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Host Editors discuss literature, publishing and all things pertaining to the writing life.

The Host Dispatch: A Literary Podcast Host Publications

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Host Editors discuss literature, publishing and all things pertaining to the writing life.

    In Conversation with Sophia Stid

    In Conversation with Sophia Stid

    In this episode, we had the immense delight of chatting with the Fall 2022 Host Publications Chapbook Prize Winner, Sophia Stid! We discuss her prize winning chapbook, But For I Am a Woman, and much more.

    • 54 min
    SpOooky BoOks!

    SpOooky BoOks!

    In this episode, we reminisce about all the good times we shared with our publisher, friend, and ultimate fan of Spooky Season, Joe Bratcher. 

    Carrying on the tradition, we discussed two spooky reads that we’ve been enjoying this year:

    A Phantom Lover by Vernon Lee (Creature Publishing)

    Three Streets by Yoko Tawada (New Directions)

    • 45 min
    Adventures in Book Design: Inspiration

    Adventures in Book Design: Inspiration

    In this new minisode series, Managing Editor and cover designer extraordinaire, Annar Veröld, divulges all of her secrets to making the most striking book covers for Host Publications. In this first episode of the series, we focus on what it means to be inspired, and how to carry that inspiration through to the finish line.

    • 35 min
    Celebrating Women in Translation

    Celebrating Women in Translation

    We offer this episode in loving memory of our publisher, mentor, and dear friend, Joe Bratcher III, who loved literature and was a champion of translated works, especially those written and translated by women. We celebrate Women in Translation Month this year in his honor. 
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Shapeshifter by Alice Paalen Rahon
    Extracting the Stone of Madness by Alejandra Pizarnik
    Please visit our website where currently, all of our works by women in translation are 50% off! 

    • 35 min
    Happy Pride Month!

    Happy Pride Month!

    This Pride Month, we are celebrating by making donations to the following organizations that support the LGBTQIA+ community:

    The Okra Project - a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.

    Out Youth - Out Youth serves Central Texas LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.

    In this episode, Claire and Annar discuss some of the queer poets they’ve been reading lately, with a focus on up-and-coming LGBTQ+ poets with debut collections, including a couple of Host Chapbook Prize Winners!

    • 44 min
    What the Hell Is a Line Break?

    What the Hell Is a Line Break?

    In this episode, Host editors Annar and Claire go back to the basics of poetry, to investigate one of the seemingly simplest yet most elusive poetic elements: the line break. 



    The poems discussed in this episode come from the following books:

    Ariel by Sylvia Plath

    Mistaken for Loud Comets by lily someson

    Little Girl Blue: Poems by Sequoia Maner

    • 42 min

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