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Rocky Mountain Revival is an Audio Art Journal. What does that mean? We are a haven for readers, writers, singers, storytellers, audio artists, listeners and dreamers; an oasis for story-thirsty wanderers; an island of freedom in an ocean of thought tyranny surrounded by sharks that feed on the imagination. And no, we are not exaggerating. We support all arts, though we have a focus on literature and music.
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
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When Adam Freudenheim took over Pushkin Press in 2012, he did so with the aim to start a imprint that focused on children’s books in translation – something he felt passionately about after seeking new and inspiring titles for his own children. That imprint is now something that sets Pushkin apart from other publishers, but with an impressive list …
 
Katy Derbyshire’s skilful interpretations have made her a favourite amongst readers of German books in translation. Amongst her many works is Bricks and Mortar, originally written in German by Clemens Meyer, which was published in English by Fitzcarraldo Editions and longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International. Katy came to translation tangent…
 
How does language shape us? In the face of a growing globalised culture that can sometimes feel uniform, many people are seeking ways to maintain and express their individuality. Language – its history, structure and nuances – is one way in which we can explore our roots: it can help us remember who we are and what makes us unique. In this episode,…
 
What exactly does a translator do? Despite the Man Booker International literary prize and other initiatives acknowledging the important role translators play in bringing foreign literature to readers, there’s still little understanding of what's actually involved in the craft of translation. In this episode, Matthew Hyde, who translates from Russi…
 
In this episode Latvian writer Pauls Bankovskis explores the delightful strangeness one can find in translated works. He also discusses the author-translator relationship, and what it's like to read his own novels in translation – including the feeling he gets when a translation is right (even if he can't read in the target language). Since 1993 Pa…
 
We've established that reading in translation can change the way you think about the world. In this episode we elaborate on that and go on to explore what it means to be in a gatekeeper position: as publishers and booksellers we have a responsibility to bring diverse voices to our readers. It's Episode Two, so we have two guests. Annie Rutherford i…
 
We start the series with Allan Cameron, the founder of Vagabond Voices, translator of 24 books, and a writer himself. His most recent novel, Cinico, is a fictional translation of an Italian journalist's travelogue in Scotland. In this episode Allan talks about his favourite work of translation, the role translated work has in politics and shaping n…
 
A 'Best Of' playlist of all the music RMR has aired over the last 3 years. A melodic feast for your ears. 1. Stelth Ulvang- And as Always, the Infinite Cosmos- Out for Yourself 2. Dwight Vernon Forcey- Note to Self: Whatever- I Feel better When I Lose 3. Mega Gem- Colors of the West- Puddles 4. Sophie Paulette Jupillat- Waltz of the Romanovs Folks …
 
Brice Maiurro reads “Talking to God Over Shitty Coffee at Denny’s” Lynsey Morandin reads “Ghost Town” and “What We’re Left With” Brice is a poet and writer out of Denver, Colorado. He runs a poetry series throughout the Front Range called Punch Drunk Poetry. His first collection of poems, Stupid Flowers, is now available through Punch Drunk Press. …
 
For any writers out there who have wanted to peer behind the curtain at the mysterious world of literary agents. Shana Kelly of Einstein Literary Management and Becky LeJeune, Associate Agent at Bond Literary Agency speak on querying, communication, how to bribe an agent, and nearly everything you need to know about the agent submission process. Ra…
 
“Peaceful Warriors” by Tanya Rodrigue. This narrative audio journalism piece—part documentary/part personal narrative—tells a story of the Jan. 21st Women's March. The story weaves together narration, family stories, media clips, and interviews/conversations with protestors at the sister marches in Chicago, DC, London, Toronto and Denver. Perhaps m…
 
This is an audio trailer for Rain Check Collected Stories by Levi Andrew Noe. There is a special offer for a FREE audiobook, just tune in at the end of the episode. Please enjoy three complete stories from Rain Check free. And if you like what you hear and want to purchase the entire book you can find it on Audible or iTunes. You can also visit rai…
 
In this episode we take you on a journey. We have 10 artists, over a dozen stories, poems and a featured song that will all transport you to another place, another time, at the very least another vantage point. Writers, Poets and Artists (in order of appearance): Clive Collins- “Into Africa” Yvonne Higgins Leach- “The Woman Only Wanted Water,” “Wal…
 
What we have here is our annual dance party featuring 8 authors reading microfiction works featured in Blink Ink. Our authors are: Nancy Stohlman, Doug Matthewson (reading for Sally Reno), Rob Geisen, Lynn Mundell, Kathryn Knudson, Gay Degani, Katie Yates, and Catfish McDaris. And we are graced with musical accompaniment from Nick Busheff.…
 
Joe Halstead is the author of West Virginia, a novel available from Unnamed Press. His work has appeared in People Holding, Cultured Vultures, Cheat River Review, The Stockholm Review, and others. The Unnamed Press publishes literature from around the world. Whether it's fiction, memoir or something in between, we are always interested in unlikely …
 
