Episode 8: Writing Bad with Alejandro Escudé

Episode 8 runs the gamut! We talk to award-winning poet and teacher Alejandro Escudé about learning from your idols (and meditating with Gary Snyder!), finding inspiration in urban environments and current events, transitioning to remote and hybrid forms of learning, taking risks in your work, being mindful of audience and context in a digital world, and giving yourself permission to write badly.

Please be aware that, because we recorded via Zoom, there are occasional audio hiccups. Our theme song is “4 am” by Makaih Beats. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher and follow us on Twitter @writingremixpod.

Texts Mentioned in the Episode

“Whether the poem is good or not, I send it.” -Alejandro Escudé

“Nothing is real right now.” -Alejandro Escudé

“It’s up to poets to say, ‘We’re not letting you off the hook.'” -Alejandro Escudé

“My personality online is a lamb. I save all of my wolf stuff for my writing.” -Alejandro Escudé

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