Episode 5.5: Champaign-Urbana Scene Report

In this microcast we get a scene report from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, featuring John McCarthy reading at Cowboy Monkey in downtown Champaign, as well as a preview of next week’s full length episode featuring Rose Metal Press co-founder Kathleen Rooney.


About the Guests:

John McCarthy’s work has appeared in Best New Poets 2015, Redivider, RHINO, and The Pinch. He edited the anthology [Ex]tinguished & [Ex]tinct for Twelve Winters Press and is the Managing Editor of Quiddity. His first collection, Ghost County is slated for release by MGPress in 2016. 

Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who do commissioned poetry on demand. Co-editor with Eric Plattner of The Selected Writings of René Magritte, forthcoming from Alma Books next year, she is also the author of seven books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including, most recently, the novel O, Democracy! (2014) and the novel in poems Robinson Alone (2012). With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of the poetry collection That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008) and the chapbook The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go (Hyacinth Girl, 2013). She lives in Chicago with her husband, the writer Martin Seay, and teaches at DePaul. Her criticism appears in The Chicago TribuneThe New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. Follow her @kathleenMrooney.


Music for today's show provided by:

Through The Lens | Andy G. Cohen | CC BY 4.0