Archives for July 2017

Episode 52: Intrusions/Poems

Jameson Bayles has lived in Pittsburgh for less than 24 hours, and I thank him for taking time to join us on the podcast during his first Pittsburgh day.  During our talk, he reads some of his poems, we talk about the connection between poetry and place in these troubled times, intimacy in the age of tinder, and I play the roll of freshman orientation leader.

Those who want to hear more, can find Jameson reading at the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series Finale on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, and at the White Whale Bookstore on August 4, 2017.  His book Legends of Doe Hoe came out in early 2017 on the Spartan Press.

I can’t not swear.

Episode 51: Pigment on a Surface

Gene Marsh is an artist, educator, and all around nice guy. Unfortunately, Gene had a slight set back with his creative endeavors due to a fire at his studio.  In this podcast we discuss the importance of art and the creative process through looking at his own work.  Along the way we discuss “the hell stage” of creativity, why it takes 20 years to get good sometimes, and Red.

Check out Gene’s Facebook Page for updates on his work and efforts to rebuild his studio space.  Anyone wishing to contribute can go to the Panza Gallery at 6 PM on July 22, 2017 for the Art and Afterparty Fundraiser, or if you are not feeling social, feel free to mail a check to the Millvale Community Development Corporation with “Millvale Studios” in the memo section to MCDC 501 Lincoln Ave. Millvale, PA 15201.

I say the S-word once.