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By Metatron Press
Metacösm is a podcast from Metatron Press that dares to get real and intimate with contemporary poets and writers.

Curated and hosted by Metatron author and editor Brad Casey, Metacösm carves out a sonic space for intimate understandings of what it means—in contemporary times—to write.
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Marlowe Granados
Join Marlowe Granados this week in Toronto. Find out why Marlowe prefers hanging out with poets over fiction writers, or why she eye-rolled her way through her university creative writing program. We also get a behind-the-scenes peek at what it was like to publish and release Happy Hour, including being profiled in New York Magazine, hiding out in her hotel during her press tour in NYC, and what it's ultimately like to be perceived through your writing. Marlowe is a writer and filmmaker. She co-hosts The Mean Reds, a podcast dedicated to women-led films. Her advice column, "Designs for Living," appears in The Baffler. After spending time in New York and London, Granados currently resides in Toronto. Happy Hour is her début novel. Order Happy Hour: With music by Blue Hawaii:
May 10, 2022
Sofia Banzhaf
Join writer, actress and filmmaker Sofia Banzhaf in her living room in Tkaron:to/Toronto for the next episode of Metacösm. Her and Brad discuss bimbos, the void that writing fills, booby trapping your journals, how writing can reveal more things about the reader than the author, how writing is the art of asking impossible questions, the power of Jean Rhys, losing your archive and more. Music by Dana Gavanski. Sofia Banzhaf is a writer, actress, and filmmaker whose poetry and fiction have appeared in The Fanzine, Hobart Pulp, Peach Mag, Riddle Fence, X-R-A-Y, and Bad Nudes, among others. Her novella Pony Castle won the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors. She resides in Toronto.
April 26, 2022
Ali Pinkney
Join writer and poet Ali Pinkney at her kitchen table for the latest episode of Metacösm this week. Ali Pinkney is a literary writer based on Tkaron:to/Toronto where she is a graduate student with the Department of English in the Field of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. She published her debut collection of poetry, Tampion, with Metatron Press in 2014. Ali holds a BA in English and Creative Writing (2017) and an MA in English Literature (2021) from Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Her thesis work focused on Percy Bysshe Shelley's idiosyncratic use of extended and accumulative similes. She sees Shelley's operations with this poetic technique as a way of producing matrices of reciprocity that poetically engender a politics of sympathetic intimacy that values plurality and alterity over the logic of likeness and categorical subsumption. Currently, Ali works as a teaching assistant of undergraduate creative writing at the University of Toronto.
April 12, 2022
Lee Suksi
Join writer Lee Suksi this week for our third episode of Metacösm. Lee Suksi's debut book The Nerves (Metatron Press, 2020) won the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Erotica. Their art writing accompanies and has been presented at exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cooper Cole, Georgia Scherman Projects, Susan Hobbs, Towards, The Table, and Calaboose. They’ve presented at Doored, Images Festival and Blackwood Gallery.
March 29, 2022
Fariha Roísín
Join writer Fariha Roísín this week for our second episode of Metacösm. Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Los Angeles, California. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being. Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities and has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Village Voice, and others. She is currently the co-founder and director of Studio Ānanda, a space of cultivation and archive for radical, anti-colonial wellness; deputy editor of Violet Book, and sits on the Board of Directors at Find Center. She also teaches a quarterly class called Writing with Vulnerability and writes a weekly newsletter. Róisín has published a book of poetry entitled How To Cure A Ghost (Abrams, 2019), a journal called Being In Your Body (Abrams, 2019) and a novel named Like A Bird (Unnamed Press, 2020). Her first work of non-fiction is forthcoming and entitled Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who it Leaves Behind, which will be published by HarperWave, on June 14th, 2022. Her second book of poetry is Survival Takes A Wild Imagination and will be published by Andrews McNeel, Fall 2023.
March 15, 2022
Ivanna Baranova
Join poet Ivanna Baranova this week for our first episode of Metacösm. Ivanna Baranova is the author of CONFIRMATION BIAS (Metatron Press, 2019). Her poems have been published by or are forthcoming with Cixous72, Jubilat, Newest York, and Peace on Earth Review. She lives in Los Angeles and helps with communications at The Poetry Project.
February 21, 2022