In this episode of The Living Artist, Preston sits down with Los Angeles and South Bay based writer Lee Hudspeth. Lee is an award-winning poet and has been receiving numerous accolades for his first book of poetry entitled Incandescent Visions. The conversation opens with a discussion about this book, which Preston had the pleasure of providing the cover artwork for. Lee then walks us through the impetus for writing this book, the experience of winning numerous awards, the trial and tribulations of self-publishing, his transition from 30 years in the corporate world to becoming a full-time writer, work ethic and the long game, the inspirational letter he wrote to himself, his "aha moment" while traveling with his family abroad, getting work published in journals, his new passion for haiku, using haiku as a mindfulness practice, metacognition, being a musician and musical inspiration, saving your "iterations", professionalism, and so much more. Enjoy this wonderful and inspiring conversation with Lee Hudspeth!
You can discover more of Lee's work, story and purchase his book on his website (https://leehudspeth.com), or his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/leehuds).
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