Oct 29

Nothing to Lose welcomes special guest Ron Whitehead

Poet and Literary Activist Ron Whitehead to be featured on “Nothing to Lose” internet radio program

Ron Whitehead

Photograph by Jinn; Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5.

The Literary Underground is pleased to announce a special episode of “Nothing to Lose” on Project U Radio Network featuring an interview with Ron Whitehead on Friday, November 1st. Mr. Whitehead is a poet, writer, editor, publisher, organizer, scholar and professor. He will be discussing his writing, his many years involved in performance and organizing, his numerous literary projects, and the upcoming release of Outlaw Poet, a documentary about his life.

Ron Whitehead grew up on a farm in Kentucky. He attended The University of Louisville and Oxford University. As a poet and writer he is the recipient of numerous state, national, and international awards/prizes including The All Kentucky Poetry Prize, The Yeats Club of Oxford’s Prize for Poetry, and many others. In 2006 Dr. John Rocco (NYC) nominated Ron for The Nobel Prize in Literature. Nick Storm, Storm Generation Films, is producing an independent feature length cinema verite bio documentary Outlaw Poet Ron Whitehead. Nick will have 100 hours of film rough draft edited to 120 minutes by the end of 2013 with anticipated release for 2014.

Co-founder of the historic City Lights Booksellers & Publishers Lawrence Ferlinghetti said of Mr. Whitehead, “Ron Whitehead, out there in Kentucky, out there where the tall heroes used to grow, is sowing the dragon’s teeth of new heroics.”

Mr. Whitehead has traveled extensively to promote poetry. He has presented numerous talks, lectures, and writing workshops around the world at colleges, universities, and institutions which include Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), The University of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland), The University of Braga (Braga, Portugal), The University of Nijmegen (Nigmegen, The Netherlands), and many more.

Poet and literary activist Bruce Hodder of England said of Mr. Whitehead’s work, “all you people out there with an interest in poetry as it’s being written now by people who are bringing style and passion and innovation to the craft would do yourselves a big favour if you googled the name of Ron Whitehead and had a look at what he’s been doing these past few years.”

“Nothing to Lose” is a popular internet radio program on the Project U Radio Network hosted by Independent Press editors Brian W. Fugett (Zygote in my Coffee), Michael D. Goscinski (Regardless of Authority), and Michelle L. Quinn (Blotterature). “Nothing to Lose” is committed to featuring creativity in all its various forms by presenting writers, musicians, artists, and performers… anyone involved in the production of creative things with a focus on independent and marginalized perspectives.

For more information about Ron Whitehead, please visit http://www.tappingmyownphone.com/. “Nothing to Lose” can be listened to live online Friday nights at 9pm Pacific/11pm Central on the Project U Radio Network at http://blogtalkradio.com/theliteraryunderground. All episodes are archived and available for download on BlogTalk Radio and iTunes.

About The Literary Underground
The Literary Underground is a grassroots effort committed to supporting and promoting the creative arts in the independent press. Founded in 2010, successful projects to date include: The Literary Underground Wiki, an open-source encyclopedia devoted to the underground press; Project U Radio Network, with shows hosted on blogtalk radio including author interviews, open mics and topic shows; the Archive Directory, providing web space for the archival of defunct publications; and Citizens For Decent Literature, an online and print publication that seeks to give voice to the voiceless.