Sun April 14, 2013
WORDS ON A WIRE: Natalie Goldberg
Daniel & Ben talk with Natalie Goldberg, an influential author of books on writing. Her latest is "The True Secrets of Writing." Goldberg talks about the "True Secrets Retreats" she holds in Taos, New Mexico, which inspire writers to sit, walk, and write. Her philosophy of writing is very Zen and spiritual, and she encourages writers to just write and to "get out of the way" to allow the creative process to take place without the interference of discursive thinking. http://nataliegoldberg.com.
For this week's Poem of the Week, Daniel reads Frank O'Hara's "Ave Maria"...a poem inspired by some of the thoughts shared by Natalie Goldberg in the interview.
In this week's Poetic License, MFA candidate at UTEP, Jonathan Nehls, shares his thoughts on how being bilingual has affected his poetics in the entry "Cacography."
Aired April 14, 2013.