WE’RE BACK. And a concealed writer is exposed. Previous SAY SOMETHING, ANYTHING guest Lizzie Wann mentioned seeing a kick ass poet named Jon Tobias read at an open mic… and nowhere else. So we decided to change that. As it turns out Jon Tobias will be published in the Aztec Literary Review, but being published and recognized isn’t something he seeks. In fact, his most creative and elaborate writing project involves total anonymity (listen to the ep for more details on his fake love letters.) The poems Jon shares in the episode are new, but he got into poetry when he was in first grade and dealing with cancer at the time. The concept of discovering something wonderful (like a love for words) as a result of something terrible is discussed. So is the lost art of CD lyric books and the authenticity of Drunk Text Poems.
Check out Jon’s work at: http://hellopoetry.com/jon-tobias/
PLUS, check out Puna Press' new site. In addition to being a big part of the podcast's hiatus, it also looks super fresh: punapress.com