What it takes to write is something that might torment the minds of many an aspiring writer, or even established writers who ought to know better. In SR’s first podcast of the new year, Deborah Bogen talks about the ideas that she used to have in the beginning of her own writing career, and smartly counters them with a blend of reality and humor. Flimsy excuses such as being too old, young, or broke; mandatory time commitment thresholds one must reach; and what “real” writing entails are just some examples. As Deborah says, it’s about “what has worked or hasn’t worked for our own making of word art.”
You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes Channel.
More About the Author:
Deborah Bogen’s three books of poems are Let Me Open You a Swan, winner of the Elixir Press Antivenom Prize 2009, Landscape With Silos, National Poetry Series Finalist and XJ Kennedy Poetry Prize winner 2005, and Living by the Children’s Cemetery, ByLine Press Chapbook winner 2002. Her poems and reviews appear widely.
In addition to writing poems, Bogen is currently at work on a trio of novels set in 13th century. Book One, The Witch of Leper Cove, explores traditional herbal medicine, blind ambition and the early Inquisition in England. Book Two, The Hounds of God, is set in Paris where Church politics, the strict structure of the noble classes and the power of art collide.
She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, teaching occasionally, playing ukulele in the Highland Park Mini Band and writing lots of prose poems for a new manuscript, Prayer Flags.
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.