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Poet Kind Podcast

Poet Kind Podcast

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We are so much better together-let's compare notes, not ourselves-and, above all, be kind.
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Poet Kind Podcast

Celebrating Poet Kind's 75th episode with Krista Franklin!!
I am joined by the amazingly talented Krista Franklin. Krista's visual work and poetry is provocative, thoughtful, and powerful. Follow along with this great conversation to learn more about her work.
July 21, 2021
Maya Stein
I got to meet Maya Stein for the first time when we sat down to talk about her writing, her passion, and her new project.
July 10, 2021
Shawn Smucker and The Weight of Memory
We talk summer reading at its best with Shawn Smucker and his new book, The Weight of Memory
June 30, 2021
How to Read a Poem with Christy Purifoy
I met with Christie Purifoy to find out more about the how's and why's of poetry. Along the way we discover the invitation poetry provides into deeper, and sometimes unexpected, conversations.
June 02, 2021
C. S. Fritz
C.S. Fritz joins Poet Kind for a few "Incoherent Thoughts, Wonderings, & Poems"*. I got the chance to talk with Casey Fritz about his new book of poetry, Moth.  This multi-talented artist ask tough questions, makes bold, hard statements about faith, fathers and more in one of the most beautifully designed books I've come across. And, because he cares about the details, he began an amazing little publishing design house called Albatross Design Co. * tag line from the book Moth by C. S. Fritz
May 10, 2021
Jose Hernandez Diaz visits with me today!
Join me for a great Chat with the poet Jose Hernandez Diaz. If you follow me on instagram, you may remember a live session we did at the height of the pandemic. He graciously agreed to come on the podcast and talk a bit more about his work.  
April 14, 2021
Holly Wren Spaulding on Poet Kind
I sat down with writer, teacher, and generous soul Holly Wren Spaulding and we talked about her new book Familiars--and  few other things along the way.
November 30, 2020
The Generosity, a new poetry collection from Lucy Shaw
Today I talk about Lucy Shaw's new book, The Generosity.
October 14, 2020
Camille Dungy chats with me about her poetry, activism, and the need for artists to step into the conversation.
I had a great chat with poet Camille Dungy about her new book, Trophic Cascade,  and the role poets and other creatives can play in shaping society.
September 28, 2020
Joseph Fasano
Poet and novelist Joseph Fasano sat down with me to talk about his new book, his poetry, and why art matters in this moment.
September 14, 2020
Simply, Rota
Rota, a poet and lawyer, popped in to talk about his new book, Giveth and Taketh. You can also visit his Spotify account to hear more!
July 22, 2020
Margaret B Ingraham
I had the opportunity to sit down with poet Margaret Ingraham. We chatted about her new book, Exploring This Terrain, her experiences with VCCA, and-of course-the world we find ourselves in now.
July 15, 2020
It's not Poetry, but it works
No, I mean it, it's not poetry but it's something I thought you should know.
June 17, 2020
Season 4 episode 9 Padraig Ó Tuama
I sat down with Padraig Ó Tuama to chat about his poetry and so much more.
April 30, 2020
Season 4 Episode 8 Jericho Brown
I fell in love with Jericho Brown's most recent, award winning book of poetry-The Tradition and I am excited to share this conversation with you on today's episode!
April 22, 2020
Season 4 Episode 7 with Julian Peters
I chat with Julian Peters, illustrator and comic book artist, about his new book- Poems to See By.
April 16, 2020
Support Your Local Small Bookstores!
Now more than ever we need to be conscious of where our dollars go. Buying local may be the difference between some of your favorite small businesses-especially book stores-reopening their doors once it is safe to do so!
April 02, 2020
Bonus Episode: How to Cope during Corona
I talked with therapist Wendy Elzinga, who shared techniques for coping during this less than normal time.
March 29, 2020
Season 4: Episode 4 with Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Today we celebrate the birthday of Flannery O'Connor by chatting with Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, the writer of Andalusian Hours, Poems from the Porch of Flannery O'Connor.
March 25, 2020
Season 4: Episode 3 Chris Wheeler
Today I chat with writer, storyteller, and poet Chris Wheeler about his new, and first, book of poetry, Solace.
March 11, 2020
Season 4: Episode 2 Josh Martin of Green Street Poetry and Toho Journal
I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Josh Martin of Green Street Poetry and Toho Journal. He is also a writer in his own right and we got to chat about all the great work he is doing as well as the dynamic community that is forming as a result.
March 03, 2020
Season 4: Episode 1
