Dr. Emily Carr & Interactive Artmaking: Poetry, Eco-Feminist Love Poets & Inspiring Creativity-Ep.36

Today Dr. Emily Carr, Poet and MFA Director at OSU-Cascades, talks poetry and geeks out on literature with us. Emily chats with us about the pros and cons of labels when it comes to writing, what she means when she called herself an eco-feminist love poet, and why she’s moving away from the label. We dig into Emily’s poetry game and talk about the inspiration behind it. Finally, Emily talks reading and we discuss a mutual love for Daphne du Maurier.

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Books, quirks, and intrigues, oh my!

  • Emily explains why she is no longer calling herself an Eco-Feminist love poet.
  • We chat about reading experiences–
      • Emily talks about her intense reading as a child
      • She recommends every writer read Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack & Honey
  • Emily talks about why she loves Daphne Du Maurier.
  • We talk about Dr. Carr’s Word Forage and why she created the poetry game.
    • She talks about the need for poets to involve their audience in meaningful ways and change the dynamics of producer-consumer in art.

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What are some creative ways you have seen artists involve their audience in the artmaking process? What would you like to see from artists?

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