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My Favorite Writer Poe Ballantine joins “Conversations With Matt Dwyer”

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It’s hard to describe my excitement for this episode. Poe Ballantine has been a writer I have loved since his first book, Things I Love About America. Though he is often compared to Bukowski and Kerouac I find him warmer, self effacing and human.  His writing grabs you and often you have no choice but to put down his book so you can ponder a line or thought.

I am such a fan I was terrified to converse with him. However, like his writing Mr. Ballantine’s warmth quickly put me at ease. He shares some stories of his thirty something years as a drifter, how writers like he are threats to the publishing establishment and his insights on what it means for a writer to get their due. 

Poe is has a unique mind and take on existence. I thought about this conversation for days after it ended. Frankly, I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend and hour talking with Mr. Ballantine. He’s one amazing fucking guy.

If you haven’t read his books do your self a huge favor and go to Hawthorne Books and buy all of them. You won’t be disappointed. 

You can listen here at FERAL AUDIO

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  1. mattbraunger reblogged this from kylekinane and added:
    I’m reading “Love and Terror” right now and it’s amazing. Can’t wait to listen to this.
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