This episode features Big Other‘s editor John Madera in conversation with great writers Robert Lopez, Joe Milazzo, and Angela Woodward about life during the contagion. Brendan Lorber also appears with a lyrical weather forecast. And Rikki Ducornet closes the show with a reading from Plotinus, her luminous current work-in-progress.
John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.