listener essay

Listener Essay - Red, Brown, And Navy Blue

Aug 14, 2014

  Kathy Curto is an Adjunct Professor of Writing at Montclair State University and her work has been published in The Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, Italian Americana, VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, Lumina, The Mom Egg, Splash of Red and several newspapers covering the Hudson Valley. She holds a BA and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSW from Hunter School of Social Work. In 2012 she was selected as one of the cast members of the first NYC Listen to Your Mother show, a national series of original live readings. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children. This essay is also featured on Junk.

Listener Essay - Remembering Peter Matthiessen

Jul 2, 2014

    In this essay, Jeanne Hunter remembers her friend, American novelist, naturalist, wilderness writer and CIA-agent Peter Matthiessen who passed away in April of this year.

Listener Essay - Softball Brain

Jun 27, 2014

  A listener essay by Maxine Schmidt about aging and Summer fun.

Listener Essay - Mover's Dilemma

Jun 20, 2014

    Mover’s Dilemma Ken Appleman Downstairs in the basement, stacked on the dusty concrete floor, cold, lit by the glare of bare bulbs, is my life.

Well, not my life, exactly, but my life’s history. Papers. Books. Toys. Games. Old computers. Defunct cameras. A pair of binoculars so out-of-alignment no crossing of the eyes can eliminate the double image. All of it packed, securely, wrapped in newspaper or old junk mail, and stuffed, neatly, into plastic bins and cardboard boxes.

My life’s history.

Listener Essay - Grandest Lady Suit

Jun 13, 2014

  Kathleen McCabe is retired from St. Peter's Hospital, where she was a Nursing Supervisor in Home Care. She lives in Guilderland.

    Joyce Miller is a college librarian in Queensbury, New York. She created the website, offering a slideshow about fragrance sensitivity, links to medical research, information about unscented alternatives and more. She has also traveled to 25 countries on six continents, primarily in search of birds and other wildlife.

Listener Essay - Mother's Day Retort

May 9, 2014

  Kate Cohen is a writer and editor in Albany, New York. You can find more of her work at

Listener Essay - In Ten Years

May 1, 2014

  Mary Clement is currently working on her BFA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. She has been published in the Times Union and in the literary magazine, THREADS, at Hudson Valley Community College . She is the mother of eight.

A Listener Essay To Welcome The Spring

Apr 14, 2014

    Martha Holmes is a writer living with four chickens, four cats, two horses, one dog and one husband, in Gallatin, NY.

Listener Essay - Folding Laundry

Apr 3, 2014

    Pamela Ethington is a writer who divides her time between Syracuse, where her home is, and Woodstock, N.Y., where her heart is. Her work has been published in New Millenium Writings. She is a student of author Martha Frankel in Woodstock.