Sunday, February 11, 2018

GP 414 - Poetry and Spoken Word

Gerald and co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page consider how poetry and spoken word before an audience can both entertain and stimulate the creative process. And...

  • What IS the difference between poetry and spoken word?
  • Why do you think live poetry readings and spoken-word presentations have become so popular?
  • Radio shows and podcasts – particularly podcasts – of poetry seem to be gaining in popularity. Do you think this is a new opportunity for poets?
  • Have you ever tried to write poetry? Spoken word?

Then we're joined by special guest, creative coach Terrie Silverman, who responds to:

  • How do you help people develop and investigate their stories – whether for the page or the stage?
  • How does your own work inform your teaching?
  • You seem to have a talent for drawing expression out of people who want to write but haven’t had much previous success at it. What’s the secret to getting it all to flow?
  • Have you ever found that someone’s work is painful, either to them or to the group? How do you deal with that?
  • Of the people who intend to write memoir, how often to you find it morphing into something else?
  • Is self-expression always therapeutic?
  • What are the challenges of performing your writing or your stories?
  • How can our listeners get in touch with you?

And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website

Check out this episode!

No comments: