We ring in the new year with a focus on local publishers. Joel Van Valin of Whistling Shade literary journal and press joins us to talk about their new publications. More information is available at their website, www.whistlingshade.com:http://www.whistlingshade.com.
In the second half of the show Doug Wilhide talks about A Long Shout: Selected Writings of Clarence Jonk, which he edited. Clarence Jonk. Clarence Jonk was a true Minnesota character who built a houseboat out of scrap materials during the Depression and sailed it down the Mississippi. He was a journal writer, poet, and children’s book author.
Doug Wilhide is a writer and founder of Trolley Car Press. He is also the poetry editor of the Southwest Journal.
Seeing another year out in rub-a-dub stylee… From Ghetto Priest’s Auld Lang Syne/Slave’s Lament versions (from the rare ON-U Sound single), to the brand new Inna Steppa Dub from Improvisators meet Iration Steppas, to the modern-meets-ancient sounds of Jah Wobble’s new Chinese Dub album (on 30Hertz), it was quite an irie party.