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Words on a Wire is a radio show about fiction, poetry, the writing community, and whatever other issues concern literary writers and readers of books. Hosted by Daniel Chacón and Tim Z. Hernandez. Originally broadcasted on www.ktep.org Write to us: soychacon@gmail.com

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    • 4.6 • 8 Ratings

Words on a Wire is a radio show about fiction, poetry, the writing community, and whatever other issues concern literary writers and readers of books. Hosted by Daniel Chacón and Tim Z. Hernandez. Originally broadcasted on www.ktep.org Write to us: soychacon@gmail.com

    Bilingual Projects

    Bilingual Projects

    In this episode, listen to the conversation between  author and MFA student Ana Llurba and the members of Bilingual projects.Sara Cordón is a Spanish writer currently living in New York City. She is the author of the novel Para español, pulse 2 (Press Two for Spanish, Caballo de Troya/ Penguin Random House, 2018), and is earning her PhD at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds an MFA in creative writing from NYU, and a master's in humanities from Carlos III University of Madrid. She was awarded the Cosecha Eñe Short Stories Award in 2017. She is co-founder of the nonprofit bilingual publishing house Chatos Inhumanos. Guillermo Severiche is an Argentinian writer and scholar. He holds an M.A. in Hispanic Studies and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). In 2016, he moved to New York to complete an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU. He has been granted several fellowships to complete research for his work as a writer and scholar and to participate in artistic and academic events in Turkey, Cuba and Bolivia, among others. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the 2019 New Works Grant provided by the Queens Council on the Arts, from which he founded EN CONSTRUCCIÓN. Reading series. Currently, he teaches in the Department of Modern Languages at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) and he works as Literary Manager at IATI Theater.Pedro Medina León is an award winning author, speaker and editor. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017), Mañana no te veré en Miami, Marginal and Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami, and editor of the anthologies Viaje One Way and Miami (Un)Plugged. Medina León is a speaker member of the Florida Humanities Council for the 2018 –2019 program, and co-creator of the Escribe Aquí Festival, for the Betsy Hotel, which was awarded with a grant from the Knight Foundation and frequently gives talks around the country on writing, reading, and multiculturalism. In 2008 he created the cultural portal Suburbano Ediciones today suburbano.net is the leading Spanish-Language cultural network in the United States. He also is a contributing columnist for El Nuevo Herald and studied Literature at Florida International University.

    • 39 min
    Mariana Enríquez

    Mariana Enríquez

    Host Daniel Chacón talks to author Mariana Enriquez about her short stories collection The Dangers of Smoking in Bed. Mariana Enríquez (Buenos Aires, 1973) is an Argentine  journalist, novelist, and short story writer.She works as a journalist and is the deputy editor of the arts and culture section of the newspaper Pagina/12  and she dictates literature workshops. Enriquez has published the novels: Bajar es lo peor (Espasa Calpe, 1995), Cómo desaparecer completamente (Emecé, 2004) and Nuestra parte de noche (Anagrama, 2019)(Herralde Prize 2019). She has also written the short story books: Los peligros de fumar en la cama (Emecé, 2009), Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego (Editorial Anagrama, 2016) (Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2017)  and the novelette Chicos que vuelven (Eduvim, 2010). Her stories have appeared in anthologies of Spain, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and Germany.  

    • 47 min
    Ana Llurba

    Ana Llurba

    In this episode listen to the conversation between host Daniel Chacon and author Ana Llurba.Llurba  (Córdoba, Argentina) has published Este es el momento exacto en que el tiempo empieza a correr (Antonio Colinas Young Poetry Prize), La puerta del cielo and Hemoderivadas (novel), Constelaciones familiares (short stories, Celsius Prize Semana Negra de Gijó, Spain) and Érase otra vez. Cuentos de hadas contemporáneos (essays). Currently she is enrolled as a Teaching Assistant at the Bilingual Creative Writing Program at University of Texas at El Paso, USA. Some of her work has been translated into Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, German and English. You can find out more information about her work at www.anallurba.net

    • 47 min
    Jonna Perillo

    Jonna Perillo

    In this episode host Tim Z. Hernandez interviews UTEP Associate English professor, Jonna Perillo on her new book Educating the Enemy. Perillo's new book Educating the Enemy charts the story of how two groups of immigrant students both considered enemies of a sort—children of Nazi scientists and Mexican American children—fared in El Paso schools and what their experiences reveal about postwar American schooling and political culture.

    • 30 min
    Maria Maloney

    Maria Maloney

    In this episode listen to host Daniel Chacón talks to author Maria M. Maloney about her book Cracked Spaces (Pandora Lobo, 2021).Maloney is a Latina poet, editor, and bilingual publisher. She was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in a small farm community of mostly immigrant families. Maria is the founder of Mouthfeel Press a bilingual press that has published dozens of books of poetry in English and Spanish, she is also the author of The Lost Letters of Mileva (Pandora Lobo Productions Press, 2014) and The City I Love (Ranchos Press, 2011). 

    • 40 min
    Writing in Motherhood | Escritura y Maternidades

    Writing in Motherhood | Escritura y Maternidades

    In this episode listen to conversation between mothers and writers featuring special guests: Andrea Cote Botero, Rosa Alcala and Jazmina Barrera.This is a bilingial episode in English and Spanish. 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts of the Word on a Wire podcast, highlight all aspects of fiction, writing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Border Cake ,

Roadrunner

They cover it all! Where, how and why writers work, the publishing industry, poetry, fiction, memoir . As a writer, I highly recommend this show!

s_monk ,

Excellent show about poems and poets

Others might rate it 5 stars and wouldn’t be wrong, I just don’t think anything is perfect. So, my biggest criticism is that it’s not yet perfect. But I have enjoyed the three episodes I’ve listened to so far, all with poets. The quality of the guests is very very high, and the rapport between the interviewers (two poets who I am not familiar with, but might seek out) and their guests is excellent.
I have listened to too many silly interview shows, whee the the interviewer thinks he (usually) is witty, but isn’t. These guys are good, well read, interesting and maybe most important, interested in poetry.
If you are interested in poems, poetry and poets, give it a shot.

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