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At the crossroads where the popular culture interests of regular, intelligent people intersect with the academic culture of perceptive, progressive scholarship.

Host Peter Chiaramonte, PhD

Greetings everyone. Welcome to The Razor’s Edge with me, your host, Peter Chiaramonte. I’ve been on Artists-First once before as a guest to promote my “nonfiction novel,” No Journey’s End: My Tragic Romance With Ex-Manson Girl Leslie Van Houten". But this is the first time I’ve been asked to host a show of my own. I’m excited to have fatefully wandered into this new opportunity. For some time now I’ve been eager to explore the regions where the cultural interests of readers, artists, authors, and academics can all meet, think, and dream together. Here, once a month for an hour or so, I plan to be talking with seasoned academics who straddle “two solitudes”—living parallel lives as poets, novelists, screenwriters, social activists, entrepreneurial business execs, and so on.

Peter Chiaramonte's Book:  No Journey’s End (Creative Nonfiction) 2015

ISBN: 780986420207   For Amazon Link Click Here

March 17, 2017 Show

Donald Levin, PhD,

is the author of three Martin Preuss mysteries: Guilt in Hiding (2016), The Baker’s Men (2014), and Crimes of Love (2011). Book four in the series, The Forgotten Child, is due out in May 2017. He is also the author of The House of Grins (1992), a novel; and two books of poetry, In Praise of Old Photographs (2005) and New Year’s Tangerine (2007). Donald's poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous print and e-journals. Now writing full-time, Dr. Levin is Professor Emeritus of English and former dean of the faculty at Marygrove College in Detroit. Before joining academia, he worked as a warehouseman, theatre manager, advertising copywriter, scriptwriter, video producer, and political speechwriter. He and his wife Suzanne divide their time between Florida and Ferndale, Michigan (the setting for the Martin Preuss series).


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