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Dante's Old South Radio Show

By Clifford Brooks

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44 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (December 2022)
44 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (December 2022)
December 2022’s Dante’s Old South Jay Clifford, frontman of Jump Little Children: Jump, Little Children is an American indie rock band that was formed in 1991 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Known for its unique sound, energetic live performances, and willingness to interact with fans, the band has a devoted following and is a fixture in the Charleston, South Carolina music scene. Follow them here: https://www.jumplittlechildren.com/ The Writer’s Hotel: Shanna McNair Founder of The Writer’s Hotel writers conferences and The New Guard literary review. She writes prose, poetry and scripts and is an award-winning journalist. Read her latest short story on KGB Bar Lit with an intro by Rick Moody. More at www.writershotel.com! Scott Wolven is the author of the short story collection, Controlled Burn, and his work appears in Best American Noir of the Century, The Best American Mystery Stories series, Playboy Magazine and more. He was a Staff Writer for Season Two of "Hightown" for the STARZ TV network and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. He is a Consulting Director for The Writer’s Hotel and Consulting Editor for The New Guard lit review. More at www.writershotel.com! Music is Provided by: Jump Little Children Opening Tune: Justin Johnson – follow him here: https://www.justinjohnsonlive.com/ “It’ Christmas (And I Don’t Feel a Thing)” – Michael Amidei Special Thanks Goes to: Mercer University Press: www.mupress.org Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks’, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
01:00:01
December 30, 2022
43 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (November 2022)
43 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (November 2022)
November 2022’s Dante’s Old South: Robert Pinsky is one of America’s foremost poet-critics. He earned his BA from Rutgers University in 1962 and his MA and PhD in philosophy from Stanford University in 1966, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in creative writing. Elected Poet Laureate of the United States in 1997, his tenure was marked by ambitious efforts to prove the power of poetry—not just as an intellectual pursuit in the ivory tower, but as a meaningful and integral part of American life. “I think poetry is a vital part of our intelligence, our ability to learn, our ability to remember, the relationship between our bodies and minds,” he told the Christian Science Monitor. “Poetry’s highest purpose is to provide a unique sensation of coordination between the intelligence, emotions and the body. It’s one of the most fundamental pleasures a person can experience.”  His website is here: https://robertpinskypoet.com Ruth-Ann Thorn As the principal of Solana Beach-based EC Gallery, Ruth-Ann Thorn is that exceptional chameleon: Native American woman, art dealer, curator, Artist agent, and documentary filmmaker and celebrity host. With over 30 years of experience in the Fine Art world, Thorn is world-renowned for discovering artists and quite successfully bringing them to market prominence. Throughout her career, Thorn discovered many notable artists, among them Michael Flohr, Henry Asencio, Chuck Joseph, and Michael Summers. Her efforts have not only earned them all great art-centric recognition; the awareness has resulted in international acclaim for Artist and Gallerist. Check out more about her here: https://artofthecitytv.com/about/ The Main Squeeze created and performed all music on this program. Check out their website here: https://www.mainsqueezemusic.com/ Special Thanks Goes to: Mercer University Press: www.mupress.org Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks’, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through his website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
01:00:02
December 02, 2022
42 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (October 2022)
42 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (October 2022)
October 2022’s Dante’s Old South Dorothy Rompalske is the Director and Chairperson of the Screenwriting MFA program at the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi International University. She is the author of both feature film and documentary screenplays, and her magazine articles and profiles have appeared in numerous publications. Originally from New York City, Rompalske graduated from the Journalism School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to earn her MFA in production from the Graduate Film School at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. https://www.miu.edu/mfa-in-screenwriting Afreen Khundmiri graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Finance and worked as an IT auditor for 8 years and is now pursuing to express herself through Art. She specializes in calligraphy, abstract art and Arabesque art.  Her unique style of modern and old-world techniques brings about visually stimulating pieces that warm the heart and soul. Through proceeds from sales and generous donations, Afreen runs a not-for-profit charity to assist the less fortunate with medical care. Afreen is active in donating arts to several Non- Profits across the US. Her art was recently celebrated at Atlanta City Hall at the inaugural Religious Pluralism Day on April 4 th. She also takes commissioned orders and works with clients to create visually stimulating masterpieces. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram: Akartist All music in this program is provided by: David Huckfelt is a singer/lyricist/activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorites The Pines. Hailing from small-town Iowa and a former theology student, Huckfelt attended the Iowa Writers Workshop undergrad program before turning his attention to songwriting and performing.  In 2012 he met American Indian Movement leader & poet John Trudell on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and their collaboration resulted in the song "Time Dreams" hailed by Democracy Now! and the last recording Trudell made before passing.   Since then, Huckfelt has partnered with an array of Indigenous artists and activists including Winona LaDuke, Keith Secola, Quiltman, Gary Farmer and novelist Louise Erdrich in the fight for social justice and protection for Mother Earth.  He is also the artistic director of the "Honor the Earth: Water Is Life'festival in Duluth, MN.   LINKS: Website: https://www.davidhuckfelt.com/ Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
43:59
October 29, 2022
41 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (September 2022)
41 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (September 2022)
Rising Appalachia is a folk band with southern roots, founded by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith. Rising Appalachia has toured all over the world, from Italy to South America, to San Francisco and Leah and Chloe’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. These multi-talented sisters write their own songs, play several instruments including guitar, banjo, and fiddle, and have been releasing music since 2005. They currently have 7 albums in their discography, their most recent album called “The Lost Mystique of Being in the Know” was released in 2021. Leah and Chloe are passionate about building bridges between cultures and stories within their music. This Business of Music & Poetry Podcast Rising Appalachia: https://www.risingappalachia.com/ Carmen Acevedo Butcher is the translator of The Cloud of Unknowing, a Georgia Author of the Year Awardee, and Practice of the Presence by Brother Lawrence. Her dynamic work in spirituality and the power of language has garnered interest from various media, including the BBC and NPR’s Morning Edition. A Fulbright scholar at University of London and Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Sogang University, Carmen currently teaches in the College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley. You can find her online at www.carmenbutcher.com and https://linktr.ee/carmenacevedobutcher The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
56:13
September 28, 2022
40 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (August 2022)
40 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (August 2022)
Ellen Bass - A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Ellen Bass’s most recent book is Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Among her awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, four Pushcart Prizes, and The Lambda Literary Award. Bass founded workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and teaches in at Pacific University’s MFA program. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Ellen Bass’s most recent book is Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Among her awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, four Pushcart Prizes, and The Lambda Literary Award. She coedited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks! (Doubleday, 1973) and coauthored The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (HarperCollins, 1988). Bass founded workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and teaches in at Pacific University’s MFA program.  Follow me online: Ellenbass.com Twitter: @PoetEllenBass Facebook: @PoetEllenBass Instagram: @poetellenbass Marc Jolley (Ph.D., 1993) is the director of Mercer University Press and has been in publishing for more than 30 years. In his time at Mercer University Press, he has published more than 1,100 books. He is also senior lecturer at Mercer University teaching Philosophy and Great Books. He has been married for almost ten years to a woman whom he met on the first day of high school in 1973. He is the father of two adult sons.” www.mupress.org https://liberalarts.mercer.edu/faculty-and-staff/marc-jolley/ Mr. Classic is the CEO and designer of Mr. Classic’s Haberdashery at Thee Manor in Atlanta Georgia. A one-stop shop for all things in custom made and classic menswear. From hats all the way down to shoes. His focus, mainly being to help individuals develop their personal style. Through the education of fashion and in custom garment designs, he has become the go-to designer for the elegant and high class.  Instagram: therealmrclassic_  Website: https://theemanor.org/mr-classic-haberdashery YouTube: Conversations at Thee Manor https://youtube.com/channel/UC4zt1ky4SleVwvPqgV8XZYw All music features stems from the genius of Rising Appalachia:  https://www.risingappalachia.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3I6e2ZqqoxQhXc9z7Tp5ci?si=obSHiukXSo6FaB4tL08VaA The host, Clifford Brooks works The Draw Of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere that books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles Of Eden, is only available through his website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: CliffordBrooks@SouthernCollectiveExperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com. 
