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Expo Presents: Transposition

Expo Presents: Transposition

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Exposition Review is an independent, online multi-genre literary journal that publishes narratives by new, emerging, and established writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stage & screen, experimental, visual art & photography, and comics. This podcast features our authors as they read their work and talk about their process, inspiration, and what keeps them writing. Find their work in our free online issues www.expositionreview.com.
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Hoarding Words: Fiction with K-Ming Chang
Listen to K-Ming Chang read her fiction piece "Keeper" from Exposition Review's Vol. VI: “Hunger” and as she talks about hoarding words, inventing lineages, and of course, a lot of shit talking.  Read the full piece free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-vi-hunger/keeper/ About the Reader: K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of The New York Times Editors’ Choice novel Bestiary (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her short story collection, Resident Aliens, is forthcoming from One World. More of her work can be found at kmingchang.com. Links from the Podcast: K-Ming Chang - https://www.kmingchang.com/ Ghost Forest Book Release with the Asian American Writers' Workshop July 13, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-forest-pik-shuen-fung-and-k-ming-chang-tickets-158749272347 The Offing literary journal - https://theoffingmag.com/ Book: Bestiary from One World Publishing/Random House - https://www.oneworldlit.com/books/bestiary-hc Bone House Chap Book (new!) from Bull City Press - https://bullcitypress.com/product/bone-house-by-k-ming-chang-inch-47/ Thank you to Mitchell Evenson for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Help us spread the word!  Please download, review, and subscribe to Transposition. Associate Producer: Mitchell Evenson Intro Music by Mitchell Evenson Hosted by Laura Rensing
29:51
July 13, 2021
Zachary Eller: Truth, Wonder, and Travel in Experimental Fiction
Join us on an audio journey as Zachary Eller reads his experimental fiction piece, “Little Planet.”  Expo editor Rebecca Luxton joins this week’s discussion to explore truth, wonder, and copyright in Zachary’s piece.  Read along at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-iv-wonder/little-planet/ Sound editing for "Little Planet" by Mitchell Evenson Transposition is the official podcast of Exposition Review literary journal.  Find out more at: www.expositionreview.com  About the Reader: Zachary Eller is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Driftwood Press, Jubilay, Waxing & Waning, and others. Links from the Podcast: Read more from Zachary: “Eggship” from Waxing Waning Literary Journal https://www.waxingandwaning.org/issue-03/eggship-by-zachary-eller-_fiction_/ Flash 405 June/July Contest: http://expositionreview.com/2021/06/call-for-entries-flash-405-june-2021-alchemy/ Hunger Launch at Skylight Books https://www.crowdcast.io/e/skylit-exposition/1 Thank you to Mitchell Evenson for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Help us spread the word!  Please download, review, and subscribe to Transposition. Hosted by Laura Rensing Associate Producer: Mitchell Evenson
32:40
June 29, 2021
A Very Special Episode: On Literary Identity and Responsibility with Mia Nakaji Monnier and Christopher Gonzalez
Join guest host Mellinda Hensley for a special episode between seasons one and two of Transposition! Join guests Mia Nakaji Monnier and Christopher Gonzalez for a chat about identity as a writer, the responsibilities of being an editor, and how the literary landscape is shaped.  Find out more at www.ExpositionReview.com  About the Guests:  Mia Nakaji Monnier is a journalist and essayist. The daughter of a Japanese mother and a white, American father, she grew up moving frequently across the country and has lived in places including Northern and Southern California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Vermont, and Kyoto, Japan. Her work often explores questions of identity, place, code-switching, anxiety, and how to write about a place or culture knowing that your knowledge of it will always be incomplete. She has written for The Washington Post; O, The Oprah Magazine; Shondaland; and more. She is also an avid knitter and loves learning other fiber crafts. Christopher Gonzalez is the author of the story collection I'm Not Hungry but I Could Eat, forthcoming from SFWP in fall 2021. His writing has appeared in the Nation, Catapult, the Millions, Best Small Fictions 2019, and elsewhere. He is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse and lives in Brooklyn, NY, but mostly on Twitter @livesinpages. Acknowledgments Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.
