On the second episode of the new Looking Closer audio journal, My Box of 64…

I welcome poet and Seattle Pacific University writing instructor Mischa Willett to talk about why he gave up on entering poetry contests, to share why he memorizes his favorite poems, and to read poems from his new book Phases. 

Mischa Willett, image by David Wittig

Also, another “Letter to Thomas.”

And a response to a question from a reader: How do you know if you’re a writer?

Join me for another program exploring creativity, conversation, and community.

Listen here.