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Songs of Selah with Scott Thomas Outlar

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Songs of Selah
August 19, 2019

On tonight's episode I'm pleased to welcome Bill Cushing to the program...

Named in honor of a Civil War Navy hero, Bill Cushing has lived in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, Maryland, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico before moving to California. As an undergrad, he was called the “blue collar” poet by classmates at the University of Central Florida because of his years in the Navy and later working as an electrician on oil tankers, naval vessels, and fishing boats before he returned to college at the age of 37. He earned an MFA in writing from Goddard College in Vermont and teaches at East Los Angeles and Mt. San Antonio colleges. He now resides in Glendale with his wife and their son.

As a writer, Bill has been published in various literary journals, magazines, and newspapers, including The San Juan Star and the Florida Times-Union. His short stories have appeared in Borfski PressNewtown Literary Journal and Sediments. His creative non-fiction piece “A Father’s Pride” was a finalist in 2016’s Pen 2 Paper competition for writings concerning the disabled.

When not teaching or writing, Bill facilitates a writing workshop in Eagle Rock, California (9 Bridges). He also performs with a musician in a project called “Notes and Letters.” He invites anyone interested to visit and “like” their Facebook page or check their youtube page, “Chuck Corbisiero Bill Cushing Notes and Letters.”


Call in with questions for tonight's guest and/or to read poems of your own during the second hour open mic. Phone lines are open at 646-668-8757.