"Unknown Words" is a bi-monthly podcast dedicated to highlighting the work of unpublished or lesser known writers. Each episode, Matthew reads a either a short story, creative non-fiction, or works of poetry then interviews the writer to gain some insight into the work's composition and just maybe that of the author's.

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The character of today's story, Win, has found himself in some very hard times. However, he sees an omen of just how much worse things can truly become, and he remembers that he always has choices. Craig Buchner's story is a gritty depiction of what kind of desperation poverty can breed and his lean and pointed writing captures the casual nature of this common doom. Today's story is a darker one, but it is also a vivid look at where our choices and our circumstances can take us. 

Craig's story first appeared in Hobart Magazine.

Find more of his work at his website.

Conversation Topics: writing, Portland, Asheville, NC, Ron Rash, reading, poverty, homelessness, plasma donation, mental illness, jobs, short stories, storytelling, surrealism, choices, William Kennedy, Ironweed, literature, nursing, helping, teaching, Denis Johnson.

 

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Direct download: 15_-_Craig_Buchner.mp3
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