227 – Eric Morago, Daniel McGinn, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Peggy Dobreer with Mike Gravagno
A very special ALL Moon Tide Press edition of Writers’ Block Live with Eric Morago, Daniel McGinn, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Peggy Dobreer.
Friend of YourPopFilter and two-time Writers’ Block guest Eric Morago is the publisher at Moon Tide Press, and in the spring of 2018 the press published three amazing books of poetry: Daniel McGinn’s The Moon, My Lover, My Mother, & The Dog, Alexis Rhone Fancher’s Junkie Wife, and Peggy Dobreer’s Drop and Dazzle. Daniel, Alexis, and Peggy read from their respective collections and discussed the power of pop songs, the allure of erotica, why movement matters, and so much more!
Daniel McGinn is the author of The Moon, My Lover, My Mother & The Dog (Moon Tide Press, 2018) and 1000 Black Umbrellas (Write Bloody, 2011) He’s a native of Southern California who’s led workshops at Half Off Books, The Orange County Rescue Mission, charter schools and poetry venues. Daniel received his MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been married to the poet and painter, Lori McGinn, for 41 years.
Alexis Rhone Fancher is a compulsive writer of erotica, an irreverent photographer, and a lover of all things “bent.” She is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and other heart stab poems, (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (2015), Enter Here (2017) and Junkie Wife (2018), the story of her first, disastrous marriage, published by Moon Tide Press. Alexis is published journals all over the place, and since 2013 she has been nominated for 15 Pushcart Prizes, 1 Best Short Fiction Award, and 4 Best of the Net awards. Alexis is also poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.
Peggy Dobreer is the 2017 winner of the Downey Symphony Orchestra Poetry Matters Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and she is author of In the Lake of Your Bones and Drop and Dazzle . A former dancer and movement artist, Peggy teaches E=Mc2Bodied Poetry Workshops in a variety of retreat and literary settings. She was a program director at AROHO2015 A Room of Her Own Foundation, and continues to curate poetry arts events throughout Los Angeles.
Writers’ Block Live! is recorded at the 1888 Center in Orange, California.
1888 Center programs are recorded and archived as a free educational resource on our website or with your favorite podcast app including Apple and Spotify. Each interdisciplinary episode is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology. Produced in partnership with Brew Sessions.
Producer and Host: Mike Gravagno
Producers: Jon-Barrett Ingels and Kevin Staniec
Manager: Sarah Becker
Guests: Eric Morago, Daniel McGinn, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Peggy Dobreer
Audio: Brew Sessions Live