Episode 7: Literary Couples Part I feat. Jill Christman & Mark Neely

In this episode Mark Neely and Jill Christman discuss sharing the writing life, later we get a scene report from Knoxville, Tennessee.


About the Guests:

Jill Christman is the author of Darkroom: A Family Exposure (AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction winner), Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood (Shebooks 2014), and essays in magazines and journals such as Brevity, Fourth Genre, Iron Horse Literary Review, Literary Mama, Oprah Magazine, River Teeth, & Brain, Child. She serves on the board of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and teaches creative nonfiction writing in Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program and at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she lives with her husband, writer Mark Neely, and their two children. Visit her at www.jillchristman.com.

Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill and Dirty Bomb, both from Oberlin College Press. His awards include an NEA poetry fellowship, an Indiana Individual Artist’s grant, the FIELD Poetry Prize, and the Concrete Wolf chapbook prize. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Indiana Review, Boulevard, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. He teaches at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he lives with his wife—writer Jill Christman—and their two children.

Chad Davidson is an associate professor of English at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton). He has published two volumes of poetry with SIU Press—Consolation Miracle and The Last Predicta. In addition, he has co-authored two textbooks (with Gregory Fraser) on writing: Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave, 2009) and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing (Continuum, 2012). His poems, reviews, translations, and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including AGNI, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Writer’s Chronicle.


Music for today's show provided by: 

Audionautix: Acoustic | Jason Shaw | CC BY 3.0

Vocal Vibe Radio | Jeffrey Philip Nelson | CC BY 4.0

Mysteries and Secrets Unzipped: Soundtrack | Square People | CC BY 3.0