In this month’s podcast, Brenda Miller talks to Kaitlyn Teer about exploring intuitive, contemplative, playful, and collaborative approaches to writing, making video essays and word-image hybrid texts, and experimenting with form to find your story.
Brenda Miller is the author of five essay collections, most recently An Earlier Life (Ovenbird Books, 2016). She also co-authored Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining and Publishing Creative Nonfiction and The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World. Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes. She is Professor of English at Western Washington University and associate faculty at the Rainier Writing Workshop.
Kaitlyn Teer recently graduated with an MFA in creative writing from Western Washington University, where she received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Award” and served as managing editor of Bellingham Review. Her lyric essay “Ossification” was a finalist in the Passages North essay contest and winner of Fourth Genre’s 2015 Michael Steinberg Essay Prize. Other work has appeared in Camas, Midwestern Gothic, Sweet, and Prairie Schooner. She is a copyeditor for Midwestern Gothic and an editor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.