Category Archives: Poetry

Robert Stark interviews Kevin Kautzman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to playwright Kevin Kautzman about his play MODERATION, playwright Oscar Wilde, and author William S. Burroughs. Check out Kevin’s podcast Art of Darkness, web series Money Shot Show, and follow him on Twitter.

Topics:

The online premier of the latest iteration of MODERATION, a dark comedy about social media moderators
Kevin’s play Dream of Perfect Sleep
Oscar Wilde: The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Oscar Wilde’s political views and philosophy of aestheticism, his prison letter De Profundis, and notable quotes
William S. Burroughs: Liberalism with a Gun
The Beat Generation
The economic and political mechanisms of the arts
The artist’s legacy within the framework of cancel culture
Upcoming podcasts on Stanley Kubrick, Charles Bukowski, and Ernest Hemmingway

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Robert Stark talks to Paul Bingham about the Planned Obsolescence of the American Heartland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Paul Bingham about his in-production documentary chronicling the economic and social despair of the American Heartland. Paul Bingham is the author of Down Where the Devil Don’t Go and Black House Rocked. You can contact Paul at paulbingham44@yahoo.com.

Topics:

Paul’s footage and interviews conducted across the South and Midwest
The concept of non-essential jobs exposing the reality that most of the workforce will become obsolete
Long term economic consequences of the pandemic including permanent job loss, foreclosure of small banks and businesses, and more automation and streamlining
Trump’s failure to bring back manufacturing
The conglomeration of farmland and real estate
Why Paul predicts America will serve as the breadbasket of the world
Paul’s speculation that elites support mass immigration in the short term but population reduction in the long term
Stratification of elites, hiding of assets, and effectiveness of an asset tax
Crisis of addiction and deaths of despair (highest rates among Whites and Native Americans)
The foreign policy motive behind foreign owned cash businesses
The benefits of economic specialization and family based businesses
America’s nomadic nature
Why certain groups of Americans are better adapted to thrive in the future
Why the general public is only educated to be a consumer and not a rational political actor
Failure of past political movements from Ron Paul to Bernie Sanders
How the documentary will record the heartland’s decline rather than explicitly make political predictions
Paul’s upcoming poetry book, Strip Club Poetry

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Robert Stark interviews Logo Daedalus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logo Daedalus is the author of Selfie, Suicide: or Cairey Turnbull’s Blue Skiddoo and writes for Autistic Mercury. You can also check him out on Twitter.

Topics:

Logo’s novel Selfie, Suicide, a coming of age satire of a failed artist
Instagram inspired parody art museums
New York’s Staircase to Nowhere
How technology impacts politics
Wyndham Lewis
Andrew Yang
How the UBI could create a cultural renaissance
The Obama to Trump voters in the Rustbelt
Aesthetics as politics
Retro-futurist genres Steampunk, Dieselpunk, and Cyberpunk
Underground comics

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Robert Stark interviews Author Ben Arzate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Brandon Adamson talk to Des Moines based author Ben Arzate. Ben blogs at dripdropdripdropdripdrop.blogspot.com, writes book reviews for Cultured Vultures, and is the author of The Story of the Y and The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Saying Goodbye.

Topics:

The Story of the Y, inspired by outsider musician Y. Bhekhirst whose life remains a mystery
Road trip theme and importance of place in literature
Surreal super natural elements and dream narratives in the book
Ben’s matter of fact minimalist writing style
Comparisons to Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Influences from Quentin Tarantino films, and neo-Westerns El Mariachi and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Fringe and transgressive literature
Ben’s review of Robert’s novel Journey to Vapor Island
How shorter attention spans influence literature
Ben’s interest in the Post-Left and critique of the Woke Left
Women’s March accuses Tulsi Gabbard-a woman of color-of not pandering to women of color
Bringing together the high and low in literature
Georges Bataille
How Ben is best known for his book reviews, least favorite books he’s reviewed, and how to write critical reviews
Ben’s review of Girl Like a Bomb by Autumn Christian 

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Robert Stark talks to Brandon Adamson about Skytrain to Nowhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Brandon Adamson about his new photo essay and collection of poetry Skytrain to Nowhere. Purchase Skytrain to Nowhere in Paperback on Lulu, in eBook PDF, and on Amazon.

Brandon Adamson is a writer who currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been writing since 1995, and his work has appeared in many magazines, blogs and literary journals over the years. Brandon blogs at AltLeft.com.