57:56
September 09, 2022
39 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (July 2022)
39 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (July 2022)
July 2022 Dante’s Old South Christopher Moore is the New York Times best-selling author of 18 novels, including Lamb, A Dirty Job, Noir, and Razzmatazz. You can find his web site at chrismoore.com and follow him on Twitter at @theauthorguy. Lynne Kemen is a citizen of Upstate New York. Her chapbook, More Than a Handful, was published in 2020. She is published in Silver Birch Press, The Ravens Perch, Fresh Words Magazine, Spillwords, Topical Poetry, and Blue Mountain Review. Lynne stands on the Board of Bright Hill Press. She is an Editor for the Blue Mountain Review and a lifetime member of The Southern Collective Experience. Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet. Her work has been featured in The Nation, Poetry Magazine, the American Poetry Review, Southeast Review, The Rumpus, Poem-a-day at poets.org, and elsewhere. She is the author of I'm Alive / It Hurts / I Love It (Big Lucks 2019) and THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS (The Accomplices 2016). Her third collection, I Don't Want to Be Understood, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2024. She holds an MFA in poetry from UC Riverside, and currently teaches creative writing. Jennifer lives in California with her wife, poet/essayist Eileen Elizabeth, and their dog and cat. Here's the link to my book: https://bookshop.org/books/there-should-be-flowers/9781937865733 Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
58:43
July 27, 2022
38 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (June 2022)
38 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (June 2022)
June 2022 Dante’s Old South Diane Seuss Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Winner of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry Winner of the 2022 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry Collection Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry Finalist for the 2022 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award “The sonnet, like poverty, teaches you what you can do / without,” Diane Seuss writes in this brilliant, candid work, her most personal collection to date. These poems tell the story of a life at risk of spilling over the edge of the page, from Seuss’s working-class childhood in rural Michigan to the dangerous allures of New York City and back again. With sheer virtuosity, Seuss moves nimbly across thought and time, poetry and punk, AIDS and addiction, Christ and motherhood, showing us what we can do, what we can do without, and what we offer to one another when we have nothing left to spare. Like a series of cels on a filmstrip, frank: sonnets captures the magnitude of a life lived honestly, a restless search for some kind of “beauty or relief.” Seuss is at the height of her powers, devastatingly astute, austere, and—in a word—frank. https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/frank-sonnets Robert Gwaltney A writer of southern fiction, he is a graduate of Florida State University.  He resides in Atlanta Georgia where he is an active member of the Atlanta literary community.  By day, he serves as Vice President of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc., Children Services, a non-profit supporting children with disabilities and other special needs.  Robert’s work has appeared in such publications as The Blue Mountain Review, The Signal Mountain Review, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. The Cicada Tree, a Somerset Finalist, is his debut novel. https://robertlgwaltney.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Cicada-Tree-Robert-Gwaltney/dp/1952439248/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1655941395&sr=1-1 Music: Joe Cocker: With a Little Help from My Friends: https://open.spotify.com/track/7JiHWExnegKTwVO7ssdaLO?si=b76908e0d687470c Pixies: Where is My Mind: https://open.spotify.com/track/0KzAbK6nItSqNh8q70tb0K?si=e5e7752950104c01 Max Richter: November https://open.spotify.com/track/2NGhKPZdZk2pPZinWphTzh?si=94dcdefc91f64e41 Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
58:51
July 05, 2022
37 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (May 2022)
37 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (May 2022)
May 2022 Dante’s Old South Todd Boss is a poet, lyricist, and inventor, who sold all his possessions in 2018 to become a nomad. His most recent book of poems is Someday the Plan of a Town, published by W. W. Norton & Co. https://www.toddbossoriginals.com/ Someday the Plan of a Town: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098LT8TVP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 Hans Rueffert Chef, author, speaker, advocate and survivor, Hans Rueffert is known by many titles, but his favorite title is perhaps “teacher.” A natural-born communicator, Hans has a rare ability to inspire others to push themselves to be their very best. Diagnosed with Gastric Cancer in 2005 just two weeks after taping the finale of the Next Food Network Star, Hans traded in his “Celebrity Chef” status in exchange for “Cancer Survivor.” Never one to slow down, following his diagnosis and subsequent surgeries Hans has continued to share his talent in the kitchen with thousands. Hans is motivating and engaging; and his endless knowledge and love of food coupled with his personal struggles with post-treatment life are an ongoing source of inspiration and interest. Hans enriches the lives of those he meets and inspires the lives of those he reaches across multimedia channels.  Hans recently launched a podcast with fellow Food Network Start alum Steve McDonagh called But I Digest (www.butidigestpodcast.com). Learn more about Hans at www.Hanscooks.com J.D. Isip is a full-time English Professor at Collin College in Plano, Texas. He's published poems, plays, fiction, and scholarly articles all over. His first collection of poems, Pocketing Feathers, was released by Sadie Girl Press (2015), and his newest collection, Number Our Days, will be out Spring 2023 from Moon Tide Press. Every book purchased helps to support his dogs, Ivy and Bucky! Buy his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Pocketing-Feathers-J-D-Isip/dp/0692522530/ref=sr_1_1?crid=23V2KC003ZPCG&keywords=jd+isip&qid=1653826573&s=digital-text&sprefix=jd+isip%2Cdigital-text%2C99&sr=1-1-catcorr Music by: “A Silence Haunts Me” a collaborative effort of much success with spoken word by Todd Boss: https://open.spotify.com/track/24a3LDUSaNNGR8G67COhpD?si=0c4fc4d77bd64c9c “Mercury in Retrograde” Sturgill Simpson: https://open.spotify.com/track/6PT1dLDHk9BaVwFG74pomG?si=ec82fb977ca24083 “People Get Old” Lori McKenna: https://open.spotify.com/track/2Tm7nXWJouomHeRN9bT6IK?si=1af9561a83d84db0 Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
59:40
June 08, 2022
36 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (April 2022)
36 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (April 2022)
April 2022’s Dante’s Old South In this episode we interview the winners of the Southern Collective Experience’s Asian American chapbook contest: 1st Place: Monica Kim is a queer writer and organizer. Born in South Korea, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She won the inaugural Jane Kenyon Chapbook Prize Award for her series of multiverse poems and her writing has been published in A Velvet Giant, Pollux Journal, The Account, and others. You can find her on Twitter at @kimmonjoo. 2nd Place: Kailee Pedersen is the author of essays, poetry, and speculative fiction. She graduated from Columbia University in 2017 with a B.A. in Classics, specializing in Ancient Greek and was adopted from Nanning in 1996. Her poetry has appeared in Arcturus, Muse/A Journal, Sonora Review, and is forthcoming in They Rise Like A Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets. She is a two-time Pushcart nominee and the recipient of a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship in Nonfiction from the Nebraska Arts Council, among other awards. https://www.kaileepedersen.com/ 3rd Place Betsy Aoki is a poet and video game producer whose debut poetry collection, Breakpoint was a National Poetry Series finalist and winner of the Patricia Bibby First Book Award. Music: “Heat Waves” Glass Animals “Where is My Mind” The Pixies “The Force” Lettuce Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
