featuring Seattle-based writer/poet/artist Nicole McCarthy. Nicole is from the pacific northwest. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. Her work has been performed and encountered through installation pieces throughout Seattle & Tacoma.
Put down the holiday cookies and pick up your headphones, friends, because we snagged an exclusive podcast interview with experimental artist Nicole McCarthy! In this episode, Nicole chats about her artistic journey, her biggest influences, and how we can use art to rid ourselves of shame. She also explains how she became a library gangster. Literary journals we chat about in the podcast include: The Shallow Ends, Glass Poetry Press and Hugo House. Writers we shamelessly name drop include: C.A. Conrad, JM Miller and Harryette Mullen.
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featuring Tacoma-based author and educator Samuel Snoek-Brown. Sam is the author of the new short story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the Civil War novel Hagridden and short-fiction chapbooks Where There Is Ruin and Box Cutters. He also serves as production editor for Jersey Devil Press.
Pour yourself a glass of whiskey and listen-in as Sam and Christina get progressively sassy over bourbon and scotch. Sam admits his nerdiest habits, chats about bad-ass women in his life and gets real about tattoos. Three whiskeys later, we go down a literary rabbit hole you don’t want to miss (involving a vehement defense of Ozzy Ozbourne, fan-girling over James Franco Review and an introduction to “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Motherfucker at the Club” by Robert Lashley).
Did we mention Prickly Pear Podcast has a new sponsor?! That’s right, we’re working with Oakes & Alder day spa and apothecary to record our podcast in their lovely space in North End, Tacoma! We’re big fans of Oakes and Alder’s spa services, natural skincare products and bulk herbs. Check the spa out on Facebook or IG!
featuring Tacoma Poet Laureate, educator, writer and collage artist Kellie Richardson. Kellie is also the badass creator and blogger of Brown Betty and author of What Us Is.
Grab your headphones and listen as Kellie Richardson talks about her artistry and explains the importance of bringing your true self to the stage. And yeah, we gripe about changing neighborhoods and community dynamics in Tacoma, too … doesn’t everyone?