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Assiduous Dust

19 EpisodesProduced by Joshua CorwinWebsite

Joshua Corwin hosts a poetry podcast where he interviews award-winning authors and poets, asks them to read some of their work, and engages in a novel type of poem with them, completely spontaneous and unprepared. [Two features per episode (after Episode 1).] You're in for a treat!

19 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Assiduous Dust S2E3: Alexis Rhone Fancher

April 3rd, 2021


ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER is published in Best American Poetry, Rattle, Poetry East, Hobart, VerseDaily, American Journal of Poetry, Duende, SWWIM, Plume, Diode, Pedestal Magazine, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles, and …

Assiduous Dust #14:5: Lynne Thompson

December 12th, 2020


Joshua Corwin interviews LYNNE THOMPSON for ASSIDUOUS DUST #14.5, asks her to share some of her poetry and engages with her in a novel type of poem, completely spontaneous and unprepared.

LYNNE THOMPSON is the author of

Assiduous Dust #14: Jubi Arriola-Headley + Melissa Castillo Planas

December 5th, 2020


JUBI ARRIOLA-HEADLEY (he/him) is a Black queer poet, storyteller, & first-generation United Statesian who lives with his husband in South Florida …

Assiduous Dust #13.5: Jason Wright + Doug Holder

November 28th, 2020


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine, a Boston based online lit/art magazine. His column Jagged Thoughts appears every Tuesday. …

Assiduous Dust #13: Lauren Camp + Briana Muñoz

November 21st, 2020


LAUREN CAMP is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020), which Publishers Weekly calls a “stirring, original …

Assiduous Dust #12.5: Taylor Byas - 2020 Poetry Super Highway Contest Winner

November 13th, 2020


TAYLOR BYAS is a Black poet and essayist. Originally from Chicago, she moved to Alabama for six years, where she received both her Bachelor’s degree in English and her Master’s degree in English (Creative Writing …

Assiduous Dust #12: Ellyn Maybe + David Dephy

November 7th, 2020


ELLYN MAYBE, Southern California based poet, United States Artist nominee 2012, is the author of numerous books and widely anthologized. She has a …

Assiduous Dust #11.5: Megha Sood + Mike Sonksen

October 23rd, 2020


MIKE SONKSEN, a.k.a. Mike “the PoeT,” is a 3rd-generation Los Angeles native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour-guide, his latest book Letters to My City is published with Writ Large Press. Sonksen’s …

Assiduous Dust #11: Brian Sonia-Wallace + James Paul Wagner

October 9th, 2020


Brian Sonia-Wallace’s books include The Poetry of Strangers (Harper Collins, 2020) and I sold these poems, now I want them back …

Assiduous Dust #10: Amanda Choo Quan + Jendi Reiter

September 19th, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews award-winning poets Amanda Choo Quan and Jendi Reiter. Quan opens a dialogue about social and radical inequalities and illuminates her experience in LA as a Caribbean writer; Reiter shares …

Assiduous Dust #9: Nelson Gary + Richard Modiano

August 8th, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews award-winning poets Nelson Gary and Richard Modiano. Nelson Gary shares about his upcoming book Pharmacy Psalms and Half Life Hymns—for Nothing (Rose of Sharon Press; April 23, 2021). …

Assiduous Dust #8: Marc Olmsted + Timothy Gager

July 10th, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews award-winning poets Marc Olmsted and Timothy Gager. Olmsted shares about sex with Allen Ginsberg & meditation with Rinpoche Chögyam Trungpa; Gager gives us a sneak peek at his new …

Assiduous Dust #7: Shane Manier + Daniel Yaryan

June 5th, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews award-winning poets Shane Manier and Daniel Yaryan. Listen to them share their latest work, talk about the process, memories, and create on-the-spot poems with your host.


This episode …

Assiduous Dust #6: Alexandra Umlas + Charles Claymore

May 3rd, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews award-winning poets Alexandra Umlas and Charles Claymore. Listen to them share their latest work, engage in grooviness, and create on-the-spot poems with your host.


This episode is …

Assiduous Dust #5: S.A. Griffin + John Burroughs

April 4th, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews Ohio Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs & American poet/actor/publisher S.A. Griffin. Listen to them share their latest work, take a trip down meditation lane, and create on-the-spot …

Assiduous Dust #4: Trish Hopkinson + Rick Lupert

March 20th, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews award-winning authors Trish Hopkinson and Rick Lupert. Listen to them share their latest work, discuss poetry, feminism, atheism, Judaism, jokes, and create on-the-spot poems with your host.

Thelma T. Reyna + Karen Greenbaum-Maya: Poetry, Politics & Vulnerability

March 2nd, 2020


Host Joshua Corwin interviews award-winning authors Thelma T. Reyna and Karen Greenbaum-Maya. Listen to them share their latest work, discuss poetry, …

Assiduous Dust #2 - Rich Ferguson + Don Kingfisher Campbell

January 16th, 2020


Rich Ferguson and Don Kingfisher Campbell read poems, talk poetry and create poems on the spot with your host Joshua Corwin. Episode #3 will feature David Dephy and Thelma T. Reyna.


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Assiduous Dust - Coco, Dana St Mary, Joshua Corwin, Ira Norton-Westbrook

January 5th, 2020


Poets Coco, Dana St Mary, Joshua Corwin and musical guest Ira Norton-Westbrook. Poems on the spot, book found-poetry, Laughter, jokes, curse words, poetry, music + harmonicas, a meditation for madness, info about …

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