Topics:

The book is made up of poems resulting from the author’s experiences riding the skytrain at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
How the book was loosely inspired by Keith Gunderson’s A Continual Interest in the Sun and Sea
Brandon’s style and method of writing poetry
How there is very little offensive material in the book compared to previous works
The photographs in the book
How the skytrain doesn’t really go anywhere but an imaginative person will envision potential destinations and explore the possible ways in which this kind of technology could be used
The skytrain as a vehicle for escapism
The airport as the blueprint for self contained cities
Disneyland as also a model for self contained cities
How the author’s fascination with skytrains and monorails originated with trips to Disneyland and Disney World in the 1980’s
The importance of always staying on the move in life and never getting too comfortable
The Retro-Futuristic themes in the book
The Retro-Futurist’s dilemma of wanting to embrace the future while being inspired by nostalgia and having to determine what’s worth holding on to
The poem Treadmill to Neonopolis named after the place in Las Vegas
Mythological references in the book (Atlantis, Icarus, etc)

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This show is brought to you by Robert Stark’s Paintings and his novel Journey to Vapor Island




Robert Stark interviews Linh Dinh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linh Dinh is a writer and poet. Check out his articles at The Unz Review.

Topics:

Linh’s photo journal book Postcards from the End of America
Americas economic decline and de-industrialization
Phony statistics about economic recovery
America Cannot be Great Again
On Nationalism
A Common Culture Makes the Nation
Germany’s migrant crisis
The rise of China as an economic superpower
The Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia
Rolling Into Cambodia
Cambodia’s Illegal Immigrants from Vietnam
Alley Culture, Zoning Laws and Anomic Americans
Doped Up Nation
Linh’s Poetry
Linh’s upcoming project the Obscured American which is a series of interviews

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Robert Stark talks to Richard Wolstencroft about his new film The Second Coming Volume II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to director Richard Wolstencroft about his new film The Second Coming Volume II. Volume I is free to view on Vimeo.

Topics:

Intro: Johnny Tyler – God’s Gonna Turn Us To Dust
The film’s inspiration from the poem The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats and the film’s segments based on passages from the poem
“A low budget epic”
The film’s influences including Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, Lars Von Trier’s Dogma, Godard’s My Life To Live, and Terrence Malick
The film’s aesthetic
The film’s theme of man trying to usher in the Apocalypse
The conflict between the black magicians and the white magicians
Aleister Crowley and Occultism
“Charles Manson put a curse on Western Civilization”
Cameos by Jim Goad, Boyd Rice, and Adam Parfrey
Music by David Thrussell and old Country Western Music
Filming locales including Thailand, Australia, LA, Switzerland, Barcelona, and London

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Robert Stark talks to Thom Young about Instagram Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to author Thom Young about how his short verse “love made / her wild” went viral on Instagram. You can check out his books at Amazon.

Topics:

The PBS article about Thom, Why this poet is posting meaningless verse on Instagram 
Writing a parody or satire demonstrating how easy it is to get popular on social media
How short trite poetry has gotten Thom tons of likes and followers on Instagram
Thom’s parody of a hipster poet called Tyler
The “Pop Poetry” and “She Poetry” genres
Thom’s recent poetry books, “A Little Black Dress Called Madness” and “Coffee Nightmares”
Thom’s upcoming poetry books including a poetry book, “She Fell in Love with her Madness” and a high comedy satire book
David Lynch films and Twin Peaks

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Robert Stark talks to Scott Laudati about Cuba & Occupy Wall Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, co-host Pilleater, and Cartrell Payne(The Adventure Kid) talk to  Scott Laudati. Laudati is a writer and musician. He is the author of Play the Devil and has written a book of poetry Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair.

Topics:

Intro: Scott Laudati – “A Girl From Greenwich Village pt. II
The translation of his book Play the Devil into Italian
The publishing process and the pros and cons of self publishing
Scott’s Upcoming book of poetry “Yeti Funeral,” a poem about his dog, poems about New York, and influences including the Beats and Jim Carroll
Observations about living in New York City; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Experience living in LA, Downtown LA, Broadway and the Bradbury Building
Scott’s recent trip to Cuba, the embargo, the travel ban, the current laws, and misconceptions about Cuba
Scott’s involvement with Occupy Wall Street, Police Brutality, and his arrest
The rise in political violence
Movies, Comedy, and TV shows

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Robert Stark interviews Publisher Josh Dale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to publisher Josh Dale. Josh Dale runs Thirty West Publishing House and has a BA in English from Temple University.

Topics:

Josh’s background including being an associate editor and contributor to Temple’s Hyphen Literary Magazine and experience with a vanity publisher on Instagram
Temple University in Philadelphia; Science Fiction writer Samuel R. Delany
The process of setting up Thirty West Publishing
The overall themes and criteria of Thirty West
Josh’s interest in work that is introspective and inspired by the inner workings of the mind
The designs of Thirty West’s books
Authors published including Thom Young
Josh’s collection of poetry Duality Lies Beneath
The themes of the poems ranging from random imagination, observations, critiques of society, and personal idiosyncrasies
The book cover from a train station in Philadelphia
Josh’s influence from the Transcendentalist writers including Ralph Waldo Emerson
Josh’s near death experience from a car crash and how that impacted his outlook on life
Involvement in spoken word poetry readings


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