56:10
May 27, 2022
35 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (March 2022)
35 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (March 2022)
Louis Bayard: In the words of the New York Times, Louis Bayard “reinvigorates historical fiction,” rendering the past “as if he’d witnessed it firsthand.” His acclaimed novels include The Pale Blue Eye, soon to be a Netflix motion picture starring Christian Bale, the national bestseller Courting Mr. Lincoln, Roosevelt's Beast, The School of Night, The Black Tower, and Mr. Timothy, as well as the highly praised young-adult novel, Lucky Strikes. A New York Times Notable author, he has been nominated for both the Edgar and Dagger awards, and his story, “Banana Triangle Six,” was chosen for The Best American Mystery Stories. His reviews and articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Salon. An instructor at George Washington University, he is the chair of the PEN/Faulkner Awards and was the author of the popular Downton Abbey recaps for the New York Times. Ryan Stasik, November 13th, 1976, came into this world bleeding black & gold. His Pittsburgh roots run deep despite moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan at the tender age 12 as Appetite for Destruction hit the shelves. Ryan began playing piano at 5, learned guitar shortly thereafter, and after meeting Bayliss offered to switch to bass since the band had no one holding down the bottom end. Even from the beginning, he was a team player. Against all odds, this plan worked out. Equal parts trained pianist and self-taught rocker, Ryan Stasik the bassist is a confluence of musical forces. As a student at the University of Notre Dame, he co-founded Umphrey’s McGee, known as much for their irreverent stage presence as their complex musicality. Ryan is truly a musician knowing no boundaries. As the toe-tapping backbeat of Umphrey’s legendary live shows, Stasik pulls inspiration from anybody and anything that get hips ‘a swaying.  Though devoted to studying the likes of Dan Kurtz, Nick Blasky, and Mike Bendy, Ryan leaves plenty of room for Hall & Oates, Iron Maiden, and Sade. In the end, if it takes to a Budweiser and a good laugh, it’s welcome in the web of rhythm Ryan calls his repertoire. Music: “Gimme Some Lovin’” The Spencer Davis Group “My Morning Song” The Black Crowes “Small Strides” Umphrey’s McGee Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
58:03
March 21, 2022
34 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (February 2022)
34 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (February 2022)
Ashley M. Jones is Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama (2022-2026). She holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University, and she is the author of Magic City Gospel (Hub City Press 2017),  dark / / thing (Pleiades Press 2019), and REPARATIONS NOW! (Hub City Press 2021). Her poetry has earned several awards, including the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry, a Literature Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award. She was a finalist for the Ruth Lily Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship in 2020, and her collection, REPARATIONS NOW! was on the longlist for the 2022 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Her poems and essays appear in or are forthcoming at CNN, POETRY, The Oxford American, Origins Journal, The Quarry by Split This Rock, Obsidian, and many others. She teaches Creative Writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and in the Low Residency MFA at Converse University. Jones co-directs PEN Birmingham, and she is the founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival. She recently served as a guest editor for Poetry Magazine. Scott Evan Davis is a multi-award winning composer/lyricist and social media personality.   Scott has performed concerts and song cycles of his music throughout the USA as well as internationally.   His two albums, Next and Cautiously Optimistic are available worldwide and feature a host of Broadway talent.   Currently Scott is developing his first full -length musical called INDIGO, with Sing Out Louise Productions. The show is about a non- verbal girl with autism who teaches everyone around her how to truly communicate. Scott’s awards include the 2017 MAC award for Best Song, the 2012 Broadway World award for Best Original Song for “If We Say Goodbye,” and the 2016 ASCAP GORNEY award for his song “If the World Only Knew” for its social message. His newest single “Falling Everyday” is available on all streaming platforms.  More at www.scottevandavis.com Ashley Griggs is a screenwriter who hails from Herndon, VA. She earned her BA in Film Studies and French at the College of William & Mary, and later received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she was awarded a Future Screenwriters Fellowship. In addition to screenwriting, Ashley has done work for the Cannes Film Festival and Austin Film Festival, written for the narrative podcast The Host, directed plays in NYC and LA, and mentors teens with nonprofit WriteGirl LA. Ashley currently works with the Writers’ Program and Entertainment Studies division at UCLA Extension and lives in Los Angeles. Music:  “You Don’t Always Get What You Want” Rolling Stones “Falling Everyday” Lyrics by Scott Evan Davis and performed by Joey Auch Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com The host, Clifford Brooks, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. His chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to him at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com Check out his Teachable courses on thriving with autism and creative writing as a profession here: www.brooks-sessions.teachable.com
59:43
March 03, 2022
33 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (January 2022)
33 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (January 2022)
January 2022 Dante’s Old South Skye Jackson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has served as a poetry editor for Bayou Magazine, French Quarter Journal & Tilted House. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Literature, Green Mountains Review, RATTLE and elsewhere. Her debut chapbook, A Faster Grave, won the 2019 Antenna Prize. She was a finalist for the 2020 RATTLE Poetry Prize. In 2021, she won the AWP Intro Journals Award and was twice nominated for Best New Poets. In 2021, she was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Poets & Writers has recognized her as a New Orleans “Poet to Watch.” www.skyejackson.com, IG: @skyeinthecity Twitter: @skyeinthecity, and Facebook: Skye Jackson. Inam is an Atlanta, GA based, world-renowned landscape artist known for his heavy textured oil on canvas paintings.  Art Business News rates him among the top 30 artists in the country.  He has an impressive list of collectors and patrons.  His work can be seen at www.inamgallery.com. Nick Lamb Director of Business Development & Operations for all Red Phone Booth locations. https://redphonebooth.com/ Music: “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” Pink Floyd: https://open.spotify.com/track/6pnwfWyaWjQiHCKTiZLItr?si=IqiYAghiTVWb1FrsNzRWMw “Easy” (with Willie Nelson) Lionel Ritchie: https://open.spotify.com/track/6mw3dGENJYBDUZeHIcvLyR?si=WVBEfWCLSN-AUKAuoUgsQA “Sunday Morning” The Main Squeeze: https://open.spotify.com/track/5N7s7nhywtONPI5FJhabAP?si=cH2H6l8XQImc5f_sLVtDuA Special Thanks Goes to: Woodbridge Inn: https://www.woodbridgeinnjasper.com/ Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia - www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell My books, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. My chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please reach out to me at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com
