I loved connecting with Whitney Hanson and hearing her path to publishing. Originally independently published, Whitney caught the attention of an acquisitions editor at Penguin Random House after achieving, what Borat would call, great success on TikTok. She has a great story and I’m so glad she let me uncork it with her.

Meet Whitney Hanson

Whitney is a poet and through her vulnerability and authenticity, she has connected with thousands of readers and adamantly believes that poetry is not a dead language; rather it is the key to unlocking true vulnerability which leads to deeper connection with one another. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her latest collection, Home.

Key Topics

00:00:00 Introducing Whitney Hanson

00:02:32 Discovering Writing as A Personal Outlet

00:07:29 The Challenge of Finding an Agent

00:09:49 Rejection’s Impact on Confidence and Creativity

00:12:58 Book Resonates with a Wide Range of Grief and Loss Experiences

00:15:23 The Danger and Importance of Vulnerability in Writing

00:18:53 Writing and Poetry Connecting People and Combating Loneliness

00:20:48 Unrealistic Expectations on Social Media

00:22:12 The Impact of Social Media on Book Deals and Personal Challenges

00:26:07 The Origins of the Book Cover Art

Buy Home


Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9780143138006

Connect With Whitney

Website: https://www.whitneyhansonpoetry.com/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@whitneyhansonpoetry

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whitneyhansonpoetry/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/whitneyhansonpoetry/


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