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A podcast honoring the work of the influential American poet and short story writer, Raymond Carver from the last town he called home: Port Angeles, Washington.

In each episode the special guest chooses a favorite story or poem by Carver and we embark on an in-depth discussion of the piece.

This program is approved by Carver's Estate and is produced at Peninsula College.

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A podcast honoring the work of the influential American poet and short story writer, Raymond Carver from the last town he called home: Port Angeles, Washington.

In each episode the special guest chooses a favorite story or poem by Carver and we embark on an in-depth discussion of the piece.

This program is approved by Carver's Estate and is produced at Peninsula College.

    Announcement: Clatskanie Carver Fest May 17-18, 2024

    Announcement: Clatskanie Carver Fest May 17-18, 2024

    Event Announcement: Kim Stafford, Robert Michael Pyle, Chad Wriglesworth from the Raymond Carver Review, and more at a free festival in Clatskanie, Oregon May 17th and 18th 2024. 

    • 2 min
    Festival Time: Billy Collins, TC Boyle, and more live in April

    Festival Time: Billy Collins, TC Boyle, and more live in April

    Coming April 25, 26, 27 in Port Angeles, join us for our ambitious new festival.  Big writers, little city. Details on Eventbrite and the Raymond Carver Podcast website.  Look for the Raymond Carver & Tess Gallagher Creative Writing Festival 2024. 

    • 4 min
    S2E5: "So Much Water so Close to Home" with Carver Biographer, Carol Sklenicka

    S2E5: "So Much Water so Close to Home" with Carver Biographer, Carol Sklenicka

    Carol Sklenicka is the author of the biography Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life. In this episode we discuss her exhaustive biography of Carver before diving into one of his most beloved stories "So Much Water so Close to Home". 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S2E4: "Carnations" with Joanadel Thyarks Hurst

    S2E4: "Carnations" with Joanadel Thyarks Hurst

    In this episode we explore a very rare piece of work by Raymond Carver, his one-act play "Carnations". Our special guest was a fellow student, friend, and actor involved with the writing and production of this "forgotten" play in Arcata, California in 1962. 

    • 31 min
    S2E3: a Special Episode from the Carver Archives: Columbus, Ohio

    S2E3: a Special Episode from the Carver Archives: Columbus, Ohio

    In this special episode we explore Carver's documents, notebooks, and original manuscript drafts in his official archives at the Ohio State University's Thompson Library in Columbus. Join me as I consider both microsopic and big picture questions regarding Carver's writing, life, drafting, editing habits, and unpublished work.  

    • 49 min
    S2 ANNOUNCEMENT: WRITING FESTIVAL DATES: PORT ANGELES 2024

    S2 ANNOUNCEMENT: WRITING FESTIVAL DATES: PORT ANGELES 2024

    We are very excited to publish details about the first annual Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher Creative Writing Festival to be held in Port Angeles, Washington: April 25-27, 2024. Listen here to learn more. 

    • 2 min

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