59:31
January 20, 2022
32 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (December 2021)
32 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (December 2021)
December 2021’s Dante’s Old South Alina Stefanescu  Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her partner and several intense mammals. Recent books include a creative nonfiction chapbook, Ribald (Bull City Press Inch Series, Nov. 2020) and Dor, which won the Wandering Aengus Press Prize (September 2021).   Her debut fiction collection, Every Mask I Tried On, won the Brighthorse Books Prize (April 2018). Alina's poems, essays, and fiction can be found in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, World Literature Today, Pleiades, Poetry, BOMB, Crab Creek Review, and others. She serves as poetry editor for several journals, reviewer and critic for others, and Co-Director of PEN America's Birmingham Chapter. She is currently working on a novel-like creature. More online at www.alinastefanescuwriter.com.  To find out more about her online classes: https://adirondackcenterforwriting.org/what-we-do/events-programs/classes/ And here's more about the book, DOR, including link to how to order a signed copy https://www.alinastefanescuwriter.com/dor  Here’s a song I've been listening to lately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPcdQDKNrKE Stephen de Haan Stephen de Haan is a force of nature in the business world. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of the Red Phone Booth. He is nationally recognized as a leader in cooperative innovation and his speakeasy establishments garner deep respect and high praise.  The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com Music:  "Solo" by Mobley https://open.spotify.com/track/5VuVEdKd8i2fKxdicLjOZn?si=15156920c8a24021 "Hotel Rosario" by Angel Snow https://open.spotify.com/track/5v6jRAvJYC49oRsVcSqIcd?si=26b49b2564824c7e "Is It Me" by St. Paul and the Broken Bones https://open.spotify.com/track/26icLILupXJtsQq5EtZdwn?si=6ccfaa478f5f4fb7 "Chaconne" from Bach if there's any time left over. https://open.spotify.com/track/5tcGPsLNiaaDXCoSn764m9?si=84d49cc85b7c4401 Special Thanks Goes to: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Meadowbrook Inn: www.meadowbrook-inn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia - www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell My books, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. My chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please visit: www.cliffbrooks.com
59:47
December 28, 2021
31 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (November 2021)
31 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (November 2021)
November 2021’s Dante’s Old South: In this episode, we hear from experts speaking across the earth of art. Please tune in to a great show with the music of Otis Redding and John Coltrane. Our guests include: Charles Jensen (he/him) is the author of the poetry collection Nanopedia and six chapbooks of poems. His third collection, Instructions Between Takeoff and Landing, will be published by the University of Akron Press in 2022. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs designated him a Cultural Trailblazer, and he is the recipient of the Zócalo Poetry Prize, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award, and an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Journal, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner, and essays have appeared in 45th Parallel, American Literary Review, and The Florida Review. He hosts The Write Process, a podcast in which one writer tells the story of crafting one work from concept to completion, and with Jovonnie Anaya co-hosts "You Wanna Be on Top?" an episode-by-episode retrospective of America’s Next Top Model. He lives in Los Angeles and directs the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension.  https://www.charles-jensen.com https://writers.uclaextension.edu Marsha Archer, who was born and raised in London, England, graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University and began her career as a public relations intern with a small, nonprofit agency in Selma, AL. Today, she is the founder and president of M-Squared Public Relations, a boutique public relations firm with offices in Atlanta and Charlotte. The firm specializes in food and beverage, hotels, hospitality, tourism and retail PR, marketing and social media. The firm, founded in 2008, boasts a client roster that includes brands ranging from Wolfgang Puck to Kimpton Hotels and Tom Ford to Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. https://www.msquaredpr.com/staff/marsha-middleton/ Michael Flohr is a professional fine artist, who resides in San Diego, California. He specializes in contemporary impressionistic oil paintings of street scenes, bar scenes and moments shared among friends. He is motivated by color and the commonality of the human condition. His works depict ordinary moments in extraordinary ways. He holds a BFA degree and is Winner of the Herman Lambert scholarship award bestowed by the New York Society of Illustrators. He has a large following of devoted and treasured collectors. His newest works can be found on Instagram @michaelflohr or @michaelflohr_artistofficial . Please show support for some of our favorite people: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Linden Row Inn: www.lindenrowinn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia - www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell My books, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. My chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please visit: www.cliffbrooks.com
58:36
December 09, 2021
30 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (October 2021)
30 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (October 2021)
Jasper Fforde: Jasper began his career in the film industry, and for nineteen years held a variety of posts on such movies as Goldeneye, The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment. Secretly harbouring a desire to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their's, Jasper started writing in 1988, and spent eleven years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-mans-land somewhere between the warring factions of Literary and Absurd. After receiving 76 rejection letters from publishers, Jasper's first novel The Eyre Affair was taken on by Hodder & Stoughton and published in July 2001. Set in 1985 in a world that is similar to our own, but with a few crucial - and bizarre - differences (Wales is a socialist republic, the Crimean War is still ongoing, and the most popular pets are home-cloned dodos), The Eyre Affair introduces literary detective named 'Thursday Next'. Thursday's job includes spotting forgeries of Shakespeare's lost plays, mending holes in narrative plot lines, and rescuing characters who have been kidnapped from literary masterpieces. Luckily for Jasper, the novel garnered dozens of effusive reviews, and received high praise from the press, from booksellers and readers throughout the UK. In the US The Eyre Affair was also an instant hit, entering the New York Times Bestseller List in its first week of publication. Since then, Jasper has added another six to the Thursday Next series and has also begun a second series that he calls 'Nursery Crime', featuring Jack Spratt of The Nursery Crime Division. In the first book, 'The Big Over Easy', Humpty Dumpty is the victim in a whodunnit, and in the second, 'The Fourth Bear', the Three Bear's connection to Goldilocks disappearance can finally be revealed. In January 2010 