In episode 8 of Phoned In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, CAConrad reads from The Book of Frank and The City Real & Imagined. Click through for an Q&A where he and Luke Degnan discuss Philadelphia, (Soma)tic Poetry, and why it’s necessary to ignore advice from older poets. Here it is!
CAConrad is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), and Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006). The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. Visit him online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com or with his friends at http://PhillySound.blogspot.com