Episode 38: Here and Not

Summer hiatus issue: We hear Andrew Walker reading his nonfiction piece Here and Not, from the June issue of Two Cities Review. We discuss it briefly, before getting some much needed summer rest. Read article

Episode 37: International Stories and “Longing Letter”

It's Two Cities Review's International Episode. Today we talk about a trip to South America and Canada's 150 year anniversary. We also hear from Isobel Hodges, reading her piece from the June issue entitled Longing Letter, which takes place in several different countries. Read article

Episode 36: Our Favorite Marriage Stories, “Ryan”

It's the wedding episode at Two Cities! This week we discuss our favorite marriage plots in literature and why weddings and what comes after the cake is cut is still one of the most compelling storylines in literature. We also have Two Cities author C.C. Russell read his piece from the issue, "Ryan", and we discuss. Read article

Episode 35: Our Favorite Science Writing

This week, Two Cities author Hilary Sallick reads her poem from the June issue, "Housemate", and we discuss. And we count down our very favorite science writing — all those wonderful books that illuminated the world of science and nature for the non-scientists among us. Read article

Episode 34: The June Issue, Our Summer Reading Lists

The new June issue is here, and we can't wait to share it with you! Writer Brooke Randel reads her piece "Wall" from the issue and we discuss. And we get into what's on our summer reading list for our favorite season to sink into books. Read article

Episode 33: Dealbreakers! Our Top 5 Turnoffs as Editors

It's nothing but straight talk this week, listeners. We start with a reading and discussion of the fierce poem "Actually" by Oscarine Malebele; then we leap into our top five dealbreakers as editors when we read submissions. Pay close attention — these dealbreakers are good to know for ours and other literary magazines. Please leave us a review on iTunes: it really helps us grow! Read article

Episode 32: Interview with writer Miriam Mosher

We are so excited this week to have our interview with Two Cities author Miriam Mosher, who wrote the haunting, insightful essay "The Hammocks: A Hidden Past in Central Florida." We talked about the urban-rural divide, Florida's dark racial past, and how to tell the stories of the past and present in creative writing. Read article

Episode 31: Our Favorite Female Friendships in Books

This week, we read and discuss a poem from the latest issue, as well as talking about one of our favorite themes in literature: female friendship. Did you love Little Women when you were growing up? Can't get enough of the Ferrante novels? We count down some of our favorite books that explore this theme. Read article

Episode 30: Spring Renewal, Exit West, Teaching in Urban Schools

This week, it's the spring episode: we're talking about seeking renewal in our writing and offering suggestions for how you can renew your writing too. We discuss what we're reading, including Mohsin Hamid's "Exit West" and a new guide for teachers on working with communities of color. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 29: “Oyate Tamakoce”, More Difficult Conversations in a New World

This week, author Bino Realuyo reads his poem from the March issue, "Oyate Tamakoce", an Apache phrase meaning "Land of the people." We also talk about what books have got us thinking this week, including Benjamin Percy's great new guide to writing fiction, Thrill Me. We're actively seeking submissions to our blog with thoughts on what it means to be American in today's divided culture. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article