James Kimbrell

Award-winning poet James Kimbrell discusses form and disorder, bait shrimp, and how Florida’s Marianna Caves helped shaped his conception of time in this exclusive audio interview. More

Afaa Michael Weaver

Afaa Michael Weaver reflects on how poetry and spirituality helped him overcome a childhood of sexual abuse, mental illness, and the death of his first child. More

David Baker

“Poetry teaches us—and sings to us this song—that the fluidity of things is their natural form.”—David Baker discusses poetry and process. More

Will Oldham

A conversation about God, life, and love with a beautiful human being and one of America’s finest songwriters. More

Stuart Dybek

Author Stuart Dybek explains how blood and lime juice altered his approach to fiction in this fascinating “Fogged Clarity” interview. More

Adam Vines

Poet Adam Vines discusses fishing, poetry, and the Southern imagination in this exclusive Fogged Clarity interview conducted by Daniel DeVaughn. More

Matthew Cooperman

Poet Matthew Cooperman sits down with Ben to discuss his “American Triptych” which consists of the poems: “Snow Globe”; “No Ode” and “Postlude” that appear in this edition of “Fogged Clarity”. More

A Conversation with Michael Tyrell

Long one of our favorite artists and dearest friends, poet Michael Tyrell sits down for a Sunday morning discussion about his new poems, em dashes and Donald Justice. More

John Vanderslice

In a far-reaching discussion the acclaimed musician and founder of Tiny Telephone speaks candidly about creation, loss, and his dynamic new album, “Dagger Beach”.
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Sam Lipsyte

Ben sits down for a discussion with author Sam Lipsyte, one of the brightest and funniest voices in contemporary fiction. More

Katharine Whalen

Musician Katharine Whalen discusses the influences behind her new album, Madly Love. More

Joshua Hodges

The lead singer of the Portland band Starfucker discusses mortality, music, and his most recent album, “Reptilians.” More

Jeffrey Paul Lupo

Jeffrey Paul Lupo was born in San Diego, and has since divided his time between Southern California and Seattle. A recent graduate of the University of Washington, Jeff is in the process of moving to London to pursue a graduate degree at the London School of Economics. As a singer and songwriter Jeff has released two albums, You’re in Golden Light and The Proverbial Horse. More

Bela Fleck

The most accomplished banjoist on earth sits down with Ben to discuss his life and craft in an exclusive audio interview. More

A. Manette Ansay

The author of “Vinegar Hill” and “Good Things I Wish You” sits down to discuss her life and craft. More

John Dunsworth, aka Officer Jim Lahey

In a classic interview too good to edit, the man who plays “Trailer Park Boys'” Officer Jim Lahey fires off (intelligently) about government-sanctioned gambling, U.S. politics, and his character’s beloved liquor. More

Kathryn Harrison

In an intimate discussion, the bestselling author talks about overcoming a psychologically abusive childhood, her dances on the dark side, and writing as liberation. More