Fforde published 'Shades of Grey', in which a fragmented society struggle to survive in a colour-obsessed post-apocalyptic landscape. His latest series is for Young Adults and include 'The Last Dragonslayer' (2010), 'Song of the Quarkbeast' (2011) and 'The Eye of Zoltar' (2013). All the books centre around Jennifer Strange, who manages a company of magicians named 'Kazam', and her attempts to keep the noble arts from the clutches of big business and property tycoons. Jasper's 14th Book, 'Early Riser' is a thriller set in a world in which humans have always hibernated, and his next novel, 'The Constant Rabbit' about anthropomorphised rabbits becoming the underclass in a post-Brexit Britain, will be published in the UK in 2020. Fforde failed his Welsh Nationality Test by erroneously identifying Gavin Henson as a TV chef but continues to live and work in his adopted nation despite this setback. He has a Welsh wife, two Welsh daughters and a Welsh dog, who is mad (but not because he's Welsh). Please show support for some of our favorite people: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Linden Row Inn: www.lindenrowinn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia - www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell My books, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. My chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please visit: www.cliffbrooks.com
58:45
November 02, 2021
29 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (September 2021)
29 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (September 2021)
Catherine Mayer is a bestselling author, journalist, and activist. She is the co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party.  Her books include Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly; Charles: The Heart of a King, and Attack of the Fifty Foot Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World! Her recent memoir, Good Grief: Embracing Life at a Time of Death, contains letters written by her mother after both women were widowed at the start of the pandemic.  Catherine has worked at The Economist, held deputy editorships at Business Traveler and International Management magazines and spent 11 years as a foreign correspondent for the German news weekly, FOCUS. In 2004, she joined TIME as a senior editor, later became London Bureau Chief, TIME Europe Editor and, finally, Editor at Large. She was the founding executive director of the think tank Datum Future and also consults on the opportunities and challenges of data technology. She is on the advisory board of Noon, the new media platform for women in midlife and beyond. Catherine was commissioned by the Globe Theatre to write and perform an original piece for its 2020 Voices in the Dark series, Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves.  She performed Hello Boys with Grayson Perry at the Bridge Theatre in 2018. Her one-woman show Catherine Mayer: FFS toured the UK and Ireland in 2019.  She was the lead candidate for the Women’s Equality Party in London in the 2019 European elections. She served as the elected President of the Foreign Press Association in London from 2003- 2005. She is on the founding committee of WOW—the Women of the World festival. She was a judge for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction.  The winner of the FPA Story of the Year in 2010 and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize the following year, she has also been named in Total Politics’ Top Political Journalists, WIE Women in Excellence 2013, Progress 1000 Evening Standard Equality Champion 2016, Oxford University Suffrage Champion 2018, Gender Equality Top 100: Most Influential People in Global Policy 2018 and, with Sandi Toksvig, NatWest Spirit of Everywoman Award 2018.  After the February 2020 death of her husband, the musician Andy Gill, she took on his unfinished projects, releasing two EPs by his band Gang of Four, and acting as executive producer for a tribute album, The Problem of Leisure: A celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four featuring globally famous musicians. K. Iver is a nonbinary poet from Mississippi. They have a Ph.D. in Poetry at Florida State University. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, BOAAT, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Puerto del Sol, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. They are the 2021-2022 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow for the University of Wisconsin Creative Writing Institute.  Music: “Dance with Me” Nile Rodgers “The Dying Rays” Gang of Four “Chaconne” Johann Sebastian Bach  Supported by: Autism Speaks - www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts - https://mostlymutts.org/ Red Phone Booth – www.redphonebooth.com Linden Row Inn- www.lindenrowinn.com Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia - www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell To purchase books written by the show’s host, Clifford Brooks, please visit www.cliffbrooks.com for more details. His major collections of poetry are available anywhere books are sold. You can contact him directly at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectieexperience.com 
59:44
September 22, 2021
28 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (August 2021)
28 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (August 2021)
August 2021 Dante’s Old South Chen Chen: Chen Chen is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency (BOA Editions, 2022) and the forthcoming book of essays, In Cahoots with the Rabbit God (Noemi Press, 2023). His debut book of poems, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. He teaches at Brandeis University. Vince Zangaro: (https://dementiaspotlightfoundation.org/) Zangaro’s Alzheimer’s journey began over a decade ago at the age of 29 after his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. At 68 years old, the elder Zangaro’s health rapidly declined, leaving him unable to care for himself – and that’s where his son, Vincent stepped up. Driven by the challenges he faced navigating the ups and downs of his father’s disorder and health, a fire was lit in Zangaro to offer help to those living and affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illness. Combining his expertise within the music industry, a decade-long career as a regional staffing director at mega-brand Hot Topic and years of Alzheimer’s caregiving experience for his father, Zangaro flexed his creativity, leadership, love, and passion for music by founding the Alzheimer’s Music Fest in 2013, with the goal to raise awareness and funds to help families care for loved ones.  Zangaro supports DSF by overseeing outreach initiatives and actions, serving as the Director of Development and Special Events. As a full-time advocate for Alzheimer’s and dementia families, Zangaro plans events and secures much-needed grants and sponsorships. He also oversees the Atlanta and Tampa Alzheimer’s Music Fests. The Alzheimer’s Music Fest has since become an annual rock ‘n’ roll event, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars and helping hundreds of families care for loved ones. In 2020, Zangaro expanded the Alzheimer’s Music Fest with a Live Nation Tabernacle partnership and by leveraging relationships with many well-known performers who have also been impacted by dementia-related issues. Zangaro currently resides in Canton, Georgia with his wife Amy and can be found playing an occasional nightly gig, writing songs about his experiences, walking his dog Jupiter or in his home kitchen playing gin rummy, a favorite pastime. Note: Due to Covid the Alzheimer’s Music Festival is postponed until early 2022. Music:  Donnie: “Beautiful Me” Arrested Development: “People Everyday” Johann Sebastian Bach: “Chaconne” Special Thanks: Autism Speaks - www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts - https://mostlymutts.org/ Red Phone Booth – www.redphonebooth.com Linden Row Inn- www.lindenrowinn.com Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia - www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell To purchase books written by the show’s host, Clifford Brooks, please visit www.cliffbrooks.com for more details. His major collections of poetry are available anywhere books are sold. You can contact him directly at: cliffordbrooks@southerncollectieexperience.com
