★ KISSING A TREE SURGEON with Eleanor Levine (Podcast episode 3.3)

Eleanor Levine spends some time in BOOK CITY this week via the podcast. The lively and free-wheeling conversation centers largely on her debut collection of short stories, Kissing a Tree Surgeon (Guernica World Editions) and explores the season’s theme, Alone / Together.

Eleanor Levine’s writing has appeared in more than 80 publications, including Fiction, Evergreen Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Faultline Journal of Arts and Letters, The Denver Quarterly, Santa Ana River Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, South Dakota Review, The Citron Review, and Heavy Feather Review.

Eleanor received her MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, in 2007. She is the author of a book of poetry, Waitress at the Blue Moon Pizzeria (Unsolicited Press, 2016) and the former editor of The Eleanor Levine Newsletter, and has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Abbie Hoffman, Andrew Sarris, Sidney Biddle Barrows, Al Lewis, Matt Dillon, Shirley Chisholm, Sally Jessy Raphael, Catharine Stimpson, Liz Smith, Kate Schellenbach, Arthur Danto, Eileen Myles, Jaime Manrique, Sarah Schulman, Quentin Crisp, Robbie Benson, Michael Musto, Eva Marie Saint, Noam Chomsky and others. She lives with her brother Michael and their two dogs and three cats along the Jersey Shore. 

Hear the full conversation above, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Pick up a copy of Kissing a Tree Surgeon from an independent book seller like our podcast sponsor, Book No Further, down on the historic City Market at 112 Market Street, SE.

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