Poetry: Well, You’re Dead by Robert L. Penick

Well, You’re Dead and I’m holding my own,taking on water, mainlyin my feet and ankles,filling up like a rain gaugeor the Edmund Fitzgerald.Time hangs burdens on us:weight, fatigue, regretthe most noticeable.They bind our hands andplant our feet to the soil,to a moment thatno longer existson this twisting Earth.A mediocre boxer,I keep moving, clockwise,around this ring,shoulders […]


Podcast The Pub 43: The Shame Episode

In this episode, we talk about NaNoWriMo, 2021. Dean meets the woman of his dreams in a bookstore and lives happily ever after. Molly writes; she writes endlessly. Sarah grows frustrated, takes her humungous corkboard and leaves the show. And Yurick wins NaNoWriMo! Cast Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Molly Krasel, Yurick Makinen, and Sarah […]


Interviews: R.F. Kuang

Content: In this episode, we talk with novelist R.F. Kuang about her first novel, and the role of myth, history, and religion in fiction. She also gives some great advice for beginning writers. Cast Hosted by Dean Karpowicz with Sam Stienke and Alley Ryan. About R.F. Kuang Rebecca F. Kuang is the Nebula, Locus, and […]