Episode 28: Tyler Gillespie
Listen to Tyler Gillespie and I discuss his beginnings being born and raised in Tampa Bay, Forida, his future plans, and listen to him read some of his excellent poems from his Florida Man: Poems and up and coming collections!
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Tyler Gillespie is a poet and award-winning journalist published in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Vice, The Daily Beast, Salon, GQ, The Nation, and Playboy.
He is the author of Florida Man: Poems and the forthcoming nonfiction collection Florida Men & Monsters: My Search for Pythons, Pioneers and the Truth about Paradise (University Press of Florida). He also wrote a chapbook Dirty Socks and Pine Needles(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and co-edited the humor collection The Awkward Phase: The Uplifting Tales of Those Weird Kids You Went to School With.
His creative work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and appears in publications such as The New Yorker, Brevity, Los Angeles Review, and the anthology LGBT Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny.
He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans and an MA in Journalism & Media Studies from the University of South Florida.