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Emerging Form: A Bi-Weekly Podcast

Hear the latest from “Emerging Form“, a weekly podcast about the creative process.

Join me and my co-host, the New York Times bestselling science writer Christie Aschwanden as we discuss creativity, usually over a glass of wine. Themes for season one include quitting, getting started, collaboration and existential despair. Guests for season one include poets and writers as well as a sketch artist, a songwriter, a winemaker and a circus performer.

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  • Episode 55: Why do we do this (creative practice)? November 25, 2021
    Listen now (27 min) | Photo: Photo: Rosemerry and Christie celebrating Rosemerry’s birthday on a recent sleety/snowy day in Telluride. In this episode of Emerging Form, Rosemerry and Christie discuss how their recent traumas affected their creative output and how taking a break from writing ultimately helped their creative process.
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 54 bonus: more wisdom from Jack Ridl November 18, 2021
    Listen now (17 min) | In this bonus episode, we speak with poet and teacher Jack Ridl about how he fills his days (with titles!), what he learned from his mentor Paul Zimmer (and just how long that took), how he found permission to put angels into his poems and why his colleagues have sometimes […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 54: What's at stake, with Jack Ridl November 11, 2021
    Listen now (37 min) | Why invest in your creative life? In this episode of Emerging Form, we continue with our Soul Food Series with poet and teacher Jack Ridl. He talks about how our creative endeavors link us to the big history and reconnect us with what really matters. Then he brings us the […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Why Your Work Matters ... November 8, 2021
    A conversation of reconnection and poetry "news" with poet Jack Ridl
    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
  • Episode 53 Bonus: What's at stake in our creative lives with Susan J. Tweit November 4, 2021
    Listen now (17 min) | Love. Consciousness. Ego. In this powerful conversation with award-winning writer and plant biologist, we talk about what is really at stake in our creative lives, how to bring our whole selves to our work, and how to see beyond the ego’s agenda into our true work.
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 53: Reflection with Susan J. Tweit October 28, 2021
    Listen now (32 min) | “Learn. Fail. Grow.” That’s part of the creative action plan for award-winning writer and Susan J. Tweit. In this episode of Emerging Form, we continue our Soul Food Series and talk with Susan about the importance of reflection--how writing not only helps us to meet difficult moments, but also helps […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • The Importance of the Reflective Voice October 25, 2021
    Susan J. Tweit on how to go from "poor me" to finding what is universal
    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
  • Episode 52 Bonus: Creative process with Jude Jordan Kalush October 21, 2021
    Listen now (14 min) | Is it possible that conventional wisdom about creative practice is in fact our biggest obstacle? We discuss this with our guest, Rosemerry’s mentor Judith Jordan Kalush. We also talk about one of Jude’s mentors, Sylvana Chenchi, authenticity, presence and gleaning wisdom from religions, even those we don’t follow.
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 52: What does it mean to show up? With Jude Jordan Kalush October 14, 2021
    Listen now (37 min) | What Does It Really Mean to Show Up? In this episode, we speak with Rosemerry’s mentor and beloved friend Judith Jordan Kalush about how the way we meet our daily life intimately informs our creative practice. Are we listening? Are we distracted? Are we opening? Do we feel our connection […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • What Does It Really Mean to Show Up? October 11, 2021
    A conversation with Judith Jordan Kalush
    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer