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Episode 53: Lost In Time

6/18/2018
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Present at editorial table: Kathleen Volk Miller Marion Wrenn Jason Schneiderman Tim Fitts Joseph Kindt Jennifer Knox Engineering Producer: Joe Zang In rare form the Abu Dhabi editing team has invaded Philadelphia. Marion Wrenn finds herself sitting alongside Kathy, Tim and Joseph inside of the recording studio here at Drexel’s campus. The group is also quite delighted to have our special guest Jennifer Knox join the discussion. After a short discussion about the inception of Slush...

Duration:00:41:22

Episode 52: The Klingon Council

5/17/2018
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Present at editorial table: Kathleen Volk Miller Marion Wrenn Jason Schneiderman Engineering Producer: Joe Zang On this weeks episode of the podcast, a council torn straight from the lore of Star Trek emerged to discuss the works of two poets. First up is Sarah Heffner and her pieces “I Love California More Than You” and “Maybe Ne [...]

Duration:00:42:28

Episode 51: Hello Neighbor

4/19/2018
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On this week’s episode of the Slush Pile, we review two prose poems by the author Daniel Biegelson labeled “Neighbors III” and “Neighbors IV”. Kathleen and the gang welcome Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo to the editorial table for this very exciting iteration of the podcast. Everyone was intrigued to delve into the works Daniel Biegelson provided for us and were quite pleased to find that they offered interesting conversation. Daniel Biegelson is the author of the chapbook Only the...

Duration:00:57:42

Episode 50: An Excuse for a Buffet

4/2/2018
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Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Marion Wrenn Tim Fitts Samantha Neugebauer Jason Schneiderman Engineering Producer: Joe Zang Love is in the air as the gang gets together on Valentine’s day to feature two poems by Emma Hine: “I Wake Up in the Painting by Rousseau” and “The Red Planet Counts Her Craters“. Tune in to hear the lamentations of several of our editors as they discuss Valentine’s day Emma Hine is from Austin, Texas, and holds an MFA from New York...

Duration:00:47:27

Episode 49: Pixie Dust and Sparkles

3/2/2018
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Episode 49: Pixie Dust and Sparkles Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Marion Wrenn Tim Fitts Joseph Kindt Engineering Producer Joe Zang Discussion Anxiety, God, glitter, pixie dust, sparkles… all of this can be found within our latest episode of Slush Pile, which features Rosemary Kitchen’s poem “How to Cauterize,” followed by two poems by Jessica Pierce, “Without” and “How to Take What You Want.” This is a rare occasion as the gang is all present at the...

Duration:00:41:45

Episode 48: Paper Cranes & Zebras

2/9/2018
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Episode 48: Paper Cranes & Zebras Slush Pile is back in the studio! For this episode’s micro editorial meeting, Kathleen and Joseph recorded from the studio for the first time since… June? April? A long time! Marion called from her office at NYUAD, looking out over a dark campus with a giant new microphone! For this episode, we discuss three poems by Michele Wolf. We were, in fact, early adopters of Michele! She was published way back in Issue 63, just one issue before our first print...

Duration:00:43:10

Episode 47: Live with Dorian Paul Rogers

1/19/2018
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Kathleen and Marion were so blown away by the Rooftop Rhythms, the well-respected spoken word event held at NYUAD, we asked its host Dorian Paul Rogers to sit down with PBQ and talk about poetry, performance, and creating one of the liveliest poetry scenes we’ve ever seen. Learn about the world of spoken word poetry in the United Arab Emirates, the tricky project of curating the series, and roots of Dorian’s faith in the transformative powers of spoken word. Marion’s interview with Dorian...

Duration:00:52:40

Episode 45: Lost In Space

12/6/2017
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We were scattered to the winds, but focused on Erin Adair-Hodges’ “In Barstow” and “The Last Judgment.” Kathy called in from her office at her home in New Jersey, a different shade of blue than her office at Drexel; Marion called in from her home office at NYU Abu Dhabi (where she could still keep an eye on a student-run dance party); Jason used his phone to call from his office in Tribeca; and Joseph called from his office at Drexel, right under a giant poster of the Slush Pile Icon...

Duration:00:44:10

Episode 43: Family Matters

10/12/2017
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This week’s episode of Slush Pile sees the editorial table discussing George McDermott’s “Frames Per Second” and Gabrielle Tribou’s “The Loneliness of Mothers.” On this episode, we also say goodbye to Sharee Devose as PBQ’s Co-Op and welcome Joseph Kindt as the next… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Sharee DeVose Jason Schneiderman Marion Wrenn Joseph Kindt Production Engineer: Joe Zang This week’s episode of Slush Pile sees the editorial table...

