This Business Of Music & Poetry Podcast

Meet Brooks & Amidei

An episode of This Business Of Music & Poetry Podcast

By Michael Amidei & Cliff Brooks
"This Business Of Music & Poetry Podcast" is all about how to make a real-world living from your creativity & passion.

Hosted by Michael Amidei (author, poet, musician, & host of "World Poetry Open Mic", "The Michael Amidei Show") and Clifford Brooks (author, poet, founder of The Southern Collective Experience, and the host of "Dante's Old South" on NPR.)
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The Noetic Professor (Interview with Luke Johnson)
In this episode, Brooks & Amidei interview Luke Johnson, founder of Noetic (www.Noetic.Online), which aims to create an expansive audio-lecture library on the great and sometimes neglected works of philosophy in a unique and powerful social media platform. Noetic www.Noetic.Online Justin Johnson (Music)
June 6, 2019
Interview With Cameron Dezen Hammon
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview Cameron Dezen Hammon.  Cameron Dezen Hammon’s writing has appeared in Ecotone, The Rumpus, The Literary Review, The Butter, NYLON, Them, The Houston Chronicle, and elsewhere. Her essay “Infirmary Music” was named a notable in The Best American Essays 2017, and she is a contributor to The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (W.W. Norton), My Caesarean: Twenty Mothers on the Experience of Birth by C-Section and After (The Experiment) and Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship (Wipf & Stock). She is co-founder of The Slant reading series, host of The Ish podcast, and her debut book This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession is forthcoming from Lookout Books on October 22, 2019. Music provided by Justin Johnson (
May 23, 2019
How To Go Super Viral & Earn Your Luck (Interview with Jackie K Cooper)
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview Jackie K Cooper (author and entertainment critic). Throughout Jackie's incredible stories, we learn about his work ethic, his passion, commitment, and what it's like to be endorsed by the biggest YouTuber on the planet. 
May 9, 2019
Creativity & Health
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei discuss the role that health plays in their creative work. They share thoughts and experiences. offering thoughts that you might consider for your own poetry and music career. 
April 25, 2019
The Road To Originality
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei discuss their creative influences, habits, and how to develop an original voice in your writing and your music. 
April 11, 2019
The Power Of Live Events
In this episode, Michael Amidei and Clifford Brooks discuss the power of live events and their ability to transform your creative career in music, writing, and poetry. 
March 28, 2019
Building A Business Around Your Art
In this episode, Clifford Brooks & Michael Amidei discuss taking your creative work and building a business (aka money making) model around it.  Music by Justin Johnson( ) Michael Amidei ( & ) Clifford Brooks ( & )
March 4, 2019
Meet Brooks & Amidei
The introductory episode of "This Business Of Music & Poetry" featuring Michael Amidei (poet, author, musician, host of "The Michael Amidei Show" & "World Poetry Open Mic") and Clifford Brooks (poet, author, founder of The Southern Collective Experience) give a context and mission to the podcast; helping you take your creative passion and turn it into a real-world living. Music by Justin Johnson ( ) Michael Amidei ( & ) Clifford Brooks ( & )
March 4, 2019
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