Ep 29. ‘This is what happens when you cease your management.’

A little more Maggie Nelson for you today to follow on from my chat with Tricia Dearborn. Molly Silverstein brings us The Mute Story of November, another beautiful poem from Something Bright, Then Holes (listen to Maggie reading the poem here). 

We chat about Buddhist and Whitmanian angles on the poem (yep, Molly is a new ModPo recruit!) and why November might be mute. Then we discuss the difficulty of translating images that are important to you into something that’s important to your readers.

Molly also tells us about her experience studying writing at uni in the US (some shades of Guy in your MFA) and, of course, we talk about fitting writing and reading time into your life.