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: email@example.com
The 3rd Story: David Taylor
Host Tim Z. Hernandez speaks with David Taylor on this episode of Words on a Wire’s The 3rd Story.David Taylor is a native of Columbus, Ohio, who now calls El Paso home. He is an embroidery artist who works mostly with denim and exclusively vintage textiles. He believes that every stitch of clothing has a story to tell, and considers himself a steward of these stories.
Patos Salvajes #2: Mariana Enriquez
Patos Salvajes es el nuevo espacio radiofónico de los estudiantes del M.F.A. en Escritura Creativa Bilingüe en la Universidad de Texas en El Paso. Nuestro segundo episodio consiste en una charla muy personal con la reconocida escritora argentina Mariana Enríquez, invitada por el departamento de Creative Writing de UTEP. Platicamos sobre los vínculos entre la política contemporánea y el género del terror, la interconexión entre música y literatura, y los procesos creativos de la autora.Patos Salvajes is the new radio program of the students of the M.F.A. in Bilingual Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. Our second episode consists of a very personal conversation with renowned Argentine writer Mariana Enríquez, invited by UTEP's Creative Writing department. We talk about the links between contemporary politics and the horror genre, the interconnection between music and literature, and the author's creative processes.
Patos Salvajes #1: Milo Tamez and Jerónimo Naranjo
Patos Salvajes is the new podcast and radio program produced by the students of the Bilingual M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. The first episode is a conversation with Mexican musicians Milo Tamez and Jerónimo Naranjo, who were part of the Texas/Mexico ensemble of Nameless Sound, based in Houston, Texas, who performed at The Hill, a sculpture by the artist James Magee, in October 2023. A talk guided by the interweaving of creative processes and the relationship between music and literature.—Patos Salvajes es el nuevo espacio radiofónico de los estudiantes del M.F.A. en Escritura Creativa Bilingüe en la Universidad de Texas en El Paso. Nuestra primera emisión es una conversación con los músicos mexicanos Milo Tamez y Jerónimo Naranjo, quienes fueron parte del ensamble Texas/México de Nameless Sound, con base en Houston, Texas, que intervinieron The Hill, escultura de James Magee, en octubre de 2023. Una charla guiada por el entramado de los procesos creativos y la relación entre la música y la literatura.
Poets' Cove #22: Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny
Host Daniel Chacón invites novelist and short story writer Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny into the Poets’ Cove to discuss her latest book, Trash (Deep Vellum, 2023).
Host Tim Z. Hernandez speaks with award-winning film and television director Carlos Avila in this episode of Words on a Wire.Carlos Avila has directed for various companies such as NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers Television, Sony Pictures Television, CBS, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Shoreline Entertainment, New Line Cinema and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). His credits include the television series, Grimm and Cold Case, the feature film, Price of Glory (which was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Writers and Directors Lab), and several independently produced projects including Distant Water, Foto-Novelas and Tales of Masked Men. Carlos’s new award-winning short film, The Kill Floor, is currently playing at film festivals throughout the country. Carlos is also partnered with veteran producer David Valdes (Avatar: The Way of Water, Dune 2 and Unforgiven). Together, they are developing the feature film, Last Band Standing, which Carlos wrote and will direct.
Poets' Cove #21: Carlos Fidel Espinoza
Daniel invites Carlos Fidel Espinoza back into the Poets’ Cove to discuss his darkly humorous debut novel, The Sacred History of Braulio Cantero (Flowersong Press, 2023).
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I really enjoyed the discussions that have been occurring in the Cove, it doesn’t quite have the potential that it could manifest if the discussion flowed more evenly between the co-hosts.
It’s quite awkward knowing there’s other writers (who are sometime not introduced at the beginning of the audio) that are seldom given time to ask their own intriguing questions, even more-so when the space is supposedly “safe” enough for a fluid discussion dynamic; it’s an effective simulation of a classroom environment, when one has the floor when the professor gives it to the speaker. Yet the guest is on the even floor with Chacón, enjoying the discussion while silently acknowledging their other silent guests?
It’s bizarre, but the discussions in themselves are fruitful in their depth of the mechanisms of writing. There could be many more machinations explored and praxes developed if more voices participate in making the echos of the cove reverberate into the show, streaming in my ears.
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.