Lit & Bruised is an Atlanta based literary podcast hosted by John Carroll and Matt DeBenedictis.

ATL’s literary art community is known for its boundary pushing styles, readings that are parties, and writers unafraid to push themselves while fighting to unite a community separated by deep transit limitations. Lit & Bruised is documenting this community that we love.

Episodes are long form conversations with local writers that feature readings and audio recordings from our always growing archive. New episodes are released weekly through iTunes, Google Play, StitcherSpreaker, and YouTube.

Please send all questions regarding advertising, media requests, and information of ATL literary events to litandbruisedatl@gmail.com.

John Carroll

John Carroll is author of Slow Burn and Hidden Messages of Hope. He is the founder of Make Blackout Poetry and co-founder of the immersive literary/theatre series, Transgression. In 2017, he co-founded Figure & Ground, a photography project focused on capturing Atlanta's creatives.

He currently resides off Ponce de Leon Avenue with his dog, Jolene.

Matt Debenedictis

Matt DeBenedictis is the author of three chapbooks, including Congratulations! There’s No Last Place If Everyone Is Dead. He is the founder of the now defunct press Safety Third Enterprises, and was the editor of Deer Bear Wolf Press and Magazine.

Matt’s writing has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Dogzplot, AOL Music, and Paste Magazine.