DMACC's Celebration of Literary Arts: Aimee Bender and W. Todd Kaneko - Shared screen with speaker view
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Michael Freeman-Villegas Cruz
I had to switch from my phone to my laptop, still here prof! Thanks for doing this folks I really appreciate your insights!
I'm 35 and I want to apply for MFA programs, so it's good to know I'm not the only one who is starting later than others
"Best Star Trek Movie was 'Search for Spok' "--I do not disagree, but that's a bold statement. And I respect boldness. (I love Star Trek; no such thing as a bad star trek movie)
Hi Mark. Great event, buddy. Aimee, wonderful reading. Todd, I love your poems, esp. the sci-fi ones. As well as those two fantasy/mythic poems about your grandparents. Thanks!
This is all so interesting to hear, because writing can be such an anti-social act, and we need to be people, living our lives. I don't know if writing has been easier or harder in the pandemic, but parenting and living has been more complicated this last year (to put it nicely). And I have a really hard time getting things done in short time blocks--I'm trying to challenge myself to do better with that.
I read a book that talked a lot about the poet Allen Ginsberg. Someone once asked him "How do you become a prophet?" He said, "Tell your secrets." That makes me think of what you were just saying with the silence of shame and the internment camps.
Thank you all!
I love these questions even though we couldn’t get to them all.
W. Todd Kaneko
Thank you everyone for being here with us!