Sam Pink is the author of several novels and poetry collections, including Witch Piss, Person, and Garbage Times, as well as a painter and multimedia artist. We chopped it up over the phone about doing things just to do them, the spirit of art, being honest, and also being whatever. You can find him on Twitter @sampinkisalive and IG @sam_pink_art. Books and paintings are available directly from him. The essay discussed at one point in the episode can be found on Neutral Spaces.
Sam Pink is an American author, novelist, artist, and poet. Pink has authored books such as Person, The Ice Cream Man & Other Stories, The No Hellos Diet, Hurt Others, Rontel, Witch Piss, and The Garbage Times/White Ibis. His writing has been published widely in print and on the Internet and translated into other languages. He currently lives in Michigan and sells paintings from Instagram under `sam_pink_art`, and also I guess doing Podcasts called "Yung Flamingo Club." In this episode we talk about people living in the forest for decades to only leave behind a mysterious photo, FedEx-Kinkos, and how Sam Pink would eliminate Tom Clancy completely. We also talk about what Sam Pink would suggest someone who walked into a bookstore for the first time and asked Pink for a recommendation. This episode catches a lot of heat the second half, so you'll want to listen to it in its entirety. Sam Pink was one of our most interesting and funny guests yet. If you're interested or whatever: www.yungflamingo.club
46: Sam Pink on THE ICE CREAM MAN (2020) and Early Stuff (2020)
NYC-MICHIGAN — Sam Pink is the author of the novels Person (2010), The No Hellos Diet (2011), Rontel (2013), Witch Piss (2014), Garbage Times / White Ibis (Soft Skull, 2018), and the collections Ice Cream Man and Other Stories (Soft Skull, 2020), Early Stuff (11:11, 2020)—which includes his 2009 debut I Am Going to Clone Myself Then Kill the Clone and Eat It—and 99 Poems to Cure Whatever's Wrong with You or Create the Problems You Need (Clash, 2019), among others. He slangs his paintings and early books via IG dm @sam_pink_art, holler at him.I first encountered Sam Pink’s writing in 2017, when the homie Tren aka Based MTN recommended Witch Piss, which we immediate-react podded on. I’ve since read all his shit. I contacted him earlier this month about getting at one of his paintings, and our subsequent correspondence led to this pod. V psyched and grateful to Sam for being such a G, and for continuing to slang this fire art.#CONTENTS3 min - pod start4 min - We out here. In the world6 min - on how so prolific9 min - You can’t say everything (anything) say one thing11 min - on concision / chopping up14 min - on talking through your stories19 min - SP a journal writer / journalist / confederacy of dunces21 min - mythical stories are all mish reports / Rontel as an Odyssey22 min - swording / shielding up ⚔️25 min - BBDB / McFlurries / hashing shit out is generative29 min - writer vs. word-scratcher Solibo Magnificent by Patrick Chamoiseau / humility31 min - Being a writer not bein a mystical god its being a plumber32 min - obligatory Bolaño rant36 min - Animals / empathy / Levinas39 min - reliance on / detachment from the ecosystem41 min - Animals as symbols44 min - Thoth / Ibis / pea head48 min - current work50 min - evolution of online lit since aughts59 min - sharing art is shooting out sonar signals1 hr 2 min - Early Stuff1 hr 7 min - Humor1 hr 8 min - McClanahan1 hr 12 min - ‘you gotta wanna be good but you also are only whatever you are’1 hr 13 min - important to indulge the asshole in you1 hr 19 min - bravado underrated when you need it1 hr 23 min - Keith!1 hr 34 min - pod end#Sean Thor Conroe lives in NYC and tweets @stconroe https://twitter.com/stconroe http://1storyhaus.com/index.html
Sam Pink is the author of several books of fiction and poetry, including the No Hello's Diet, The Garbage Times/White Ibis The Icecream Man and Other Stories and many more. I find his writing to be funny, direct, and wholly compassionate. There is a quality to his work that makes him, in my opinion, one of the greatest American writers working today. Our talk rages from talking about editing, community, his visual art and more, but I think what comes across most strongly is that his writing is exactly that, his writing.You can contact the show at email@example.com - Just put WTR in the subject line.Contact for Sam PinkBooksNeutral SpacesInstagramTwitterContact for Joe bieleckiTwitter and Instagram: @noisemakerjoeWebsiteOne time donationPatreonArt photo by Arielle Tipa
43: Cavin Bryce Gonzalez on CLONE MYSELF (2009) by Sam Pink and NEIGHBOR (2020) by Cavin
HARLEM / ORLANDO — Cavin Bryce Gonzalez is a storywriter and editor and curator from Orlando, Florida. He is the editor-in-chief of Back Patio Press. He got mad quick hitters available online here: https://neutralspaces.co/cavinbryce/Cop his recent flash fiction collection, I COULD BE YOUR NEIGHBOR, ISN'T THAT HORRIFYING (2020): https://backpatiopress.bigcartel.com/product/i-could-be-your-neighbor-isn-t-that-horrifyingSam Pink is the author of many many fire books including Garbage Time/White Ibis (2018), Witch Piss (2014), Rontel (2013), The No Hellos Diet (2011), Person (2010), and Ice Cream Man And Other Stories (forthcoming Soft Skull 2020)(https://softskull.com/dd-product/the-ice-cream-man-and-other-stories/)I Am Going to Clone Myself Then Kill the Clone and Eat It (2009) is an early collection consisting of collected writings from 2007-2009. His early hitters are available here: https://www.amazon.com/Sam-Pink/e/B007IDUP5M%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareOr via dm: https://www.instagram.com/sam_pink_art/Sean Thor Conroe lives in Harlem. http://1storyhaus.com
the guy in the pink and black lumberjack hat by sam pink
Zero Point Fiction
In this episode, Sam Pink stops by to read a short story from a collection of flash fiction called 'Gerald McClellen vs Nigel Benn' which will be published in a collection this spring called 'Early Stuff' on 11:11 Press. Music by Michael Kilcullen.
Sam Pink is an artist & writer & pretty cool/weird dude that you can find on Twitter @sampinkisalive & Instagram @sam_pink_art garbage times/white ibis' out in may 2018 from soft skull press
SYDNEY — Tren, 31, is a reader and writer Redfern, an inner-city suburb on Sydney's outskirts. He reread Witch Piss (Lazy Fascist Press) over the past week, though first discovered Sam Pink's books five years ago. I first read Witch Piss over the past week. Sam Pink lives in Chicago and plays in the band Depressed Woman. He tweets at @sampinkisalaive. - 1storyhaus.com