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Between Bars

Between Bars

By SheryLeigh

Between Bars is a poetry podcast in which we share not only poems, but the stories and inspiration behind the lines. Hosted by author and performance poet Sheryl Leigh, this podcast is a lyrical journey of truth and hope.
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Reconciliation (An Open Letter to Black Men)
Reconciliation (An Open Letter to Black Men)
During Black History Month, and approaching Valentine's Day, SheryLeigh shares a nontraditional love poem, "Reconciliation (An Open Letter to Black Men)." Join SheryLeigh for Little Black Book: A Valentine's Poetry Reading on Tuesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. live on Facebook and Instagram @sheryleighwrites  Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
14:23
February 10, 2022
A Blues for Summer
A Blues for Summer
SheryLeigh shares the piece “A Blues for Summer” and says a reluctant goodbye to the season that's captured her heart. Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
10:54
September 09, 2021
Something in the Water
Something in the Water
In this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem “Something in the Water,” written about black people's complicated relationship with the water. Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
12:25
August 26, 2021
Origami
Origami
In this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem “Origami,” written about the way women often fold themselves into different shapes to please others - and applauds Simone Biles for not falling into the trap.  Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
09:48
August 11, 2021
Thirty-Something
Thirty-Something
In this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem “Thirty-Something,” written about that infamous decade that people hype up, but that she thinks fell flat--or did it?  The 30s are a mood! Listen to SheryLeigh’s “Thirty-Something” playlist on Spotify @sheryl_leigh: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ZrEVShz9c7BsI458q9P4f?si=-DVIvfasRSOVWRoxLNvuKQ&dl_branch=1 Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
15:58
July 29, 2021
The Unconventional Hero
The Unconventional Hero
For Father's Day, SheryLeigh is sharing "The Unconventional Hero," a piece she wrote in tribute to her grandfather. Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com/podcast-2/ or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
12:33
June 09, 2021
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
On this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem "Special Delivery" for the times when a man calls you the total package, yet returns to sender. Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com/podcast-2/ or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
13:42
May 19, 2021
Sabbath
Sabbath
In this Mother's Day episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem "Sabbath" in acknowledgment of the juggling act that is the lives of mothers and women in general. The poem is included in her book "black pearls," which features poems centering blackness and womanhood. The book is available on Amazon. Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com/podcast-2/ or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.
13:58
May 05, 2021
Fire Escape
Fire Escape
In the inaugural episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem "Fire Escape," which was written following several high-profile killings of unarmed black people by police.  The poem is included in her book "black pearls," which features poems centering blackness and womanhood. The book is available on Amazon. Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com/podcast-2/or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com. 
17:53
April 21, 2021
Welcome to Between Bars - Trailer
Welcome to Between Bars - Trailer
"Between Bars" is a podcast sharing poems and the stories that inspired them. Host Sheryl Leigh is a writer, performance poet, and author. Tune in for poems on love, social justice, faith, and everything in between. Read the episode transcript or more of Sheryl's work at https://sheryleigh.com/podcast-2/ or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh.
01:16
April 15, 2021