Thursday, October 23, 2008

Work Release at Apostrophe Cast

Yeah, I'm still here.

You can hear me read my short story "Work Release" at Apostrophe Cast. Work Release was originally published by Thieves Jargon in 2005. Next week's reader at Apostrophe Cast is Ben Tanzer, whose poetry has also been in TJ, and whose book Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine is available from Orange Alert Press, like, right now. Randall Brown read one of his flash fictions for AC recently as well. Readings by Sheila Heti, Celeste Ng, Richard Siken, and many more can be found in the archives.

Here I answer some questions in an interview, where you can learn some things about me that you did not know before.

Thanks to John Dermot Woods for his help and for putting this together. He also took my fiction that appeared in the latest issue of Action, Yes. Check out John's work in the first issue of No Colony while you're looking into things.

8 comments:

CM said...

Spectacular, Josh! I can hardly wait to check out the interview.

CM said...

BTW -- Sisyphus was punished with the eternal task of rolling the boulder up the hill because he cheated Death.

Josh Maday said...

Thanks, CM. Yeah, Sisyphus seems relevant in many ways for me, and in relation to "Work Release," too, I think.

CM said...

Keep up the good work, Josh. You're doing some great stuff. All that matters in the end is the work. The rest of it is bullshit, and it won't last.

Michael Kimball said...

This is really great, Josh. You're a great reader.

Josh Maday said...

Thanks, CM. You're right, it's about the work, man. It's easy to get caught up in fleeting things.

Thanks, Michael. That really means a lot coming from you. I learned a lot watching you read at MSU. I liked recording this story and I hope to do more soon.

Kaitlin said...

Very nice. (Admittedly, I originally went to Apostrophe to hear Richard Siken, but it was fabulous to hear you too! And I'm the better for it.) I think hearing pieces read by the author reveals something more in addition to merely reading the text. It's just cool too.

Josh Maday said...

Thank you, Kaitlin! Yes, Richard Siken's reading at Apostrophe Cast is great. Excellent voice (and writing, of course). I'm glad you liked my reading as well. It's always nice to know when someone enjoys your work. I know what you mean about hearing the author read their own work. It adds another level. Thanks again, Kaitlin.