In this interview, I get to talk IN-PERSON with Julian Shendelman about his new chapbook, Dead Dad Club (Nomadic Press, 2017).
This is a long interview, an hour and 13 minutes. And we talk about death, so be warned. Make yourself a good cup of tea and settle in.
Julian Shendelman has a weird looking dog (part fawn, part fruit bat) and a nice Jewish boyfriend. After 10 years of living in Oakland, where he was an organizer for the Bay Area Trans Writers Workshop, Julian is relocating to Philadelphia with hopes of having more time to write. He was a 2016 Pushcart nominated poet for his piece in Bat City Review, and won a Literary Death Match with a true story about queer punk cannibalism. His first published chapbook, “Dead Dad Club,” was released by Nomadic Press in March of this year.
Poets and groups mentioned in this episode:
- Cam Awkward-Rich (check out the interview I did with Cam here)
- The New Shit Show
- Julian thinks this is probably the organ donation story he heard on NPR
- Zach Ozma
- Thel Seraphim
- Bay Area Trans Writers Workshop (if you're in the area, not-cisgender and not a jerk, please come!)
- "Welcome to the Dead Dads Club" scene in Gray's Anatomy
- Seahorse by Natasha Dennerstein
- Quiéreme by Juliana Delgado Lopera
- Timeless Infinite Light (sign up for a subscription!)
This podcast was edited by Mitchel Davidovitz, who's both an excellent editor and photographer!
"The Sound of Waves Breaking" is ambient grocery story noise, because, obvz.