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"The Drum" online literary magazine

"The Drum" online literary magazine

Last week, the New York Times announced that it would publish e-book best-seller lists in fiction and nonfiction in 2011. As more technology harnesses the power of the printed word, e-readers, e-books and e-zines have started dominating the literary landscape.

But what about audio?

Author Jenna Blum reads from her novel "The Stormchasers" for a Drum Magazine segment. (Courtesy of Henriette Lazaridis Power)

Author Jenna Blum reads from her novel "The Stormchasers" for a Drum Magazine segment. (Courtesy of Henriette Lazaridis Power)

Audio books have entertained many cross-country drivers for years. But Henriette Lazaridis Power, a Boston-area author, saw a hole. “What if I want to listen to a story that’s commuter-length?” Power wondered. “How about something I can listen to in a single T or car ride?”

Earlier this year, Power launched “The Drum,” an online audio literary magazine that will do just that.  We take a closer look — and an even closer listen.

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  • Terri Butler

    Really enjoyed hearing about The Drum and especially about the Street Stories. Congrats to Radio Boston for highlighting this polished, local effort.

  • Jennifer Potter

    I loved hearing this segment while being stuck in traffic yesterday afternoon. What a treat to have literature more accessible during the many different segments of our day. I’d like to hear more from these authors. It made our car ride more relaxing!

  • http://wbur.org Joyce Barkin

    I really enjoyed listening to your piece on The Drum. The idea of listening to shorter works is terrific and sure fits many people’s lifestyles. Thank you for this fun topic and I hope to hear more.

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