This week, I have the honor of sharing my interview with poet and editor, Charnell Peters.
Charnell Peters is the author of the poetry chapbook Un-Becoming from 30 West Publishing House. Her previous work has appeared in Foundry, Hippocampus, Crab Creek Review, and elsewhere. She is the editor of Ruminate Magazine’s online publication The Waking.
I love our conversation here because we got to go deep into a discussion around craft plus very practical tips for poets and writers to overcome procrastination, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome.
In this interview, we touch on a few things like:
How to honor whatever emotional state you're in and write anyway
A brilliant and simple strategy for poets to outwit perfectionism, which I'm going to start using myself
How to think like a poet in daily life when you're out in the world
How new writers can manage the pressure of “creating a brand” and be content in the present moment, wherever they are in the process
Plus, Charnell shares a lovely poetry reading with us at the end, so be sure to watch all the way through