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Hannah Rogers and Carla Stockton on Studio A


49:13 minutes (56.33 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 2 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Dr. Hannah Rogers and Carla Stockton, from the MFA program at Columbia, on the show Studio A.

Christopher Swetala and Matthew Di Paoli on Studio A


46:42 minutes (53.44 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 26 Jul 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Christopher Swetala and Matthew Di Paoli. Christopher holds an MFA from Columbia University and is currently a researcher for the radio program This American Life. In addition to writing short stories, he has recently finished his first novel. Matthew also holds an MFA from Columbia, currently teaches Writing and Literature at Monroe College, and just published a novel entitled Killstanbul with El Balazo Press on July 25, 2015.

Elizabeth Blickle and Elisa Fernandez-Arias on Studio A


45:57 minutes (52.59 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 9 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Elizabeth Blickle and Elisa Fernandez-Arias. Elizabeth is currently in the MFA program at Columbia University and will be sharing work from her thesis. Elisa received an MFA from Columbia in 2014, will soon be moving to Rome to teach English Composition at John Cabot University,  and will be sharing an excerpt from the novel she is currently working on, The Under. Because of a technological error, the recording of this show was cut slightly short.

Studio A with Marina Blitshteyn and K.T. Billey


50:38 minutes (57.96 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 16 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Marina Blitshteyn and Kara Thordarson, also known as K.T. Billey. Marina holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she also served as a University Writing instructor and consultant. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Lilith, No, Dear Magazine, Two Serious Ladies, and her latest chapbook is Nothing Personal. Kara holds a MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and is an assistant editor for the literary journal Asymptote.

Studio A With John Benditt and Brandon Caro


53:59 minutes (61.78 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 30 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Brandon Caro and John Benditt. Brandon Caro is a veteran from Aphganistan who is pursuing an MFA in Fiction Writing from The New School, with works featured in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Whitehouse Magazine of Contemporary Art, and elsewhere. He will be reading from his debut novel, Old Silk Road, which will be released October 13th of this year.

Studio A With Paco Marquez, Eva Saavedra, and Elizabeth Whittlesey


57:23 minutes (65.67 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 23 Aug 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Paco Marquez, Eva Saavedra, and Elizabeth Whittlesey. Paco is poetry editor at Washington Square.

Studio A With Alex Cuff and Caitlin Blanchfield


48:14 minutes (55.2 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 6 Sep 2015

My guests tonight are Alex Cuff and Caitlin Blanchfield. Alex is a poet and public school teacher living in Brooklyn. Her writing can be found online in The RecluseApogee JournalSink ReviewTwo Serious Ladies, and Leveler. She’s a graduate of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College and co-founding editor of No, Dear magazine.

Studio A With Naomi Jackson and Kaitlyn Greenidge


54:28 minutes (62.34 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 13 Sep 2015

The following are live readings by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Naomi Jackson. Kailtyn is a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA Fiction program and her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kweli Journal, The Believer, Guernica and other places. Her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman will be published by Algonquin Press in 2016. Naomi Studied fiction at Iowa Writers Workshop and traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.

Studio A With Kelli Trapnell and Kerry Cullen


45:59 minutes (52.63 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 20 Sep 2015

The following live readings are from Kelli Trapnell and Kerry Cullen. Kelli recieved an MFA from Columbia University, and now enjoys writing literary horror. She has worked as a columnist and editor for Untapped Cities, a production editor for Apogee, and currently works for The New Yorker. Kerry also received an MFA at Columbia University, and has work published or forthcoming in One Teen Story, Prairie Schooner, Cicada, Monkeybicycle and elsewear.

Studio A With Jennifer Sears and Francesca Giacco


52:52 minutes (60.51 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 4 Oct 2015

The following live readings are from Jennifer Sears and Francesca Giacco. Jennifer's fiction publications include Guernica, Ninth Letter, Fence, Fiction International, So to Speak, Barrelhouse, Sequestrum, The Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing, and Fiction International.  She has received awards from the Millay Colony for Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Money for Women Fund, and The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Studio A With Tanwi Nandini Islam


56:11 minutes (64.29 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 18 Oct 2015

The following is a recording of live readings from Tanwi Nandini Islam. Tanwi is the author of Bright Lines (Penguin 2015). She is the founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a small-batch niche perfume, candle and skincare line. Her writing has appeared in Elle.com, Fashionista.com, Open City, Women 2.0, Billboard.com and Gawker. A graduate of Brooklyn College MFA and Vassar College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY. As a disclaimer, the literature in this program does contain some profanity. 

