Ep 1.7: Summertime Belongs to Queers!

This month, Cece and Anthony are joined by dave ring. In the episode, they discuss dave's newest project, editing the Broken Metropolis anthology for Mason Jar Press (6:45), representation in literature (14:15), dave's work with OutWrite DC (18:30), and microagressions (27:00). In the Pop! section, Anthony and Cece take on Elon Musk's views on Socialism (34:45), The Carters (39:30), and another Queer Eye update (54:00). Finally, in the Bang! section, dave rejoins the hosts to talk dream gay bar dates with deceased authors (57:30).

Show Notes:

Disquiet Residency:
http://disquietinternational.org/

OutWrite DC
http://thedccenter.org/events/outwrite2018

Broken Metropolis
http://www.masonjarpress.xyz/chapbooks-1/broken-metropolis

Elon Musk Story
https://www.mhpbooks.com/elon-musk-millionairesplains-marxism-to-a-lefty-publishing-house-or-how-much-musk-would-an-elon-musk-if-an-elon-could-musk-musk/

Black Socialists of America
https://twitter.com/blacksocialists

Enoch Pratt Library:
www.prattlibrary.org/

The Carters – Apesh*t:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbMqWXnpXcA

Leslie Feinberg’s book on Cuba:
https://www.workers.org/lavender-red/LavenderRed_Cubabook.pdf

About Allen Ginsberg:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/allen-ginsberg

Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/41747-xenogenesis

Culture Comes From the Bottom Up

In this month's episode, Cece and Anthony are joined by the author of The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo. The three discuss Elizabeth's novel and form (4:00), writing in multiple languages (11:00), if success has changed the work (18:30), and where the boundaries exist or don't between page and stage (24:00). In the Pop! section, Anthony and Cece talk Royal Wedding (33:00), Karamo of Queer Eye getting engaged (40:00), and Lando Calrissian's sexuality (42:30). Finally, in the Bang! section, Elizabeth rejoins the hosts to talk unexpected influences (49:00).

Links
Annie Finch's book Exaltation of Forms
https://www.press.umich.edu/11681/exaltation_of_forms

Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1978/06/26/girl

Reviews of The Poet X
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/elizabeth-acevedo/the-poet-x/
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-06-266280-4

Dominican musician Juan Luis Guerra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STDG00mc9zk

Karamo's Engagement
https://people.com/tv/queer-eye-karamo-brown-engaged/

Abby and Tom engaged
https://www.eonline.com/news/933912/queer-eye-s-tom-jackson-marries-abby-parr-again

black Twitter's response to Royal wedding
http://gossiponthis.com/2018/05/19/bishop-michael-bruce-curry-sermon-royal-wedding-black-twitter-reactions/

Everything you need to know about the Royal Wedding
http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/royal-wedding-2018

Donald Glover on Lando Calrissian's Sexuality
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2018/05/17/lando-calrissian-pansexual-solo-star-wars-reaction/620566002/

I Can't Believe You've Never Seen The Movie Hook!

In this months episode, Anthony and Cece are guest free. They discuss the panels they've been on lately (1:20), Anthony's new book (5:30), the Split This Rock Festival (15:50), and other going-ons (20:00). In the Pop section (26:15), Kanye West is examined as well as the White House Correspondents' Dinner (35:45). Finally, in the Bang section, Cece and Antony trade first celebrity crushes (42:15) and maybe even sing a little.

Show Links:

City Lit Project
http://www.citylitproject.org/

Out of Step: A Memoir
https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814254820.html

Split This Rock Festival
http://www.splitthisrock.org/programs/festival-biennial/2018-festival/

Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate Competition
http://dewmorebmore.nationbuilder.com/youth_poet_laureate

Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Poetry
http://www.citypaper.com/bcp-cms-1-1189375-migrated-story-cp-20110817-stati-20110817-story.html
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhxLHjuHY6K/?taken-by=anthonywmoll
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTH9DT9jwUQ/?taken-by=anthonywmoll

Kanye tweet
https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989179757651574784

Hook
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102057/

21 Jump Street
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092312/

Johnny Depp Sucks
https://www.refinery29.com/2017/06/160695/johnny-depp-physically-violent-amber-heard

The Wizard
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098663/

“Cool it Now”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZUq6N7Gx1c

Ep 1.4 Scrooge McDuck of Poetry

Cece and Anthony are joined by Dora Malech for our poetry month episode. In this episode, the group discuss Dora's background and what she's up to now (1:20), what Dora loves about poetry (6:50), and what she wishes she could change about it (12:30). Dora then speaks toward the sonic nature of her poetry (20:50) and what it was like publishing with a UK press (24:00). In the pop section, the group tackle the proposed cultural appropriation of Bruno Mars (28:35) and the issues with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook at large (42:30). Finally, in the Bang section, the group share their most embarrassing stories from the literary world (51:55).

