In a rebroadcast from April 14, 2013, Daniel & Ben talk with Natalie Goldberg, an influential author of books on writing. Her latest is "The True Secret of Writing." Goldberg talks about the "True Secret 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. Natalie's newest book, "Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing" was released March 11, 2014. 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 March 16, 2014.