50:04
January 20, 2021
Garret Jon Groenveld and Cast Reads "Take a Bow"
In our final episode of our first season, listen to "Take a Bow," by playwright Garret Jon Groenveld, joined by Rudy Guerrero and Jason Frasier.  Read the issue free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-v-act-break/take-a-bow/ About the Readers: Garret Jon Groenveld is a poet and playwright living in San Francisco, California, with an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Playwriting from San Francisco State University and studied with Edward Albee at the University of Houston. He’s a founding writer of PlayGround and an inaugural member of the Writers in Residence program at the Playwrights Foundation. His plays include Missives  (BAPF 2004, prod. Theatre Rhino ’05, 59E59 ’08), The Serving Class (GAP ’10), The Hummingbirds (GAP ’12, Internationalist Global Playwrighting Prize, prod. Romania, Spain, Mexico), The Empty Nesters (commercial tour continues in Los Angeles in Sept. ‘20) and Disbelief (SF May ’20 – www.playground-sf.org for tickets). ONE - Rudy Guerrero - https://rudyguerrero.com BRIAN - Jason Frasier  STAGE DIRECTIONS - Garret Jon Groenveld  LINKS Garret Jon Groenveld - New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/149/garret-jon-groenveld Garret's Play, Missives on Parsnip Ship:  https://www.theparsnipship.com/missives Rudy Guerrero  https://rudyguerrero.com Playground San Francisco / LA www.playground-sf.org https://playground-la.org/ Exposition Review Submission Guidelines: http://expositionreview.com/submission-guidelines/  Exposition Review's presentation, Unlocking LA: Creativity in the time of COVID, at LitCrawl on Saturday, October 24 at 3:30pm.  https://litcrawllosangeles2020.sched.com/event/eTYy/exposition-review-unlocking-la-creativity-in-the-time-of-coronavirus Acknowledgements Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.  Sounds used:  "Phone_ring.wav" by Adam_N "Shop door bell.wav" by 775noise "Wind, Realistic, A.wav" by InspectorJ SF Street Sounds by dggrunzweig "sad song non copyright" by NALALIONGIRL - Hosted by Laura Rensing
26:41
October 19, 2020
Edwin Bodney Reads "Prominence" with Editor CD Eskilson
Edwin Bodney reads his poem, “Prominence,” from Exposition Review’s Orbit issue.  We're joined by poetry editor CD Eskilson for the interview portion, who helps uncover the deeper meanings and inspirations behind the poetry.  Read along at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-iii-orbit/prominence/ About the Reader: Edwin Bodney is an L.A. native and co-host of one of the largest poetry venues in the nation, Da Poetry Lounge. A nationally recognized poet, he has performed his work for an array of organizations like USC, UCLA, Lexus, TV1, All Def Digital, and Button Poetry. In 2016, he officially published his first book titled A Study of Hands with Not a Cult Press. Through his work, both on stage and in classrooms facilitating workshops, he hopes to transform his community in such a way that no one forgets their joy in the midst of all their healing. Links from the Podcast: Read Edwin’s Interview in our Orbit issue: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-iii-orbit/an-interview-with-edwin-bodney/ Read the Edwin’s selections of flash fiction from our Magnetism writing contest: Buy Edwin’s book, A Study of Hands (sold through Bookshop): http://expositionreview.com/2018/06/flash-405-april-2018-magnetism-winners/https://bookshop.org/books/a-study-of-hands/9781945649011 Edwin’s publisher, Not a Cult - https://www.notacult.media/books/hands Da Poetry Lounge - http://dapoetrylounge.com/ A growing list of BIPOC presses and literary organizations that could use your donations; http://expositionreview.com/2020/06/expo-recommends-amplifybipoc/ Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Hosted by Laura Rensing
28:22
September 18, 2020
Sionnain Buckley reads "Stranger, Brother, Stranger" with Guest Nancy Au
Sionnain Buckley reads her nonfiction piece, “Stranger, Brother, Stranger,” which won first place in our “Underneath the Words” themed Flash 405 contest.  We’re joined by Nancy Au who leads the interview in a beautiful conversation about craft, resilience, and flash sommeliers. Read along at: http://expositionreview.com/flash-405/stranger-brother-stranger About the Reader: Sionnain Buckley is a writer, editor, and visual artist. Her work has appeared in Hobart, Winter Tangerine, Wigleaf, Strange Horizons, Autostraddle, and others. Her flash has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction, and won first place in Exposition Review's Flash 405 contest. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she is an MFA candidate in Fiction at The Ohio State University. More of her work can be found at sionnainbuckley.com. Links Website: https://sionnainbuckley.com/ 3 Elements Review http://3elementsreview.com/ Twitter: @3ElementsReview Insta: @3elementsreview The Journal at Ohio State https://thejournalmag.org/ Twitter: @OSUtheJOURNAL About Guest Judge Nancy Au Nancy Au’s essays, flash and short stories appear in Redivider, Gulf Coast, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Catapult, Lunch Ticket, SmokeLong Quarterly, among many others. