In episode 11 of Shitty First Drafts, Stephanie and Brynn talk with poet and PhD candidate Chloe Hanson about her poems “Drowning” and “Collected,” both of which deal with literary metaphor and darker subject matter.
Chloe discusses how her dissertation draws upon mythic tradition to talk about eco-feminism, and how prompts have helped her continue to generate work for the project, though she constantly gets excited and distracted by new poem ideas. They chat about what eyeshadow choices are appropriate as a goth kid, the draw of Broadway, and why schools in Kansas have basements. You can find Chloe live-tweeting bad Christmas movies as well as writing and performing music with her husband in her spare time.
Chloe Hanson is a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Contemporary Verse 2, Pretty Owl, Arsenic Lobster, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, and Calamus. When she has time, she also loves to write and perform music, drink beer, and play with her dogs.