This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start.
In the Podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences.
I ask poets how their work with poetry influences the choices they make in their daily lives, and how these, in turn, affect their sense of self and their relationships.
How are they using the experience of art to shape The Good Life for themselves?
Molly Gaudry is the author of the novel-in-verse We Take Me Apart, which was shortlisted for the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil award. It was also the 2nd finalist for the Asian American Literary Award for Poetry.
Molly has an MA in Fiction, an MFA in Poetry, and is currently pursuing a PhD in experimental fiction. She is the founder of Lit Pub.
Desire: A Haunting is the soon-to-be-released sequel to We Take Me Apart, also from Ampersand Books.
Poems read or referred to in the podcast:
“You Fit Into Me” by Margaret Atwood.
Molly reads an excerpt from We Take Me Apart (Ampersand Books – originally published by MudLuscious Press in 2011).
Her chapbook Wild Thing (The Cupboard, 2014) is also mentioned.
Original music and artwork by Karl R. Powell.
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