Musings of the Artist: (Honest) Conversations with Montse Andrée

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Musings of the Artist features meaningful conversations with all kinds of artists. Musicians, poets, photographers, and other creatives share their honest stories, touching on the duality of being creative - the pure joy of making art - but also the particular struggles that come with it. In speaking about vulnerability, many of these artists remind us that even though people can look like they have it all together on the surface, we all struggle. In each episode, Montse's guests share the contents of their personal toolkit - what helps them get through the hard times. They also share their "favorites" list - what they are reading, listening to, places that light them up, and the creativity of other artists that moves them. (Theme Music by Ilan Isakov)

Michael Kleber-Diggs

Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection Worldly Things was published last year and he is also a con...
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Janelle Lynch

Janelle Lynch is a New York-based artist whose images reveal an inquiry into themes of connection, presence, and transcendence.She uses an 8x10-inch v...
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Jill Andrews

Jill Andrews is a musician and songwriter living in Nashville. Her EP "Ellen" was released this fall. In this episode Jill and I chat about the perils...
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Daisy Hernández

Daisy Hernández is a writer and cultural activist. She is the author of the award-winning memoir "A Cup of Water Under My Bed" and coeditor of "Coloni...
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Aline Smithson

Aline Smithson is a visual artist, editor, and educator based in Los Angeles. She is also the Founder and Editor- in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily jour...
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Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard is an author and professor. She holds a B.A. and Ph. D. in American Studies from Yale University. Her most recent book is the essay coll...
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Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and author. She has a gift of making outsiders feel like insiders, which is a beautiful thread through...
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Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the nationally bestselling author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children, and Dora: A Headcase, and the memoi...
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Andrew Duhon

Andrew Duhon is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans.In this episode, we chat about the search for belonging, self-acceptance, and finding the profoun...
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Nadia Owusu

Nadia Owusu is an author and urbanist who grew up between Africa and Europe and now lives in Brooklyn. In the episode Nadia talks about her memoir Aft...
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