Lit Cit explores the multi-faceted life of a writer in today’s literary community through insightful interviews with authors, editors, agents, and all of the people who help make writing happen. The podcast is produced and run by members of Antioch Los Angeles’ MFA Creative Writing program.
Author Victoria Patterson
Host Lee Takemoto speaks with author Victoria Patterson about her story collection, Drift, the sinister side of growing up in Newport Beach, teaching, journaling, activism, and the green flash that sometimes occurs at sunset.
Episode mastered by Kenzy El-Mohandes.
Translator Dan Bellm
Host Julie Sugar speaks with translator and poet Dan Bellm about his translation of Balam Rodrigo’s Central American Book of the Dead, forthcoming from FlowerSong Press this summer 2022. Bellm discusses teaching the Art of Translation course at Antioch, his work as an interpreter, and experiences as a poet and translator. Bellm reads his translation of “The Patron Saints” from Balam Rodrigo’s Central American Book of the Dead, as well as his poems “She Waits” from Deep Well and the title sonnet from Practice.
Episode produced and mastered by Michaela Emerson and Samantha Rahmani.
Author Anna Dorn
Host Kenzy El-Mohandes speaks with author Anna Dorn about her forthcoming novel, Exalted. Dorn discusses her character development process, vulnerability, projection, and her works of poetry. This episode was produced by Samantha Rahmani and mastered by Kenzy El-Mohandes.
Author Crystal Hana Kim
Host Samantha Rahmani speaks with author Crystal Hana Kim about her novel If You Leave Me. Kim discusses polyphonic stories, writing character, research in historical fiction, audience and representation,and intergenerational narratives of trauma and hope. This episode was mastered by Samantha Rahmani.
Writer Chris Feliciano Arnold
Host Barbara Platts chats with Chris Feliciano Arnold about his book The Third Bank of the River. Arnold talks about his travel and research for the book, as well as teaching and the writing life. This episode was produced and mastered by Kenzy El-Mohandes.
Poet Jenny Qi
Lee Takemoto sits down with Jenny Qi as they talk about her new book of poetry, Focal Point. Qi discusses poetry, science and how writing contained the grief of losing her mother. The episode was produced by Kevin Cummins and mastered by Lee Takemoto.
Love Kenzy’s episodes
Great podcast for writers ✨
Thank you for the playful curiosity and trenchant inquiry reflected in these interviews.