An essay from D. Sidney Potter’s forthcoming collection of essays from Penguin Random House/Author House titled The Essayist: Reflections from a Real Estate Survivor. A former commercial real estate broker in the 1990’s, Mr. Potter now spends his time writing about all things real estate related. His first book, entitled The Flip: The True Life Sto…
 
On this episode, a guidebook for writers looking to get published and learn the secrets of the writing world. Meg Tuite is our moderator and our panel is Robert Vaughan, Kathy Fish, and Len Kuntz. What you’re going to hear about specifically is: Submitting to literary journals Competitions Rejections, dealing with rejection, learning from rejection…
 
Daniel DiFranco lives in Philadelphia. He teaches high school English and music. He plays in a band. He likes short, clear sentences. He often throws in a longer clause to balance out the rhythm of a paragraph. His work has appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, LitroNY, Philadelphia Stories, The Molotov Cocktail, and other fine publications. He is a reg…
 
Jonathan Cardew is a short story writer and editor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His short [and very short] fiction appears in Atticus Review, Segue, Jellyfish Review, Microfiction Monday, Flash Frontier, People Holding, among other places. He teaches writing at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he also edits The Phoenix Literary and Arts Ma…
 
Hillary Leftwich is a native of Colorado and currently lives in Denver with her son. In her day jobs, she has worked as a private investigator, maid, and pinup model. Her writing appeared recently in NANO Fiction, Monkeybicycle, Dogzplot, One Sentence Love Stories with Meg Pokrass and is forthcoming in Eunoia Review. Her flash fiction story, “Free …
 
Steven Dunn is the author of the novel Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016) He was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy, he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Some of his work can be found in Columbia Journal and Granta Magazine. In this episode Steven reads 6 stories from Potted Meat and…
 
Our artists today are J. Bradley- Flash fictioneer, Lucia Cherciu- Poetess, Clive Collins- Author extraordinarre, All Human-Beautiful musical madness and M.Smith- Soulful songwriter. It's a smorgasbord of audio art. Two unique bands with genre bending styles, flash fiction, poetry and a short story. It's almost too much. Almost. We're taking a brea…
 
Blink-Ink is a print only quarterly of succinct fiction, featuring stories of about 50 words, plus some original art and photography. You can find them at www.blink-ink.org 11 authors reading 25+ microfiction stories. In order of appearance we have: Catfish McDaris, Nancy Stohlman, Meg Tuite, Jonathan Cardew, Jayne Martin, Gay Degani, Paul Beckman,…
 
"Religions are not Potatoes" is a fullcast audio production from Gabriel Granillo and Michael Minassian reads his tale of Edgar Allen Poe's last three days in "Appointment in Baltimore." We finish the episode with a lovely Russian peasant song, derived from the music of the Romanov court, now fallen into oblivion from Sophie Paulette Jupillat.…
 
Steve Karas lives in Chicago with his wife and two kids. He is the author of Kinda Sorta American Dream and Mesogeios. His stories have also appeared in the short-fiction anthologies Friend.Follow.Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline and Bully, as well as literary journals like Necessary Fiction, jmww, Hobart, and Little Fiction. He can be found online a…
 
An awesome collaboration episode with Boston Literary Magazine and Big Table Publishing. Eight noteworthy authors: Tina Barry, April Bradley, Richard H. Fox, Jayne Martin, Laura Rodley, Renuka Raghavan, Paul Beckman, and Doug Mathewson. Special thanks to Robin Stratton EIC of BLM and acquisitions editor at BTP. This episode is sponsored by Tall Tal…
 
The Airgonaut is an online literary journal of flash fiction started in 2015. The journal is new, but the editors are experienced. We’re an Alanis song. We’re anonymous because all that matters is the work. This is a flash fiction piece by Levi Andrew Noe called "Broken Wishbones" published by The Airgonaut in Nov. 2015.…
 
Rift, the newest release from Robert Vaughan and Kathy Fish from Unknown Press is a co-authored collection of flash fiction. In this episode Kathy and Robert read several stories from their new novel. During the interview they discuss bringing the book to life, indie publishing, their writers' journey and give lots of great advice to new and aspiri…
 
Christopher D. DiCicco was born in Pennsylvania during the winter of 1981. He lives by a canal and writes fiction in his attic. His work has appeared in such places as Atticus Review, Superstition Review, WhiskeyPaper, Bartleby Snopes, and Gone Lawn. Featuring 11 never-before-seen stories, So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds propels DiCicco into …
 
Nicholas B. Morris is the author of two short-story collections, Tapeworm and The Boy in the Well, both available from Monkey Puzzle Press. He teaches humanities and literature at the Community College of Denver, and is one of the founders of the F-Bomb Reading Series that takes place the third Tuesday of every month at the Mercury Café.…
 
Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi is a university faculty and assistant professor of linguistics at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India; and author of two books on lesser known Indian languages: A Grammar of Hadoti and A Grammar of Bhadarwahi. As a poet, he has published around fifty poems in different anthologies, journals, and magazines worldwide.…
 
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