Drunk as a Poet on Payday

Today on the show is poet Callie Siskel, discussing her new book, Two Minds. It's a terrific book, one that is, in part, about her father, the late, wonderful film critic Gene Siskel. Two Minds is Siskel's first full-length book, after her Poetry Society of America chapbook, Arctic Revival, which was selected for publication by Elizabeth Alexander.

Siskel's poetry appears in The Paris Review, The Atlantic, and The New York Review of Books. She is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and holds an MFA from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a poetry editor at The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Pick up a copy of Two Minds here.
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Jason Gray
Jason Gray is the author of the poetry collections Radiation King and Photographing Eden. His poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry, Kenyon Review, Southern Review, Image, and elsewhere.

What is Drunk as a Poet on Payday?

Good news is sometimes hard to come by for poets, and what’s better news than a new book! Celebrate with us as Jason Gray hosts an interview podcast with poets discussing their new books. Each episode is a smart, fun look into the world of poetry, where the guests read several poems for their new work, and talk about how their books came to be, and how they write the way they do.