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

Episode 28: Urban-Rural Poems, What We’re Reading

This week we're continuing our exploration of the urban-rural divide in our country (and in our amazing new issue). Author Vicky Harris reads her poem from the issue, "Dusk", and we discuss. We also talk about what books have got us thinking this week. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 27: New Issue, the Urban-Rural Divide

Our new special issue on the urban-rural divide is here! This week we're talking about the difficult conversations all of us are having these days. Author Peter Clarke reads his piece from the issue, "Small Town Date Night", and we discuss. Read article

Episode 26: “DNA”, Our Favorite Reads from 2016

This week, we remind our listeners that we're still looking for pieces on the rural/urban divide for our special March issue. There's still time to get yours in! We also have author Tanaka Mhishi reading his poem from issue 12, "DNA." And we discuss our favorite reads of 2016. Read article

Episode 25: Interview with Author Cormac O’Reilly

This week, we interview Two Cities author Cormac O'Reilly about his exciting, revelatory work "Transgressions of the Sighted", available in issue 12. Cormac reads from his work and we discuss his process and the inspiration behind the story. Read article

Episode 24: “Continued”, What We’re Reading, Inauguration Thoughts

This week, Two Cities author Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad reads her poem from the latest issue, "Continued." We discuss the poem, as well as what we're reading this week, and offer thoughts on the inauguration. We're still looking for your pieces on the rural/urban divide for our special March issue. Read article

Episode 23: Writerly Resolutions, Great Reads

Happy new year, readers and listeners — we're offering our writerly new year's resolutions in this episode, as well as thoughts about 2016 and what 2017 looks like for the magazine. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article

Episode 22: Pushcart Nominations

This week we're proudly announcing which poems, essays, and stories we've selected for our Pushcart Prize nominations. This is a great way to re-visit our favorite pieces from past issues, and we've made all of them available to non-subscribers. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 21: The Color of Pitch, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Writing

This week we're highlighting another poem from the latest issue, "The Color of Pitch" by Andrea Christoff. And we're talking about the trend of "Marie Kondo-'ing" your life these days, and how we can apply The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up to our writing and our artistic process. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article