Episode 82 Bonus: Creative Pleasures with Brad Aaron Modlin
How can you invite pleasure to be a part of your creative practice? In this bonus episode with professor and poet Brad Aaron Modlin we talk about his heart-opening, blood pumping, joy-raising way to start a creative day; ways to dismantle our fear of not being good enough; and how changing the genre can open surprising doors.
Brad Aaron Modlin’s book Everyone at This Party Has Two Names won The Cowles Poetry Prize. His poetry has been the text for orchestral scores; the springboard for an NYC art exhibition; and the focus of an episode of The Slowdown with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón. The premier episode of Poetry Unbound with Pádraig Ó Tuama was about his poem “What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade.” An Associate Professor of poetry, he teaches graduates and undergrads both in-person and online; coordinates the visiting writers series; and forgets where in the classroom he left his flip-flops.