This week I spiraled out with brilliant poet, writer, editor and teacher Maggie Smith! (Good Bones, You Could Make This Place Beautiful.) We covered SO much juicy ground in this episode, diving deep into Midwestern humility and shame around success, what you owe or don't owe people as an artist, being an introverted kid with an extroverted mom, imposter syndrome, apologizing for your accomplishments, the idea of a "failed marriage," feeling shame about feeling shame, parenting fears, and so much more.
Plus, Maggie tells a shame story around her experience of her poem "Good Bones" going incredibly viral in 2016, launching her into literary stardom and creating a "perfect storm of terrible wonderful" in her life.
Follow Maggie on Twitter and Instagram @maggiesmithpoet, check out her website maggiesmithpoet.com, and buy her recently released memoir You Could Make This Place Beautiful. It's on The New York Times Bestseller list, and for what it's worth, I read it and can personally tell you it is A GORGEOUS ,SHATTERING, DEEPLY REAL MASTERPIECE that will make you feel better about life. Get after it.
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Audio Engineer/Editor: Sarah Gabrielli (check out her amazing podcast about the last lesbian bars in America @cruisingpod on Instagram and TikTok and listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cruising-a-lesbian-bar-road-trip/id1585850925
Original Music: Shadwick Wilde, Instagram and Twitter: @shadwickwilde
Cover Art: Cassidy Kulhanek, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok: @heavenlygrandpa
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