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Create Art Podcast

Timothy Kimo Brien

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A podcast for those just discovering their creative voice. Conversations, interviews, and projects to give words and definition to the elusive muse.

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National Poetry Writing Month Day 12
APR 12, 2024
National Poetry Writing Month Day 12

What is National Poetry Writing Month?

Welcome, art enthusiasts and wordsmiths alike, to another episode of Create Art Podcast! We are diving headfirst into the enchanting world of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). This annual event, which takes place every April, encourages poets and aspiring writers around the globe to embrace their creativity and commit to writing a poem each day for the entire month.

The Beauty of National Poetry Writing Month:

NaPoWriMo, similar to its prose-centric counterpart National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a celebration of the written word and the boundless creativity that can flow when one dedicates themselves to a daily practice. Poets of all levels of expertise are invited to take part, from seasoned wordsmiths to those just dipping their toes into the vast ocean of verse.

Create Art Podcast has always been a haven for artists to share their creative processes, and NaPoWriMo offers a unique opportunity for poets to reflect on their craft. With a daily commitment to producing poetry, participants discover new facets of their writing style, experiment with various forms, and explore uncharted emotional territories.


Prompt for today


Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that plays with the idea of a “tall tale.” American tall tales feature larger-than-life characters like Paul Bunyan (who is literally larger than life), Bulltop Stormalong (also gigantic), and Pecos Bill (apparently normal-sized, but he doesn’t let it slow him down). If you’d like to see a modern poetic take on the tall tale, try Jennifer L. Knox’s hilarious poem, “Burt Reynolds FAQ.” Your poem can revolve around a mythical character, one you make up entirely, or add fantastical elements into a real person’s biography.


Poem for Today

The Sprelly Man 

12 April 24 


Peanut allergies be damned 

Let me tell you the tale of one 


Who has thrived in what some call  

The dark ages of these legumes 

 


Bright and colorful is he 

Tasty and smooth is his body 


When left to long 

He splits into oil and mass 

 


Don’t leave the Sprelly Man in the cupboard too long 

Take him out daily 


For your source of protein 

And sweetness 


 

Pair him up with his dear friend Pineapple Jelly lad 

Spread him all over the best bread money can buy 


And you too will change your religion 

Or at least your thoughts of the simple PB&J sandwich 


 

 

Sprelly man wants you to be stronger 


Happier than you have ever been 

Sprelly Man is looking out for your best interests 


Better than a high school counselor 

 

I met the man of Sprelly long ago 


His beard was blacker than a new moon night 

Deeper than the ocean 


More manly than he had a right to be 

 

We talk about his exploits 


When I patron his store 

A place of solace and comfort 


Where I, a humble man, am elevated 

 

Come to the shop 


Come to the farmers market 

To the Expo center in town 


Where all the children gather at his feet to hear tales of peanuts crushed so sweet 

 

Enjoy his bounty 


Buy some for friends that you meet 

Spread the love of sprelly to all 


As you spread it with the best butter knife, none can compete 

 


I may be a great man 

But the Sprelly Man is far greater 

I am not worthy of cleaning his vats of goodness 


Nor am I worthy to worship at his feet 


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To reach out to me, email [email protected] I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and let's start that conversation.




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If you have found value in this podcast, please share it with a friend as that is the best way to discover new podcasts. I want this to be a 5-star podcast in your eyes so let me know what you would like to see.

Speaking about sharing with a friend, check out my other podcast Find A Podcast About where I help you outsmart the algorithm and find your next binge-worthy podcast. You can find that podcast at findapodcastabout.xyz.

I am trying to utilize YouTube more, so make sure to check out my YouTube Channel to see me doing the episodes right in front of you.

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National Poetry Writing Month Day 11
APR 11, 2024
National Poetry Writing Month Day 11

What is National Poetry Writing Month?

Welcome, art enthusiasts and wordsmiths alike, to another episode of Create Art Podcast! We are diving headfirst into the enchanting world of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). This annual event, which takes place every April, encourages poets and aspiring writers around the globe to embrace their creativity and commit to writing a poem each day for the entire month.

The Beauty of National Poetry Writing Month:

NaPoWriMo, similar to its prose-centric counterpart National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a celebration of the written word and the boundless creativity that can flow when one dedicates themselves to a daily practice. Poets of all levels of expertise are invited to take part, from seasoned wordsmiths to those just dipping their toes into the vast ocean of verse.


