FEP Intern Ellis Kelsey interviews author James McAdams about his forthcoming short story collection, Ambushing the Void, and his writing process. Find out more about what makes James tick and how both technology and human relationships drive the stories in this collection.
Ambushing the Void is now available at a specially discounted pre-order price.
Daniel Hales' ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English Reviewed in The Montague Reporter
Q: What’s that title about?
A: This is for sure the question I’ve fielded most since I announced Rape Jokes, and I totally get why. As far as most of the world is concerned, rape is something you shouldn’t be cracking wise about, and rape jokes as a whole have been on the forefront of some of the most prominent debates about sexual assault and the media in the last few years. But Rape Jokes (the book) isn’t an attempt to make light of sexual assault or the people who’ve dealt with it. Initially, Rape Jokes was just a working title, but as I went on with the story it became clear that there isn’t a more succinct name for a romantic comedy about rape, and I stuck with it. I know for some people it’s off-putting, but it wasn’t my attempt to turn rape into a laughing matter.
Honestly, the idea for this book came when I turned to my partner late one evening, barely looking up from my tea, and cracked a “Ha, wouldn’t it be funny if there was a romantic comedy called Rape Jokes?” And now, here we are. What I’m saying is every idea you’ve had at ten past one in the morning is the best decision you’ll ever make.
Q: Are there any parts of the book you’re especially proud of and if so why?
A: Honestly, I’m proud of the entire thing and could talk about how very proud I am of it for days. If I had to narrow it down (and bear in mind that I am a British person so “taking pride in my achievements” is a new one on me), I’m really pleased with the fact that this is a book I really would have wanted to read even if I hadn’t written it. It covers some issues that I haven’t seen covered in other books (not that they’re not out there, just that I haven’t come across them yet), and I hope that it makes some people dealing with similar stuff feel understood.
Read more here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/qa-on-rape-jokes.html
Rebecca Pritchard, author of Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist has been interviewed on Portland, Maine's WGAN news radio by podcaster John McDonald. In this interview, Rebecca speaks about why she wanted to write about this colorful and controversial 19th century American newspaperman and activist, and what relevance Hacker's ideas still have for us today. Listen in on this lively conversation about Maine history and its continuing relevance.
Listen to the full fifteen-minute podcast on the WGAN site here:
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Christina Springer, author of The Splooge Factory, a volume of poetry published by Frayed Edge Press in November, has been interviewed by JP Howard at Mom Egg Review -- "The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood."
"This interview gives us some insights into the seventeen year process for Christina’s book to reach publication. She talks freely with MER VOX about home educating her teenage son, how art and activism intersect in her life and gives us insight into her brilliant and always busy creative process."
Read the full interview here:
To learn more about the book, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/splooge-factory.html
Peepshow Podcast hosts Jessie and PJ Sage bring you news and stories from the sex industry featuring sex workers, artists, writers, academics, and activists. Each podcast features a roundup of recent news stories and interviews. Episode 31 highlights Frayed Edge Press author Christina Springer: Stories and Poems from a Happy Ending Massage Parlor.
"Episode 31 features an interview with Pittsburgh-based Alt.Black artist and spoken word poet Christina Springer. Her new book, The Splooge Factory, comes out on Frayed Edge Press this month. It is a collection of poetry exploring her experiences as a receptionist in a “happy endings” massage parlor in Pittsburgh, PA. We talk to her about her experience at the massage parlor; her own history and art; love and intimacy; race, eroticism, and sex work; and motherhood and aging."
Listen to the podcast here: http://peepshowpodcast.com/peepshow-podcast-episode-31
And learn more about the book here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/splooge-factory.html
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