Feeling washed up? Creative energy in the tubes? Most creatives will occasionally experience feelings like these. Fortunately, neuroscience has found a cure. Behold, the power of the shower.
Another lifetime ago, author Crissi Langwell was a single mom, struggling to get through to the next paycheck and struggling to figure out who she was – let alone where she was going. Half a dozen books and several epiphanies later, she’s here to share some insights from her latest publication, Reclaim Your Creative Soul: The Secrets to Organizing Your Full-time Life to Make Room for Your Craft.
Holding down a day job is a time-honored tradition for creative people. The list of successful creatives who worked behind coffee counters and the steering wheels of taxicabs reads like a Who’s Who of What’s What. But what kind should you get? Host Daedalus Howell has a counter-intuitive suggestion.
In this micro-dose of the Culture Dept., artist and tarot reader Kristine Gorman gives host Daedalus Howell a psychic snapshot of his career (and maybe yours too).
I love it when robots go rogue.
Get some real life advice about being a working writer from award-winning poet and novelist Kim Addonizio’s new memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life, is a collection of essays that chronicles the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age.
Addonizio vividly captures moments of inspiration at the writing desk (or bed) and adventures on the road — from a champagne-and-vodka-fueled one-night stand at a writing conference to sparsely attended readings at remote Midwestern colleges. Her first foray into memoir is a raw and uncensored depiction of her life as a writer – the good, the bad, and the hilarious.
A finalist for the National Book Award, Kim has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and a Pushcart Prize. She divides her time between living in Oakland, California, and New York City.