Links
Dora Malech Faculty Page
http://writingseminars.jhu.edu/directory/dora-malech/ 

Love poem by Dora Mallech:https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/54096/love-poem-56d2340f56532

Dora's blogs on Kenyon Review:https://www.kenyonreview.org/2017/12/american-sonnets-part-viii-tale-two-sonnets/

Cathy Park Hong essay:
http://arcade.stanford.edu/content/delusions-whiteness-avant-garde

Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062343079/why-poetry

Story about Bruno Mars
https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/12/entertainment/bruno-mars-cultural-appropriation-reaction-trnd/index.html

Story about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-cambridge-analytica-explained.html

"Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46712/introduction-to-poetry

Ep 1.3 Thank God for Representation

Recorded before news broke about the closing of the Baltimore Beat, Anthony and Cece speak with the Editor-in-Chief of that publication, Lisa Snowden-McCray. In this episode, the group discuss Lisa's path to journalism (3:00), to the Beat (10:50), and the state of journalism as an institution and business (14:45). Later, in the Pop section, Anthony, Celeste, and Lisa talk Black Panther and black representation in media (28:30) and the reboot of Queer Eye on Netflix (41:45). In the Bang segment, Anthony crowd-sources how he can find new music (52:15).

Links
The critical review written on Black Panther from the Boston Review
http://bostonreview.net/race/christopher-lebron-black-panther

The World of Wakanda
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Panther-Wakanda-Ta-Nehisi-Coates/dp/130290650X

Washington Blade
http://www.washingtonblade.com

Baltimore Beat
http://baltimorebeat.com

Baltimore Beat newspaper closes four months after it started
https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/03/06/baltimore-beat-newspapercloses-just-four-months.html 

Rose McGowan confronted by Trans woman
http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/rose-mcgowan-got-into-a-shouting-match-with-a-trans-woman.html

Splendid Table
https://www.splendidtable.org

Out of the Blocks
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/451202110/out-of-the-blocks-on-w-y-p-r

Ep 1.2 Bring Poetry to Your Meetings

Cece and Anthony are joined by poet and "Split This Rock" co-founder, Sarah Browning, to discuss life, poetry, and politics (0:00). Later, Cece and Anthony talk Fire and Fury (36:30), Game of Thrones hiatus (41:50). and the Olympics (46:00). Sarah then rejoins the hosts to imagine their dream literary course to teach/take (53:10).

Links
Split This Rock
http://www.splitthisrock.org/

The Quarry
http://www.splitthisrock.org/poetry-database

Killing Summer by Sarah Browning
http://siblingrivalrypress.bigcartel.com/product/killing-summer-by-sarah-browning

Open Culture
http://www.openculture.com/

 “Ballad of Orange and Grape” by Muriel Rukeyser
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57158/ballad-of-orange-and-grape

Astoria Books
https://www.astoriabookshop.com

Follow us on Twitter
www.twitter.com/litpopbang

Ep 1.1—No Apologies 2018

Cece and Anthony talk with current and previous Youth Poet Laureates of Baltimore, Mohammed Tall and Hannah Sawyerr (0:16) . Later, they discuss banned words at the CDC (21:15), Omarosa's resignation (29:31) and the people they want to see less of in the coming year (37:10). 

Links
Mohammed's poem Do the Right Thing
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-eVeHBsb1C4

Hannah's website and book For Girls Growing into Their Hips
https://www.hannahsawyerr.com/

Letter to my Daughter by Maya Angelou
https://www.amazon.com/Letter-My-Daughter-Maya-Angelou/dp/0812980034

Banned Words:
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/12/there_is_no_ban_on_words_at_the_cdc.html

Omarosa resignation:
https://www.thecut.com/2017/12/omarosa-manigault-resign-white-house-trump.html

March Trilogy from Rep. John Lewis:
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/mobile/catalog/march-trilogy-slipcase-set/947

Ep 0.0—The Pilot

Get to know hosts Anthony Moll and Cece as they break down what to expect from Lit!Pop!Bang! In this introductory episode, Anthony and Cece discuss their current writing projects (1:05), try to define Lit!Pop!Bang (10:30), who they're reading right now (13:10), possible guests (17:30), and play Marry, Kill...Bang (20:00) to finish out the episode.