Sohnya Sayres

Friday, November 02, 1984

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


Mark Kaminsky

Friday, November 02, 1984

Guest Mark Kaminsky discusses his book The Road from Hiroshima.


Chuck Wachtel

Monday, September 26, 1983


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 and Anthony J. Connor

Sunday, July 17, 1983

What it was like to play in the Negro Leagues.


Philip Pearlstein

Friday, June 24, 1983

An artist on existentialism and art


Writer's Pay

Friday, April 22, 1983

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.

WNYC archives id: 72925


Writer's Pay Part One

Friday, April 22, 1983

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.

WNYC archives id: 72924


Samuel Menashe

Sunday, March 06, 1983

Samuel Menashe discusses his poetry and its criticism.

WNYC archives id: 73197


Louis Phillips

Sunday, January 30, 1983

Louis Phillips on his novel-length poem Bulkington, about the minor character of the same name from Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

WNYC archives id: 73196


Samuel Menashe

Friday, December 10, 1982

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.

WNYC archives id: 73143


Tom Draper

Sunday, December 05, 1982

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 ...


Eileen Simpson

Sunday, October 17, 1982

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

Friday, October 01, 1982

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

Sunday, September 05, 1982

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

Sunday, August 29, 1982

Richard Kostelanetz reports on recent electronic experiments with language. Part I.

WNYC archives id: 72979


Akhter Ahsen

Saturday, January 16, 1982

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.

WNYC archives id: 72886


Fred Mustard Stewart

Friday, January 01, 1982

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Fred Mustard Stewart discusses his new novel, Century.

WNYC archives id: 72983


Stephen Koch

Tuesday, December 15, 1981

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.

WNYC archives id: 72862


Nigel Hamilton

Wednesday, December 02, 1981

Nigel Hamilton, author of Monty.

WNYC archives id: 72974


Sam Charters

Wednesday, November 25, 1981

Sam Charters, author of The Roots of the Blues.

WNYC archives id: 72975