Browsing Archive: November, 2009

And now...My Own Muse Talks Back...(And She's Overworked, Underappreciated, and Pissed-off. How Fitting.)

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, November 21, 2009,
And so. Hopefully you've watched the clip of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love giving an inspirational talk about nurturing creativity as posted in my last blog entry.

 Now, I need to tell you. 

In light of my own recent inability to write, a funny thing happened. As per Gilbert discusses, it is essential (in order to remain semi-sober and sane, sans a smoldering gun barrel poking from your mouth), to your creativity as a writer to view your muse a source of inspiration separately fr...
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Muses Need Breaks Too...

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, November 21, 2009,
In light of my recent writerly constipation, I want you to check out this amazing video. It is a talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love. In this fascinating, short lecture (without giving too much of it away), she discusses the idea of creativity and how we tend to place all of our emphasis, as creative individuals on ourselves. So, doing good work means you're a genius. But the next day, what does this mean, when you cannot write? As Gilbert aptly puts it, this is eno...
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In Light of the Darkness...

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, November 21, 2009,
As per I was writing to a friend today, via email: these past few months, I was on a writerly roll. I wrote so many new poems, and they were great, and they seemed to roll off my pen and into my fingers to be transcribed onto my Mac with all the effortlessness of rain or breath. And I should have heeded the Ching's warning: that this was a powerful time for me, but it would only last for a spell. 

And so it did. And just like that, the seeds of inspiration that were shooting their lofty heads ...
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WOMR INTERVIEW TODAY: November 19th 12:30 PM-12:45 PM

Posted by maria nazod on Thursday, November 19, 2009,
Hello folks. Just to quickly remind you--due to some technical difficulties, my WOMR interview will by TODAY, November 19th at 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. 

Please tune in online or the old-fashioned way: by tuning into 92.1 FM. It is the interview featuring myself as a guest on Jeannette Angell's Arts Show segment. 

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If a Blog is a Narcissist's Wet Dream...

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, November 14, 2009,
Call me Drenched. I've kicked the last of this cold and am grateful to see the last of it go. 

 Just took a walk down Commercial in the dark. My first nightwalk in what seems like forever. I couldn't even get on the beach because the winds were blowing so hard. I can't help but feel a little melancholic tonight. For what, I am unsure. I feel like whatever this feeling is, I have to carry it with me for a very long time. It seems more and more comforting to be alone. Sometimes I wonder if this ...
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Listen to me on WOMR 92.1 FM on Thursday, November 12th!

Posted by maria nazod on Wednesday, November 11, 2009,
Please, just a sweet little reminder:

Tune into Provincetown's WOMR radio on November 12, from 12:30-12:45 PM. If you're not in the lower Cape area, within listening distance, do so online. If you are on Cape, you can tune in the old-fashioned way: by turning to 92.1 FM  

Listen to me, being interviewed by talented friend and colleague Jeannette Angell Cezanne. I will be giving advice to young poets (though I am very much a young poet, myself), and talking about what brought me to Ptown, and ...

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A Case of the Blah's...And a Possible Cure...

Posted by maria nazod on Wednesday, November 11, 2009,
Hello All,

So, the fall on Cape Cod is in full-swing, and apparently so is the flu bug. I am sure a lot of you Ptowners reading this know what symptoms I am speaking of all too well: sneezing, sore throat, fatigue, muscular aches, etc., all compounded with an emotional case of the blahs. Seriously. I have been formulating a new ass-groove in the couch the size of Arizona, and for a physically active person like me, this sucks. There is ONE remedy that will at least temporarily assuage this sen...
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Notox: Releasing Rapunzel From Blinded Consciousness

Posted by maria nazod on Wednesday, November 4, 2009,
So, as most of you faithful readers know, last night, I suffered from a migraine. What this yielded was ultimately 21/2 hours sitting before the spectral blue glow of the idiot box, watching E's Top 20 Best and Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgeries. What can I say, the jacuzzi-like effect of bad TV can sometimes be relaxing, and wouldn't you know it--provokes a thought or two. Here I go...

I realize not everyone, celebrities included, did NOT attend a female-empowered school like my alma mater, Sa...
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WOMR Interview

Posted by maria nazod on Monday, November 2, 2009,
I want to thank my graceful hostess with the mostest, (who is likely cringing as she reads this, at my shameless coupling of colloquialism-meets-cliche) Jeannette Angell, for conducting a lovely, relaxed, and gracious first-ever radio interview for me! The pre-recorded show is scheduled to air on Provincetown's own WOMR come November 12 at 12:30-12:45 PM. You can listen to it online or the old-fashioned way, by tuning into 92.1 FM. 

I think Mademoiselle Angell may have created a monster; excep...
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Maria Nazos I'm a poet, I just wrote my first book, and I believe in destiny but I sure as hell don't wait for it. Check out my blog for my random thoughts, events, and upcoming workshops.

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