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David Ossman – Marshmallows and Despair

February 4, 2021

Tonight on Inquiry we continue our talk with one of the great artists of radio and aural theatre: Firesign Theatre member DAVID OSSMAN. The new (!!!) release of Firesign material is DOPE HUMOR OF THE SEVENTIES. But Ossman has long been a writer, poet, performer, actor, and director. We will talk about some of his many projects from the ground-breaking series of interviews with poets called The Sullen Art, his own published poetry, the George Tirebiter books, and his many adaptations of material for radio airplay. NB: David reads his poem: “Presidential Butts in Butter” from his collection MARSHMALLOWS AND DESPAIR.