This week on the radio hour: William S. Tribell + Readings at InKY and McQuixote on Friday

“William S. Tribell is a Pushcart Prize nominee with a penchant for travel.  Born in Central Kentucky, He has lived all over the country and the world.  Returning to the States last year after five years in Eastern Europe, William now lives in the Cumberland Gap Tenn. He is a member of the Southern Collective Experience.  His work appears in journals and magazines around the world, including Mensa’s Calliope, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, and Cowboys & Indians magazine. Many of his poems recorded spoken word and with instrumentation by Radio Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burbank, actor John Blyth Barrymore, Red State Update’s Travis Harmon and many others can be found online. William currently works part time as a reporter for the Daily News in Middlesboro Ky, he is a member of the Tri-State Paranormal Investigators cast of the TV show “Paranormal Journeys” in Middlesboro on MCTV 22 and  hehosts a weekly radio show called Spectrum that airs every Wednesday at midnight est.  on Appalshop’s WMMT 88.7 FM in Whitesburg Ky.

Repressions is a collection of poems by authors William S. Tribell, Tina Twito and J L Carey Jr. Their Repressionist movement culminated during the economic downturn exploring social and economic repressions, as well as, repressed memories and emotions. Many of their poems seek to understand and bring these repressions to the surface, thus re-pressing them or bringing them to light once again. The collection also captures the spirit of what came to be known as the “lost generation”. To learn more about this book please visit Black Madonna Press at Facebook”

Tune in to at 1pm EDT to hear excerpts from the book, Q&A and other meanderings of words.

Also this week: InKY

Friday, May 8 join Louisville Literary Arts for InKY @ Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd.

FEATURED: Fiction writer and essayist, Caitlin Horrocks and poet, Kent Shaw, with special guests, poet, Chris McCurry, essayist and poet, Miles Fuller. Open mic sign-ups begin at 6:45, and the event will begin at exactly 7 p.m.
The May 9 poetry class will continue as scheduled, though the poet has changed! Poet, Cynthia Arrieu-King will teach the morning after her May 8 InKY Reading. Cynthia comes to us from Stockton University, New Jersey, where she is an associate professor and former Kundiman fellow. Her books of poetry include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus 2010) and Manifest (Switchback Books 2013). Cynthia works with the Gerladine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation’s programs for students and teachers in New Jersey schools. She has performed at the Asian-American Writers’ Worskshop, and is part of the Asian-North American Poetry Collective. She is a proud native of Louisville.

Help welcome Cynthia to our literary city on Friday, May 8th at the The Bard’s Town
Pre-registration for the class PYRO Gallery is required. Go to our website for details.

Caitlin Horrocks is author of the story collection This Is Not Your City, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. She is currently a Bernheim Forest – Baltic Writing resident, and her stories appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, One Story, and many other journals and anthologies. Her awards include the Plimpton Prize and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches at Grand Valley State University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the fiction editor of The Kenyon Review.

Kent Shaw, first book, Calenture, was published by University of Tampa Press. His poems have since appeared in The Believer, Ploughshares. Boston Review, American letters & Commentary, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at West Virginia State University. He is also poetry editor at Better Magazine.

Christopher McCurry teaches high school English, is a Junior Editor at Accents Publishing, and a Field Office Advocate for poets. His poems have appeared in Limestone, the Los Angeles Review and Rabbit Catastrophe, Rattle and others. He is a Kentucky Teacher Fellow at the Bread Loaf School of English and the author of Splayed.

Miles Fuller is a poet, essayist, and visual artist with an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. His work has received accolades through the Academy of American Poets, AWP, Pushcart, and Best American Essays. He is currently working on a book-length project about Mormons and mental illness.

InKY Readings fall on the second Friday of every month, September – May, at The Bard’s Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.) at 7 p.m.

A N D    in    PORTLAND


Join us for a book signing with David Joiner and his debut novel, Lotusland.

Nathan Monroe is a 28-year-old American living in Ho Chi Minh City who falls in love with a poor but talented Vietnamese painter. When he fails to protect their love from her desperate chase for a better life in America, his safety net appears in the form of Anthony, an old domineering friend in Hanoi who hires Nathan at his real estate firm. Only much later does Nathan discover that Anthony has intended all along for him to take over his job and family so that he, too, can escape and start his life over in America.

Lotusland dramatizes the power imbalances between Westerners living abroad and between Westerners and Vietnamese – in love and friendship, in the consequences of war, and in the pursuit of dreams.


David Joiner was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Earlham College and majored in Japanese Studies. During his junior year he made his first trip to Asia – a five-month study abroad program in Sapporo, Japan. Nine years and several trips to Asia later he earned his MFA from the University of Arizona where he studied fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. He has been shuttling between the US, Vietnam, and Japan for all of his adult life.

David has lived and worked in Vietnam seven different times. His earliest experience in Vietnam was as a volunteer teacher in 1994 when he became the first American since the end of the Vietnam War to live and work in Dong Nai province. He has spent more than 10 of the last 20 years in Vietnam, making his home in such places as Saigon, Hanoi, Mui Ne, and Bien Hoa.

His debut novel Lotusland was published in March 2015 by Guernica Editions. He currently lives in Saigon where he is working on a second novel set on the Mekong

River in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Write on,

Rachel Short