Posts Tagged by missouri review
|December 23, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Heyo! So remember that blog series I did for the Missouri Review wherein a curated & commented on the “perfect playlist” for picking up some of my favorite literary figures (poetry or prose, living or dead) from the airport? It was super fun to do and people really seemed to enjoy it.
Well I just found out today that the playlist I made for dearly departed sci-fi master Philip K. Dick made the 2014 top-ten list as one of the Review’s most popular posts of the year (measured by # of hits). That’s pretty damn cool to hear and my piece is definitely in some great company. Check out the full list HERE.
|August 6, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Poet/Activist/Icon Maya Angelou is in your car. Yeah, it’s pretty intimidating. Don’t sweat it though, I’ve made you a playlist. Just be chill, don’t say anything stupid, and crank the Alice Coltrane.
Check out the Maya Angelou playlist HERE.
I couldn’t think of a better writer with which to wrap up my recent blog series for the Missouri Review. Every other week I chose a famous writer (poetry or prose, living or dead) and curated/commented on the “perfect playlist” for picking them up from the airport. It was a total blast making mixes for some of my all-time favorites such as Margaret Atwood, W.G. Sebald, James Baldwin, & Philip K. Dick. Links to all 1o playlists can be found here.
|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 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.
|March 24, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Here we go again, the latest installment of my every-other-week column for the blog section of The Missouri Review wherein I curate & comment on the “perfect playlist” for picking up notable literary figures (living or dead, poetry or prose) from the airport. This week I went with my 1st posthumous selection, German prose master W. G. Sebald.
You’ll listen to Gorillaz, Bach, The Smashing Pumpkins & Kraftwerk among others. And if you 2 should decide to rob a bank, well I’ve even got you covered there.