What do the Indiana Dunes, Japanese Poetry, Al Capone, and The Dil Pickle Club all have in common? They're all components of the extraordinary life of poet, photographer, actor, activist, and bohemian, Jun Fujita!
Lovers of poems, whether or not you know 'em will love this week's feature about a most spectacular creature, the poet and drawer and singer and fighter (sort of) and lover and grammy award winning writer, Shel Silverstein!
Happy Valentine's Day! We're celebrating with a sensational sibling trio - no, not the Jonas Brothers or the Bee Gees - The Brontë sisters - LIVE!
This week, we look at the legacy of a 'real cool' poet and mentor: Gwendolyn Brooks, who changed the field of poetry for black writers and identity poetry in America.
Up this week, an older Hawthorne: Nathaniel! This week, we're covering the author of The Scarlet Letter and a myriad of literary crossovers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'President' Pierce, Louisa May Alcott, and Herman Melville! Hang on to your pens and broomsticks! (There's also an almost Saint involved, if you needed more reason to listen!)
This week's episode features a wildly unique author, Hazel Hawthorne and the passionate pursuit of those who have been captivated by this Queen of the Dunes. Join Jon, Steph, and special guest Inka Leisma (Host and researcher behind 'Finding Hazel Hawthorne') as they journey back to the magical dunes of Provincetown, MA.
Listen to this week's short episode about a Longfellow! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to be precise! Jon hosts this week's episode about the most famous author you've never read!
This week: L.M. Montgomery! Creator of Anne of Green Gables, secret author and romantic, namer of trees, prolific letter writer and Canadian! Celebrate this remarkable author with us in our first episode of 2020!
We're wild for Wilde and ringing in the New Year with a celebration of Oscar Wilde's life and works! Have a wonderful start to your 2020; here's to having the same sort of courage as Oscar Wilde did to make this year extraordinary!
Get Lit is pleased to present 'A Very Dickens Christmas' or 'Fricken Dickens,' if you prefer! Join us for a recounting of Charles Dickens, the man who invented so many Christmas traditions we celebrate today - and a delightful jingle - and assorted Dickens facts!
This week, we cover an artist with a reach as wide as her world travels; learn about Maya Angelou, an artist whose work transcends the written word.
Witches! Communism! Salesmen! Must be Arthur Miller week! Join us to investigate Miller just like the US Government did!
We missed Boston so much, we thought we'd bring it back to visit Louisa May Alcott, author of 'Little Women' and rewriter of women's history!
This episode has it all: exploding trees, forbidden romance, sci-fi monsters, a gossip girl crossover and Katie Sall. Is there really anything else you want from your literary podcast? Happy Thanksgiving!
This week, we're off into the world of the globe trotting poet, Langston Hughes discussing identity, American history, and artifacts.
Get Lit is back on tour - this time, we're sending you postcards from UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City - where everything from the churches to the sidewalks is infused with writing!
Get Lit Live is back - this week, we share stories about famous detective novel authors Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, along with fairies, missing persons, and a limerick or two.
Jump aboard the Pequod and going us for a seafaring adventure through Herman Melville's life, featuring special guest, Professor Jamie Jones. This episode is as unique as a white whale; you certainly won't want to miss it!
This week, we honor the extraordinary life and legacy of Toni Morrison, with Katie Sall back as a guest host to share her reflections on the author that changed her life and perspectives on literature.
We're headed back to England to explore the ICONIC Jane Austen - she's witty, she's talented, she was almost Jane Bigg-Wither? Find out more this week on Get Lit!