Self-Improvement

Straight talk about Art & Artists. Weighing Creativity. Finding Humanity.

Episodes

Tonight we discuss Art in the Age of Corona. We converse about current events as related to the corona crisis as well as art past and present during epidemics and how it often changes the course of society's outlook on religion, faith, recovery, death and the afterlife.

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On this episode I interview NJ-based poet, author and writing instructor Michael Griffith on the merits of editorship, authorship and deeper thoughts about writing.

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In the second installment of Peculiar Instruments we explore how ghostly figures and events are used as characters to illustrate or perhaps voice certain things to heighten a story or maybe be the catalyst to complete the plot.

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This episode brings us back full circle with poet and fiction writer Linda Imbler. She was my first interview for the podcast in Jan 2019. In this segment Linda will speak out her past, present and future writing projects as well as her moments in the writing life.

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This new series Toying With Tangents will explore Horror writings from Bloch, Poe, Jackson, King, Barker, Blatty, Shelly, Stoker and Wells. In the weeks ahead we will explore Fantasy and Science Fiction too.

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In this second, more revealing interview, John Patrick Robbins, poet, writer, editor, humorist and podcaster, recounts his achievements, publications, nominations and work during the past twelve months.

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Time with some fun on grammar and those who grump about it like the world is ending. Let's worry about the coronavirus; not the commavirus. 

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