The Lives of Writers

Jeff Alessandrelli [Host: Joshua James Amberson]

Episode Summary

Joshua James Amberson interviews Jeff Alessandrelli. Topics include: Portland OR, the podcast The Steer, Jeff's novel AND YET, working in poetry and prose, the SPD collapse, the issues at PANK that led Jeff to pull his novel, the reissue of the novel with Future Tense, writing as a publisher, and more.

Episode Notes

On today's episode of The Lives of Writers, Joshua James Amberson interviews Jeff Alessandrelli.

Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Fur Not Light. His novel And Yet is out in April 2024 with Future Tense Books. He is also the director and co-editor of the small presses Fonograf Editions and Bunny Presse.

Joshua James Amberson is the author of Staring Contest: Essays About Eyes (Perfect Day Publishing), How to Forget Almost Everything: A Novel (Korza Books), a series of chapbooks on Two Plum Press, as well as the long-running Basic Paper Airplane zine series. He lives in Portland, Oregon where he runs the Antiquated Future online variety store and record label.


FULL CONVERSATION topics include:

-- recording live in PDX

-- past work in publishing and literary community

-- the previous podcast The Steer

-- the beginnings of Jeff's novel And Yet

-- working in different forms of poetry and prose

-- the collapse of SPD 

-- the issues at PANK that led to pulling his novel from print

-- the reissue of the novel now with Future Tense Books

-- revisiting a self from five years ago

-- writing as a publisher


Podcast theme music provided by Mike Nagel, author of Duplex. Here's more of his project: Yeah Yeah Cool Cool.

The Lives of Writers is edited and produced by Michael Wheaton.