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Switchback is the literary magazine of the MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco. http://www.switchbackjournal.com

The Switchback podcast is a half-hour of wide-ranging conversation on all matters literary. And probably other matters, too. Also, it's not always a half-hour.

Look—it's a good podcast, you should listen to it.

Produced in collaboration with KUSF, University of San Francisco's online radio station: https://www.usfca.edu/kusf.

Switchback Podcast The MFA in Writing Program at USF

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Switchback is the literary magazine of the MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco. http://www.switchbackjournal.com

The Switchback podcast is a half-hour of wide-ranging conversation on all matters literary. And probably other matters, too. Also, it's not always a half-hour.

Look—it's a good podcast, you should listen to it.

Produced in collaboration with KUSF, University of San Francisco's online radio station: https://www.usfca.edu/kusf.

    Kelsey Ahlmark Inteviewed by Garrett Miller for Switchback

    Kelsey Ahlmark Inteviewed by Garrett Miller for Switchback

    Graduates who can write and teach! From the USF MFA program in Writing. Kelsey Ahlmark is interviewed by Garrett Miller for Switchback on "Teaching Creative Writing in High school" and "Flash Non-Fiction." How cool can you go?

    • 38 min
    Award-winning Author Nina Schuyler Talks about Her Book "The Translator"

    Award-winning Author Nina Schuyler Talks about Her Book "The Translator"

    Award-winning author Nina Schuyler talks about her wonderful book "The Translator" with Rafael Herrero for Switchback, the podcast and literary magazine for the MFA program in Writing at the University San Francisco. Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Listen in if you're a writer: Nina Schuyler gives great advice on craft! http://ninaschuyler.com/

    • 59 min
    Mike Massy is interviewed by Rafael Herrero for Switchback

    Mike Massy is interviewed by Rafael Herrero for Switchback

    Mike Massy talks about creativity, what helps, what gets the engines running, the strength to be found in diversity and what fears to get rid of. Meet the man and his art. His songs, his voice, his texts, his explorations. www.mikemassy.com Contact us at rafael.herrero.sf@gmail.com or swback.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Brynn Saito Talks Poetry with Hays Berry for Switchback

    Brynn Saito Talks Poetry with Hays Berry for Switchback

    The world is always better with poetry.. Listen to Brynn Saito talk about poetry in this wonderful interview with fellow poet Hays Berry. Let Brynn Saito read to you some of her poems and explain how her life has shaped her poetry. Savor this hour with the author of "Power Made Us Swoon" (2016) and "The Palace of Contemplating Departure" (2013), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and finalist for the Northern California Book Award and the Milt Kessler Poetry Award. Brynn was born and raised in Fresno (CA) to a Korean American mother and a Japanese American father. Her poetry has been anthologized by Helen Vendler and Ishmael Reed; it has also appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Poetry Northwest, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other journals. She is the recipient of a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellowship, the Poets 11 award from the San Francisco Public Library, and the Key West Literary Seminar’s Scotti Merrill Memorial Award. Brynn Saito teaches in the MFA at USF. Currently, Brynn lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is the co-founder and director of the Center for Spiritual Life, an adjunct Assistant Professor in the BA program at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and director of the Center for Writing and Scholarship at CIIS. Wow!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Brynn Saito Talks to Hays Berry About Her Poetry

    Brynn Saito Talks to Hays Berry About Her Poetry

    The world is always better with poetry. Listen to Brynn Saito talk about poetry in this wonderful interview with fellow poet Hays Berry. Let Brynn Saito read to you some of her poems and explain how her life and past have shaped her poetry. Savor this hour with the author of "Power Made Us Swoon" (2016) and "The Palace of Contemplating Departure" (2013), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and finalist for the Northern California Book Award and the Milt Kessler Poetry Award. Brynn was born and raised in Fresno (CA) to a Korean American mother and a Japanese American father. Her poetry has been anthologized by Helen Vendler and Ishmael Reed; it has also appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Poetry Northwest, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other journals. She is the recipient of a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellowship, the Poets 11 award from the San Francisco Public Library, and the Key West Literary Seminar’s Scotti Merrill Memorial Award. Brynn Saito teaches in the MFA at USF. Currently, Brynn lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is the co-founder and director of the Center for Spiritual Life, an adjunct Assistant Professor in the BA program at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and director of the Center for Writing and Scholarship at CIIS. Ay caramba!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Higinio Serrano and Jose Villalba talk about their new book "Oddities: From Spain to Saturn."

    Higinio Serrano and Jose Villalba talk about their new book "Oddities: From Spain to Saturn."

    Combining sci-fi and historical fiction? They've done it! Writing a book à duo? They've done that, too! Listen to Spanish authors Higinio Pérez and José Villalba talk about their new book "Oddities: From Spain to Saturn." Interview in Spanish! Find out more at https://deuclesaencelado.com/

    • 44 min

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