Episode 6: Food, Literary Food

Food is not only important nourishment but it’s community, family, tradition, sharing, and so much more.  And because food is so integral to most of  our holiday traditions, we’re bringing you three stories about food.

“By the Stomach,” by Terri Klein

Terri Klein is a performer, poet, and playwright. She moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2015, after 55-1/2 years living all over the United States, with brief stints in Switzerland and the former Yugoslavia. She is thrilled to be part of Albuquerque’s vibrant spoken word and theatre scene, particularly DimeStories, the Fixed and Free poetry open mic, and the many community theaters that comprise Albuquerque Theatre Guild. She is currently working on two short plays, as well as the Albuquerque premiere of her full-length play, What Next, to be performed in 2017.

amy300Amy Wallen, “Lizard and Onions”

Amy Wallen, author of the best-selling novel MoonPies and Movie Stars, is Associate Director and at New York State Summer Writers’ Institute. The rest of the year she facilitates a full-length manuscript workshop in San Diego and teaches novel writing at UCSD Extension. Her essays have been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Normal School, Country Living, The Writers’ Chronicle and other national magazines. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. This podcast is an excerpt from her memoir When We Were Ghouls: A Memoir in Ghost Stories, to be released in 2018 by University of Nebraska Press American Lives series.  (Amy is also the founder of DimeStories.)

jhart300JoAnn Hart, “The Economic Tide”

JoeAnn Hart is the author of Addled and Float. “The Economic Tide” is extrapolated from Float, a novel which mixes bankruptcy, conceptual art, and plastics in the ocean, along with a strange bit of cooking on the side. Hart’s short fiction, essays, and articles have been widely published, most recently in Orion magazine and the fiction anthology Winds of Change: Short Stories for a Changing Climate. She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest seaport, where fishing regulations, the health of the ocean, and the natural beauty of the world are the daily topics of wonder and concern.

Again, special thanks to Scott Holmes for the music!

Cosmic Shell Suit, Scott Holmes
©2016 by Scott Holmes

Lucky Me, Scott Holmes
©2016 by Scott Holmes

A New Day, Scott Holmes
©2016 by Scott Holmes

Happy Go Lucky, Scott Holmes
©2016 by Scott Holmes

Scottish Indie, Scott Holmes
©2016 by Scott Holmes