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 #12: J.D. Salinger’s New Books

Frank discusses the “new” J.D. Salinger books. End song is “American Legion” by Zero Charisma. It is not commercially available. End poem is “fatigue” by Frank Marcopolos. It is not commercially available, but features the following artists: “Orbital Romance,” Copyright...

/ 1 January 2019

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
A fly. They like to copulate on microwaves,

YINZBURGH NEWZ: Yinzburgher produces new audio poem. Posts it to Internet. Then no one listened to it.

Amazingly (really?), a Yinzburgh resident has apparently (if it’s on the internet can’t we assume it’s true?) recorded and published to the internet something called an “audio poem.” You can listen to the thing via the following audio player: Surprisingly,...

/ 24 November 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
Pittsburgh at Night

Yinzburgh Newz: Area Man Changes Name of Pittsburgh (Poetsburgh?)

We’re getting reports now from concerned citizens of Poetsburgh, Pennsylvania that they were never made aware of the city’s new name. Mayor Bill Pedoodie has yet to release an official statement on the matter, but sources close to the mayor...

/ 18 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

Yinzburgh Newz: Local Man Establishes 9:30 pm Self-Curfew. Then This Happened.

A local Yinzburgher has shocked the “biggest small city in America” by establishing a curfew for himself of 9:30 pm. “Nothing good happens after 9:30,” said Frank Marcopolos, who recently moved to the Yinzburgh area. “I don’t know why anyone...

/ 9 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

Wisdom from a Yale Professor on Literature as a Verbal Art

Professor Amy Hungerford, Yale University: “You may have noticed…that I am very fond of reading aloud to you from these novels. I’m very fond of reading out passages. I do it a lot. Why DO I do it? Well, there...

/ 20 May 2016

[Publishing News] The Adventures of Enzo Prinziatta Continue in New Anthology

I was lucky enough to place a story I’m inordinately fond of, called “Icky,” in George Donnelly’s liberty-themed anthology, VALIANT, HE ENDURED. The antho leans toward sci-fi, and so my little literary fiction story was fortunate to even be considered....

/ 14 May 2016
Marcopotunes

{Essay} Welcome to the Earbud Society: On the Future (and Radical Potential) of Audiobooks

We now live in the Earbud Society. You see them dangling from ears in cars, all over college campuses, in Starbucks, and even the workplace (especially on elevators.) Social avoidance has never been easier, and yet research is showing that...

/ 8 April 2016

[Flash Fiction] Easy Freed: A Bullet-Riddled Love Story

Easy Freed woke up suddenly, the bullets in his dream stereo-echoing the ones thundering through his living room. He was being fired upon. Again. He spiraled forward off the couch and rolled right below the window. He wasn’t sure still,...

/ 2 April 2016

[New YouTube Video] Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin (Audiobook) | SHORT STORY

This is a really cool story that is enmeshed with the social issues of Chopin’s day. It is an example of literature with a social agenda, which attempts to move the culture in a different direction. Good stuff.

/ 1 November 2015

The End of the Tour // David Foster Wallace // Jesse Eisenberg // Jason Segel // Infinite Jest

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is powerful for any Wallace fan simply because of the length of time we’re...

/ 1 July 2015

This Week in Literary Links #10

Don’t Read the Last Rites for Hard Covers Just Yet The Saturday Interview–Professor Mary Beard Hannah Rothschild on Nica Rothschild and Thelonious Monk Author Bill Dicksion on Telling True Stories of the West Sharp Elbow Patches–2 Publishers Fighting DoJ Lawsuit...

/ 27 April 2012

This Week in Literary Links #9

2012 Prix Aurora Award Nominees Announced SOPA’s Evil Sister — CISPA Nook Steps Ahead of Kindle with GlowLight A Talk with a Barnes & Noble CRM Review: Soldier/Geek WHIRLIGIG Alum Jeff Somers Writes Not a Movie Review The Strange Case...

/ 20 April 2012

This Week in Literary Links #8

Publishers and Libraries Don’t Understand Each Other New York Public Library’s Plan to Take Books from Shelves Worries Scholars Another Publisher Launches E-Book Subscription Site The Secret to Overnight Book Marketing Success Macmillan to Fight DoJ Lawsuit AG Holder on...

/ 13 April 2012

This Week in Literary Links #7

Indie Author Interview: Christine Nolfi Joe Konrath Takes Everything Back Konrath’s Cover Artist Has a Fire Sale April Foolery of the Literary Heavyweights Why Google’s Tablet Will Beat the Kindle Fire Do You Recognize this Literary No-Hoper? New Paltz Oracle...

/ 6 April 2012

This Week in Literary Links #6

Building an Author Website That Works Review of WITCH DANCER by Michael Robb Arguing Over the Agency Pricing Model The Secrets to E-Publishing Success Why Pottermore Could Change Everything Rethingking E-Book Samples Drop in POD Prices Could be a Gamechanger...

/ 30 March 2012