SR Pod/Vod Series – Authors Talk: Poet Trina Young

Trina Young2Today, we’re proud to feature SR contributor Trina Young as our nineteenth Authors Talk series contributor with her podcast “Never Forget the Basics.”

‘The basics,’ those ever-elusive things about which creative writing students are accustomed to hearing, encouraged to practice, and – speaking from personal experience – eager to upgrade. They’re something Trina wants to remind us of as we aspire to new sets of skills, leave the classroom, and strike out on our own.

Trina explains, “I was speaking to young writers like myself who may have hit a rough patch in their process, and many of the tips I had were the things you seem to learn early on in writing and are essential, but perhaps can be forgotten or not practiced enough.”

She hopes the truth of the titular sentiment will resonate with listeners, and speaking from personal experience (again), I’ll say it definitely does.

You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes Channel, #199.

You can read “The Body” in Superstition Review Issue 15, and listen to Trina Young read it aloud in podcast #155.


More About the Author:

Trina Young is a graduate from DePaul University with a passion for many kinds of writing. She was one of the winners of the Pegasus Young Playwrights competition in 2010, and has had one poem published by Afterimage Online’s Inklight gallery. She recently received the honor of placing third as a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award Winner in the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition. She continues to submit to journals in order to build her credits and be included among many other talented people. She currently writes for Blavity, a site for black millennials to fight the stereotypes against them, and is pursuing a career in television writing as well. She lives in Chicago, IL.


About the Authors Talk series:

For several years, we have featured audio or video of Superstition Review contributors reading their work. We’ve now established a new series of podcasts called Authors Talk. The podcasts in this series take a broader scope and feature SR contributors discussing their own thoughts on writing, the creative process, and anything else they may want to share with listeners.

Cass Murphy

5 thoughts on “SR Pod/Vod Series – Authors Talk: Poet Trina Young

  • March 8, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I really liked her poem, so getting to hear where that poem came from and about her process, advice, and experiences was very interesting.

  • March 12, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I really enjoyed her poem and I think hearing more about the poem’s birth and how the experience was made me appreciate it even more.

  • March 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I really enjoyed her poem and her thoughts in writing in the podcast. I liked her view that poetry captures a moment in time, expanding on that moment, fully expressing the layers of that experience. I don’t often write poetry, but it is definitely an idea that I think would have interesting applicability to prose (for example, Dublin on the 16th of June, 1904 in Ulysses is one of the most profound literary moments in time).

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