Talking Earth with Jay Ponteri and Kevin Sampsell

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Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Talking Earth with Jay Ponteri and Kevin Sampsell
This Monday's edition of KBOO's spoken word show, "Talking Earth", will center on two celebrated local writers, Oregon Book Award winner Jay Ponteri and Future Tense Books publisher Kevin Sampsell. Patrick Bocarde will host.

Jay Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and Show: Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review , and HABIT Books. His work has appeared in Tin House, Puerto Del Sol, Seattle Review and was chosen as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2010 . His memoir, Wedlocked , won the 2014 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. "Darkmouth Strikes Again", a lyric essay, was published by Future Tense Books in 2014.

Kevin Sampsell has been the publisher of Future Tense Books since 1990. His fiction has been published in literary journals such as Quick Fiction, LIT, Hobart, and Opium Magazine and on the websites McSweeney's, Nerve, Failbetter, Pindeldyboz, and Night Train. He is the editor of Portland Noir and The Insomniac Reader and the author of two story collections, Beautiful Blemish and Creamy Bullets as well as the novel, "This Is Between Us" (Tin House Books). His memoir, A Common Pornography, was published by Harper Perennial in January 2010.
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