A celebration of African-American literature, presented by Widener students, alumni, and faculty. Thanks so much to readers Ciana Bowers, Rohan Suriyage, Jayne Thompson, Emma Irving, Shpresa Ymeraj, Kim Roberts, Mark Graybill, Josh Schneider, Christina Giska, Ken Pobo, and Gabby Norris.
Jon-Michael Frank has carved a niche in the comics world by merging primitive, childlike line drawings with dark humor, self-awareness, and caustic irony. In this freewheeling interview, we talk about his creative path and practice. Widener alumnus Victoria Giansante offers additional commentary on Jon-Michael's work. For more information about Jon-Michael Frank, check out his website https://jonmichaelfrank.com/ or follow him on instagram @jonmichaelfrank.
What is flash? What is the creative potential of the genre? Jim talks with Dr. Michael Cocchiarale and student Shrpresa Ymeraj about flash fiction and creative nonfiction. Both Michael and Shpresa read some of their creative work, giving you a sense of what makes this such a hot commodity in the publishing world. To learn more about Michael Cocchiarale's publications, see https://michaelcocchiarale.wordpress.com/
In our inaugural podcast, the chair of Widener University's English and Creative Writing department Janine Utell talks about her experiences reading, studying, writing about, and teaching James Joyce's 20th century modernist novel Ulysses.