Manage episode 364754899 series 2032043
Joel Dias-Porter is a true renaissance man, capable of mastering a metaphor, programming a computer, hedging a parlay, spinning a record, and bluffing your face off. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss pre-Boom Atlantic City poker, whether poker is a creative pursuit, why we need more poker literature, and what exactly depends upon a red wheelbarrow. Plus, he reads a few poems for us and gives Carlos a run for his money in the hip hop trivia department.
Joel Dias-Porter is a poet who has earned a living from gambling for over thirty years. He has also been a DJ, a computer programmer, and probably a few other things we didn’t even get to ask him about. His book Ideas of Improvisation is available from Thread Makes Blanket Press.