59:34
August 20, 2021
27 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (July 2021)
27 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (July 2021)
July 2021 Dante’s Old South David Shaw: Acclaimed singer, songwriter, musician, and producer David Shaw’s first-ever solo album (Yokoko Records/C3 Records) finds The Revivalists frontman following the direction of his own internal compass, riling up his raw rock ‘n’ roll impulses as he opens up like never before as a lyricist, poet, and storyteller. The journey of David’s solo artistry began as he placed a renewed focus on self-care and personal growth, noticing something within himself that, as he says, he “needed to water.” Natalia Anciso: (Weslaco, TX, 1985). Chicana-Tejana visual artist, educator, and Rio Grande Valley native. Anciso earned her BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, her MFA from the California College of the Arts, and her MA in Education from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Anciso has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally, including the San Jose Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, and the National Museum of Mexican Art.  Her work focuses primarily on Identity, as well as human rights, race, class and education. Arts integration and social justice are paramount to her work as an urban educator. Her contributions as an artist have been acknowledged by The Huffington Post, Latina Magazine, Elle Magazine, and TVyNovelas, as well as by former United States Secretary of Education, John King, Jr. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Robert Gwaltney: A graduate of Florida State University, Robert Gwaltney resides in Atlanta Georgia. By day, he serves as Vice President of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc., a non-profit organization strengthening children and their families at the most critical times in their development. Through his non-profit work, he is a champion for early childhood literacy. In all the hours between, he writes and works as Fiction Editor for The Blue Mountain Review. His work has appeared in the The Signal Mountain Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and The Blue Mountain Review. His debut novel, The Cicada Tree, will be released January 21, 2022 and has been selected by the International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club as its selection for February 2022. Music: “Disrepair” David Shaw “On the Run” Turkuaz "Esala Rien" Rey Sapienz Special Thanks: Autism Speaks - www.autismspeaks.org Red Phone Booth – www.redphonebooth.com Linden Row Inn- www.lindenrowinn.com Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia - www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell To purchase books written by the show’s host, please visit www.cliffbrooks.com for more details. His major collections of poetry are available anywhere books are sold.
58:06
July 19, 2021
26 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (June 2021)
26 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (June 2021)
Lyrics Born (Tom Shimura) As the first Asian-American solo rapper to perform at Lollapalooza and Coachella and to release a greatest hits record, LYRICS BORN has broken through countless barriers to cement his illustrious career. In addition to establishing himself among the upper echelon of indie Hip Hop artists, LB has expanded his empire into film, including roles in Boots Riley’s critically acclaimed Sorry To Bother You and the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe starring comedian Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Keanu Reeves. Lyrics Born is currently working on his forthcoming collaborative compilation Lyrics Born presents: Mobile Homies Season 1. Cutso (Paolo Bello) DJ/producer/remixer Cutso is on-air host/mixer for Rebel Pop Radio on Wild 94.9FM and iHeartRadio. A member of The Bangerz, he also doubles as Tour DJ for Lyrics Born. In addition for an upcoming follow-up to 2019’s Rapp Nite project with Lyrics Born, Cutso is working on a new album and a Las Vegas show with the Jabbawockeez. He will also be adding more limited gear releases to his clothing brand, Cutty Mart (https://cuttymart.bigcartel.com). Follow Lyrics Born at: https://www.lyricsborn.com Cutso: http://soundcloud.com/djcutso Dave Brandwein is a producer, engineer, writer, and touring musician. When Brandwein is not traveling the country with his 9-piece band Turkuaz, he’s busy in his studio writing and recording his own music, or mixing and producing other artists. What diehard Turkuaz fans might be surprised to hear, is that Turkuaz is a departure from Dave’s musical roots. “I grew up on The Beatles and Pink Floyd, James Taylor and Paul Simon. This is who I’ve always been deep down,” shares Brandwein. https://spark.adobe.com/page/BgdtW28hyDcCj/ Jose Hernandez Diaz was born in Anaheim, CA (1984). He is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Antioch University Los Angeles. He is the author of a collection of prose poems: The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, Huizache, Iowa Review, The Nation, Poetry, POETS.org, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He has been a finalist for The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, The Colorado Prize, and The National Poetry Series. Currently, he is an editor at Frontier and Palette Poetry. Additionally, he has taught creative writing at Sevilla Writers House and Litro Magazine. Music Featured: “Don’t Call Me No More” Neal Francis “ANTI” by Lyrics Born & Cutso "Ophidiophobia" by Turkuaz "Cycles of Existential Rhyme" Chicano Batman Special thanks go out to: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com Linden Row Inn: www.lindenrowinn.com Office Evolution of Roswell: www.officeevolution.com/locations/roswell Poetry read on this show is from the host’s existing books. To get a great deal on all three, please contact Clifford Brooks at cliffordbrooks@southerncollectiveexperience.com.
01:01:20
June 18, 2021
25 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (May 2021)
25 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (May 2021)
May 2021 Dante’s Old South Extended Cut In this episode, I break my usual format and interview one guest instead of several. British novelist Jasper Fforde is a longstanding hero of mine. I’ve been a fan for over a decade. After an hour hearing his methods and thoughts on life, I’m sure you will be too. Jasper Fforde: Jasper began his career in the film industry, and for nineteen years held a variety of posts on such movies as Goldeneye, The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment. Secretly harbouring a desire to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their's, Jasper started writing in 1988, and spent eleven years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-mans-land somewhere between the warring factions of Literary and Absurd.

After receiving 76 rejection letters from publishers, Jasper's first novel The Eyre Affair was taken on by Hodder & Stoughton and published in July 2001. Set in 1985 in a world that is similar to our own, but with a few crucial - and bizarre - differences (Wales is a socialist republic, the Crimean War is still ongoing, and the most popular pets are home-cloned dodos), The Eyre Affair introduces literary detective named 'Thursday Next'. Thursday's job includes spotting forgeries of Shakespeare's lost plays, mending holes in narrative plot lines, and rescuing characters who have been kidnapped from literary masterpieces.

