Writers’ Block: 021 – Fisayo Adeyeye and Andrew Wessels


This episode of Writers’ Block Live! was recorded October 21, 2017 in celebration of the book release of Cradles by Fisayo Adeyeye. He and Andrew Wessels read to a packed house at the 1888 Center, and were interview by Julianne Berokoff.

Fisayo Adeyeye is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. He is the former Poetry Editor of Fourteen Hills, a former Co-Curator of the VelRo Graduate Reading Series. His chapbook Blackfish was a finalist for the 2015 Best Prize Chapbook Contest (Big Lucks). He is the author of Cradles (Nomadic Press). He has poems published in Noble / Gas Qtrly, Nailed Magazine,  Print Oriented Bastards, This Magazine, and others.

Andrew Wessels has lived in Houston, Cambridge, and Las Vegas. Currently, he splits his time between Istanbul and Los Angeles. He has held fellowships from Poets & Writers and the Black Mountain Institute. His work has been published in VOLTWitnessTammy JournalFaultlineThe Los Angeles Review of BooksLiterary Hub, and Colorado Review, among others. Semi Circle, a chapbook of his translations of Nurduran Duman, was published by Goodmorning Menagerie (2016). His first book, from 1913 Press in San Diego, is A Turkish Dictionary.



Writers’ Block is a bi-weekly podcast that highlights the work of writers, poets, scientists, musicians, and more to find the story behind the pieces. Host Mike Gravagno digs into his guests work the same way he digs into pie, voraciously and without pretension, because you don’t have to be high-falutin to enjoy talking about art. Writers’ Block is a joint venture from YourPopFilter.com and Anastamos, Chapman University’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal, and is available wherever you get your podcasts.