135: When it’s messy and we must: creative process with the poet Hokis

Artist Soapbox begins the year with Hokis, poet and deep thinker. Listen in and find encouragement and support, practical tips to guide your creative process, great vulnerability, and a generous sprinkling of inspiration. This is a grownup and roving conversation that touches on grief, the death of a parent, adoption, sexual trauma, identity, creative evolution or revolution, and importantly…how to write when it’s messy and when you must.  Thanks to Hokis for leaving it all on the table.

Hokis is an American poet of Armenian descent. She is founder and Senior Editor of Headline Poetry & Press, and her work is widely available digitally and in print- most recently in Indi(e) Blue’s “As the World Burns” and the Gloucester Poetry Festival’s  anthology “Pandemic Poetry 2020.” Hokis’s debut collection, “OnBecoming: Aesthetic Evolution of this Rising Ancestor” is available on Amazon.com. For more information, visit hokis.blog

Mention: The Radiolab’s podcast episode on The Beauty Puzzle (aesthetic evolution)

Transcript of this episode available upon request. Please reach out to artistsoapbox@gmail.com.

Postscript

We are hard at work here in Artist Soapbox land, launching into 2021 with projects a plenty. I’ll share when I’m able, but be assured that much is percolating behind the scenes. It’s 2021, I am slowing down the podcast episodes, but I still have many to come this year. Please stay subscribed on your podcast platform of choice and follow ASBX on the socials and at artistsoapbox.org so you know as soon as fresh audio goodness drops.

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Artist Soapbox is a platform for original scripted audio fiction and an opportunity for artists to discuss their creative work in their own voices. We do this through our interview podcast, our blog, and original audio dramas.

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We lead writers groups, accountability support, workshops, and events. We produce and create audio dramas too! Listen to the Master BuilderThe New Colossus Audio Drama, Jesus Pancake, Declaration of Love, and ASBX Shorts. Stay tuned to hear about more projects written by the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Group.

Audio Dramas

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Jesus Pancake

Jesus Pancake is the newest scripted audio fiction series from Artist Soapbox. Nine episodes of zany dark comedy.

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The New Colossus

The New Colossus Audio Drama is a totally unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL.

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Master Builder

This audio drama was adapted from Tamara’s 2018 stage play produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892.

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Declaration of Love

Co-producers Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane of Artist Soapbox commissioned eleven NC playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”

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ASBX Shorts

ASBX Shorts are six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, our new audio fiction series in development.

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