Hall-of-famer Monte Irvin talks about his time in baseball during a round table discussion led by host Walter James Miller.
Sol Yurick discusses his novel The Warriors and its film adaptation.
Sohnya Sayres discusses the book The Sixties Without Apology, a collection of essays and interviews by sixty partisans of the 1960s.
WNYC archives id: 73172
A Revolution! A novel about the working class in 1983.
Chuck Wachtel talks about his third book and first novel, Joe the Engineer. The main character is a Vietnam veteran working as a water meter reader in Richmond Hill, Queens. Wachtel says the story is informed by ...
Monte Irvin shares highlights from playing in the Negro leagues and for the New York Giants, as recounted in Baseball For the Love of It: Hall-of-Famers Tell it Like it Was, edited by Anthony J. Connor, who also appears. Joining them are Pamela Irvin (Monte’s daughter) and sports fan Jared ...
Philip Pearlstein discusses his art and the book, Philip Pearlstein: A Retrospective. He talks about existentialism and art. His retrospective can be seen at Brooklyn Museum before it travels to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toledo.
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The second of two episodes looking at the ways magazines pay their freelance writers. Walter James Miller is joined by Bill Brohaugh, editor of Writer's Digest; Don McKinney, editor of McCall's Magazine; and Roy Herbert, editor of Reader's Digest.
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The first of two episodes looking at the ways magazines pay their freelance writers. Walter James Miller is joined by Bill Brohaugh, editor of Writer's Digest; Richard Busch, editor of US Air Magazine; and Elizabeth Crow, editor of Parents Magazine.
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Samuel Menashe discusses his poetry and its criticism.
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Louis Phillips on his novel-length poem Bulkington, about the minor character of the same name from Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.
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Samuel Menashe discusses his poetry with Walter James Miller. Menashe reads some of his poems including "The Oracle," "Bread," "Full Fathom Five," "Improvidence," "Salt and Pepper," "Walking Stick," and "At a Standstill." They also talk about his use of rhyme.
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Tom Draper on his plays.
Tom Draper describes the production of his play Nancy from 10 to 6 and its adaptation into a 1981 radio play originally broadcast by New York station WBAI. He plays an excerpt from the radio play and describes the public reaction to ...
Fiction and non-fiction writer Eileen Simpson discusses her third book, Poets in Their Youth: A Memoir . It is based on her years of intimacy with some of the major writers of our time. John Berryman, Delmore Schwartz, Robert Lowell, and Edmund Wilson are just a few of the ...
Jamake Highwater returns to the program to discuss his twelfth book, The Primal Mind. He talks about art in American Indian culture. He discusses observation versus transformation. He also talks about the different treatments of personal identity in Western culture and in primal cultures. This episode was dedicated to novelist ...
Richard Kostelanetz discusses his audiotape experiment, "Invocations". This experiment attempts to "discover the sound of prayer that transcends individual languages." We hear excerpts including a recording of a Sufi reading from the Quran layered with other recordings of prayers in other languages. Another excerpt with twelve simultaneous elements opens with ...
Richard Kostelanetz reports on recent electronic experiments with language. Part I.
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Psychotherapists and poets Dr. Akhter Ahsen and Samuel Exler discuss the influence they have had on each other. They discuss Ahsen's book, Psycheye, and the model of Eidetic Imagery. Exler reads a passage from the book to demonstrate the psychotherapy technique.
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Stephen Koch, novelist, discussing and reading from his work. He talks about his novel Night Watch, as well as his as-of-yet unpublished work.
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Nigel Hamilton, author of Monty.
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Sam Charters, author of The Roots of the Blues.
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