Posts tagged ‘fiction’

Episode 62: The Winter of East 81st Street

Did you miss us? We're back, listeners, in time to start gearing up for Halloween, with stories from our special FEAR issue of Two Cities. This week, Robin Greene reads her dark memoir of a run-in with a disturbing stranger in "The Winter of East 81st Street." This week's episode contains some adult themes and may not be suitable for younger listeners, so please use your discretion. Read article

Episode 43: Author Identity: Should We Separate the Work and its Creator?

This week, Two Cities author Barbara Carlson reads her stirring, sensual prose poem "The Wild Part." And we discuss the controversial issue of how much an author's identity matters when we read. Are authors confined to writing about their own frame of experience, or can they reach farther afield? We discuss My Absolute Darling and the works of Julia Glass, among others. 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 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 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 18: Max Talley, “The Devil is in the Details”

We have a very special episode. You'll hear Two Cities author Max Talley read his spine-tingling story "The Devil is in the Details", and we'll discuss it and what's on our fall reading lists. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 9: Lauren Jonik Interview, Literary Games

we interview the photographer and writer Lauren Jonik about her creative process and the secret story behind her photograph in the latest issue of the magazine. And we discuss the best literary board games available now (it's a golden age of smart analog games, listeners). Read article

Episode 8: Prose Poems, Experimental Forms

We read and discuss a prose poem from the issue, called "It's Saturday, I'm Eleven." We discuss experimental fiction: what's the next step for playing with story forms in the internet age? And we answer reader questions. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article

Two Cities Review Podcast, Episode 7

This week, we read and discuss a piece from the issue, Alejandro Escude's "Vacation." We discuss the joys of reading nonfiction and some of the nonfiction books we're currently reading, including H IS FOR HAWK and EVICTION. And we answer reader questions. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article