Alice Notley says there is "probably nothing more disobedient than being a comic poet, since no one's ever sure if that's good enough." In this episode, the razor-sharp & brilliantly funny Nicole Steinberg talks humor in poetry, poetry/life balance & how to stay on that prolific grind, bro heckling at readings, the downsides & upsides of integrating pop culture into her work, & much more. She also reads some of her fantastic poems, both old & new. This one's not to be missed!episode tags: how writing poetry is like Weight Watchers; pop culture in poems, giving 'em something to latch onto, & subsequent resistance; comedic timing & "You can be smart without being funny, but you can't be funny without being smart"; a rare breed of POETRY HECKLERS; on being uncomfortably & unapologetically feminine; the poem that a bro SO hated; "I have no problem provoking men.."; culling sonnets from Lucky magazine; are men ever frazzled or breezy or shrill?; brand-new bodega snack roulette format! (& jazzy theme song); becoming the Janeane Garofalo of poetry; why Nicole's forthcoming book is called Glass Actress; why Nicole's poems are gonna be on 1,500 posters (& how we can steal them); hot saliva action
Ep 22: Live Show pt 2 w/ Nicole Steinberg & Gabriel Roth
Happy new year! What are your positive resolutions? What do you want more of in your life? Did you answer "more of the Catapult live show"? Well then boy are you in luck! Here is part two of The Catapult Live, with Nicole Steinberg and Gabriel Roth. Nicole reads poems inspired by Lucky Magazine and internet thinkpiece titles, and Gabriel reads footnotes and a several-years-old restaurant review. This little blurb does none of it justice. ALSO: sign up for our new weekly newsletter, The Trebuchet. Happy 2015! CatapultReads.com // @CatapultReads
Episode 1: Isaac Butler, Nicole Steinberg, & Ryan Britt
On this, our inaugural episode, Isaac Butler reads an essay about love on the proto-internet, we have gorgeous and strange poems from Nicole Steinberg, and Ryan Britt's short story takes us to an Applebee's, perhaps an especially nice one.
Nicole Steinberg is the editor of Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens (SUNY Press). In 2012 her work was featured in Transhistoria, the Queens edition of the Guggenheim Museum's project, stillspotting nyc. She is the author of the poetry collection Getting Lucky (Spooky Girlfriend Press), and two chapbooks from dancing girl press: Undressing (to be published in 2014) and Birds of Tokyo. Steinberg is the founder of Earshot, a New York reading series for emerging writers. She lives in Philadelphia, where she works at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.