Create Art Podcast has always been a haven for artists to share their creative processes, and NaPoWriMo offers a unique opportunity for poets to reflect on their craft. With a daily commitment to producing poetry, participants discover new facets of their writing style, experiment with various forms, and explore uncharted emotional territories.


Prompt for today


Finally, our optional prompt for the day honors the “ones” in the number 11. Today, we’d like to challenge you to write either a monostich, which is a one-line poem, or a poem made up of one-liner style jokes/sentiments. Need inspiration? Take a look at Joe Brainard’s poem “30 One-Liners” or Frank O’Hara’s “Lines for the Fortune Cookies.”


Poem for Today

Things The South Taught This Yankee 

11 April 24 


Texas:  

If offered a beer, you drink it, even if you hate beer because you don’t turn down hospitality 


It's always bigger in Texas, whatever it is 

Armadillos that you run over are funnier in sombreros and cans of the beer that you hate, take a picture 

Playing Me and Bobby magee and breaking out into the Peanuts theme song is only done in Mexican bars 


Don’t mess with Texas 

Not all who live in Texas are bigoted christians, some are as heathen as you are 


Remember the Alamo, and watch out for Ozzy’s piss and freshly chewed bat heads 

The bigger the belt buckle the smaller the dick 

Everyone is armed, don’t start a fight 


Y’all ain’t from here is a warning shot 

Grits made with cherries are delicious 


Pickled Okra is a food group 

I am more man that you could ever be and more woman than you could ever have 


This ain’t Burger King, you get it my way or you don’t get the damn thing 

 

North Carolia: 


Maddog and nighttrane make for an interesting morning 

Don’t go into an Airborne bar unless you are Airborne 


Outer Banks = OBX, don’t ask why, there isn’t an airport there 

Anything you can do I can do better, hold my beer  

Say it with me FayetteNam 


 

Virginia: 


The war of Northern Aggression 

If you ain’t from here you are a carpet bagger 

You are not a resident unless you were born here, don’t care if you pay taxes 


Its’s a commonwealth not a state 

95 is a parking lot 24-7 


The City of Fredericksburg is also a county 

Copper heads, peepers, feral ponies and camels being stolen from estranged partners 

Driving while black is still enforced 


 

Oklahoma: 


Oklahoma State trooper not a Texas Ranger, and you will address me as such 

The land that God hated 

The top of the hill is all sunny, the bottom of the hill is where God is angry 


This isn’t Texas 

Your broken down car’s interior has been set aflame, 3 of your tires and your spare have been removed and your car is on blocks, who did you piss off 


 

Missouri: 

Ammo and Capuchino 


The Arch is not a sign for McDonalds 

Kansas City lives here 


We pulled you over to find out if that eyebrow piercing hurt 

I used to suck off all the guys in my army barracks, wanna go to the rest stop and let me suck you off or maybe come back to my place 


Reach Out To The Podcast


To reach out to me, email [email protected] I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and let's start that conversation.




Create Art Podcast Newsletter

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Special Message


If you have found value in this podcast, please share it with a friend as that is the best way to discover new podcasts. I want this to be a 5-star podcast in your eyes so let me know what you would like to see.

Speaking about sharing with a friend, check out my other podcast Find A Podcast About where I help you outsmart the algorithm and find your next binge-worthy podcast. You can find that podcast at findapodcastabout.xyz.

I am trying to utilize YouTube more, so make sure to check out my YouTube Channel to see me doing the episodes right in front of you.

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8 MIN
National Poetry Writing Month Day 10
APR 10, 2024
National Poetry Writing Month Day 10

What is National Poetry Writing Month?

Welcome, art enthusiasts and wordsmiths alike, to another episode of Create Art Podcast! We are diving headfirst into the enchanting world of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). This annual event, which takes place every April, encourages poets and aspiring writers around the globe to embrace their creativity and commit to writing a poem each day for the entire month.

The Beauty of National Poetry Writing Month:

NaPoWriMo, similar to its prose-centric counterpart National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a celebration of the written word and the boundless creativity that can flow when one dedicates themselves to a daily practice. Poets of all levels of expertise are invited to take part, from seasoned wordsmiths to those just dipping their toes into the vast ocean of verse.

Create Art Podcast has always been a haven for artists to share their creative processes, and NaPoWriMo offers a unique opportunity for poets to reflect on their craft. With a daily commitment to producing poetry, participants discover new facets of their writing style, experiment with various forms, and explore uncharted emotional territories.