Studio A with David Moscovich and Yuriy Tarnawsky


53:25 minutes (61.14 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 25 Oct 2015

The following is a recording of live readings from David Moscovich and Yuriy Tarnawsky. David Moscovich's collection of one-page fictions, You Are Make Very Important Bathtime, was nominated for a Pushcart and &Now prize and is available from Journal of Experimental Fiction (Geneva, IL).

Studio A With Julia Guez


57:50 minutes (66.18 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 15 Nov 2015

The following is a recording of live readings with Julia Guez. At work on her first full-length collection, The Certain Body, Julia Guez has earned a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the 2013 "Discovery"/ Boston Review poetry prize.  Some of her poetry, essays, translations and interviews have recently appeared or will soon be forthcoming in Circumference, POETRY, The Literary Review, Vinyl, Apogee, Phantom Limb, No, Dear and DIAGRAM.  She is currently co-translating a collection of poetry by Luis Chaves with the writer, Samantha Zighelboim.

Studio A With Glenn Gordon


49:52 minutes (57.08 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 27 Sep 2015

The following is a recording of live readings from Glenn Michael Gordon. Glenn  is the assistant director in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University and course director of University Writing: Readings in Gender and Sexuality. He was the editor-in-chief of ReadersDigest.com and a senior editor at Self and Child magazines.

Studio A With Yesenia Montillia And Loma


53:09 minutes (30.42 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 22 Nov 2015

The following is a recording of live readings by Yesenia Montilla and Christopher Soto, who goes by the name of Loma. Yesenia is a New York City poet with Afro-Caribbean roots. Her poetry has appeared in the Chapbook For the Crowns of Your Head, as well as the literary journals 5AM, Adanna, The Wide Shore and others. She received her MFA from Drew University in Poetry and Poetry in Translation and is a CantoMundo Fellow. Her first collection, The Pink Box is published by Willow Books.

Studio A With Thomas Dooley


57:00 minutes (65.24 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 29 Nov 2015

The following is a recording of a live reading with Thomas Dooley. Thomas is the author of Trespass, a winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by poet and novelist Charlie Smith. His poetry has been published by The Academy of American Poets, Poetry Daily, The Cortland Review, The Old Stock, Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine, and twice-featured on “PBS NewsHour”.

Studio A With Ekere Tallie


55:32 minutes (63.55 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 18 Jan 2016

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Ekere Tallie. Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is the author of Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation (Grand Concourse Press)  and Karma’s Footsteps (Flipped Eye Publishing). She is the Poetry Editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work focuses on women, race, ancestry, violence and the healing power of art and has been published in North American Review, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, Black Renaissance Noire, VIDA, Crab Orchard Review, BOMB, Paris/Atlantic, and Listen Up!

Jacqueline Johnson on Studio A


55:34 minutes (63.6 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 15 Dec 2015

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Jacqueline Johnson. Jacqueline is a multi-disciplined  artist creating in both writing and fiber arts. "A Woman's Season," is her second collection of poetry and was a finalist for the Main Street Rag Poetry contest.She is also the author of "A Gathering of  Mother Tongues" published by White Pine Press and is the winner of the Third Annual White Pine Press Poetry Award. She is a graduate of New York University and the City University of New York.

Keisha-Gaye Anderson on Studio A


53:13 minutes (60.9 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 31 Jan 2016

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Keisha-Gaye Anderson.

Studio A With Cathie Wright-Lewis


55:30 minutes (63.53 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 6 Mar 2016

The following is a recording of a live interview and reading with Cathie Wright-Lewis. Cathie is a lover of Linguistics, Ancient History, Education and Metaphysics. Simultaneously quenching her thirst for a daily dose of discourse with classic authors and molding young minds, she served the New York City public school system as a high school English teacher for 30 years.

