Dec. 6, 2021

Gregory Sinche - On Poetry As A Way To Organize Your Mind

Gregory Sinche - On Poetry As A Way To Organize Your Mind

In this episode Elizabeth hosts her cousin Gregory Sinche to discuss the unparalleled New England poet, Robert Frost.   Throughout the episode there is discussion of the many roads we are offered in life, their varying vantage points, and how we...


In this episode Elizabeth hosts her cousin Gregory Sinche to discuss the unparalleled New England poet, Robert Frost.

 

Throughout the episode there is discussion of the many roads we are offered in life, their varying vantage points, and how we can choose to move forward knowing that ‘way leads on to way’ and we are bound to end up where we are meant to.

 

Greg expresses appreciation for the life he’s led up until this point even with its trade-offs, using poetry to reflect how far he’s come, and revisiting phrases that help him get through difficult moments.

 

Elizabeth shares a related quote from Kurt Vonnegut who said, "I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"

 

A beautifully honest discussion of coming through depression, reflecting on 16 months of pandemic life, and how moving from an actionable ‘living’ experience to a ‘lived’ experience makes all the difference.

 

Greg rounds out the conversation saying he hopes we become a society where we become comfortable expressing our vulnerability consistently, admitting when we are not okay and finding ways to seek help.

 

Timestamps: 

00:00:41 Guest Introduction

00:02:09 Poem Reading (Greg)

00:03:01 Author Info

00:04:32 Greg’s Relationship to the Poem

00:27:43 Pause / Poem Reading (Elizabeth)

00:31:10 Reflection & Offering

 

Poem & Links:

The Road Not Taken (© 1916)

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening (© 1923)

If This Isn’t Nice Then What Is (Kurt Vonnegut)

 

I.O.P. Lexicon:

Diverged: (verb) separate from another route, especially a main one, and go in a different direction.

 

Where to find Greg:

@gregory.sinche  |  Instagram

 

Where to find our host Elizabeth:

@ellsonelizabeth    |   Twitter

 

Where to find us:

@iofferpoetry   |   Instagram 

@iofferpoetry   |  Twitter

iofferpoetry@gmail.com   |   iofferpoetry.com 

 

Produced & Edited by John Campione:

Campiaudio.com   |   @campiaudio

campiaudio@gmail.com

 

Music @zacharymanno | Art @sammycampioneart