Risk, isolation, and grief are experiences that have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending some time to recognize the small things, even if painful or negative, was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
When and why do we take risks? What goes into the process of remaking yourself at any age or stage of life? What is the role of grief when we talk about reinvention?
On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head we hear just a little bit from that conversation about reinvention.
Best selling poet, writer, and slam performer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz reads her poem “The First Check-Up After My Mother Died” from her book How To Love The Empty Air, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about the possibility models for her as a poet, what it means to grieve with an audience, and the importance of the work of Kevin Young in her life.