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Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.

A sea of fog, with bords

Marcopocast #22: On the Enduring Influence of Virginia Woolf

In this episode, Frank shares why he is falling in love intellectually with a long-dead, mentally unstable genius. (Very healthy.) Also, how Virginia Woolf has influenced numerous generations of writers even to this day. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf:...

/ 13 October 2019
picture of a grave, and RIP

Marcopocast #21: Hunter S. Thompson, Dylan Thomas, Henry Scott-Holland, and Power in Small Doses

In this episode of the podcast, Frank reminisces about Googling himself and finding a surprising post on an old Internet forum. This somehow leads to an exploration of “short” literature and its potential for reader impact, including historicity and hermeneutics....

/ 1 October 2019
christian cross against red sky

Marcopocast #20: Performance of OLALLA by Robert Louis Stevenson

In this episode of the podcast, Frank discusses how you can help teachers fill their classrooms with needed supplies, and then he performs “Olalla” by Robert Louis Stevenson for over 2 hours. Fun! Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3...

/ 2 September 2019
headphones

Marcopocast #19: New Audio Equipment, Microphone Comparison, and Overall Equipment Geekiness

In this episode, Frank compares two different microphones and talks about audio equipment in a way that only audiophile geeks are likely to appreciate. Audiobooks narrated by Frank Marcopolos can be accessed through the following locations: Libraries! (Ask your local...

/ 19 July 2019
Toddler ranting.

Marcopocast #18: Ranting About Bookstores, Bookmarks, and Other Bookish Things

Frank rants about bookstores, book-crowding, floor-piling books, bookmarks, and other bookish things. Socials and other info: https://twitter.com/frankmarcopolos https://instagram.com/frankzmarcopolos https://medium.com/@frankmarcopolos https://frankmarcopolos.com https://facebook.com/authorfrankmarcopolos https://patreon.com/frankmarcopolos https://youtube.com/brooklynfrankhttps://youtube.com/thebookquarium Buy books by Frank Marcopolos:https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Marcopolos/e/B005DMQW8O Bitcoin Donations: 1BLHDEurp1CeYrfTGdYBaNyiprchmu9x1z Frank Marcopolos founded “The Whirligig” literary magazine in 1999,...

/ 2 July 2019
You Tube logo - Live Stremaing

Marcopocast #16: W.B. Yeats Live and Pittsburgh Musings

In this episode, Frank shares the audio from his recent live poetry reading on YouTube. Friday Night Poetry Live (8pm EST): https://youtube.com/brooklynfrank Audiobooks narrated by Frank Marcopolos can be accessed through the following locations: Libraries! (Ask your local friendly librarian)...

/ 4 June 2019
Hemingway and Others

Marcopocast #15: Hemingwaying

On episode #15 of Marcopocast, Frank goes all the Hemingway. Includes a reading of 10 Ernest Hemingway poems, a comparison of 3 openings of Hemingway short stories, and a complete reading of Hemingway’s “Out of Season.” The main portion of...

/ 22 May 2019
Audiobook recording - Microphone

Marcopocast #14: Storytime – Life Update

In this episode, Frank gives an update on his life including: Starting a new company (The Bookquarium, LLC) Freshening up the website Audiobook distribution, including to libraries! YouTube demonetization and remonetization Audiobooks narrated by Frank Marcopolos can be accessed through...

/ 12 May 2019
My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway

Marcopocast #11: Would Edgar Allan Poe have liked Pittsburgh?

On episode 11 of Marcopocast, Frank discusses Edgar Allan Poe and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in relation to each other while freezing in the Pittsburgh cold. Fun! End song is “I Don’t Ever Wanna Come Down” by Zero Charisma. It is not...

