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Carl Adamshick’s Curses and Wishes

Welcome to this year’s final episode of Late Night Debut! This month we feature Carl Adamshick’s debut poetry collection, Curses and Wishes, published by Louisiana State University Press. Marvin Bell selected Adamshick’s debut as the 2010 winner of the Walt Whitman Award and wrote the following about his work: “Reading these poems is like breathing fresh

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December 31, 2012

Laurie Weeks’ Zipper Mouth

This month we feature Laurie Weeks’ novel Zipper Mouth, published by The Feminist Press in 2011. Kevin Thomas at The Rumpus called Zipper Mouth “a story of extremes: heights of infatuation, depths of temp work hell, chemical induced grandiosity, and the ensuing hangover. It’s not for the faint of heart, all this desperation and ecstasy—but who wants to be

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November 30, 2012

Marcus Jackson’s Neighborhood Register

This episode of Late Night Debut features Marcus Jackson’s collection of poems, Neighborhood Register, published by CavanKerry Press in 2011. Poet Matthew Dickman chose Jackson’s collection as his favorite debut of that year. “These are beautiful poems about places that often see little beauty. No matter where I was when I read Mr. Jackson’s poems I

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October 31, 2012

Alan Heathcock’s VOLT

Late Night Library kicks off its fall season with VOLT, Alan Heathcock’s debut collection of short stories, published by Graywolf Press in 2012. Robert Olmstead calls this debut story collection “heart-filling and breath-stopping,” and praises its “achingly spare yet mysteriously generous” language. For September’s podcast, co-hosts Brian Christopher and David Wagstaff discuss elements of realism and

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September 30, 2012

Keetje Kuipers’ Beautiful in the Mouth

Beautiful in the Mouth, Keetje Kuipers’ debut collection of poems published in 2010 by  BOA Editions , rounds out Late Night Library’s summer season of podcasts. Thomas Lux, who selected Beautiful in the Mouth as winner of the A. Poulin, Jr., Poetry Prize, praises Kuipers as a young poet “making [her] voice heard not by tearing up

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August 31, 2012

Lysley Tenorio’s Monstress

This episode of Late Night Debut features Monstress, Lysley Tenorio’s collection of short stories published by  Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. Chang-rae Lee calls Monstress “the debut of an electric literary talent. Brilliantly quirky, often moving, always gorgeously told, these are tales of bighearted misfits who yearn for their authentic selves with extraordinary passion and grace.” Guest co-hosts Sam

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July 30, 2012

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