Ep. 1.11 Breaking the 4th Wall

In this month's episode, Anthony and Cece are joined by essayist and poet, Lia Pupura. The three discuss community (1:30), Lia's new collection of essays, "All the Fierce Tethers" (6:00), how essays evolve after publication (18:30), truth in creative nonfiction (22:45), and how poetry and essays feed each other (26:30). In the Pop! section, Cece, Anthony, and Lia talk the Royals (30:45) and when reality meets professional wrestling (42:45). Finally, in the Bang! section, the group share their favorite (and least favorite) book-to-move adaptations (52:45).

Links:

Value Village Clothes shop
https://www.valuevillage.com

Lia's upcoming book "All the Fierce Tethers"
http://www.sarabandebooks.org/titles-20192039/all-the-fierce-tethers-lia-purpura

Ecotone definition
https://www.britannica.com/science/ecotone

Sacred 7 Erricka Bridgeford 
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/95256322-132.html

Meghan Markle Prince Harry tour
https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a21273366/meghan-markle-prince-harry-first-royal-tour-2018/

Roman Reins Steps away from WWE
https://www.today.com/health/wwe-star-roman-reigns-reveals-his-leukemia-has-returned-t140439

Umberto Eco, Six Walks in the Fictional Woods
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10530.Six_Walks_in_the_Fictional_Woods


The Price of Salt-Novel
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/30/forbidden-love

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58098.for_colored_girls_who_have_considered_suicide_when_the_rainbow_is_enuf

Blue is the Warmest Color
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/blue-is-the-warmest-color

Night on Earth
https://www.criterion.com/films/227-night-on-earth

Ep. 1.10 Live from Baltimore Bookfest!

Recorded live at Baltimore Bookfest, this episode features a free-ranging conversation with Youth Poet Laurette, Lovie, and poet/professor Ailish Hopper. Our hosts talk identity in form with Lovie (5:00), performance with Ailish (8:45), and divides in poetry communities with both guests. (12:10). In the Pop! section, the Emmy's get discussed (19:30), Childish Gambino's new music video (24:20), and the new season of SNL (29:30). Finally, in the Bang! section, the panel talk about what they would change in Baltimore at a snap of a finger if they could (32:00) and a question from the audience (37:00).

Links

FORCE Healing Hike fundraiser

https://upsettingrapeculture.wedid.it/campaigns/4706/

Fiona Apple's Acceptance Speech at the 1997 Video Music Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42gNkySFycA

Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1B9Fk_SgI0

Sinead O'Connor ripping Pope picture – “Fight the real enemy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dKdBlKgquw

Ego Nwodim – Baltimore Native a player on Saturday Night Live
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4945455/

Interstate 83
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_83

Baltimore Red Line
http://www.red-line-now.com/index.html

Lester Spence

http://www.lesterspence.com/

Jaan Kapelinski
http://www.estlit.ee/elis/?cmd=writer&id=46378&txt=4572

The Ultimate Volta

 This month's episode features Anthony and Cece talking with poet, Kyle Dargan, about his new collection, Anagnorisis (Northwestern University, 2018). Kyle talks his hopes for the new book (7:000), the meaning of Anagnorisis (12:45), and ending collections (27:30). In the Pop! section, the group talks Iron Heart and comic literature crossover (32:15), Madonna, Aretha Franklin (36:15) and Star Wars' Kelly Marie Tran's essay in the New York Times (40:00). Finally, in the Bang! section, our hosts and Kyle discuss their favorite movie endings (45:30).

Links:
Anagnorisis - http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu/content/anagnorisis

Ross Gay's "Within Two Weeks the African American Poet Ross Gay is Mistaken for Both the African American Poet Terrance Hayes and the African American Poet Kyle Dargan, Not One of Whom Looks Anything Like the Others": https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/92015/within-two-weeks-the-african-american-poet-ross-gay-is-mistaken-for-both-the-african-american-poet-terrance-hayes-and-the-african-american-poet-kyle-dargan-not-one-of-whom-looks-anything-like-the-others

Eve Ewing to Write Ironheart: 
https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/writer-eve-ewing-is-bringing-ironheart-into-the-spotlight

Like a Prayer Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79fzeNUqQbQ

Madonna "Tribute:" 
https://www.vox.com/2018/8/21/17762952/2018-vmas-madonna-aretha-franklin-tribute

Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/movies/kelly-marie-tran.html

Crazy Rich Asians:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/crazy-rich-asians-dazzles-box-office-34-million-five-day-n901996

Melancholia:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1527186/

Carlito’s Way (Starring Penelope Ann Miller, not Michelle Pfeiffer):
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106519/

The Usual Suspects:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/

Escape from Planet of the Apes:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067065/

Yona Harvey, the first black female writer for Marvel
http://www.writing.pitt.edu/people/faculty/yona-harvey

Kyle Dargan's poem "In 2016, the African-American Poet Kyle Dragan is Asked to Consider Writing More Like the African American Poet Ross Gay" 
https://tinhouse.com/product/summer-reading-16/

Kevin Young
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/kevin-young

EyeWear Publishing Scandal
https://www.thebookseller.com/news/eyewear-contracts-interfeare-poets-civil-rights-838861

Death of a Salesman play
https://www.pelister.org/literature/ArthurMiller/Miller_Salesman.pdf

Fatimah Asghar's book If They Come for Us
https://www.fatimahasghar.com/if-they-come-for-us/

Ep 1.8 Our Lady of Almost Obscure Causes

In this special episode of Lit!Pop!Bong!, hosts Anthony and Cece are on location at the OutWrite DC with Michelle Tea. First, we hear a reading from Michelle at a reading at OutWrite (5:30), and Michelle answers some questions from Anthony and Cece (31:00). Our hosts were then able to catch up with Michelle for the Pop! section (42:00) where the three discuss 23andMe, Black Girl Magic on fashion magazines (48:15), and the diversity of the new season trailer of Star Trek (50:45). Finally, in the Bang! section (55:30), Michelle, Anthony, and Cece share lesser known historical figures they want you to Google. 

Links:

Full HAGS essay: 
https://believermag.com/hags-in-your-face/

Against Memoir: 
https://www.feministpress.org/books-a-m/against-memoir

Modern Tarot:
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062682406/modern-tarot/ 

 Time Square:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081635/

The City to a Young Girl by Jody Caravaglia
http://english.ttu.edu/KAIROS/2.2/coverweb/17/proper/law.html

23andMe
https://gizmodo.com/23andme-is-getting-lots-of-money-from-big-pharma-to-sha-1827891890

Beyonce's Vogue Cover

https://www.vogue.com/article/beyonce-september-issue-2018

Tracee Ellis Ross Elle Canada Cover

http://www.ellecanada.com/culture/celebrity/article/tracee-ellis-ross-elle-canada-interview

Tiffany Haddish Glamour Cover

https://www.glamour.com/story/tiffany-haddish-september-2018-cover-story

Tyler Mitchell
https://www.vogue.com/article/tyler-mitchell-beyonce-photographer-vogue-september-issue

Star Trek Discover, Season 2
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/star-trek-discovery/feature/a843066/star-trek-discovery-season-2-release-date-cast-episodes-klingon-theory/

Pamela Colman Smith
https://medium.com/@shavaughnelle/pamela-colman-smith-and-the-erasure-of-black-women-in-metaphysics-bd7f993f1d1b

Mary Ellen Pleasant
http://newfillmore.com/fillmore-classics/dont-call-her-mammy/

Bayard Rustin
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/100-amazing-facts/who-designed-the-march-on-washington/  

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letter
http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100330920

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.