Studio A With Tyehimba Jess


59:33 minutes (68.14 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 13 Mar 2016

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Tyehimba Jess. Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.”  Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

Studio A With Matthew Di Paoli and Stephen Cicirelli


53:29 minutes (61.22 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 20 Mar 2016

The following is a recording of live readings and interviews with Matthew Di Paoli and Stephen Cicirelli. Matthew Di Paoli received his BA at Boston College where he won the Dever Fellowship and the Cardinal Cushing Award for Creative Writing. He has also been nominated for the 2015 and 2016 Pushcart Prize and won the Prism Review Short Story Contest. Matthew earned his MFA in Fiction at Columbia University.

Studio A With Jay Deshpande and Gint Aras


59:56 minutes (68.59 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 27 Mar 2016

The following is a recording of live readings and interviews with Jay Deshpande and Gint Aras. Jay is the author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named one of the top debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers. A Kundiman fellow, he has held residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony and the Vermont Studio Center and was selected for the 2015 Scotti Merrill Memorial Award by Billy Collins.

Studio A With Erika Luckert and Avia Tadmor


59:35 minutes (68.2 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 3 Apr 2016

The following is a live recording and interview with Erika Luckert and Avia Tadmor. Erika is a poet from Edmonton, Canada. She completed a BA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta before moving to New York City to pursue her MFA in Poetry at Columbia University. Erika was a nominee for the Canadian National Magazine Award in Poetry, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in Room Magazine, Glass Buffalo, The Prairie Journal, The Belleville Park Pages, and others.

Studio A With Gordon Haber and Oliva Ciacci


70:09 minutes (80.28 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 18 Apr 2016

The following is a live reading and interview with Gordon Haber and Olivia Ciacci. Gordon writes fiction, criticism and journalism. His nonfiction work investigates the nexus of religion and culture. His recent fiction includes the novellas FALSE ECONOMIES and ADJUNCTIVITIS.

Studio A With Sukriti Yadava


27:08 minutes (31.05 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 23 Apr 2016

The following is an interview and reading with Sukriti Yadava. Sukriti holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University, and was Publisher of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She has written for Apogee Journal and Vox, and read at Columbia's "Gallery,” Sarah Lawrence's "6 X 6,” and the Our Word reading series. She was one of five students chosen by Columbia to attend the 2014 World Writer’s Festival in Paris, and worked for the 2015 Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Myanmar.

Studio A With Christopher Kondrich and Meghan Gilligan


57:09 minutes (65.41 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 24 Apr 2016

The following is a live reading and recording with Christopher Kondrich and Meghan Gilligan. Chris is the author of Contrapuntal (Parlor Press, 2013). He is the winner of The Iowa Review Award for Poetry (selected by Srikanth Reddy), and The Paris-American Reading Series Prize. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He edits Tupelo Quarterly, and lives and teaches in Providence, RI. Meghan is a Writing MFA Candidate at Columbia University, concentrating in creative nonfiction.

Studio A With Tim Tomlinson


59:39 minutes (68.26 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 19 Jun 2016

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Tim Tomlinson. Tim is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop  and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing.

Studio A With Dennis Norris II and Robert Balun


54:36 minutes (62.49 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 26 Jun 2016

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Dennis Norris II and Robert Balun. Dennis is a graduate of Haverford College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Sarah Lawrence College. His fiction appears in Bound Off: An Online Literary Audio Magazine and Madcap Review. He has won awards and fellowships for his short fiction from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the NYS Summer Writers Institute, VONA, and the Vermont Studio Center, and in 2015 was named a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow.

Studio A With Alexandra Watson, Naomi Extra, and Claire Schwartz


56:37 minutes (64.8 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 17 Jul 2016

The following is a live reading with Naomi Extra and Claire Schwartz with Alexandra Watson as a co-host. Alexandra Watson is Apogee's Executive Editor. She's been working with Apogee since Issue 01 launched, in 2012. She teaches writing at Columbia and Baruch College.

Studio A With Yvonne Cassidy


53:56 minutes (61.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 14 Aug 2016

Yvonne Cassidy was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and moved to New York in 2011. Yvonne is the author of three novels published by Hachette: The Other Boy, What Might Have Been Me and How Many Letters Are In Goodbye? In addition to being published widely in Europe, How Many Letters Are In Goodbye? was published in the U.S. by Llewellyn YA imprint Flux in March 2016.

