This week we begin a series of podcasts honoring the winners and runners-up of our 2011 Audio Competition. The first episode features the winner of our Self-Recorded Documentary category, Ken Cormier’s “Voices of the Dead.” Ken Cormier is the author of two collections of stories and poems: Balance Act and The Tragedy in My Neighborhood. He has also released three CDs of original music, and his live performances have been described as “a William Burroughs exorcism through a Karaoke machine.” He co-founded and edited The Lumberyard, a radio magazine of poetry, prose and music, which aired weekly on WHUS in Connecticut from 2005-2008. Ken is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Quinnipiac University. More information on Ken and his work can be found on his website: www.kencormier.com.