Join Me as I talk to Stephen Jay Schwartz. He is a film guy-turned-author. Before publishing his first novel, Los Angeles Times bestseller, Boulevard, Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the Director of Development for film director Wolfgang Petersen (whose credits include Das Boot, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm, Troy) where he worked with writers, producers and studio executives to develop screenplays for production. Among the film projects he helped developed are Air Force One, Outbreak, Red Corner, Bicentennial Man and Mighty Joe Young. His latest book BEAT is the object of my affection for this interview. Thanks for listening.
Join Me as I talk to the poet Jeanette Clough. This is an archived interview from my show in 2010. Jeanette Clough is a native of Paterson, New Jersey. She has been a waitress, children’s dance teacher, a ship’s librarian, and currently works for the Getty Research Institute. Her most recent poetry collection is Island, from Red Hen Press. She has published widely in such journals as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Pool, Atlanta Review, and online in poeticdiversity and poetrybay. Her poetry received awards in the 2005 Ruskin Competition, the Rilke Competition, the Atlanta Review, the dA Center for the Arts, and the Los Angeles Fin de Millennium competition. She has been an editor for Solo, A Journal of Poetry and a reviewer for Poetry International.
HEAR IT LIVE: Interview with Chad Sweeney
Join me as I talk to Chad Sweeney. He is a new dad and a smart writer and in this interview we talk his daddy-dom and what he called the Woodstock of Poetry his 2010 victory lap made in California. Chad Sweeney’s third book of poems, Parable of Hide and Seek, was recently published by Alice James Books. Poems from the book appeared in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior, New American Writing and Best American Poetry 2008, and the poem “The Methodist and His Method” was read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. Chad’s cotranslations of the Selected Works of Iranian poet H.E. Sayeh will appear next year from White Pine Press, and his fourth book of poems, a bilingual Spanish/English edition is forthcoming from Forklift Books, Wolf Milk: Lost Poems of Juan Sweeney. Chad teaches poetry and is a Ph.D. candidate at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he lives with his wife, poet Jennifer K. Sweeney and their son Liam.