Dennis Carl Malott January 19, 1947. Died April 8, 2010.

Today would have been my father’s 69th birthday. For years now, I’ve tried to write about him and about our relationship. The scrapped essays, blog posts, and fictional flights have piled up, but none of them have been read by anyone. They’ve all felt incomplete, or far too long and rambling. I keep coming back … Continue reading Dennis Carl Malott January 19, 1947. Died April 8, 2010.

The Outrider Podcast Episode 29 Lynn Sloan

In this episode I talk with author Lynn Sloan about the ghettoization of writers, the assumption of quiet domesticity, the fact that old white men aren’t alone on top of the great mountain of literature, and her years as a photographer, including her time in New York working for a major magazine that made a … Continue reading The Outrider Podcast Episode 29 Lynn Sloan

The Outrider Podcast Episode 23: Taylor Mali

Today’s guest is Taylor Mali. We talk about long held family businesses, the purpose of language, how one ends up in Kansas, poetry slams, and jumping at the chance to be a full time poet. Taylor is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion, the author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job … Continue reading The Outrider Podcast Episode 23: Taylor Mali

Shoptalk #2 with Laura Hawley

This is the second installment of the Shoptalk series with Laura Hawley. We talk about her struggle with Lydia Davis, the travails of finding and keeping an agent, losing our way, and the further disintegration of my current project into disarray . . . But we still had a good time. The Outrider Podcast is … Continue reading Shoptalk #2 with Laura Hawley