Welcome to the seventh episode of Sweetman Podcast. This one is a chat with Hinemoana Baker, poet, singer/songwriter…she’s currently working on a memoir and about to head off to Berlin for the year on a writing scholarship.
We get to talking about her Berlin plans, her previous roles with various Writer-in-Residence seats around the country (and Australia) and her time at Victoria University’s IIML. I’m also treated to a special poetry reading – you will be too if you listen all the way through the episode. We talk about music-making, songwriting, differences between songs and poems and we talk about criticism and reviews; how much it can hurt and how to deal with it.
A really great chat this one – I got a lot out of it. And I hope you do too. It was fun to connect and to discuss passions. That, after all, is the point I’m aiming for with these podcast episodes.