Posts Tagged by literature
|May 13, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
The latest in my every-other-week series for the blog section of The Missouri Review wherein I curate & comment on the “perfect playlist” for picking up various literary figures from the airport.
Your passenger this week is Japanese novelist, social commentator, and Nobel Laureate Kenzaburo Oe. In a career spanning more than 50 years Oe has returned again and again to topics such as the atomic bomb attacks on Japan in WWII, the modernization/democratization of Japanese society in the 20th century, human dignity, and his relationship with his oldest son (the composer Hikari Oe). A major force in the revitalization of Japanese literature after the war Oe continues to be vital & prolific well into the 21st century.
I just hope he’s into Simple Minds, Compton hip-hop, & the Hyperdub label….
|May 12, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
J.R.R. Tolkien: Bestselling Author & 20th century Boss of All Nerds.
Or at least that’s the story so far. On Monday May 12 check out The Literary Roast at Oberon in Cambridge, MA where I’ll be delivering my best takedown of that overly revered Hobbit author. It will be an exciting evening of comedy, poetry, burlesque, music & more as formerly untouchable literary sacred cows such as Poe, Plath, David Foster Wallace, Emily Dickinson are exposed! This is a crazy collection of Boston talent all in one place for one night only. Booze, boobs, bards & barbs…PLUS Haterade (the evening’s specially designed cocktail). DO IT!
Hope to see you there, tickets are HERE.
P.S. All items in the pic on the right above were ready to hand, within 10 ft of where I sleep. I’m on a mission to take Tolkien’s nerd title…
|May 5, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Novelist/essayist/poet/playwright/civil rights icon James Baldwin. Indisputably one of the most essential American writers.
Let’s say you were picking him up from the airport. What are you playing on the stereo? My bet’s on P.M. Dawn. I made a playlist for the Missouri Review’s blog, the latest in my every-other-week lit/music series for them. Check it out HERE.
|April 17, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Let’s say you’re given the enviable, if intimidating, task of picking up internationally acclaimed novelist/poet/essayist/activist Margaret Atwood from the airport. What’ve you got bumping on the stereo for the ride???
My money’s on Prince & Iron Maiden. Check out the full playlist in my latest post for the blog section of The Missouri Review…
|March 10, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Here we go with the second installment of my new every-other-week segment for the The Missouri Review‘s blog wherein I curate and comment on the “perfect playlist” for picking up notable literary figures (poetry or prose, alive or dead) from the airport. Up this time was Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith. The list features some Joy Division, Sun Ra, a little Madvillain, and of course David Bowie (Smith’s most recent collection was named Life on Mars after all). Take a look, give it a listen, I hope you enjoy!