Welcome back to the guest format of the podcast! I hope you enjoy my new lineup for 2019.
Today’s guest is Sean Petrie, a founding member of the poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and co-author of Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems (Andrews McMeel Universal 2018). He has six short children’s books coming out in 2019-20 for Fountas & Pinnell / Houghton Mifflin. Sean teaches poetry workshops, has an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and types his poems on a 1928 Remington Portable typewriter.
Sean joined me today to talk about writing poems on the spot, how slowing your process down can boost your creativity, the difficulty of making money as a poet, and the closeness of the children’s lit community.