Friday, May 29, 2009

Episode 7: Boyd Carr, an Oral History

Episode 7, in which we speak with artist, poet, essayist, philosopher and official WV Writers Conference Artist in Residence Boyd Carr. We speak with Boyd about his origins as an artist, how it led him to a long association with WV Writers and about his foray into philosophy and the origins of storytelling, which he calls My.Th.

Because we could not contain this conversation within the confines of our usual 20 minute episode length, this will mark our first double-sized episode.

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If you'd like to join Boyd's email mailing list, send him a note at

Links mentioned in Podcast:

And as promised in the show, below is the caricature Boyd drew of E.Meritus at the 2008 Conference.


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Friday, May 15, 2009

Episode 5: Dana Wildsmith Interview

Episode 5, in which we talk to Georgia-based poet Dana Wildsmith, presenter at the upcoming WV Writers Summer Conference, June 12-14, 2009, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV.

Dana speaks about her journey to becoming a poet, her time spent as a Writer in Residence around the country, her love of music and Garrison Keillor's reading voice, and what her workshops will bring at this year's conference. She was also kind enough to read one of her poems for us.

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Links mentioned in Podcast:
Dana Wildsmith books from Amazon
Dana's poem "Making a Living" on the Writers Almanac
Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School


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