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This episode is the first of several featuring recordings from our live show in Greenfield, MA at Hawks and Reed, back in June. Sarah Wisby, writer and recent transplant to Western Mass, and I, talked, a couple months after the show, about performance, writing, what success means to an artist as opposed to what it means to the public who perceives/judges artists, about being a character in someone else's (in her case, Michelle Tea's) work and a movie and meeting the person who played you in the movie based on that work, and so much more. You'll also hear the two swell stories Sarah read at the show. (You can find episodes with two of the other performers, Beth Lisick and Myra Bartok, in our archive, and episodes with the others, Old Pam, Ansel Appelton, and Zak Trojano are soon to come.)
Here's the bio from Sarah's website. Sarah Fran Wisby writes poetry, short fiction, memoir and essays, preferring always to deepen and subvert genre by way of the hybrid form. Her book Viva Loss was published in 2008 by Small Desk Press. Recent work can be found in Eleven Eleven Journal and Rumpus Women Volume 1, and heard on Invisible Cities Audio Tour #2: The Armada of Golden Dreams. She’s also been published in Instant City, Sparkle and Blink, Digital Artifact, and The Encyclopedia Project Volume 2, F—K, for which she was honored to write the entry for fuck. She performs her work all over the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and was a Literary Death Match champion in December 2010.
Coming next week to wrap up August, will be part two of the conversation from earlier this year, (Episode 56) with former longtime Playboy editorial director Christopher Napolitano.
Oh, last thing - this episode contains some wonderful adult content - enjoy!