Episode 2: Goblin Fruit

Monday, 24. August 2009

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Art from Summer 2009 issue of Goblin Fruit by Oliver Hunter.

Art from Summer 2009 issue of Goblin Fruit by Oliver Hunter.

I know, it’s been FOREVER since the first episode!  So sorry, things were a bit crazy there for a while, and that hasn’t actually changed but Worldcon is over, and that helps some. :)   So here is the second episode, with the lovely ladies from Goblin Fruit!

And here are some show notes!

The poem at the beginning is The Changeling Always Wins by Nicole Kornher-Stace, the featured poet in the summer issue of Goblin Fruit.  We talk about her a bit in the show, and I met her at Readercon along with the rest of the GF crew, and she is lovely.  You should read her poetry (plus her kid is really freakin’ cute).

Oh right, we recorded this at a con.  In case you’re wondering, info on Readercon is here, and I really must thank Ellen Kushner who was so sweet to let us record in her hotel room.  Thanks Ellen!

Also mentioned is Mike Allen and Mythic Delirium, another fine online poetry ‘zine.

XKCD’s map of the internet!

Mike Allen’s safe for work striptease at the Rhysling Awards: no seriously, it’s safe.

A correction!  In the show Amal says she thinks the Science Fiction Poetry Association was founded in 1987, it was actually founded in 1978.  We apologize for the error.

Goblin Fruit Trailer

Song at the end is “Goblin Girls,” with words by C.S.E. Cooney and music and performance by Jeremy Cooney.

This episode was so much fun!  I’m really proud of it, and so glad that I got a chance to sit down with Amal and Jess!  I love what these ladies are doing with Goblin Fruit, and it doesn’t hurt that they are lovely, lovely people.  Congratulations once again to Amal for winning the 2009 Rhysling award for short poetry for her poem “Song for an Ancient City,” which she kindly read for us on the show.  It was such a treat to hang out with them and the associated Goblins at Readercon, and I can’t wait to do it again next year.  A couple more administrative notes, I figured out some more of my technical issues, so you should soon be able to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, which will please me greatly (Update: I wrote this post last night, and this morning I had the email telling me that you can now subscribe through iTunes at this link! Hurray!).  If you use a different podcast syndicator, feel free to let me know where you would like to see me submitting the show.  And as always, feedback is more than welcome!  There will be more news soon about other things I’m involved with, and if you’re interested, I actually started yet another blog at Stackscene for talking about books and literacy issues.

Thanks for coming back for the second episode!

5 Responses to “Episode 2: Goblin Fruit”

  1. Amal El-Mohtar Says:

    Hooray! *bounces about*

  2. Karen Berry Says:

    I’ve been delighted since you picked up “Ariel,” but I’m even more excited about your having picked up three of my poems after listening to this interview.

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    [...] I met Nicole Kornher-Stace at Readercon this year, and almost immediately fell in love with her words. I say this because she is the featured poet in the Summer issue of the online poetry magazine Goblin Fruit, and I got to hear her read one of the poems from the feature, The Changeling Always Wins. I love poetry that has a sense of humor, and this piece in particular is dark and twisted and a little creepy, but also very, very funny. To cross-promote my own stuff for a second, if you’re interested in finding out more about Nicole’s poetry and Goblin Fruit, I just did an interview with the editors of the publication on my podcast, We Have Thumbs. [...]

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