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The Outrider Podcast: Episode 4: Delia Tramontina

October 29, 2013 by


Episode 4: Delia Tramontina: I talk to my old friend Delia about our different views on social work, her radio show/podcast, the ubiquitous Naropa University, the difficulty in becoming part of a literary “scene” and what she’s working on these days, and writing retreats. After listening here, go check out Delia’s show Poet As Radio […]

Interview: Reed Randolph

October 27, 2013 by


The first place I saw Reed Randolph’s work was on Instagram. Actually, I don’t know if I saw his own work or pictures of his weird, old toys first, but I do remember this eventually leading to a conversation about Bill “Chop Top” Moseley. What set Randolph’s work apart for me was that he obviously […]

Little Billboards Almost #50

October 18, 2013 by


I really wanted to use Kelly’s poem as my 50th entry to Little Billboards, but he was insistent that I write that one. Well, he gets almost 50. I like his poem for many reasons. Particularly, I liked that it represents my larger goals of the project maybe better than my own work has. Hopefully you’ll […]

The Outrider Podcast: Episode 3: Geoffrey Goodwin

October 13, 2013 by


In this episode I talk with Geoffrey Goodwin, freelance writer, bookseller, and sometimes educator about not being good at sports, fear of Raymond Carver, and how being a mercenary writer means you’re often legally obligated to be vague and mysterious about what you’re doing. The one book Geoffrey can confess to co-writing is Spooky Creepy […]

Cities in Rock 6: In the Vicinity of Little Falls, MN; or, Toward a General Theory of Rockin’

October 10, 2013 by


I used to play with a drummer from Little Falls, Minnesota (“where the Mississippi pauses”). It was in this country band led by a singer-songwriter, in support of her studio musician-recorded CD. He was a solid guy, solid drummer. Good sense of time, no flash, terrible crush on the singer. He was driving a lot […]