Confessing Animals

Revenge Is Revolution: Vanessa Aricco

September 07, 2021 Jen Harris & Vanessa Aricco Season 3 Episode 1
Confessing Animals
Revenge Is Revolution: Vanessa Aricco
Show Notes

Vanessa Aricco is a multimedia poet and co-host of Confessing Animals, an interview-style podcast discussing creativity with writers and artists. Her work includes two poetry albums, The Midnight Rush, and Human Animal. She is a Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident in Kansas City, MO. Her work can be found at and @pettinellawinters on Instagram.

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Show Notes:
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Gay Science "eternal recurrence"

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”

The Sainte-Victoire mountain near Cézanne's home in Aix-en-Provence was one of his favorite subjects and he is known to have painted it over 60 times. 

“Should I Bow Down And Weep” Vanessa Aricco

Comedian Michelle Wolf

Patti Smith, Horses 

Ashley Raines & The New West Revue,
Weissenborn instrument 

Arthur Rimbaud, favorite poet 

Simone de Beauvoir, Eye for an Eye

Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tool Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House”

Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

Shakespeare’s Hamlet 

Download Vanessa’s Poetry Albums, 

Seasoned and fresh-faced artists (of every genre) discuss how to make creativity work within the complexities and challenges of adult life. Confessing Animals podcast co-hosts Jen Harris + Vanessa Aricco, both working writers, unveil the secrets and struggles of creative living in a rapid fire capitalist society. One guest at a time, Jen + Vanessa ask, How Does Your Life Translate to Art?

Intro & music provided by Ashley Raines

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