Dec 2, 2021
Our guest on episode 78 is poet Blake Auden, who has almost 300,000 Instagram followers and is known for speaking openly about mental health. He also has four collections of poems out in the world, and the most recent is Murmuration, which came out in October.
He and I talked about what therapy and writing have in common, how he approaches social media so that it helps rather than hinders his mental health, and lots more.
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Books Mentioned in this episode:
Murmuration, by Blake Auden
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong
Weather, by Jenny Offill
Dept of Speculation, by Jenny Offill
Girl, Unstrung, by Claire Handscombe
This Time Next Year, by Sophie Cousens
Just Haven't Met You Yet, by Sophie Cousens
The Twelve Dates of Christmas, by Jenny Bayliss
On a Night Like This, by Lindsey Kelk
Gifts, by Laura Barnett
Black British Lives Matter, ed. Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
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