One True Podcast explores all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world. The show is hosted by Mark Cirino and produced by Michael Von Cannon. Join us in conversation with scholars, artists, political leaders, and other luminaries. For more, follow us on Twitter @1truepod. You can also email us at email@example.com.
One True Sentence #21 with Billy Collins
Billy Collins, the author of numerous collections of poetry and the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003 , shares his one true sentence from "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place."
John Sutton and Chris Warren on Hemingway's Rockies
In this live interview from the 19th Biennial Hemingway Society Conference in Sheridan, Wyoming, we talk with John Sutton and Chris Warren about Hemingway's summers spent in Wyoming and Montana and how his experiences in the American West left their mark on his stories and novels.
John Sutton is the director of the NEH “Creating Humanities Communities along Wyoming's Hemingway Highway” Grant project. Chris Warren is the author of Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country.
During this interview, we explore the lack of critical attention on Hemingway's time in this part of the U.S.; friendships he made (and the friends he invited) out west; his likening of Wyoming to Spain, and Spain to Africa; key locations, such as Spear-O-Wigwam, L Bar T, Pilot, Index, and much more; and, of course, numerous novels and stories, including A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio," and "A Man of the World."
One True Sentence #20 with Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson, author of the widely celebrated Longmire series, shares his one true sentence from "The Snows of Kilimanjaro."
Darla Worden on Hemingway's Wyoming
In the lead-up to the Hemingway Society conference in Wyoming and Montana, we welcome Darla Worden to explore some fascinating connections between Hemingway and the American West.
Worden is the author of the book Cockeyed Happy: Ernest Hemingway's Wyoming Summers with Pauline. She's also the founder and director of the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris and the Wyoming Writers Retreat.
Although we may not associate Hemingway with the American West, Worden describes the importance of Hemingway's summers in Wyoming in the late 20s and 30s, his writing of A Farewell to Arms, his time with his second wife Pauline, and his love of the outdoors. Worden uses these Wyoming days to examine Hemingway's evolving persona, the complexities of his marriage and fatherhood, and the way Wyoming factors into his fiction. We even get the chance to discuss the obscure story from Winner Take Nothing, "Wine of Wyoming"!
One True Sentence #19 with Jennifer Haigh
Jennifer Haigh, author of Mrs. Kimble and Mercy Street, joins us to talk about her one true sentence from the short story "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot."
Tom Jenks on Editing The Garden of Eden
In 1986, twenty-five years after Hemingway’s death, Scribner’s published a coherent portion of his sprawling manuscript called The Garden of Eden. This publication changed the way we view Hemingway’s engagement with gender and sexuality, and remains his most daring novel ever.
In order to make that novel publishable, Scribner’s called on a gentleman named Tom Jenks to do the editing. Jenks hauled the manuscript home on the New York City subway in shopping bags and began his work, which was one of the most high-profile editorial jobs in the history of American literature.
Jenks joins One True Podcast to discuss his efforts with The Garden of Eden – his editing strategy, assessment of Hemingway’s work, and thoughts about the book’s legacy. Since 1986, Jenks has discussed his Hemingway work only sparingly, so his frank discussion is a rare treat.
My favorite podcast
Intelligent, thoughtful discussions on a variety of topics about and related to Hemingway. All the flash in this podcast is in the insightful questions and thorough, often surprisingly illuminating answers. If only episodes were released more frequently--one can dream. Thanks, Mark and Michael.
Publishing the Garden of Eden was a literary crime.
Hemingway Society member
I have had a subscription to the Hemingway Review in the past and was happy to see that they were starting this podcast. As a Hemingway connoisseur and avid fan I find these podcasts to be informative and very accurate. I had previously read Alex Vernon’s article on Hemingway and war in a previous edition of the review and was glad to see he is readdressing the topic in a podcast.