ABOUT THE PODCAST: You Are Hear is a literary podcast production of mnartists.org. Each monthly edition will feature new, original work by a Minnesota writer or two. The show is available on our site, of course, but also mnartists.org’s Audioboo page (for ease of sharing and downloading). Stories, poems, humor pieces, spoken word performances and whatever else talented folks can do with nouns and verbs – all presented in downloadable audio form for you to enjoy when and where you choose. It’s like a dozen free little books to put in your ears.
ABOUT THE HOST: Brian Beatty has published his jokes, poems and short stories in a variety of print and online publications. He’s performed comedy all over the Twin Cities. Brian’s humor chapbook DUCK! was published in 2009.
FEATURED WRITER FOR THIS EPISODE:
“Wild” Bill Watkins is a poet, folklorist, and historian, and the author of A Celtic Childhood, Scotland Is Not for the Squeamish (both published by Ruminator Press) and, most recently, of The Once and Future Celt (Scarletta Press, 2008). This proud Irish-American is also the official Minister of Culture for Merlin’s Rest pub in Minneapolis.
You can read Michele Campbell’s profile of Watkins, “The Making of a Modern-Day Druid,” written in 2008 when his latest book was published, here on mnartists.org.