/ 24 December 2018
Dungeon Torture - Lord Byron - Chillon

Marcopocast #10: Yet Even More Live Poetry Reading! (Byron, Frost)

Frank reads poetry by Lord Byron and Robert Frost while sipping Cabernet Sauvignon and listening to classical music in a badass fashion. Obvz. Fun! Socials: https://twitter.com/frankmarcopolos https://instagram.com/frankzmarcopolos https://medium.com/@frankmarcopolos https://frankmarcopolos.com https://facebook.com/authorfrankmarcopolos https://youtube.com/brooklynfrank Support the bandwidth needs of this growing podcast on...

/ 20 November 2018

Marcopocast #9: Moar Live Poetry Reading! (Robert Frost, Poe, Keats)

Frank reads some poetry live on YouTube while drinking wine and listening to classical music. Fun! Poets included were Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, and John Keats. Socials: https://twitter.com/frankmarcopolos https://instagram.com/frankzmarcopolos https://medium.com/@frankmarcopolos https://frankmarcopolos.com https://facebook.com/authorfrankmarcopolos Get cool lit stuff by supporting me...

/ 13 November 2018

Marcopocast #8: Friday Night Poetry…. Live! #2

On Marcopocast #8, Frank discusses his latest live poetry reading, classical music, and more. According to Open Culture: “The internet has given poetry new scope and a new freshness. It’s almost like the ‘70s, when punk fanzine readers were famously...

/ 7 November 2018

Marcopocast #7: Live Poetry on YouTube (Friday Night Poetry… Live! #1)

On Marcopocast #7, Frank discusses going live on YouTube and reads some poetry. Music provided by n_audioman and oymaldonado via freesound.org: https://freesound.org/people/oymaldonado/sounds/75315/ And under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License. Music provided by Das Phrogge is “Glad...

/ 3 November 2018

Marcopocast #6: Portrait of a Lady by T.S. Eliot (Plus, Hermeneutics!)

On Marcopocast #6, Frank talks about Fiverr voice talent, hermeneutics, and poetry. A performance of “Portrait of a Lady” by T.S. Eliot follows. According to Wikipedia, hermeneutics is “the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts,...

/ 29 October 2018

Going Live on YouTube for the First Time

On Friday night, I “went live” on YouTube for the first time, reading some Edgar Allan Poe poetry with the Pittsburgh night as a backdrop. The resistance was strong on this one, which caused me some delay. But–interestingly–all of the...

/ 28 October 2018

Marcopocast #5: Poetic Contemplations

In episode 5 of Marcopocast, Frank discusses poetry. For some reason. Music provided by oymaldonado via freesound.org: https://freesound.org/people/oymaldonado/sounds/75315/ Under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License. Closing song is “#9 Prayer” by Das Phrogge, from their album “Serenity.”...

/ 1 October 2018

Marcopocast #4: In Memoriam: Christopher Dillon Micha (1975-2018)

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” ― Woody Allen End music is from the Das Phrogge album, “Body & Mind,” which can be purchased here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/dasphrogge *** These are the only...

/ 15 September 2018

Marcopocast #3: The Purloined Poecast (Performance, Analysis)

Marcopocast #3, in which Frank Marcopolos performs THE PURLOINED LETTER by Edgar Allan Poe and then presents a Theme Theory (with evidence!) as a part of his analysis of the story. There is also some music. Timestamps for this podcast:...

/ 9 September 2018

Marcopocast #2: Uncle Abraham’s Romance by E. Nesbit (Performance, Commentary)

On this episode of Marcopocast, a performance of “Uncle Abraham’s Romance” by E. Nesbit, some commentary about the author and the story, and discussion about the direction of this podcast. Music provided by n_audioman, ShadyDave, joelu2001, and Setuniman via http://freesound.org:...

/ 18 August 2018

Marcopocast #1: Landing in Luck by William Faulkner (Audiobook Performance and Analysis)

Rebranded podcast! Formerly Saturday Show Literary Podcast, now Marcopocast! On the maiden voyage, an audiobook performance of “Landing in Luck” by William Faulkner, some literary analysis, and an update on what the heck Frank has been doing lately. Socials: http://twitter.com/frankmarcopolos...

/ 6 May 2018