The Sensitive Skin Magazine Podcast features artists, writers and musicians whose work has appeared (or not...) in Sensitive Skin magazine. Your host, editor-in-chief Bernard Meisler, has a conversation with the week's guest for 45 minutes or so. Afterwards, we'll hear some of the guest's work - a reading, some music, whatever. New episodes every Monday!
S02E07 – Vincent Zangrillo
Author Vincent Zangrillo in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Vincent Zangrillo back in his salad days Vincent (Vinnie) Zangrillo is the author of Dime Bag, a collection of short stories recounting his misadventures in downtown NYC in the 1970s. We spoke about his time at Naropa, when he hung out with Burroughs, Ginsberg and especially Corso, […]
S02E14 – Keshav Das
Writer, poet and musician Keshav Das in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Keshav Das Keshav Das, was, once upon a time, an editor at Sensitive Skin magazine, when he went by the nom de plume Christian X. Hunter. He also painstakingly compiled and edited the book BAREFOOT IN THE HEART, a collection of oral history of […]
S02E13 – Sharon Mesmer
Poet and teacher Sharon Mesmer in conversation with Bernard Meisler. photograph of Sharon Mesmer by Ester Levine I always enjoy speaking with the great Sharon Mesmer, one of my favorite poets and/or people! We talked about the state of poetry, podcasts (Ram Dass vs. Joe Rogan), cancel culture, millennials vs. gen z, the holidays, and […]
S02E12 – Tom McGlynn
Painter and critic Tom McGlynn in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Tom McGlynn Mob T-Shirt copyright 1994 Tom McGlynn Small Standard 1, 36″ x 36″ copyright 2018 I had a good time talking to my old pal, painter and art critic Tom McGlynn. I always thought Tom was one of the smartest people I’d ever met, […]
S02E11 – J. Macon King
Novelist, poet and publisher J. Macon King in conversation with Bernard Meisler. I met J. Macon King last spring, when he sent in a short story I liked – he thought I lived in NYC, but to his surprise, we both lived in Marin. John tells us how he grew up in the Midwest, his […]
S02E10 – bart plantenga
Novelist and essayist bart plantenga in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Amsterdam-based bart plantenga is a novelist and essayist (PARIS SCRATCH, NY SIN PHONEY) and one of the co-founders of the Unbearables literary group. We met over 30 years ago in Paris, when we published a 1-shot lit mag, The Bik Dik Review, which was the […]
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