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I talk to writers publishing exciting work online or through small, cool presses.

Left The Hose On Franco Romero

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I talk to writers publishing exciting work online or through small, cool presses.

    Your Life Is the Room and You're the Person Occupying It, With Jason Teal

    Your Life Is the Room and You're the Person Occupying It, With Jason Teal

    Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Heavy Feather Review (heavyfeatherreview.org), Jason Teal is the author of We Were Called Specimens (KERNPUNKT Press, 2020), which was a finalist for Big Other’s Reader’s Choice and Best Fiction Book Awards. Amy Hempel selected his story “Inedible Human Food” as second-place winner of the Mikrokosmos 2020 Fiction Contest. Other writing appears in 3:AM Magazine, Quarterly West, SmokeLong Quarterly, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Hobart, among other publications.

    If you're writing cool, strange, different literature, if you're publishing online, if you'd like more readers or if you know someone doing any of those things, send me some writing at leftthehoseonpod@gmail.com

    Thank you to Theo Teravainen for the intro music. 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Haunted by These Places, With Jessie Lynn McMains

    Haunted by These Places, With Jessie Lynn McMains

    Jessie Lynn McMains is a cross-genre writer, small press publisher, and spoken word performer. They have been publishing their own and others’ work in zines and books since 1994, and currently run Bone & Ink Press, a small press that focuses on boosting the voices of marginalized writers. They are the author of several books, most recently Wisconsin Death Trip and The Loneliest Show On Earth. They have been performing spoken word across the U.S. and Canada since 1998, and their spoken word album, Self-Portrait with Ghosts and Trains, was released by Hello America Stereo Cassette in July 2021. They were the 2016-17 Poet Laureate of Racine, WI, and received the 2019 Hal Prize for Poetry, and are currently serving as the Racine Writer-in-Residence through December 2021. They’re in love with the undying spirit of punk rock, and believe in the power of storytelling to both transform and heal. Find more at recklesschants.net.

    Find Jessie's music and spoken word here: 

    https://oaklandwinedrinkersunion.bandcamp.com

    https://onebeerprophet.bandcamp.com

    If there's a writer publishing exciting work online who you think deserves more readers, send me their work at leftthehoseonpod@gmail.com

    Thank you to Matt Rouch for the outro music. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Soft Fruit in the Sun, With Oliver Zarandi

    Soft Fruit in the Sun, With Oliver Zarandi

    Oliver Zarandi writes about bodies, horror and male eating disorders. His first book, Soft Fruit In The Sun, was released in 2019 with Hexus Press. He’s working on his next book, Body Horror.

    Pick up a copy of Soft Fruit in the Sun Here. 

    If there's a writer publishing exciting work online who you think deserves more readers, send me their work at leftthehoseonpod@gmail.com

    Thank you to Matt Rouch for the outro music. 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Where The Sky Meets The Ocean, with Mike Kleine & Dan Hoy

    Where The Sky Meets The Ocean, with Mike Kleine & Dan Hoy

    Dan Hoy and Mike Kleine are the authors of WE R THE WORLD and WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE OCEAN AND THE AIR TASTES LIKE METAL AND THE BIRDS DON'T MAKE A SOUND.
    You can pre-order their novel here. 
    If there's a writer publishing exciting work online who you think deserves more readers, send me their work at leftthehoseonpod@gmail.com
    Thank you to Matt Rouch for the outro music. 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Selftitled, With Nicole Morning

    Selftitled, With Nicole Morning

    Today I am joined by Nicole Morning. Nicole is a librarian and the author of Soft Animal, Tinderness, Maximum Fancy, n,  and A Thing That Happened in 2020. She edits the ongoing compzine series Basia Mille. Her writing has appeared in Nudie magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, and Hello America audio compilations.

    Nicole's zine Tinderness was awarded Best Litzine at Canzine 2020.

    Recent releases include an audio recording of Soft Animal from Hello America Stereo Cassette and Selftitled, a book of poems and short stories from Trident Press.

    Her latest work is a zine about a breakdown  called Who Will Take Care of My Life.

    Nicole lives in Denver. Find more of her work at nicolemorning.com.

    In this episode Nicole and I discuss her book, why she likes making zines, being in one's own body, attention, the benefits of silence, Maggie Nelson and vulnerability. 

    Is there a writer you think deserves more readers/who is publishing exciting work? Email me at leftthehoseonpod@gmail.com to let me know. You can also follow me on Instagram or Twitter @left_the_hose and send me a DM. Self-nominations are also welcome. Thank you to Matt Rouch for the outro music. 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Not Going Home, with Graham Irvin

    Not Going Home, with Graham Irvin

    Today I am joined by Graham Irvin. Graham is from North Carolina. His first book LIVER MUSH is forthcoming from Back Patio Press. Follow him on Twitter @grahamjirvin. 

    In this episode, Graham and I discuss three of his short stories:

    Not Going Home published in Back Patio Press,

    The Gap published at Philosophical Idiot,

    and Time Passes Faster at Sea published in X-Ray Lit magazine. 

    I highly recommend reading all three stories. In this episode we also discuss online communities, the complexity of every person, violent jobs and the various genres of autobiographical writing. 

    Is there a writer you think deserves more readers/who is publishing exciting work? Email me at leftthehoseonpod@gmail.com to let me know. You can also follow me on Instagram @left_the_hose or Twitter @left_the_hose and send me a DM. Self-nominations are also welcome. For what I'm reading, check out my blog. Thank you to Matt Rouch for the outro music.

    • 2 hr 53 min

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