On the latest episode of Shootin’ It Jayme interviews author Heiko Julien and talks: internet identities, Michael Seidlinger and Civil Coping Mechanisms, Steve Roggenbuck’s influence and Boost House, the future of Alt Lit, his upcoming book about the anti-Buddha, and Hawaiian cults.
7) Heiko Julien & Rachel Bell host a radio show – I don’t think there are any mp3s of the show, but it was pretty much Heiko and his friends playing music while people called in – one guy called in with the problem that he keeps picking up pennies off the ground that turn out to be pieces of gum – Catalina Gallagher called in with the problem that she couldn’t remember who Tim Allen was – I hope they do this again soon, it was a lot of fun
Evan Karp interviewed me and recorded me reading some poems. I had just been drenched in a downpour and was wearing a pricey dress I misguidedly bought after an interview for a shmaltzy art gallery job I ended up not getting. This is all to say: here is an interview with a vaguely destitute and incompetent person pretending to be an adult of some kind.
Amazon executives considered publishing people “antediluvian losers with rotary phones and inventory systems designed in 1968 and warehouses full of crap.” Publishers kept no data on customers, making their bets on books a matter of instinct rather than metrics. They were full of inefficiences, starting with overpriced Manhattan offices. There was “a general feeling that the New York publishing business was just this cloistered, Gilded Age antique just barely getting by in a sort of Colonial Williamsburg of commerce, but when Amazon waded into this they would show publishing how it was done.”
(not necessarily in this order but probably pretty close)
Morocco by Kendra Grant Malone and Matthew Savoca (2014) OHSO poetry by Mike Bushnell (2014) An Anthology of Contemporary Brazilian Poetry edited by Ana Guadalupe and Jeremy Spencer (2014) takahē poetry by Stacey Teague (Summer, 2014) Before You Kneels My Silence poetry by Jacob Steinberg (2014) A Hotel with My Name selected poems of Cecilia Pavón translated by Jacob Steinberg (2014) An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Poetry edited by Luna Miguel and Jeremy Spencer (2014) Cats and Dogs poetry by Andrew James Weatherhead (2014)