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University where she teaches creative writing. She also teaches creative writing (to biology majors!) at California State University Stanislaus, and is co-founder of The Escapery (www.TheEscapery.org). Her flash fiction is  included in the Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology, and her writing was named Best Short Fiction of 2018 by Entropy. She won The Vestal Review‘s 2018 VERA Flash Fiction Prize, as well as Redivider‘s 2018 Blurred Genre Contest. Her debut full-length collection, Spider Love Song & Other Stories, is forthcoming from Acre Books (University of Cincinnati) in September 2019. www.peascarrots.com. Links Nancy’s Website: https://www.peascarrots.com/ The Escapery: https://www.theescapery.org/ Nancy’s book: Spider Love Song and Other Stories available from Acre Books at http://www.acre-books.com/books/spider-love-song-and-other-stories Nancy’s Inspiration for Flash 405 - Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison from Gray Wolf Press.  Available at: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/empathy-exams Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Hosted by Laura Rensing
26:58
July 28, 2020
Anthony R. Westenkirchner Reads "Carried"
Anthony R. Westenkirchner reads his experimental piece “Carried” from Exposition Review's Vol. V: Act/Break issue.  Read along at:  http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-v-act-break/carried/ About the Reader: Anthony R. Westenkirchner once killed a man in self-defense with an Oxford comma. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in the Mud Season Review, The Finger Literary Journal, Santa Ana River Review, Juste Milieu Lit & Art Zine, Genre: Urban Arts, 3Elements Literary Review, Bear Review, Owen Wister Review, Fearsome Critters, The Tulane Review, The Manhattanville Review, The Reject Pile, and Apparatus Magazine. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Anthony is a voracious reader who enjoys alpine skiing and witty condescension. He currently lives with his wife and their three children in Kansas City, Missouri. Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Hosted by Laura Rensing
08:06
July 7, 2020
Alessandra Castellanos Reads "In Darkness with the Ramirez Sisters"
Listen to Alessandra Castellanos read her poem "In Darkness with the Ramirez Sisters" from Exposition Review's Vol. II: “Surface” and as she talks about finding time to write...no matter how long your commute is.  Read along at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-ii-surface/in-darkness-with-the-ramirez-sisters/ About the Reader: Los Angeles native, Alessandra Castellanos has been a gardener, barista, housekeeper, nanny, pool cleaner, and medical courier. She writes poetry, fiction, and memoir and loves reading paranormal romance novels. She is a neophyte art collector, poetry daemon, movie buff, Valkyrie, and keeper of cats, dogs, turtles, ceramics, and other small things. Alessandra’s works have appeared in Queen Mob's Teahouse, Barrelhouse, The Offing, Lunch Ticket, Journal, Duende, and many others. She’s been featured at LA Lit Crawl and at Viva La Muxer arts and music festival with her poems “Madre” and "She was Everyone's Leg Bones." Check her out at alessandracastellanos.com Links from the Podcast: Alessandra’s Website: www.alessandracastellanos.com Support Alessandra through her Ko-Fi fan page here:https://ko-fi.com/alecastlawriter Donate to the Las Fotos Project: https://lasfotosproject.org/donate/ Find out more about classes with Jack Grapes: http://jackgrapes.com/grapes_classes.php Interested in the Poetry Salon?: https://www.thepoetrysalon.com/tps/ Exposition Review Volume II: Surface: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-ii-surface/ Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.  Find out more at http://expositionreview.com/donate/ Hosted by Laura Rensing
13:36
June 23, 2020
Expo Presents: Angela Miyuki Mackintosh reads "Girls Like Us"
In this episode, check out Angela Miyuki Mackintosh's stellar reading of her experimental piece, "Girls Like Us." Read the issue free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-v-act-break/ About the Reader: Angela Miyuki Mackintosh is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee (both 2019), her work has been published in Vice, Red Fez, Awakenings, The Nervous Breakdown, Eastern Iowa Review, and Writer’s Digest, among others. She is the executive editor of WOW! Women On Writing. Wow-womenonwriting.com. Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Hosted by Laura Rensing
06:59
May 23, 2020
Expo Presents: A.J. Bermudez & Cast Reads "Spinning the Record"
