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November 23, 2023 60 mins

On the 11/22/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

To kick off this spectacular Thanksgiving Eve episode, Joseph Mills discusses his co-authored wine book and the interesting backstories of the many winery owners he has chronicled. Dr. Andy and Mills discuss cancellable poetry, writing outside of one’s literary persona, and the triumphs and failures of ChatGBT poetry. Mills then shares a poem about standing before the shelves of cookbooks, trying to make dinner. Emily Wallis Hughes is the next guest, sharing the mission of her journal Fence, through which she publishes books, posts digital publications, and makes space for exploration in writing and the upcoming avant-garde. She reads her poem “Late Winter After the Fires.” Catriona McPherson joins the podcast to promote the publication of her most recent novel, Hop Scot. She will hold a reading event on Tuesday, December 5th at 6pm at the Avid Reader in downtown Davis.

Joseph Mills is a Professor of Humanities and Writing in the UNCSA Division of Liberal Arts. He has hundreds of criticism, poetry, fiction and non-fiction published in a variety of forums. He is the author of "Bleachers: 54 Linked Fictions", seven books of poetry: "Bodies in Motion," "Exit, Pursued By a Bear," "Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers," "This Miraculous Turning," "Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet," "Love and Other Collisions" and "Somewhere During the Spin Cycle. Mills is an editor for , "A Century of the Marx Brothers," which is a book of film criticism, and a co-author, of two editions of "A Guide to North Carolina’s Wineries."

Emily Wallis Hughes is the author of Sugar Factory, published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2019. Spanish translations of her poems are forthcoming in Buenos Aires Poetry. Poems from her second book of poems, Fragrance Alkali and Bloodred, are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review. She is a lecturer in the Creative Writing Program in the English Department at Rutgers--New Brunswick. Emily lives in Astoria in Queens, New York, just a twenty-minute walk from where her mother lived as a child in Jackson Heights.

Catriona McPherson (she/her) was born in Scotland and immigrated to the US in 2010. She writes preposterous 1930s private detective stories, realistic 1940s amateur sleuth stories, and contemporary psychological standalones. These are all set in Scotland with a lot of Scottish weather. She also writes  modern comedies about the Last Ditch Motel in a “fictional” college town in Northern California. HOP SCOT is number six in the series. Catriona’s books have won or been shortlisted for the Edgar, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Lefty, the Macavity, the Mary Higgins Clark award and the UK Ellery Queen Dagger. She is a proud lifetime member and former national president of Sisters in Crime.  

The Poetry Night Reading Series is excited to feature the authors Elana K. Arnold and Mischa Kuczynski at 7 PM on Thursday, December 7th, 2023, on the first floor of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street in Davis.

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