"Unknown Words" is a bi-monthly podcast dedicated to highlighting the work of unpublished or lesser known writers.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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Calvero is a poet whose work veers from place to place. It is crass, even silly one moment, then the next, it is nestling into a tender spot you never thought it would fit in. His metaphors become characters, his plots are hyperbole, but his characters seem to always find their way back to the familiar, somtimes touching or painful places, and I think you'll be surprised by where your sympathies lie. 

Calvero has a book of poetry available, Someday I'm Going to Marry Katy Perry from University of Hell press. 

His work has appeared in Hobart, Metazen, Unreality House, Salt Hill Journal and pressboardpress

You can follow him on Twitter (@CalveroHasCats) and on his tumblr, www.calveropoetry.tumblr.com.

 

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Direct download: 16_-_Calvero.mp3
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Episode #16 with poet, Calvero, will be here tomorrow. Since there's been a slight delay, I thought I could at least give you all a little more than usual. Tomorrow's full episode will have three poems from Calvero as well as our conversation, so for today, here's one more: "My Beached Whale Mother."

Find more of Calvero's work at calveropoetry.tumblr.com.

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Direct download: CalveroPreview.mp3
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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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