An extra special episode where playwright A.J. Bermudez and her cast read "Spinning the Record" from Exposition Review's Act / Break issue.  Read the issue free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/ About the Readers: A. J. Bermudez is a writer and director based in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured at the Yale Center for British Art, the National Winter Playwrights Retreat, and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. She is a National Merit Scholar, recipient of the Jameson Prize, a Writer’s Digest National Award Winner, winner of the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival screenwriting competition. She is the artistic director of The American Playbook, co-host of the podcast Two-Person Book Club, and was recently named one of the ISA’s Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2019.  If that’s not enough for you, Bermudez is also a former boxer and EMT.  Get ready to have her knock your socks off.    ELIE - Hyojin Park  CAMERON - Paul Pryce  ANDY - Max Roll  STAGE DIRECTIONS - A. J. Bermudez Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Hosted by Laura Rensing
18:55
May 16, 2020
Expo Presents: Amanda Fletcher Reads "Off the Rails"
Amanda Fletcher reads an excerpt from her nonfiction piece, "Off the Rails" and shares her favorite vintage bathroom Instagrams.  Read her full piece in Exposition Review's Vol. V: "Act/Break" issue, free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/ About the Reader: Amanda Fletcher is the PEN America Emerging Voices (EV) Fellowship Manager as well as an alumna of the Emerging Voices program. If you haven’t guessed it yet, she’s an active member of the LA literary community. She is a regular contributor to Coast Magazine and the Orange County Register and has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many others. HALO: A Memoir will be her first book(!). Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Hosted by Laura Rensing
18:10
May 12, 2020
Expo Presents: Dare Williams Reads "Etymology"
Dare Williams reads his poem, "Etymology" from Exposition Review's Vol. V: "Act/Break" and discusses how he discovers the true momentum of his poetry.  Read the issue free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-v-act-break/ About the Reader: Dare Williams is a Queer HIV-positive poet, artist, activist native to Southern California, and 2019 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow. An alum of the John Ashbury Home School, Dare’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a finalist for Blood Orange Review’s inaugural contest judged by Jericho Brown. His work has been featured in Cultural Weekly, Bending Genres, THRUSH and of course, Exposition Review. He is currently working on his first poetry collection.  Twitter: Dare_Williams13 Insta: dare_williams13 FB: Dare Williams Here are some great recommendations from Dare on organizations offering online workshops including LA's own Not a Cult.  Not a Cult is doing donation-based workshops - https://www.notacult.media/events?view=calendar&month=05-2020 Costura Creative doing online office hour workshops - http://www.costuracreative.com/officehours.html Bowery Poetry Project on-line workshops - https://www.bowerypoetry.com/ Shuffle Collective hosts weekend talks plus ongoing workshops - https://wow.shuffle.do/ Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Hosted by Laura Rensing
07:31
May 9, 2020
Expo Presents: Lia Dun Reads "Laugh"
WriteGirl alum Lia Dun reads their flash fiction piece "Laugh" from Exposition Review's Vol. V: "Act/Break" and talks about inspiration, and mentorship.  Read the issue free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-v-act-break/ About the Reader:  Lia Dun is nonbinary Chinese American writer living in San Francisco. They are a Pisces Sun, Leo Moon, and connoisseur of hot Cheetos (great choice, Lia!).  Lia is a WriteGirl alum who participated in our WriteGirl “Share Your Voice Workshop” in March. About WriteGirl: WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that promotes creativity and self-expression to empower girls. https://www.writegirl.org/ Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.   Hosted by Laura Rensing
06:13
May 9, 2020
Expo Presents: Alexandrine Ogundimu Reads "Wound"
Alexandrine Ogundimu reads her fiction piece "Wound" from Exposition Review's Vol. V: "Act/Break" and talks about pushing the boundaries on fiction.  Read the issue free online at: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-v-act-break/ About the Reader:  Alexandrine Ogundimu is a Nigerian American writer who lives in Seattle.  She received an MFA in Fiction at NYU. Her fiction can be found in Five:2:One, Flapperhouse, and Exposition Review.  She cares deeply about equality but mostly is waiting for the day she can loot Tiffany’s with a pack of feral drag queens. https://www.ajogundimu.com/  Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.   Hosted by Laura Rensing
11:58
May 9, 2020