16: Conversations: From IT To Poetry

Talking with Kyle Bondo and his experience with NaPoWriMo


Welcome friend to Create Art Podcast where we help you tame the inner critic and unleash your creativity through conversations, interviews, commentary, and projects. I am Timothy Kimo Brien your head instigator here and at Gagglepod Studios. I bring over 20 years of experience in the arts and education to help you overcome the many barriers to creativity. I have 4 books of self-published poetry, 1 fully produced play, 2 other plays in the works, 40 paintings, and hundreds of hours of music composed. Yes, I love all forms of art and I find enjoyment in life from experiencing and creating art in all its forms.


Today’s episode we talk with Kyle Bondo, head of Gagglepod Studios. He shares his experience with NaPoWriMo earlier this year. NaPoWriMo is National Poetry Month, every April thousands of people go online and receive poetry prompts and information on poetic styles. I encouraged Kyle to attempt the 30 poems in 30 days project which includes creating a page on your website and linking it to the NaPoWriMo website. Once that is created, individuals will receive a daily prompt that they have the option to use or not and to connect with other poets. Here are Kyle’s poems on his website.


In the past few episodes, we have been focusing on poetry and this episode brings it all together. The last episode we discussed with Christopher Sims about his 30 years of poetry helped define his political activism and with York Campbell we discussed how he uses his poetry to help out his podcast Poetic Earthlings. I took it upon myself to also attempt the 30 poems in 30 days and the results are on our website here.


Topics Discussed

  • Year of doing things that test bravery
  • Kyle’s experiences with poetry before NaPoWriMo
  • How he stayed on track to complete 30 poems in 30 days
  • The results of this experiment
  • How he creates more than he consumes

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