BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our weekly features. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us podcasts of discussions they have with writers about the craft of writing and what motivates them to tell a good story. We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do.
In the first episode we have to share with you, Poet Marcus Wicker speaks with Daniel Ford about his new poetry collection, Silencer. Wicker discusses the personals of his life, such as why he pursued an MFA and how hip-hop influences his poetry. He personally shares one of his poems on the air and explains the differences between writing, reading, and speaking poetry.
You may know Marcus Wicker from his other book of poetry, Maybe the Saddest Thing. He has collected many awards over the years, including a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, fellowships from Cave Canem, The Fine Arts Work Center, and more. He is the poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review and serves as director of the New Harmony Writers Workshop. Now you can listen in on this very private conversation that you will find nowhere else!
Then, in the second episode we are featuring this week, catch Sean Tuohy as he sits down for an interview with the beloved Sam Lightner Jr. Lightner comes to the show to discuss his novel, Heavy Green: The Collision of two Unlikely Missions in America’s Secret War. He talks to Tuohy about how a rock-climbing expedition actually led him to write fiction. Lightner has been traveling and writing across the world since his first expedition and you can see this in his writing, which takes on themes of the outdoors and climbing – though he also prefers to write about history, his favorite subject.