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Conversations between recommender and recommendee of a book or artwork; about why it was recommended. — http://twitter.com/stconroe / http://1storyhaus.com

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Conversations between recommender and recommendee of a book or artwork; about why it was recommended. — http://twitter.com/stconroe / http://1storyhaus.com

    65: Jake Hanrahan on GARGOYLE (2021)

    65: Jake Hanrahan on GARGOYLE (2021)

    EAST MIDLANDS / NYC — Jake Hanrahan is a conflict reporter and journalist from East Midlands, England. He hosts the war podcast Popular Front. He is the author of Gargoyle (2021), a collection of his essays. He’s a f*****g real one.

    GARGOYLE: Reporting from frontlines, jail cells, and trap houses: https://www.amazon.com/Gargoyle-Reporting-frontlines-cells-houses/dp/B092PG6K13

    POPULAR FRONT: https://www.patreon.com/popularfront/posts

    3 min - on Ukraine / Hoods Hoods Clan.
    8 min - on Fuccboi.
    14 min - on the Kazinskiite pine tree community from Gargoyle (2021).
    ​19 min - on Combat Obscura.
    23 min - s****y labor jobs.
    29 min - anti-snobbery media.
    32 min - on working w Andrew Callaghan.
    38 min - the state of things in Ukraine.
    42 min - when things are beyond theory.
    56 min - Hanrahan’s come up.
    58 min - on reading and writing.
    1 hr 3 min - on Scrapping.
    1 hr 7 min - on Sincerity.
    1 hr 13 min - on bouncing back.
    1 hr 23 min - Survivor (2010) Chuck Palahniuk.
    1 hr 26 min - Seek (2002) by Denis Johnson, Rainbow Stories (1992) by William T Vollmann, Hella Nation (2010) by Evan Wright.

    Sean Thor Conroe is the author of Fuccboi: A novel: https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/sean-thor-conroe/fuccboi/9780316394819/

    • 1 hr 30 min
    64: Bud Smith on TEENAGER (2022)

    64: Bud Smith on TEENAGER (2022)

    JERSEY CITY / NYC — Bud Smith is the author of Teenager, out now from Vintage. He is also the author of Double Bird (2018), Work (2017), Calm Face (2016), F250 (2014), and Tollbooth (2013), among other books. He is also a good friend. This convo is from 9 May 2022, 2 nights ago, the night before his novel Teenager dropped. Bless.

    TEENAGER: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/679124/teenager-by-bud-smith/

    1 min - pod start
    5 min - “the New Jersey devil”
    9 min - Don Quixote / picaresque
    24 min - should novels be educational
    28 min - “reading as prayer/meditation”
    30 min - on working on Teenager w Gian
    57 min - on how Teenager ended up where it did
    1 hr 1 min - on Bud’s day job
    1hr 15 min - on Salinger
    1 hr 33 min - on Gordon Lish / carver / ford

    Sean Thor Conroe is the author of Fuccboi: A Novel: https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/sean-thor-conroe/fuccboi/9780316394819/

    • 1 hr 57 min
    63: Jordan Castro 3

    63: Jordan Castro 3

    COLLEGE PARK MD — Jordan Castro is the editor of New York Tyrant Magazine and the author of The Novelist, forthcoming from Soft Skull in 2022.

    We spoke this past Sunday, 13 June 2021, at his spot in Maryland after I drove down from NYC to hang with him a couple days. Jordan and I got especially close over the past couple months after losing our friend, the editor and publisher Gian DiTrapano. Jordan also helped me a lot in the aftermath of the passing my girlfriend, the writer Kyra Baldwin, not long before the passing of Gian this past March.

    • 2 hr 19 min
    62: Nico Walker on CHERRY (2018) and GIAN (1974–2021)

    62: Nico Walker on CHERRY (2018) and GIAN (1974–2021)

    OXFORD, MS / NYC — Nico Walker is the author of the novel Cherry (Knopf, 2018). He was born in Georgia and grew up in Las Vegas and Cleveland. He served as a medic in the Iraq war. And worked with the late Gian DiTrapano on Cherry while in prison in the mid 2010s. Here is a recent piece he wrote on Gian: https://www.bookforum.com/culture/giancarlo-ditrapano-1974-2021-24463

    Recent collection on Gian in Muumuu House I contributed to: http://muumuuhouse.com/gian.11may2021.html

    Lit hub article I mentioned on Cherry’s covers: https://lithub.com/the-trouble-with-designing-a-book-when-its-author-is-in-jail/

