June 30, 2014 Leave a comment
While we are on a summer restorative at the moment, it’s a good time to look back on the year thus far. Another jam-packed installment of the Poetry and Cruelty Hotline. We are near 100 poets for this series thus far—and we couldn’t be prouder or more excited for all of them. We spoke with Shawna Kenney about eroticism and punk. Kate Sweeney discussed death in American culture. By far, our biggest endeavor was recapping the great HBO drama True Detective. And we got lucky. We invited Amy Black, one of the premiere tattoo artists in America, to come on the show and share the love. Amy also does amazing, important work with the Pink Ink Fund. We talked with Charlie Halford, one of the show’s most terrifying characters. Charlie is about to knock it out of the park on NBC’s Constantine this fall, and we can’t wait.
Which brings us to Brad Carter. If you missed his episode, check it out. Brad has an amazing story—plus he’s a swell guy. Generous, talented, and capable of making everyone feel happy to be a part of this world. Brad is working hard at finishing up his first album. But he needs your help. Check out the video below to see what you can do to make his dream come true. And, honestly, once you hear some of the music, it’s going to be your dream as well.