: Among other places, his fiction has appeared in the American Reader, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, Hobart, Indiana Review, Literarian, Nerve, New York Tyrant, Vice, and the Norton anthology Sudden Fiction…

Samuel Ligon

Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by Stephen Knezovich, and Drift and Swerve. Listen to him read with Robert Lopez here: Ligon’s stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, Post Road, Okey-Panky, Alaska Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. His essays appear…

Debra Monroe

Debra Monroe’s work has been admired for its style, “prose that shimmers like a jazz solo, full of sass and danger” (Jonis Agee), and for its irreverent perspective on American life: “Her characters, like her prose, have hard edges. They also have big hearts, dark humor, and purely unique ways of opening themselves up for our inspection. This book makes…

David Kirby

David Kirby is an extraordinary poet, prolific scholar, celebrated teacher, and respected citizen of Florida State University and professional communities. Listen to him read here: David Kirby came to the Florida State University in 1969 with his Ph.D. fresh from Johns Hopkins University at the tender age of twenty-four. He has published an amazing twenty-two books, averaging one every year-and-a-half, plus hundreds of articles, reviews, and…

Terese Svoboda

Recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim, Terese Svoboda is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Bohemian Girl, named one of the ten best 2012 Westerns by Booklist and a Historical Book of the Year Finalist in Foreword. Listen to her read here:   Tin God, a finalist for the John Gardner Prize, was recently reissued, with Publisher’s Weekly deeming…

Jesse Lee Kercheval

Jesse Lee Kercheval was born in France and raised in Florida. She is the author of 15 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction including the memoir Space, which won an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and the novel My Life as a Silent Movie. Listen to her read here: http://www.english.fsu.edu/media/season11/wh_01-19-16_kercheval.mp3     In 2015, Editorial Yaugarú in Uruguay published…

Cate Marvin

Cate Marvin’s first book, World’s Tallest Disaster, was chosen by Robert Pinksy for the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize and published by Sarabande Books in 2001. Listen to her share her poetry here: http://www.english.fsu.edu/media/season11/wh_04-12-16_cmarvin.mp3   In 2002, Cate Marvin received the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. She co-edited with poet Michael Dumanis the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century…

Yona Harvey

Yona Harvey’s book of poetry, Hemming the Water, was published by Four Way Books in 2013. Listen to her share her poetry here: Yona Harvey is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books: New York), which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University.  She is also…

James Kimbrell (2015 Reading)

James Kimbrell’s newest book, Smote, was published in 2015 by Sarabande Books. Listen to FSU’s own James Kimbrell share from his work here: James Kimbrell holds a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia, an MFA from the University of Virginia, and an MA from the University of Southern Mississippi. Specializing in poetry, he has received a National Endowment for the Arts…

Laurie Foos

Listen to Laurie Foos share excerpts from her new book, The Blue Girl. Laurie Foos’ first novel, Ex Utero, a novel about a woman who loses her uterus in a shopping mall, was chosen for “Plot of the Week” by Entertainment Weekly, and was awarded The San Diego Current’s “Hot Tamale Award.” The novel was also featured in The Los Angeles…