Writer and poet David van den Berg joins me to discuss his wonderful new book, Love Letters from an Arsonist and his adventures growing up in the wilds of Florida. We also discuss the current level of insanity unfolding in the Sunshine State.
David van den Berg grew up hunting and fishing in the Florida swamps. He studied anthropology, religion, and archaeology at Rollins College before moving to Los Angeles to work as an actor. He has a J.D. and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Loyola Law School. He’s the founder of Prometheus Dreaming, a digital literary journal. His poetry has recently appeared in Saw Palm, Rappahannock Review, Yemasse, South85, Poetry South, The Ilanot Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Waxing & Waning, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Love Letters from an Arsonist, was a finalist in the 2020 Kallisto Gaia Press Contemporary Chapbook Competition. His poem “the ghost of all things” was nominated for the 2021 Best of the Net prize.
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