In this second 'bookend' episode we explore Edgar Allan Poe's demons and ideas about creativity. His self-sabotaging events were a major factor in his suffering.
In this second installment annually produced I delve into what i have been doing as a writer, especially in this particularly challenging time of Covid, and try to make it relatable on the show to others who might be working or dealing with similiar issues.
In perhaps my most personal voyage into a writer I explore all that was social and creative in the astounding teleplay, screenplay writer Rod Serling.
We cover in this episode: depression, twilight zone, creativity, planet of the apes and the meaning of prejudice as a root of global calamity.
In the final mailbag episode in a rough and uncertain year, 2020, we go through some of the email about show and about the journal, Ariel Chart.
Covered are the following topics:
Fantasy in Writing
Keeping a Journal
Dark Side of Guilt
Creativity and Mental Illness
In one of the most unique episode STBH explores Mark Antony Rossi's innovation micro-writing style (fiction & nonfiction) "Concrete Minimalism."
Intro to Innovation
Philosophy of Rent
Waiting Room Madness
Tampa Bay Tantrum
I Will Melt the Robots the First Chance I Get
World Peace Through Intimacy
Modern Forces and the Meaningful Metaphor
Book Review -- Sun and Moon -- Michel Weatherall
Book Review -- Wonderful Wasteland and other natural disasters --
Elido La Torre Lagares
In this episode we briefly examine the good and bad of spoken word poetry.
Light Side -- test run one's material before an audience
Dark Side -- forget about print and then get forgotten -- yourself
Notes: post-covid world might have less eating establishments, no movie theatres and folks less willing to be community-oriented, spoken word might need to learn to adapt to a new reality
In our 2nd conversation I speak with Canada's, Michel Weatherall, novelist, poet and publisher about his projects, his press, his marketing and his interesting take on anthologies and promoting literary projects in the age of Covid.