"Unknown Words" is a bi-monthly podcast dedicated to highlighting the work of unpublished or lesser known writers.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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Ambiguity is almost a character form in Ben Nardolilli's poetry. It reoccurs, it antagonizes, and is even victimized by the reader. It occurs in the forests, swirling around alien telephone poles, it emits from a boastful, personals ad, it tortures the poet as some unfaithful shade of a memory. And after all his poems, Ben can still write a detective novel about a pop artist.

His work has appeared in Yes Poetry, Grey Sparrow Journal, Quail Bell Magazine, & Rabbit Catastrophe Review.

He has a chapbook of poetry entitled "Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained" published by Folded Word Press.

Ben's writing website.

 

Poems featured this episode:

(4:00) - Soliloquy in Late May

(10:33) - Dull & Confused

(18:00) - Personals Ad #18

(24:07) - We May Abandon

(30:07) - Empower Lines

(43:39) - No Chance for a Sequel

 

Conversation Topics: DC, Arlington, NYU, writing, narrative, literature, poetry, fiction, submissions, noir, music, detective, crime novel, history, losers, confederacy, nazis, empire, death star, star wars, pop culture, capitalism, process, experience, storytelling, conversation, interview, science fiction, universal truth, albert camus, philosophy, intellectuals, plays, celebrity, capote, hemingway, ira glass

 

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Made in 1985

Intro & Outro music by

MUSH

 

If you would like to submit a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction, or poetry between 1,000 and 4,000 words, submit it to: 
unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

 

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Direct download: 13_-_BenNardolilli.mp3
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Today's story, "The Potential Energy of Mr. English", by our guest, Johnny Day, walks a fine line between childhood absurdity and a darker, more violent reality. Much Johnny's fiction steps into the surreal and the fantastical, and it is all hypnotically entertaining. 

Conversation Topics: writing, short story, fiction, Murakami, mystery, Japan, bullying, hierarchy, teaching, novels, PTSD, veterans, trauma, war, medicalization, depression, anxiety, fairy tale, scifi, Ohio, non-fiction, narrative, screenwriting, scriptwriting, dialogue. 

Read today's story and more of Johnny's work at his website

 

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MUSH

ludwig danson

 

If you would like to submit a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction, or poetry between 1,000 and 4,000 words, submit it to: 

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

 

Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter @unknownwordspod, and Instagram @unknown_words_podcast. 

 

Direct download: 12_-_Johnny_Day.mp3
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