Category: Podcasts

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…

John Henry Fleming

Listen to John Henry Fleming share excerpts from his book, Songs for the Deaf. Fiction writer John Henry Fleming has been called “the scribe of a forgotten race” and his stories “like campfire tales from the state’s coolest scout leader.”  His first collection, Songs for the Deaf, is a book of stories that defy easy categorization. Fleming is also the author…

Robert Olen Butler (2015 Reading)

Listen to Robert Olen Butler read selections from his work at The Warehouse. Robert Olen Butler has published sixteen novels and six volumes of short fiction, one of which, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has also published a volume of his lectures on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He is the…

David Vann

Listen to David Vann share excerpts from his new book, Aquarium. David Vann is the author of several memoirs and novels, including Legend of a Suicide and Aquarium. His essays have been published globally in Atlantic Monthly,  Esquire, Esquire UK, Elle UK, and The Guardian, among others. Forthcoming books include Woman, Desiring, and Bright Air Black. Mr. Vann holds degrees from Stanford and Cornell, has taught at Stanford, Cornell, USF, as well as…

Jen McClanaghan & Steve Kistulentz

  Jen McClanaghan, Assistant Professor and Writer-in-Residence at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, earned her undergraduate degree from Antioch College then moved to New York City where she worked in publishing for seven years, including a job as a photo editor for the National Audubon Society Field Guides. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA (2004) and Florida State…

Erin Belieu & Skip Horack

Listen to Erin Belieu & Skip Horack read their work at The Warehouse. Erin Belieu, Professor at Florida State University, MFA The Ohio State University (1992), MA Boston University (1995), specializes in poetry. Her first book, Infanta, was selected by Hayden Carruth for the National Poetry Series and was named one of the ten best books of 1995 by Library Journal, Washington…

Steve Almond

Listen to Steve Almond share excerpts from his new book, Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto. Steve Almond spent seven years as a newspaper reporter in Texas and Florida before writing his first book, My Life in Heavy Metal. His non-fiction book, Candyfreak, was a New York Times Bestseller. His most recent collection of short fiction, God Bless America, won the Paterson Prize…

David Kirby

  David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. He has received many honors for his work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work appears frequently in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize volumes. Kirby is the author of numerous books, including The House…