Ryan Rivas @burrowpress

Host Ryan Rivas is a writer and lover of literature. Founder of Burrow Press.

Out of Print is a podcast featuring conversations with Orlando and Florida writers about a specific piece of their work (and sometimes others’). It’s like an audiobook, only shorter… and with director’s commentary, sort of. Tune in to discover contemporary books, poems, essays, short stories, and your new favorite writers.

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Introduction to the host

Get to know your host Ryan Rivas.

amy watkins

Amy Watkins talks mythology, her fear of birds, and discovering Florida as a landscape worthy of literature.

Work read & discussed: "Knowing My Place" (essay); "Crossing the River" (poem).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amy Watkins grew up with the rattlesnakes and armadillos in the central Florida scrub. The oldest child of a nurse and a carpenter, she dreamed of becoming a doctor, a painter, and a contestant on Star Search. She became a writer instead. She is the author of the chapbook Milk & Water, a regular reviewer for The Drunken Odyssey with John King, and art editor for Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine

mike wheaton

Michael Wheaton talks driverless cars, research as inspiration, and the promise and dangers of technology.

Work read & discussed: "I Robot, Driver" (short fiction).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Wheaton teaches Composition at Valencia College. He holds an MFA from Pacific University. His work appears in Fantastic Floridas, Diagram, and the Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology.

Brianna Johnson

Brianna Johnson talks Bad Brains, punk rock, race and indentity.

Work read & discussed: "I Against I" (short fiction).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brianna Johnson is an emerging writer from Orlando, FL. She received her MFA from The University of Tampa, and currently works as an adjunct professor of English at Seminole State College & Valencia College. Along with teaching, she is the managing editor of Burrow Press's online literary journal, Fantastic Floridas. Her short story, “I Against I” was recently published in Cosmonauts Avenue.