Studio A With Charles Salzburg


51:53 minutes (59.39 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 21 Aug 2016

The following is a recording of a live interview and reading with Charles Salzberg. Charles is the author of the Henry Swann detective series, Swann's Last Song, which was nominated for a Shamus Award, Swann Dives In, and Swann's Lake of Despair, nominated for 2 Silver Falchions, and a finalist for the Beverly Hills Book Award and the Indie Excellence Award. His novel, Devil in the Hole, based on a true crime, was named one of the best crime novels in 2013. In his latest, Triple Shot, Twist of Fate is one of the three novellas.

Studio A With Jennifer Fitzgerald


56:30 minutes (64.66 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 4 Sep 2016

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Jen Fitzgerald. Jen is a poet, essayist, and a native New Yorker who received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University.  She is a community activist and freelance writer with experience in both the creative and professional spectrum.  She is the host of New Books in Poetry Podcast as part of the New Books Network, a member of New York Writers Workshop, and was a Bread Loaf 2014 Conference participant.

Studio A With Marcia Butler


60:00 minutes (68.67 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 11 Sep 2016

Marcia Butler’s life has been driven by creativity. For 25 years she performed throughout the world as a professional oboist. She was hailed by the New York Times as “a first rate artist” and performed with such luminaries as pianist AndreWatts, soprano Dawn Upshaw and jazz great Keith Jarrett. In 2002 Marcia changed careers and began an interior design firm. She has served well over 100 clients and her design work has been published in sheltermagazines.

Studio A With Jacqueline Bishop


56:53 minutes (65.09 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 18 Sep 2016

The following is a live interview and recording with Jacqueline Bishop. The Gymnast & Other Positions is Jacqueline most recent book and has been awarded the 2016 OCM Bocas Award in Non-Fiction. She is also the author of the novel, The River’s Song; and two collections of poems,Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul.

Episode 3


54:23 minutes (62.24 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 25 Sep 2016

David Moscovich is the Romanian-American author of You Are Make Very Important Bathtime (JEF Books, Chicago, IL) and LIFE+70[Redacted], a print version of the single most expensive literary e-book to ever be hacked (forthcoming October 11, from Lit Fest Press.) He is the recipient of fellowships from New York University, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and also sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). He holds an MFA in Fiction from NYU and is editor and publisher of Louffa Press.

Episode 3


54:23 minutes (62.24 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 25 Sep 2016

David Moscovich is the Romanian-American author of You Are Make Very Important Bathtime (JEF Books, Chicago, IL) and LIFE+70[Redacted], a print version of the single most expensive literary e-book to ever be hacked (forthcoming October 11, from Lit Fest Press.) He is the recipient of fellowships from New York University, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and also sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). He holds an MFA in Fiction from NYU and is editor and publisher of Louffa Press.

Studio A With Bianca Stone


54:37 minutes (62.51 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 2 Oct 2016

The following is a live interview and recording with Bianca Stone.

Studio A with Dmitri Grigorieff


48:14 minutes (55.2 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 16 Oct 2016

Studio A with Jameson Fitzpatrick


62:07 minutes (71.1 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 6 Nov 2016

Studio A with Patty Dann


42:05 minutes (48.16 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 20 Nov 2016

Interview with Jheri Jones: The Joneses 2016


30:12 minutes (34.56 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 4 Dec 2016

THE JONESES, a documentary film directed by Moby Longinotto and produced by Bunny Lake Films, takes a compelling look into the everyday life of transwoman Jheri Jones and her family. Listen to Jheri Jones on Studio A. As described on the film's website,

Interview with Diana Delgado


60:00 minutes (34.34 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 20 Feb 2017

Listen to the audio from poet Diana Delgado's live interview and reading Studio A from Sunday, February 19. Delgado received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and a BA in Poetry from University of California, Riverside. Her poetry chapbook, Late-Night Talks With Men I Think I Trust, selected by Cornelius Eady, won the Center for Book Arts 2015 Poetry Chapbook Competition.