Introducing TAR Podcast!


We are excited to announce TAR’s first-ever podcast, edited by madam podcast-a-lot Amy Brinker (we really need to figure out a clever title name—tweet @theatlasreview with your bright ideas [but also know that Amy is precious to me and the publisher will break your nose if it isn’t 100 percent complimentary]). We will be interviewing TAR contributors near and far who have recently come out with books. This will also be a time for Amy and Natalie to drink wine and talk into a mic and generally do whatever we (I mean they) want with whomever. Anyway.

For our first episode on TAR’s podcast, Amy and TAR publisher Natalie Eilbert sit down and chat with issue 2 contributor Jay Deshpande, whose first book Love the Stranger is out now from YesYes Books. Buy your copy here!

I updated one of the tags of this post to include “great poet wedged between two goobers on a couch” and, well, here is a literal depiction of that tag (with special guest Meeko from Pocahontas):


Great Poet Wedged Between Two Goobers on a Couch.

On this podcast, we talk about Chet Baker, Denis Johnson, Kim Kardashian, quiet poems, academia, and Vin Diesel. We can’t think of a better list of characters and themes to sum up this episode. Also, Jay’s pretty brilliant. Have a listen!

Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named one of the top debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers. A Kundiman fellow, he has held residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, was a fellowship finalist for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and was selected by Billy Collins for the 2015 Scotti Merrill Memorial Award at the Key West Literary Seminar. His poems have appeared in Narrative, Boston Review, Sixth Finch, Atlas Review, Handsome, Spork, Prelude, and elsewhere. He holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia. Born in Austin, Texas, he now lives in Brooklyn.