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?
Juliet Cook‘s poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications, including Arsenic Lobster, Diode, FLAPPERHOUSE, Menacing Hedge, and Tarpaulin Sky Press. She is the author of more than thirteen poetry chapbooks, most recently including POISONOUS BEAUTYSKULL LOLLIPOP (Grey Book Press, 2013), RED DEMOLITION (Shirt Pocket Press, 2014), a collaboration with Robert Cole called MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015), and a collaboration with j/j hastain called Dive Back Down (Dancing Girl Press, 2015).
Juliet’s first full-length poetry book, Horrific Confection, was published by BlazeVOX in 2008, and her second full-length poetry book, Malformed Confetti is forthcoming from Crisis Chronicles Press.
In addition to her writing, Cook creates other art too, such as semi-abstract painting/collage art hybrid creatures.
You can find out more if you have a look at her webpage.
Juliet’s Blood Pudding Press Shop.
Poems read or referred to in the podcast:
The works of Marge Piercy.
“Scratch” by Juliet Cook, published in Issue 5, Skidrow Penthouse (print).
Original music and artwork by Karl R. Powell.
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