The Collidescope Podcast takes the literary values of George Salis' online publication www.TheCollidescope.com and presents you with innovative stories hand-picked and read by George. Audio interviews with authors are also in the works.
Night Soul by Joseph McElroy
Welcome to The Collidescope Podcast!
I’m George Salis, founder and editor of The Collidescope, an online publication dedicated to promoting innovative fiction. I started this podcast as another way to promote the kind of writing I love. For my first choice, Joseph McElroy was kind enough to give me permission to read the title story from his collection Night Soul, which was published by Dalkey Archive in 2011.
This particular story stands out for its intimacies between a father and his infant son. The feeling of connection to the past, to one’s parents, beyond the past, a connection to a being that’s future even as you’re becoming past. McElroy explores this connection with an emphasis on language, on communication, what’s implicit if not subconscious, instinctual.
For plenty of text interviews, reviews, as well as fiction and poetry in general, feel free to visit www.TheCollidescope.com. If you’d like early access to content like this and other cool benefits, such as monthly book picks or editorial services, then be sure to support the publication through Patreon.com/TheCollidescope.
There’s always awesome content in the works, so stay tuned and thanks so much for your support. Together, we can make the invisible visible or, in this case, the unheard heard.
Joseph McElroy interview: https://thecollidescope.com/2021/04/04/a-chaotic-science-an-interview-with-joseph-mcelroy/
Review of Women and Men: https://thecollidescope.com/2021/06/01/women-and-men-by-joseph-mcelroy/
Intro/outro music: DJ Griffin
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