Prompt for today


And now for our optional prompt! Ezra Pound famously said that “poetry is news that stays news.” While we don’t know about that, the news can have a certain poetry to it. Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on one of the curious headlines, cartoons, and other journalistic tidbits featured at Yesterday’s Print, where old news stays amusing, curious, and sometimes downright confusing.


Poem for Today

Preacher Advises Against Going To Hell, It will Be Boring 

10 April 24 


Lets just put aside the concept of hell for a minute 

Since it is not in the bible 


And has been mistranslated so many times 

Can we agree it is a separation from your god for a minute 

And according to you this would still give me eternal life 


What if i don’t want that 

What if I just wanted to die and be done 


What if lets just say I want one chance to do everything I will be known for 

Let it all ride on this life 

And cash in my chips and let them fall where they may 


But no 

I am not given a choice if I want to come into this world 


And if I choose to depart prematurely (according to you) 

I will be forever punished 


Would it surprise you I like my sex a bit rough 

I enjoy having fingernails draw blood down my back 

I enjoy having my nipples bit into and my neck marked up with burses 


It shows me that I am alive 

I like some pain when I am fucking 


Both inflicting it and getting it 

I don’t mind having someone pleasure themselves in my asshole 

While I thrust deeper into someone else 


Your hell excited me 

According to you the people i would rather hang out with will be there 


The people that Jesus hung out with will be there 

And yes some harp music is nice to sleep to 

I’d rather feel the drum beat of heathens fill my soul 


See my idea of hell 

Is much like Satre’s 


Hell is other people whom I don’t want to hang out with 

Which would be people going to your heaven 

So your fairy tale 


That is supposed to scare me 

Like i was a little child 


That I actually believed in for time 

The idea gave me the worst stomach pains 

And caused me to pause 


And ponder the question 

What is the purpose of the idea of hell 


When my father couldn’t answer it 

And of all people he should be in hell 

For the sin of pedophilia 


I realized that I didn’t want to be in a place where he resided 

Hell is a concept of control 


If you don’t do what I say you are going there 

But who says what you say is right 


Who says god is going to keep his word when he contradicts himself 

Who says the scriptures are correct when they have been adulterated at best 

And perverted at worst 


 

No thanks 


I’ll just wish for you what I wish for everyone 

And that is you play your hand while at the table of life 

And when it comes time to cash your chips 


You see what you want to see 

I’ll see what I want to see 


Which is oblivion 

Which is no thing 

As I played my hand 


And either win or lose 

I can say I played it on my terms 


Reach Out To The Podcast


To reach out to me, email [email protected] I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and let's start that conversation.




Create Art Podcast Newsletter

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Special Message


If you have found value in this podcast, please share it with a friend as that is the best way to discover new podcasts. I want this to be a 5-star podcast in your eyes so let me know what you would like to see.

Speaking about sharing with a friend, check out my other podcast Find A Podcast About where I help you outsmart the algorithm and find your next binge-worthy podcast. You can find that podcast at findapodcastabout.xyz.

I am trying to utilize YouTube more, so make sure to check out my YouTube Channel to see me doing the episodes right in front of you.

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7 MIN
National Poetry Writing Month Day 9
APR 9, 2024
National Poetry Writing Month Day 9

What is National Poetry Writing Month?

Welcome, art enthusiasts and wordsmiths alike, to another episode of Create Art Podcast! We are diving headfirst into the enchanting world of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). This annual event, which takes place every April, encourages poets and aspiring writers around the globe to embrace their creativity and commit to writing a poem each day for the entire month.

The Beauty of National Poetry Writing Month:

NaPoWriMo, similar to its prose-centric counterpart National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a celebration of the written word and the boundless creativity that can flow when one dedicates themselves to a daily practice. Poets of all levels of expertise are invited to take part, from seasoned wordsmiths to those just dipping their toes into the vast ocean of verse.

Create Art Podcast has always been a haven for artists to share their creative processes, and NaPoWriMo offers a unique opportunity for poets to reflect on their craft. With a daily commitment to producing poetry, participants discover new facets of their writing style, experiment with various forms, and explore uncharted emotional territories.


Prompt for today


Our prompt for today (optional, as always) takes its inspiration from Pablo Neruda, the Chilean-born poet and Nobel Prize Winner. While he is most famous in the English-speaking world for his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, he also wrote more than two hundred odes, and had a penchant for writing sometimes-long poems of appreciation for very common or mundane things. You can read English translations of “Ode to the Dictionary” at the bottom of this page, “Ode to My Socks” here, and “Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market” here.


Today, we’d like to challenge you to write your own ode celebrating an everyday object.


