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.
Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has become one of the most acclaimed interpreters of the music by Richard Strauss and Wagner. A former ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, she has been bestowed such honorary titles as Kammersängerin by the Austrian government, as well as an Officer of the Order of Canada. She is currently appearing as Chrysothemis in the late Patrice Chéreau's legendary staging of Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera, a production that she has been a part of since its ecstatic premiere in Aix-en-Provence in 2013.
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.
DøøF and rbchmbrs (Rob Chambers) came to WKCR for about 3 hours on a Friday morning to talk with Laurel and Zach about music and assortment of other things. Learn about their past work and their upcoming work in this mix of talking and music. This is a rare recording of almost an entire Offbeat show.
Episode Eight of the Monkey Cage with Magilla Gorilla, Aliens for Cruz, Hillary and Remington, Helen Winstral for president, Frank's maiden voyage, Lally's after school Trump debate, Mad Schwarzman underground, Aria McKenna versus the fossil fuel legacy, Millie Glocken on Julian Castro, Kat Whatley on Tokyo protests, Strawberry Finkel on Occupy Low, Jimmy Yancey, Toots and the Maytals, Ray Davies' Apeman, all Jagger and Richards' friends are junkies, sergiomessina.com, Dave Bartholomew, Jacob's home remedy, and Ronee Blakley for Bernie!
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.
Part 4 of 4, including a 3-part interview. In-studio performance by Aaron Burnett, recorded in-house at WKCR and featuring Aaron Burnett on tenor saxophone. Originally broadcast on Afternoon New Music on April 5th, 2016.
Part 3 of 4, including a short in-studio performance. Interview with Aaron Burnett about his group Aaron Burnett and the Big Machine and other projects. Originally broadcast on Afternoon New Music on April 5th, 2016.
Part 2 of 4, including a short in-studio performance. Interview with Aaron Burnett about his group Aaron Burnett and the Big Machine and other projects. Originally broadcast on Afternoon New Music on April 5th, 2016. The track played following this section ("Embrace of the Goddess") can be listened to here: https://soundcloud.com/aaron-burnett-quartet/embrace-of-the-goddess
Part 1 of 4, including a short in-studio performance. Interview with Aaron Burnett about his group Aaron Burnett and the Big Machine and other projects. Originally broadcast on Afternoon New Music on April 5th, 2016. The track played following this section ("Dance of the Supernals") can be listened to here: https://trrstore.bandcamp.com/album/i-thoth-so
Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian has caused an international stir since her sudden debut at the Royal Opera House in 2013, when she replaced star soprano Anja Harteros as Elisabetta in Don Carlo. Earning rave reviews, she has quickly established herself as one of the world's premiere lyrico spintos, making major company debuts everywhere from Zurich to Sydney. Ms.
Episode 7 of The Monkey Cage ranges from persistent malingering, the Sandinistas, superdelegates underground, the fight over the soul of the Democratic Party in the Empire State, the Inner Circle, to the Pope, the international monkey cabal, Mike Nesmith, the Rolling Stones, Smokey Robinson, Soffy Soffy, the Panama Papers, CaymanIslands, Podesta Blumenthal Inc., and Cynthia's groin pull.
Episode 6 of The Monkey Cage with Major Lance, Frank's thrown gauntlet groin pull, food poisoning brain fog, flying scriptless, mainstream lemmings, ten manifestoes, Mad's Poems from the Underground, Buckeye Redeye, M E Spike Allen, Fresh Meadows Glockenspiel, Debbie Wasserman Putz, $Hillary, EU Messinissimo, J J Cale, 6.5 year old balls, Camp Silver Lake, Anna Ziss Patton's crush line, Lotte Lenye, and Dave Bartholomew
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.
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.
Episode Five of The Monkey Cage takes on apemen, climate change, voter registration and suppression, Ted Cruz celebrities, Trump foreign policy, underground poetry, and Wisconsin ennui. With NYC broadcast veterans Andy Caploe, Cynthia Adler, and Frank Cipolla
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.
The O'My's came to WKCR to have a chat with Zach about music and food. The O'my's are a roots rock'n'soul group from Chicago that have connections to many other music genres including hip-hop. Maceo Haymes and Nick Hennesy came to the studio on February 28th, two days after doing a show at SOB's. Find them at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-omys Twitter: https://twitter.com/theomysband