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A Poetic Mess

A Poetic Mess

By Jyn Arro
A Poetic Mess is a podcast dedicated to turning the beautiful and ugly messes of our lives into poetry. In each episode, host Jyn Arro offers contemplative musings on a theme or topic for self reflection and explorative expression. All to make poetry feel more accessible and encourage listeners of all experience levels to write their own verses and prose.
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Difficult Damsels: Poetry About Bad Women
I am back after an unexpected but important little hiatus to make some changes to the podcast. Poem of the day: Difficult Damsels by Nikita Gill from her book Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul. Share your poems and follow me on all social media platforms @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
18:18
December 02, 2021
Advice for Book Writing and National Novel Writing Month
In the spirit of National Novel Writing Month, I wanted to share some advice for those hoping to write and publish their own book one day, or who have begun the process and need some encouragement. Share your poems and follow me on all social media platforms @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
16:35
November 05, 2021
This Is Halloween So Let's Write About It
Last episode was all about horror, fears, and morbid affairs, this time we’ll look for poetic inspiration that has a more lighthearted and festive spooky touch. Share your poems and follow me on all social media platforms @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
12:40
October 28, 2021
Dark Poetry and the Horror Genre
Happy Halloween, the day has arrived early on our podcast because the theme for our writing today is haunting words. And we are going to dip our toes into mulling over some eerie, horror-esque poetic inspiration and see if we can’t write our own haunting poem. Share your poems and follow me on all social media platforms @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
15:56
October 21, 2021
Dearest October
The prompt today is an ode to October, a love poem if you will. I recite poems by classical poets Robert Frost and George Cooper, alongside my own poetry written in the moment to share some love for my favorite month of the year! Share your poems with me on Instagram and Twitter with #APoeticMess, follow me @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
14:21
October 14, 2021
Autumn On Paper
Let's put the autumn season into words by getting inspired by other poets, both known and obscure, who have done the same in their own way. I share a poem from my perspective as someone who lives in a desert city and how that changes my relationship with the season, to show that there's no reason to have to stick to the stereotypes if they don't make sense for you. Share your poems with me on Instagram and Twitter with #APoeticMess, follow me @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
14:50
October 07, 2021
Dark and Stormy
Storms are the mutlifaceted focal point for our writing today. We walk through a few different angles to creatively tackle the topic in our poetry. I discuss how our personal experiences with storms influence us to write in wonderment or terror of them. And how they can be used as a metaphor or an allusion to a hidden meaning. Share your poems with me on Instagram and Twitter with #APoeticMess, follow me @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
14:37
September 30, 2021
The People's Poetry
Welcome to the first episode! Here we write out our feelings, collect notebooks that we’re too scared to write in, and drink tall cups of coffee to try and make art out of this strange human experience that is life. Join me as we turn the beautiful and ugly messes of our lives into poetry, nurture a writing practice, and tackle the topic of self-doubt for our mini-writing workshop today. Share your poems with me on Instagram and Twitter with #APoeticMess, follow me @JynArro, and support the podcast at PayPal.me/ByJynArro
14:51
September 23, 2021