Episode 16: Literary Couples Part III feat. Charlotte Pence & Adam Prince

As part of our continuing series highlighting literary couples, today we sit down with Charlotte Pence and Adam Prince to discuss the impact partners writing in different genres have on one another.


About the Guests:

Charlotte Pence’s poetry merges the personal with the scientific. Her first book, Many Small Fires (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), is a finalist for Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award. The book explores her father’s chronic homelessness while simultaneously detailing the physiological changes that enabled humans to form cities, communities, and households. A professor of English and creative writing at Eastern Illinois University, she is also the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks and the editor of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics (University Press of Mississippi, 2012).

Born and raised in Southern California, Adam Prince has since lived in New York, South Korea, Arkansas, Nicaragua, and Knoxville, Tennessee. His award-winning fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, and Narrative Magazine, among others. In 2011, Narrative Magazine named him one of the best twenty new writers. He is married to the poet Charlotte Pence and is currently at work on a novel that takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee and is the author of a collection of stories called The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men (Black Lawrence Press).


Music for Today's Episode Provided By:

Directionless EP | Broke For FreeCC BY 3.0

Bonfire MusicDavid MumfordCC BY 4.0

Overthrown (Instrumental Version)Josh WoodwardCC BY 3.0