Duration:00:47:16

Episode 42: Love Shack

9/27/2017
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This week’s episode of Slush Pile features three poems by two authors: “Gala Dali Speaks Broken French” and “What Can Happen to Women and Men” by Wendy Cannella and “Nightmare” by Jana-Lee Germaine. Wendy Cannella once fronted a rock band in Boston, back when everyone fronted a rock band in Boston… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Marion Wrenn Sharee DeVose Jason Schneiderman

Duration:00:44:56

Episode 41: The Bathrobisode

9/14/2017
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This week, the editors review three poems by Nick Lantz: “An Urn for Ashes,” “Starvation Ranch,” and “Ghost as Naked Man.” As a child, Nick Lantz was obsessed with paranormal phenomenon and the unexplained, from cryptids to aliens to ghosts… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Sharee DeVose Jason Schneiderman Marion Wrenn Samantha Neugebauer Production Eng [...]

Duration:00:47:55

Episode 40: Contemporary in Context

8/30/2017
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On this week’s episode of Slush Pile, the editors consider three poems by John Blair: “Degrees,”“Pink Noise,” and “The Giving Tree.” John Blair has published six books (most recently Playful Song Called Beautiful, University of Iowa Press, 2016) and several articles on the dangers of oak wilt in the Texas hill country. He is a professor… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Marion Wrenn Sharee DeVose Jason Schneiderman Engineering Producer: Amber...

Duration:00:56:05

Episode 39: Punched in the Face, in the Best Way

8/17/2017
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This week from the slush pile, we review two poems by Alana Folsom: “Anatomy of a Dream” and “Mirroring” and one poem by Sarah Stickney: “Guest.” Alana Folsom would genuinely like to thank The OC for giving her pre-teen self her first taste of poetry a la Death Cab for Cutie (which she will insist is poetry with anyone who wants to argue)… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Marion Wrenn Sharee DeVose Jason Schneiderman Engineering Producer: Amber...

Duration:00:45:56

Episode 38: Of Flossing and Pottery Barn

7/25/2017
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Our latest episode of Slush Pile features four poems by Marcia LeBeau titled “Instead of Cornering Jericho Brown by the Wine and Cheese, After His Talk on Racism, I Whisper to Him in My Head,”“Ode to Flossing,” “Letter to Myself at Eighty,” and “After You Tell Me You and Your Wife Have ‘an Agreement.’”

Duration:00:53:45

Episode 37: Father’s Day?

7/10/2017
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On this week’s episode, we discuss two poems by two authors: “elegy” by Jessica Hudgins and “Daddy Box II” by Rebecca Baggett. Jessica Hudgins is a poet and teacher who has just moved to Ednor Gardens from Charles Village, is working with her roommate on their backyard, and thinking about adopting a dog… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Sharee DeVose Marion Wrenn Engineering Producer: Joe Zang On this week’s episode, we discuss two poems by two authors:...

Duration:00:36:36

Episode 36: A Giant’s Monologue

6/23/2017
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This week at the editorial table, we discuss three poems by Matthew Kelsey, “Confessions of a Giant,” “Giant Gets Adopted,” and “Giant Loses His Virginity.” Matthew Kelsey, at 6’7”, is something of a giant and, as can be gleaned from his poems, is also his own uncle… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Marion Wrenn Tim Fitts Jason Schneiderman Samantha Neugebauer Sharee DeVose Engineering Producer: Joe Zang This week at the editorial table, we discuss three...

Duration:00:42:43

Episode 35: Viles, Vitality, and Virgules

6/5/2017
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This week’s episode features three poems by two authors: “As Snow” by Pam Matz and “Solu-Medrol” and “Words” by Michael Levan. Pam Matz reads poems to get some real news and writes poems to find out what she means. The previous sentence is almost true…. Present at the Editorial Table Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Sharee DeVose Marion Wrenn Jason Schneiderman Engineering Producer: Joe Zang This week’s episode features three poems by two authors: “As Snow” by Pam Matz and

Duration:00:38:54

Episode 34: Mistakes Were Made

5/17/2017
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Due to a miscommunication, we discussed Matthew Perini’s short story, “Martha’s Rule,” without knowing that it had been published by Summerset Review. We had such a great time discussing this piece, and we think the conversation still has value. With the permission of the author and the Review, we share… Present at the Editorial Table Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Sharee DeVose Jason Schneiderman Engineering Producer Joseph Zang Due to a miscommunication, we discussed...

Duration:00:41:18

Episode 33: The Lily of the Valley

5/3/2017
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This week, we’re back at the table discussing a fiction piece by Frank Scozzari, titled “In the Valley of the Dry Bones.” Scozzari hobo’ed his way across America at age eighteen, twice trekked the John Muir Trail, backpacked through Europe, camel-backed the ruins of Giza… Present at the Editorial Table Kathleen Volk Miller Tim Fitts Sharee DeVose Jason Schneiderman Maureen McVeigh Engineering Producer Joseph Zang This week, we’re back at the table discussing a fiction piece...

Duration:00:38:00

Episode 32: Art & Politics

4/19/2017
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This week’s episode features special guest Adrian Todd Zuniga, creator and host of the Literary Death Match, in our discussion of art, politics, and the relationship between the two… Present at the Editorial Table: Kathleen Volk Miller Jason Schneiderman Sara Aykit Special Guest: Adrian Todd Zuniga Engineering Producer: Joe Zang This week’s episode features special guest Adrian Todd Zuniga, creator and host of the

Duration:00:41:40