Today, we’re getting to know Abigail Rudibaugh By Her Shelf:
Abigail calls Cincinnati, Ohio home alongside her husband and two young daughters. As a graduate from Miami University of Ohio in Integrated Language Arts, she spent nine years teaching, but is now taking time to nourish her writer’s soul. Abigail believes that in a prescriptive and productive world, poetry has become the umbrella in which she can finally find some shade. Find her on Instagram & Twitter @pocketsoflovely or at pocketsoflovely.com
In this episode, Abby and I discuss:
-The “lovely” story behind the name Pockets of Lovely
-How being a writer has changed the way she reads
-The late Mary Oliver, one of Abby’s favorite poets
-Embarrassing book habits
-FOMO on pop lit conversations
And so much more.
Whether or not you consider yourself to be a poetry lover, I guarantee you’ll connect with some part of this interview with Abby.
The books (These are affiliate links. I receive a small commission if you buy through one of these links):
The first book Abby remembers loving (Kindle)
The assigned reading that surprised her (in a good way) (Kindle)
This classic was disliked twice in five interviews! (Kindle)
A Thousand Mornings Kindle Version
Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Kindle)
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Kindle)
Abby’s Surprising Book (Kindle)
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Kindle)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Kindle)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Kindle)
I’m Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson
Abby’s site: Pockets of Lovely
Poet Mary Oliver
“A Thousand Mornings”
Poet Wendell Berry
Recordings of Sylvia Plath reading poems from Ariel
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Next week’s episode is actually the first episode I recorded for the podcast. My guest is an entrepreneur and content creator focused on empowering women to be confident and cultivate self-esteem. You don’t want to miss getting to know this powerhouse By Her Shelf. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t!
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