From Our Soundbooth | March 11, 2008

This episode of our podcast features the first place and first-runner up entries in the Voice-Only Literature: Creative Nonfiction category. First place went to Albert Haley’s “The Cough.” Haley is associate professor of English at Abilene Christian College. He authored Exotic, the winner of the John Irving First Novel Prize. Places where Haley’s short fiction has appeared include The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, and Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion.  His poetry has been published in Poems & Plays, The Texas Review, Christianity and Literature, and Rattle.

Our first runner-up is Lisa K. Buchanan, with “All That I Missed.” Buchanan’s fiction and essays have appeared in Mid-American Review, Natural Bridge, Quick Fiction, and Cosmopolitan. Her honors include awards from Glimmer Train, Carve, and Moment. She lives in San Fransisco.