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The Idiom Podcast #8 with Chris McIntyre Part 2

idiompodcastlogoWe have a new podcast up
which is actually a continuation from an old podcast A few months
back we interviewed Chris McIntyre And now
here is our continuation with Idiom Podcast #8
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for updated information on our events and book
release Party for Tollbooth

Some Rick Park poems from the last issue….

Rick Park Cover

Cover of Volume 8 Issue 4 by Rick Park


Rick Park who did our current cover has also had his poetry published in some of our previous issues and even gave us some haikus to use for our Diner Haiku section.  Here’s a poem of his from the last issue:


I know a couple of
gals named Susie.
If one of them won’t believe I
wrote this poem for her,
then maybe the other one will.
Susie, I’ve been true to you.
I set my gold watch, unwound,
to the moment you walked out on me,
atop the mantle,
never pass it without a sigh.


In other Idiom news we talked with Idiom poet and musician, Mike Noordzy last night for our podcast….we discussed his different types of poems, his influences, and he told us some stories about guys peeing on hotel lobbys and other on tour stories……then it all got erased…..I saved the file in a dropbox folder and apparently that erases all audio files that are to big for it to hold……sometimes we really suck at doing things but we have a new plan to fix the situation especially after we tried to drunkenly recreate the interview which hardly worked……I suck

Idiom Podcast with Ron Kolm and Chekhov….

Ron Kolm's chapbook Divine Comedy

Ron Kolm’s chapbook Divine Comedy

Just a reminder to check out our recent podcast with Ron Kolm about the poem “Divine Comedy” the same title as his new chapbook….


It’s a sunny Sunday so listen to it on the way to the Jersey Shore or whereever else yer hanging today and don’t forget your book of short stories by Chekhov our Flashback Friday feature….

Chekhov reading the idiom

Chekhov reading the idiom on a blustery day….

An excerpt from “Ward No. 6” by Anton….

“There is no real difference between a warm, snug study and this ward,” said Andrey Yefimitch. “A man’s peace and contentment do not lie outside a man, but in himself.”

“What do you mean?”

“The ordinary man looks for good and evil in external things — that is, in carriages, in studies — but a thinking man looks for it in himself.”

“You should go and preach that philosophy in Greece, where it’s warm and fragrant with the scent of pomegranates, but here it is not suited to the climate. With whom was it I was talking of Diogenes? Was it with you?”

“Yes, with me yesterday.”

“Diogenes did not need a study or a warm habitation; it’s hot there without. You can lie in your tub and eat oranges and olives. But bring him to Russia to live: he’d be begging to be let indoors in May, let alone December. He’d be doubled up with the cold.”

“No. One can be insensible to cold as to every other pain. Marcus Aurelius says: ‘A pain is a vivid idea of pain; make an effort of will to change that idea, dismiss it, cease to complain, and the pain will disappear.’ That is true. The wise man, or simply the reflecting, thoughtful man, is distinguished precisely by his contempt for suffering; he is always contented and surprised at nothing.”

“Then I am an idiot, since I suffer and am discontented and surprised at the baseness of mankind.”

“You are wrong in that; if you will reflect more on the subject you will understand how insignificant is all that external world that agitates us. One must strive for the comprehension of life, and in that is true happiness.”



The Idiom Podcast #6 with Bud Smith about The Literary Underground

The Idiom Podcast #6 with Bud Smith and The Literary Underground

It’s April National Poetry Month and this month’s podcast focuses on The Literary Underground that provides a place for poets to go and read others work, hear podcasts about writing, and find online and print zines to submit their work.

In this podcast we talk to Bud Smith who runs the podcast The Unknown Show off of the site on Tuesday nights.  Check out the site and everything that it has to give…

Theidiommag’s Podcast! #1 featuring Ink


So The Idiom has started a podcast and the first one is up and running!

Our first submission was by Ink a regular contributor to The Idiom. Also on the site are his poems so you can read along with the podcast and it’s comments. If you have any of your own responses feel free to submit a comment on The Idiom’s Blog post in reference to the Podcast.

(It may take a minute for the podcast to download)

So here’s how the The Idiom Podcast works: A writer sends 4-6 pieces to theidiommag@yahoo.com The editors, Mark Brunetti and Keith Baird go through the poems, critique and discuss them, then the writer comes on the show and we discuss our opinions about the poems….where they came from, what the poet things about our critique or perhaps what they really meant…..Really the focus of the show is on the actual poems and a close reading of them.

Idiom podcast proposition

Idiom Podcast Idea

I have an idea for a poetry podcast that focuses more on the poem than the poet.

To get involved send 4 of your best poems (prose will be accepted too) to theidiommag@yahoo.com.  These 4 poems will be used as the subject and basis of what we talk about during the podcast.

Please put “Idiom Podcast” in the subject line.

You should be in the new jersey area or able to travel there and open to criticism of your work.