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Interviews with writers about the art of fiction.
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1. David Leo Rice

Selected Prose

1. David Leo Rice

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3. Alisson Wood
I sit down with Alisson Wood at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House in Greenwich Village to discuss her new memoir, Being Lolita. We talk about her story, the craft of memoir writing, Nabokov, fairy tales, growing up, memory, vulnerability in art and life, and a whole lot more. Check out her essays in the New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. She's also the founder and editor-in-chief of Pigeon Pages, a literary magazine. 
October 16, 2020
Reading Series | Being Lolita by Alisson Wood
Alisson Wood reads the opening of her new memoir, Being Lolita.  Alisson is a highly acclaimed writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. She's also the the founder and editor in chief of Pigeon Pages, and a graduate of the NYU Creative Writing program. Stay tuned for my upcoming interview with Alisson, where we discuss her memoir, the art of memoir, and much more. In the meantime, get yourself a copy of Being Lolita here. 
October 14, 2020
2. Bud Smith
In this episode, I speak with Bud Smith and discuss his life and work. Bud is the author of the books Double Bird, WORK, Dust Bunny City, and many more. His short story Violets was recently published by the Paris Review. He Zoomed in from the Catskill mountains, where he's currently quarantining and undoubtedly writing yet another great book.  Bud walks us through the creation of Violets, from inception to publication, and the evolution each draft in between. We talk about the craft of story writing, pub-infiltrating poets, thriving as an artist with a day job, typewriters vs computers, working construction, extracting the humor from life, and so much more.
October 6, 2020
Reading Series | Tiger Blood by Bud Smith
Bud Smith reads his short story, Tiger Blood, originally published in Hobart.  After the reading, we have a brief discussion about the story, Vonnegut, and humor in fiction writing. Bud is the author of Double Bird (Maudlin House, 2018), WORK (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2017), Dust Bunny City (Disorder Press, 2017), Calm Face (House of Vlad, 2016), and more. Find some of his work here. 
October 3, 2020
1. David Leo Rice
I interview David Leo Rice. We discuss his upcoming book, A Room In Dodge City Volume 2: The Blut Branson Era, as well as David Cronenberg, William Faulkner, fascism, whether the novel is dead (it isn't), whether death is the end (it's not), the craft of fiction writing, and more.  David is the author of A Room and Dodge City (Alternating Current Press), Angel House (KERNPUNKT Press), the PornME Trinity (The Opiate Press), and numerous short stories. Check out his website: and buy his books.
September 26, 2020
Reading Series | The Painless Euthanasia Roller Coaster by David Leo Rice
David Leo Rice, author of Angel House, A Room in Dodge City, The PornME Trinity, and more, reads his short story The Painless Euthanasia Roller Coaster.  The story will appear in his upcoming collection, Drifter Stories, to be published by 11:11 Press in June of 2021.   The story made its first appearance in Catapult in 2018. Enjoy!
September 24, 2020
Trailer for Selected Prose, a podcast featuring in-depth interviews with novelists, short story writers, poets, comedians, songwriters, and strange internet personalities. 
September 18, 2020