Luckily for Jasper, the novel garnered dozens of effusive reviews, and received high praise from the press, from booksellers and readers throughout the UK. In the US The Eyre Affair was also an instant hit, entering the New York Times Bestseller List in its first week of publication.

Since then, Jasper has added another six to the Thursday Next series and has also begun a second series that he calls 'Nursery Crime', featuring Jack Spratt of The Nursery Crime Division. In the first book, 'The Big Over Easy', Humpty Dumpty is the victim in a whodunnit, and in the second, 'The Fourth Bear', the Three Bear's connection to Goldilocks disappearance can finally be revealed.

In January 2010 Fforde published 'Shades of Grey', in which a fragmented society struggle to survive in a colour-obsessed post-apocalyptic landscape.

His latest series is for Young Adults and include 'The Last Dragonslayer' (2010), 'Song of the Quarkbeast' (2011) and 'The Eye of Zoltar' (2013). All the books centre around Jennifer Strange, who manages a company of magicians named 'Kazam', and her attempts to keep the noble arts from the clutches of big business and property tycoons.

Jasper's 14th Book, 'Early Riser' is a thriller set in a world in which humans have always hibernated, and his next novel, 'The Constant Rabbit' about anthropomorphised rabbits becoming the underclass in a post-Brexit Britain, will be published in the UK in 2020.
 Fforde failed his Welsh Nationality Test by erroneously identifying Gavin Henson as a TV chef but continues to live and work in his adopted nation despite this setback. He has a Welsh wife, two welsh daughters and a welsh dog, who is mad (but not because he's Welsh). He has a passion for movies, photographs, and aviation. Songs: Angel Snow “Get Me Out” Lyrics Born/Cutso “Anti” Please show support for some of our favorite people: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Linden Row Inn: www.lindenrowinn.com The Red Phone Booth: www.redphonebooth.com My books, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athena Departs are available everywhere books are sold. My chapbook, Exiles of Eden, is only available through my website. To find them all, please visit: www.cliffbrooks.com
56:31
June 05, 2021
24- Dante's Old South Radio Show (April 2021)
24- Dante's Old South Radio Show (April 2021)
April 2021 Dante’s Old South In this episode we interview winners of the Southern Collective Experience’s LBGTQ poetry chapbook contest. 3rd Place: Ian Spencer Bell Ian Spencer Bell is a dancer and poet in New York City. 2nd Place Andrea Deeken Andrea Deeken was born in rural Missouri and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of her adult life. She has a BA from Drake University and an MS in Writing and Publishing from Portland State University. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Periphery, The Bear Deluxe, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Awards include an Arts and Letters Creative Nonfiction Finalist, and an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize Contest, among others. A former book editor, she has worked at the public library for nearly fifteen years. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her wife and daughter. You can find her on Twitter @drelo and on Instagram @hands.n.hearts, where she makes diary comics about her family 1st Place Steve Bellin-Oka Steve Bellin-Oka’s first book of poems, Instructions for Seeing a Ghost, won the 2019 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry and was published by the University of North Texas Press in 2020. He is also the winner of the Antenna Chapbook Award for Proviso, forthcoming from Paper Machine Press in 2021, a text/visual art collaboration with the painter Kristen Tomecek. His two previous chapbooks are Dead Letter Office at North Atlantic Station (Seven Kitchens Press, 2017) and Out of the Frame (Walls Divide Press, 2019). He earned his M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. He has taught writing, film, and literature at the University of Mississippi, St. Norbert College, and Eastern New Mexico University. He is currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow and Research Fellow at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. His other honors include the Eli Cantor Fellowship from Yaddo and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. He was the 2019 recipient of the Poets-in-the-Parks fellowship from the National Parks Arts Foundation. He lives in Tulsa with his husband, their dog, and three cats. Music by: “Actor” by Angel Snow "Closer Love" by DL Yancey "Love on the Streets" Kalliope "Morning" by Call Me Spinster "Why" by Eleven Thanks to Our Supporters: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Linden Row Inn: www.lindenrowinn.com Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org The Red Phone Booth: redphonebooth.com
59:56
April 22, 2021
23 - Dantes Old South
23 - Dantes Old South
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.) Call Me Spinster is anything but ordinary. The closer you look at this trio of sisters from Chattanooga, Tennessee, the harder it is to locate something about their sound, background, or energy that delivers predictable results. From their arrangements that employ both pristine vocal harmonies and unorthodox instruments to the streaks of self-aware humor that sneak into their videos and social media presence, Call Me Spinster blurs old-timey traditions with modernized pop fun without ever landing in expected territory. After a few years incubating in Chattanooga’s supportive local music scene and mostly playing covers, the band began applying their distinctive left-of-center arrangements to songs of their own. On their first EP of original material, Call Me Spinster manages to illuminate various keystones of their sound as they explore new impulses, the songs cohering around their steadfast musical vision, intricate personalities, and the type of telepathic musical connection that only siblings can share. It’s a brief introduction to their wide-reaching but somehow singular sound, and a stellar starting point for becoming acquainted with a band that’s truly unlike any other. Michael Flohr is a professional fine artist, who resides in San Diego, California. He specializes in contemporary impressionistic oil paintings of street scenes, bar scenes and moments shared among friends. He is motivated by color and the commonality of the human condition. His works depict ordinary moments in extraordinary ways. He holds a BFA degree and is Winner of the Herman Lambert scholarship award bestowed by the New York Society of Illustrators. He has a large following of devoted and treasured collectors. His newest works can be found on Instagram @michaelflohr or @michaelflohr_artistofficial Songs: “She’s a Winner” by Neal Francis “Here You Are” by Call Me Spinster "Nobody's Fault But Mine." by Nina Simone Closing tune is Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. The tune, by Duke, is called "Caravan." The bass solo is Charles Mingus. The tune is Duke's "Sophisticated Lady." Please check out and show support for: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org Huntington Learning Center: www.huntingtonfranchise.com If you’re in the Richmond, Virginia area and need a beautifully historic location to lay your head, look into Linden Row Inn: www.lindenrowinn.com
59:28
March 29, 2021
22.5 - Dante's Old South (February 2021)
22.5 - Dante's Old South (February 2021)
Neal Francis: “I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story,” muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living—consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction—such sincerity is jarring from the 32-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms and early 70s rock n’ roll.  His music evokes a bygone era of R&B’s heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) released his debut LP Changes in September 2019. The album received praise on several notable radio outlets including KEXP, KCRW’s The Morning Becomes Eclectic, and BBC Radio 6. Francis and his four-piece band performed during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, sharing the stage with The Meters and other legends. In 2019 alone he hit the road with Black Pumas, Steel Pulse, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Dumpstaphunk and others. Francis pledges to tour relentlessly to promote his own music. “I’m doing this to fulfill a drive within myself, but also to pay tribute to the gifts I’ve been given. And it comes from a place of immense gratitude." STORE: https://www.nealfrancis.com/ Nicole Tallman is a ghostwriter and poet. Her professional writing has appeared in The New York Times, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Business Journal, and Al Jazeera, and her poetry is featured or forthcoming in the Train River COVID-19 Anthology, The Blue Mountain Review, Wrongdoing Magazine, and others. Born and raised in Michigan, she currently lives in Miami, works in the office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, and serves as an Associate Editor for South Florida Poetry Journal and a Contributing Editor for The Blue Mountain Review. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @natallman and at www.nicoletallman.com. Songs featured: “Long, Hard Day” by Call Me Spinster “Changes” by Neal Francis “Workaround” by Beatrice Dillon titled Please don’t forget to show love and support to: Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org Mostly Mutts: www.mostlymutts.org And if you’re in the Richmond, Virginia area you can’t go wrong spending the night, or an extended vacation, with Linden Row Inn: www.lindenrowinn.com
