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Mallory Smart interviews today's hottest authors about musical influences, genres, and how all of that plays into the way that they write. Some episodes can be abstract and others are just plain dorky. Either way, they're always fun and informative...

Textual Healing with Mallory Smart Mallory Smart

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Mallory Smart interviews today's hottest authors about musical influences, genres, and how all of that plays into the way that they write. Some episodes can be abstract and others are just plain dorky. Either way, they're always fun and informative...

    Off The Record With Scott Mitchel May: Mean Men Behind meets Goin' Down South

    Off The Record With Scott Mitchel May: Mean Men Behind meets Goin' Down South

    Scott Mitchel May is a writer living with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin. His work has appeared in Maudlin House, Rejection Letters, The Bear Creek Gazette, The Maryland Literary Review, Bending Genres, and many more. He was the winner of the 2019 Poem or Page Contest at the UW Writers' Conference in the category of Literary Fiction. His debut collection of short fiction, DeKalb, Illinois is a Paradise What Eats its Own, was published by Alien Buddha in 2022. He works as an administrator for The Only in Wisconsin Giving Foundation where he coordinates grants for non-profits doing work in the areas of childhood education, healthcare, domestic violence emergency sheltering, and hunger relief. Scott holds a GED from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and a BS in Literature from Edgewood College.

    • 3 min
    RED (Austin's Version)

    RED (Austin's Version)

    In this episode, we do our best to just talk about Austin’s new book and how music plays into it! But in the classic Textual Healing style, we get into very weird tangents. Cover bands. Four Lokos. Painting Nails. Taylor Swift. Fun playlist ideas. Everything. 

    Austin Davis is a poet and activist. He is the founder AZ Hugs For the Houseless.
    Austin is the author of LOTUS & THE APOCALYPSE, among other books. His writing has been widely published in dozens of literary journals and magazines including Pif Magazine, After the Pause, Philosophical Idiot, Soft Cartel, and Collective Unrest.

    You can find Austin on Twitter @Austin_Davis17 and on Instagram @austinwdavis1.

    Here is his website: https://msha.ke/austindavis/

    Check out articles about his activism and writing on

    LitHub: https://lithub.com/poetry-is-a-form-of-love-austin-davis-on-bridging-art-and-activism-with-az-hugs-for-the-houseless/

    NPR:
    https://www.knau.org/knau-and-arizona-news/2022-03-03/poet-austin-davis-finds-solace-in-art-with-lotus-the-apocalypse

    Maudlin House:
    https://maudlinhouse.net/circles-and-self-care-an-interview-with-austin-davis-about-lotus-the-apocalypse/

    SODA & TELEPATHS:
    https://sodaandtelepaths.com/austin-davis-lotus-the-apocalypse/

    There were a few times when our mics got cut off and we had to restart certain parts of our conversation. Only one of those times is left in the episode for the sake of context. Taylor Swift context.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Off The Record with Austin Davis: Lotus & Fear meets Mac Miller

    Off The Record with Austin Davis: Lotus & Fear meets Mac Miller

    "Off The Record" is a new micro-segment of Textual Healing. Authors on the show get to pair some of their writing with music that they think matches it best.

    • 2 min
    Reaching for Joy with Francis Daulerio

    Reaching for Joy with Francis Daulerio

    Francis Daulerio is a poet and teacher from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University in 2014 before releasing If & When We Wake (Unsolicited Press 2015) and _Please Plant This Book_ (The Head & The Hand Press 2018), both with illustrations by Scottish artist, Scott Hutchison. Francis has also released All Is Not Lost, a collaborative vinyl EP of poetry-infused music to benefit the Tiny Changes charity organization, and With a Difference (Trident Boulder 2020), a split book of ‘covers’ with Philadelphia author Nick Gregorio.
    Francis is a mental health awareness advocate, and has performed across the United States and abroad to raise money for suicide prevention.

    He just released a full-length poetry collection called Joy from Unsolicited Press.

    You can check out his website: https://francisdaulerio.com/

    OR

    His Twitter: @FDWrites

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Whimsically Unhinged: an interview with Nada Alic

    Whimsically Unhinged: an interview with Nada Alic

    Nada Alic is a writer in Los Angeles. Her debut story collection BAD THOUGHTS is out July 12, 2022 (Vintage).

    From 2014-2016 she collaborated with artist, Andrea Nakhla on an art and fiction book series called “Future You,” featured in Urban Outfitters, Cool Hunting, The Rumpus and elsewhere. In 2019, her short story, “The Intruder” was shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize. That summer, Nada attended the Banff Centre for the Arts writing residency. In 2020, She received a literary grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

    Previously, Nada was an editorial director and community manager for brands such as Etsy, Society6, Gap Inc and Athleta. For nearly a decade, she championed independent artists by creating opportunities to help them grow. Through education and partnerships with non-profits like Planned Parenthood, Girlschool and PS ARTS, she advocated for the growth, well-being and recognition of artists from all disciplines.

    You can find out more about her work on her website: http://www.nadaalic.com/

    OR

    On her Twitter: @nadaalic

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bleakly Comedic Suspension of Disbelief: an interview with Bud Smith

    Bleakly Comedic Suspension of Disbelief: an interview with Bud Smith

    Bud Smith works heavy construction and lives in Jersey City, NJ. He is the author of Teenager (Vintage,  2022), Double Bird (Maudlin House, 2018), Dust Bunny City (Disorder Press, 2017), among others. His wife Rae Buleri is behind the illustrations in Teenager. You can find her on Instagram @raewatch.

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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Jojowohoo ,

Fantastic podcast

These guys rock!!!

CasCraz ,

Casual talk about art and inspiration

Mallory has creates a unique podcast combining writing and music. She chats with writers in a very casual way talking not only there work but also there passion for writing focusing on music from the past and present. Both informal and amusing, a great podcast to listen over a cup coffee.

Dmitry Samarov ,

Informal but informative book talks

I like this show because it introduces me to new writers without the pretension of a lot of lit shows. Mallory makes the conversation casual while covering a range of topics, from writing life to music tastes to day jobs. It makes the habit of writing approachable, which is all to the good.

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