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Episode 3: Matthew Gavin Frank

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We’re finally back with another installment of Fourth Genre: Off the Page. In this episode, you’ll hear the wonderful Matthew Gavin Frank, an accomplished poet and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and The New Republic, among many others. He is the author of several books of both poetry and prose, and his latest, Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer releases this July. Fourth Genre readers might remember the author best from his essay published in issue 14.2, “Silk, Allergies, Sisters, and Incompleteness.”

Frank and I discuss a multitude of topics in this episode, from beards to food to squids to explosions, with a little about writing peppered in.

Special thanks goes to Doug Mains & The City Folk, who kindly provided us our intro and outro music with their beautiful song “Theresa St. Johns” off the album The Mountain’s King.

Thank you for listening, and enjoy episode three!

Episode 2: Brenda Miller

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In episode two, we continue our series of conversations with writers and editors held last March at AWP in Boston. On the program this time is Brenda Miller, an award-winning author whose work has been published in Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun and more. Fourth Genre readers will know her most recently from “How to Get Ready for Bed” published in 14.2. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Doug Mains & The City Folk who provided our intro and outro music. You can find out more about the band on their website.

Episode 1: Daisy Hernandez

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In April 2013, the Fourth Genre editorial staff descended on a snow-ridden Boston for the annual conference of Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). During the three-day trip, we were lucky enough to sit down and record conversations with several of the writers published in issue 14.2. We spoke mostly about the writers’ work, but also about larger issues in the world of nonfiction—plus a few exciting extras.

Our first episode features writer and poet Daisy Hernandez, known to FG readers as author of “Before Love, Memory”—a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2013.

Special thanks to Doug Mains & The City Folk, who provided our intro and outro music. You can learn more about the band on their website.

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