58:11
March 04, 2021
21 - Dantes Old South Radio Show
21 - Dantes Old South Radio Show
Kelli Russell Agodon was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1969. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. from the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. She is the author of Small Knots, finalist for the 2004 Cherry Grove Poetry Prize and Geography, winner of the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She is the recipient of two Washington State Artist Trust GAP grants, a Puffin Foundation grant, The James Hearst Poetry Prize, the William Stafford Award, the Lohmann Prize, and the Carlin Aden Award for formal verse. Agodon edited the Poetry Broadside Series: The Making of Peace, which was displayed internationally throughout National Poetry Month in 2006. She also worked as the Regional Coordinator for Poets for Peace organizing the Poets for Peace: Mission 911 readings for Washington State raising money for the American Red Cross after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Her work has been featured on NPR's "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor and in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Poets Against the War edited by Sam Hamill and Good Poems for Hard Times edited by Garrison Keillor. She lives in a small seaside community with her husband and daughter in the Northwest. Her website is: www.agodon.com Marco Rafalà is a first-generation Sicilian American novelist, musician, and writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games. He earned his MFA in Fiction from The New School and is a co-curator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review and Literary Hub. His debut novel, How Fires End, won the honorable mention in fiction for the 2020 Connecticut Book Awards. Justin Johnson has been hailed by Guitar World as a "must-see act", dubbed "The Wizard" for his mastery of stringed instruments, and recognized as Slidestock International Slide Guitar Champion. In 2014, Justin Johnson recorded his debut double album, "Smoke & Mirrors," a celebration of the art, history, and traditions behind handmade roots instruments. Along with 18 modern-built roots instruments representing builders from all over the world, the album resurrects the voices of 8 of the oldest cigar box guitars and banjos known to exist. Having never previously been recorded, these fragile relics emanate voices on the album that would otherwise have been lost to time. "Smoke & Mirrors" saw it's official release in March of 2014, as Johnson took the stage to present his "2014/2015 Smoke & Mirrors World Tour," which spanned mainland Australia and Tasmania, North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. In response to worldwide demand for his educational offerings, Justin Johnson founded "Roots Music School" in Nashville, TN. Under this umbrella, he has released an Instructional Series consisting of DVDs and books on Roots Music technique and theory. As Roots Music School founder, Justin Johnson has partnered with educators across the country to develop Roots Music curriculum for schools. Please show your support to: Autism Speaks: https://www.autismspeaks.org/ Mostly Mutts: https://www.mostlymutts.org/ If you're in the Richmond, Virginia area, please check out Linden Row Inn for a history stay that's nothing short of epic: https://www.lindenrowinn.com/
59:58
February 05, 2021
20 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (November)
20 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (November)
November’s Dante’s Old South is Coming in Full Force with Guests: Lee Herrick (www.leeherrick.com) is a poet and professor, born in South Korea, adopted to the United States, now living in Fresno, California. He is the author of three books of poems (This Many Miles from Desire, Gardening Secrets of the Dead, and Scar and Flower) and co-editor of a poetry anthology, The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, all of which you can find anywhere books are sold online. Dr. Cecilia Aragon (www.ceciliaaragonauthor.com) is an author, airshow pilot, and professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. But she grew up a timid daughter of immigrants with major phobias. Her new memoir, Flying Free: My Victory over Fear to Become the First Latina Pilot on the US Aerobatic Team, tells how she used math to go from fearful child to champion pilot. The Music in this Episode: Radiolucent “All I Want is You” Derrick “Abyss” Graham “Acid Gospel” Django Reinhardt "Blues Clair" Nubya Garcia "The Message Continues" Please remember to check and hopefully support both Mostly Mutts (www.mostlymutts.org) and Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org). As always, I want to thank WUTC and NPR for this honor of a monthly program.
59:37
November 30, 2020
19 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
19 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
In this episode you'll hear about creativity in the time of COVID from poets Melissa Studdard and RJ Jeffreys. In the middle sits Ms. Rebecca Evans, a mother, veteran, author, and advocate who talks about writing as a means of therapy. Putting a bow on the show is podcaster and life coach, Bill Kenower. To ease your transition between these incredible folks is music by DL Yancey II, Angel Snow, and Nubya Garcia.
59:48
October 20, 2020
18 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
18 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
59:06
September 21, 2020
17 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
17 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
50:27
April 20, 2020
16 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
16 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
56:44
March 31, 2020
15 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
15 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
49:57
February 23, 2020
14 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
14 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
58:17
January 27, 2020
12 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
12 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
59:51
January 22, 2020
11 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
11 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
​Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
59:54
January 04, 2020
10 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
10 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
​Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
58:42
November 20, 2019
09 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
09 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
59:51
October 23, 2019
08 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
08 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
59:51
September 22, 2019
007 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
007 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more! (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
01:00:20
August 26, 2019
006 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
006 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
 Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!  (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
56:44
July 26, 2019
005 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
005 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
 Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!  (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
59:50
July 23, 2019
004 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
004 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
Dante's Old South is the official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!  (First broadcast on WUTC in Chattanooga, TN.)
01:00:31
July 14, 2019
003 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
003 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
 The official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!  (First broadcast on WUTC Chattanooga, TN.)
59:02
July 14, 2019
002 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
002 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
 The official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!  (First broadcast on WUTC Chattanooga, TN.)
39:43
July 14, 2019
001 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
001 - Dante's Old South Radio Show
 The official radio show of The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!  (First broadcast on WUTC Chattanooga, TN.)
59:42
July 14, 2019