Poem for Today

Ode to a Dear Friend 


9 April 24 

You sputter when I awake 


Your smell warms my cold soul 

The dark liquid you produce welcomes me  


From the dream world into our dismal reality 

So many ideas and conversations have been sparked by your power 


Revolutions planned and implemented 


Wars won or lost by your availability 

You are more precious than gold 


More effective than antipsychotics 

You my dear friend truly understand in the silence you provide 


You are more spiritual than some cheap ass wine or stale cracker 


You have saved more people from their deadly habits 

You, not the sun, are the reason we wake in the morning 


You, not our loving children, are we want to encounter first 

If you disappeared, our only choice would be suicide 


Or worse tea 

I would become a tree-hugging hippie to protect you from extinction 


And slaughter all the pandas in existence 



Reach Out To The Podcast


To reach out to me, email [email protected] I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and let's start that conversation.




Create Art Podcast Newsletter

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Special Message


If you have found value in this podcast, please share it with a friend as that is the best way to discover new podcasts. I want this to be a 5-star podcast in your eyes so let me know what you would like to see.

Speaking about sharing with a friend, check out my other podcast Find A Podcast About where I help you outsmart the algorithm and find your next binge-worthy podcast. You can find that podcast at findapodcastabout.xyz.

I am trying to utilize YouTube more, so make sure to check out my YouTube Channel to see me doing the episodes right in front of you.

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7 MIN
National Poetry Writing Month Day 8
APR 8, 2024
National Poetry Writing Month Day 8

What is National Poetry Writing Month?

Welcome, art enthusiasts and wordsmiths alike, to another episode of Create Art Podcast! We are diving headfirst into the enchanting world of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). This annual event, which takes place every April, encourages poets and aspiring writers around the globe to embrace their creativity and commit to writing a poem each day for the entire month.

The Beauty of National Poetry Writing Month:

NaPoWriMo, similar to its prose-centric counterpart National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a celebration of the written word and the boundless creativity that can flow when one dedicates themselves to a daily practice. Poets of all levels of expertise are invited to take part, from seasoned wordsmiths to those just dipping their toes into the vast ocean of verse.


Create Art Podcast has always been a haven for artists to share their creative processes, and NaPoWriMo offers a unique opportunity for poets to reflect on their craft. With a daily commitment to producing poetry, participants discover new facets of their writing style, experiment with various forms, and explore uncharted emotional territories.


Prompt for today


Today, we challenge you to write a poem that centers around an encounter or relationship between two people (or things) that shouldn’t really have ever met – whether due to time, space, age, the differences in their nature, or for any other reason.


Poem for Today


At The Movies 


8 April 24 


As I was sitting at the Siskel Center 


Watching Salo 


I noticed in front of me 


Two figures that seemed out of place 


Well one was definitely out of place 


Dressed in clothes from the 18th Century 


The other man 


Was dressed from something out of the 1930’s 


They sat there sharing a pipe 


And the familiar smell wafted towards me 


Throughout the movie they cackled 


Like crazy men 


And they spoke to each other loudly in French 


An usher tried to quiet them 


And other patrons harumphed and bemoaned these two figures 


I sat there with my popcorn and soda 


Wondering what the deal was 


Why these two men seemed so familiar 


The movie ended 


The lights came up 


People were filtering out of the theater 


But I and the two men stayed in our seats 


I approached them 


And tried to comprehend their conversation 


Each one had smiles and seemed to enjoy the show 


And in m broken French 


I introduced myself 


The man dressed as if he was from the 30’s gave me a card 


With what I assumed was his name A Breton 


It had a woman's ass being supported by two Greek columns 


And he introduced his companion as the Marquis De Sade 


I left with them 


And we went back to my studio apartment 


Drank wine 


Smoked from their pipe 


And I woke up on the floor the next day 


Feeling enlightened 


And violated 


Reach Out To The Podcast


To reach out to me, email [email protected] I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and let's start that conversation.




Create Art Podcast Newsletter

timothybrien.substack.com

Special Message


If you have found value in this podcast, please share it with a friend as that is the best way to discover new podcasts. I want this to be a 5-star podcast in your eyes so let me know what you would like to see.

Speaking about sharing with a friend, check out my other podcast Find A Podcast About where I help you outsmart the algorithm and find your next binge-worthy podcast. You can find that podcast at findapodcastabout.xyz.

I am trying to utilize YouTube more, so make sure to check out my YouTube Channel to see me doing the episodes right in front of you.

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7 MIN