    POD CONTENTS

    7 min - pod start
    10 min - Gian’s biggest grievance w the game
    17 min - expert talk / literary pedantry
    21 min - stuff people read in prison to entertain themselves
    24 min - the elitism of Literature and linguistic classism
    27 min - books were initially about the democratization of thought
    29 min - Lazarillo de Tormez
    30 min - Canterbury tales
    33 min - Don Quixote / Battle of Lepanto (1571)
    38 min - parallel between Cervantes and Nico
    41 min - McClanahan / we just do what we see on TV
    41.5 min - the solution to the big house / indie divide
    42 min - Nico’s experience w Gian v. Knopf
    50 min - are you gonna put the work in
    51 min - no one does anything alone
    54 min - Marie Calloway
    59 min - if no backlash is an artwork doing anything
    1 hr 1 min - what is to be done
    1 hr 3 min - the difficulty / importance of dialogue
    1 hr 7 min - we say who we are through our speech
    1 hr 10 min - flannery O’Connor / *James Joyce quote correction - "I am a creature driven and derided by vanity"
    1 hr 13 min - Hill William
    1 hr 20 min - infallible narrators
    1 hr 23 min - how to keep going when shit gets more f****d than you ever coulda imagined
    1 hr 24 min - tear the bandaid off .. just say it
    1 hr 28 min - on war
    1 hr 35 min - the contradictions of war
    1 hr 40 min - Nico’s day to day now / Rachael Rabbit White

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    61: Brad Phillips on ESSAYS AND FICTIONS (2018)

    61: Brad Phillips on ESSAYS AND FICTIONS (2018)

    TORONTO / NYC — Brad Phillips is a writer and artist from Toronto. He is the author of Essays and Fictions (Tyrant, 2018). I enjoyed this book a lot. I felt it was courageous, funny, intimate, deceptively sweet, and formally inventive. Here is a link to the book: https://www.nytyrant.com/products/essays-and-fictions-by-brad-phillips . Here is a link to the recent story he published on Muumuu House that we reference: http://muumuuhouse.com/bp.03feb2021.html . Here is a link to a NYT thing shouting out his instagram (https://www.instagram.com/brad___phillips/?hl=en ): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/arts/design/artists-instagram-coronavirus.html

    POD CONTENTS:

    2 min - pod start / how Brad prepped for this pod
    7 min - how Brad started painting / doing the art
    10 min - how Brad feels about Essays and Fictions now
    13 min - “Death is the sanction of everything that the storyteller can tell.” - Benjamin
    15 min - “Write from the end of the world”
    16 min - desperation vs self sabotage
    19 min - whether or not “doing better” having written the book
    21 min - things Brad does to “do better” (physically)
    24 min - dealing w trauma thru the body
    27 min - do it for the ones who need it
    31 min - “boundaries” in autofiction
    35 min - why writing presented by a narrator who share’s author’s name interesting
    39 min - deja vu / “intuition is god”
    42 min - writing is less about writing a lot than it is about intuiting when it’s Time to write
    45 min - is human connection possible
    47 min - everything is performance and that’s ok
    52 min - the self is a story so I don’t feel weird writing stories about a self I am now
    56 min - making yourself a dumb animal to be ok
    59 min - “write for pleasure publish for money” pushkin
    1 hr - to share or not to share
    1 hr 3 min - is writing helpful
    1 hr 4 min - Danny from “The Barista the Rooster & Me”
    1 hr 6 min - drugs

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    Sean Thor Conroe lives in Harlem.

    http://1storyhaus.com/index.html

    • 1 hr 9 min
    60: Shy Watson on HORROR VACUI (2021)

    60: Shy Watson on HORROR VACUI (2021)

    NYC — Shy Watson is a poet and novel-writer. Her new book Horror Vacui (2021) dropped last month from House of Vlad. She is also the author of Cheap Yellow (CCM, 2018). She lives in NYC.

    Her book: https://houseofvlad.bigcartel.com/product/horror-vacui-poems-and-other-writings-by-shy-watson

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    CONTENTS

    CONTENTS


    3 min - pelvic health issues
    7 min - Philly connections
    10 min - where shy grew up
    13 min - why shy moved so much in 20s
    16 min - how / when HV written / pubbed
    19 min - Eileen Myles
    21 min - the novel shy workin on
    23 min - Convenience store woman by sayaka murata / work by Bud smith
    24 min - Sam pink book cover
    26 min - ‘autofiction ethicality’ rant / justification
    27 min - on writing intimately about Life
    30:30 - on religion
    34 min - reading god into shy’s books
    37 min - on spirituality
    39 min - diy sigil
    45 min - writing as seduction
    47 min - sometimes you gotta turn on the reader
    51 min - important for writing and life to get out about
    54 min - becoming your own boy
    58 min - sillyboys
    59 min - crypto
    1 hr 2 min - mors tua vita mea
    1 hr 4 min - new moon

    • 1 hr 8 min

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