TMR Podcast: Audio Winners Series: Richard Paul, "Fighting With My Dad"

Today, we finish off the Narrative Essay category with “Fighting with My Dad,” by Richard Paul, which was our second-runner up. In this essay, we learn that solitude can give an artist peace and freedom, but it can also be addictive. And just like any drug, too much can damage the artist and people around him.

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TMR Podcast: Audio Winners Series: Kris Saknussemm, "Cahoots"

Kris Saknussemm takes the first runner-up position in the Narrative Essay category with his piece entitled “Cahoots.” Saknussem has won first prizes in the Boston Review and  River Styx short fiction contests, and he has published in a wide range of magazines, including Chelsea, The Antioch Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner and ZYZZYA. His first novel, Zanesville, was published in 2005 by Villard Books imprint of Random House.

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TMR Podcast: Audio Winners Series: Judith Sloan, "Sweeping Statements"

Our first installment of the Audio Competition winners features the first place recipient of the Narrative Essay category, Judith Sloan. The essay, “Sweeping Statements,” is a first-person author-read accounting of teaching theatre, writing, and juggling in jails and alternative sentencing institutions with incarcerated teenagers. Category judge Jay Allison, of, says the essay “truly left the  page and warranted its existence in sound.”Sloan is an actress, oral historian and audio artist. Her audio pieces have been produced for National Public Radio and New York Public Radio. She is also co-founder of the non-profit arts organization EarSay, The piece was written, voice edited and performed by Judith Sloan; music produced and performed by Taylor Rivelli, for Taylormade Sounds, LLC; trumpets performed by Dave Guy; and music sequencing by Tomek Gross/Judith Sloan.  You can subscribe to our podcast through iTunes, or listen to this entry directly here.