Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass

Andres Rojas: Firing Your Inner Critic

April 15, 2019 Darlyn Finch Kuhn Season 1 Episode 3
Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass
Andres Rojas: Firing Your Inner Critic
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Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass
Andres Rojas: Firing Your Inner Critic
Apr 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
Darlyn Finch Kuhn

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Scribbler's Corner caught up with one of Jacksonville's rising stars.

Andres Rojas was born in Cuba and came to the U.S. at age 13. He attended Florida Junior College, now FSCJ, here in Jacksonville and went on to earn an M.F.A. and a J.D. from the University of Florida. His work has been featured in numerous literary magazines and included in the 2017 edition of Best New Poets. His first chapbook, Looking for What Isn’t There, is forthcoming from Paper Nautilus.

For all of that success, however, Rojas has wrestled, for decades with severe clinical depression and the kind of self doubt that all writers struggle with from time to time. He shares how he came to terms with his inner critic by learning to accept self doubt, and submit anyway, recognizing that you miss 100 percent of the shots not taken.

The song, Southbound Lane, featured in this episode, was written and produced by Andres Rojas and performed by Eclepto Funk America. It is used here with the Author's permission.

If you know and love Andy (And we are happy to say we do!) do yourself a favor: Pour yourself a drink and binge watch his archived front porch concert series available in the video section on his facebook page. It will make you smile. And it will make you want to have him over for songs and Sangria.

UPDATE: Looking for What Isn't There is now available.

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/bkuhnfl)

Show Notes

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Scribbler's Corner caught up with one of Jacksonville's rising stars.

Andres Rojas was born in Cuba and came to the U.S. at age 13. He attended Florida Junior College, now FSCJ, here in Jacksonville and went on to earn an M.F.A. and a J.D. from the University of Florida. His work has been featured in numerous literary magazines and included in the 2017 edition of Best New Poets. His first chapbook, Looking for What Isn’t There, is forthcoming from Paper Nautilus.

For all of that success, however, Rojas has wrestled, for decades with severe clinical depression and the kind of self doubt that all writers struggle with from time to time. He shares how he came to terms with his inner critic by learning to accept self doubt, and submit anyway, recognizing that you miss 100 percent of the shots not taken.

The song, Southbound Lane, featured in this episode, was written and produced by Andres Rojas and performed by Eclepto Funk America. It is used here with the Author's permission.

If you know and love Andy (And we are happy to say we do!) do yourself a favor: Pour yourself a drink and binge watch his archived front porch concert series available in the video section on his facebook page. It will make you smile. And it will make you want to have him over for songs and Sangria.

UPDATE: Looking for What Isn't There is now available.

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/bkuhnfl)