#1 (March 17) John talks with Christopher Grobe about his new book The Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV (NYU Press, 2017).

#2 (June 13): John talks with Joseph North, author of Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History. Joseph is assistant professor of English at Yale University, where he also serves as associate director of undergraduate studies. His faculty page can be found here.

#3 (July 29) John talks with Evan Kindley, author of Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture. Evan is a literary scholar, critic, Senior Humanities Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, and visiting assistant professor at Pomona College.

#4 (August 13) John talks with poet Joshua Marie Wilkinson, author of Meadow Slasher (Black Ocean, 2017) and other things. He lives in Seattle. Josh talks to John about his life away from social media and life without a smartphone.

#5 (November 17) John talks with Brandon Kreitler, author of Late Frontier, selected by Major Jackson for the Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship, and the recipient of a Discovery / Boston Review Prize from the 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center. He edits the email Practice Catalogue. John talks to Brandon about his essay, “Competitive Personhood & the Commonplace of Poetry,” in Tourniquet Review.