The Pub 64: The Lit of the Irish!


Dean Karpowicz, Heather Rollman, and Carl Rollmann discuss the politics of publishing, what they’re reading, and Irish literature with Patrick McGuire. To begin, the group looks into NEA budget cuts, the future of small press publishing, and the steps librarians are taking to fight Donald Trump on these changes. The Oxford comma is talked about as well and how it helped win a lawsuit for dairy drivers in Maine. To continue, the three discuss the books they are currently reading and what they look forward to reading later on. Finally, Patrick McGuire joins in to talk about Irish literature, how it separates itself from other forms of literature, important themes, why Irish writers leave the country, and more.