4.06.16: Why We Make Things, Brevity, & The BookShelf with Jennifer Militello
Things are important. They help us get places, allow us to sit back and relax, provide entertainment, memories, sustenance, and warmth. I used to vow intense dislike for the word "things" ("It's so vague; what does it mean?!"). But truthfully, things - and the many uses of the word - are important. On today's Word of Mouth, we're exploring a lot of things. Really.
Plus, word craft for fast times: a writing teacher celebrates the beauty and efficacy of writing short.
Listen to the full show.
Why We Make Things
Peter Korn talks about his book, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Crafstman.
The Rise and Fall of Professional Bowling
How to Write Short
The Bookshelf: Poet Jennifer Militello
In our podcast, the 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop, we talk to writers of all stripes about what goes into their writing process and what gets an idea from pen to paper, or finger to keyboard.
For book lovers, NHPR has even more. On Fridays, All Things Considered host Peter Biello talks to authors from around New England on the series “The Bookshelf.” In this episode, he speaks with poet Jennifer Militello about her book A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments.
You can hear this episode again at: The Bookshelf: Poet Jennifer Militello