Wait...what? Poet Kind is back for season 4 and sneaks onto the airwaves with a short hello!! SO glad to be almost didn't happen!
February 13, 2020
Season 3: Episode 10 A farewell to 2019 and a Hey Howdy to Poet Joel Ciaccio
I chat with poet Joel Ciaccio about his work, his podcast, Hack Sessions, and about what makes him tick. I also bid farewell to 2019 and thank my guests and listeners for their generous support and encouragement!
December 12, 2019
Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 3 with our Guest, Author Meagan Lucas
Meagan Lucas, author or Songbirds & Stray Dog joins me today and we talk about her book, writing advice, thick skin, and all the many things that keep her busy. There may be laughter too ...
November 20, 2019
Rose & Cloud visits PK for episode 8 of season 3
I sat down with the duo, Rose & Cloud, and did in fact establish that they are a duo not a quartet...
November 14, 2019
Jane Kirkpatrick Season 3 Episode 7
Today I am joined by Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times best-selling, award winning author and rattlesnake fighter...wait, what?
October 29, 2019
Tina Chang Season 3, Episode 6
I am finally back and I couldn't be more excited about bringing you the poet Tina Chang.  Her new book, Hybrida, is out and it is one of the best books of poetry to come my way. Join me as I welcome Tina to Poet Kind!
October 23, 2019
Elisabeth Horan returns for Season 3 Episode 5
With the release of her new book, Self-Portrait, I invited Elisabeth Horan back on the show to talk about this interesting melding of the Life of Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth's personal story.  Jorge Montero Calderon joins us as well from Costa Rica. He is the translator for this bilingual book of poetry.
October 03, 2019
We keep things simple for Episode 4 of Season 3...
A little Collins, a little Keats and a lot about autumn and what I am reading with the change of seasons...
September 25, 2019
Ayaz Pirani joins PK for Episode 3 of season 3
I sat down with writer Ayaz Pirani to discuss his new book "Kabir's Jacket Has A Thousand Pockets".  He shares how his global background informs his work as well as the traditions he grew up with.  Join me for this great conversation with this wonderful Poet!
September 18, 2019
Cornbread and comparisons...
We talk works in progress, MFA's, cornbread, and blur.
September 11, 2019
It's our season 3 opener! Today is September 9, 2019 and Poet Kind is back with a great interview!
Poet, writer, and actor Carlos Andrés Gómez joins me to talk about his newest book, Hijito.
September 04, 2019
TAG, you're IT!!
The one where I read a few poems, talk about playing like a kid, and invite you to play along...
July 24, 2019
Summmaaahhhh time! Season 2: Episode 18 with Shawn Smucker as our special guest.
We welcome award winning author Shawn Smucker to today's episode we have a great conversation about his creative process and his new book, Light From Distant Stars.
July 02, 2019
Elisabeth Horan, Season 2: Episode 17
Today is our official 1 year Birthday!! We are so grateful to our listeners, supporters, cheerleaders, and snack providers-you have helped make this such a fun journey!  Today we welcome poet and editor Elisabeth Horan.  Her work sheds  light on issues surrounding mental illness and more specifically in her debut collection Bad Mommy Stay Mommy, her experience of post-partum depression. Her openness to address such a sensitive topic using poetry-which can be both raw and tender at the same time-is inspiring and offers hope, survival, and the opportunity for others to find courage to tell their own stories.  
June 26, 2019
Christopher Hopkins chats with us for Episode 16.
We spend time with poet Christopher Hopkins and if you stick around long enough you may even find a little p.s. at the very end...
June 18, 2019
S:2 Ahh, technology
It's Tuesday, I mean, wait, it's Wednesday and since the editor deleted yesterday's episode we have a special treat to tease you for next weeks guest...
June 12, 2019
Happy Birthdaversary to Poet Kind S2:E15
This short episode has a little Walt Whitman, a little waxing poetic, and shares a few hopes and dreams for the coming year...
June 05, 2019
Season 2: Episode 14 Please, don't analyze this...
We talk about over analysis and how it can be detrimental to the creative process. And, read poetry.
May 21, 2019
Still blocked? Yeah. But is it a bad thing?
I talk a little more about being creatively blocked, share some quotes from much smarter people, and read some poetry....
May 14, 2019
Season 2: Episode 12. I hope I'm not the only one...
Do you ever get distracted? Procrastinate? Me neither....
May 07, 2019
S2:E11 Jason Crawford
The one where I interview Jason Crawford AGAIN-there's a backstory.... We talk spoken word, Poetry Slams, MMPR and other great ops, and-of course-there will be poetry.
April 30, 2019
S:2 E:10 April 23, 2019
One last short episode for National Poetry Month! We read Emily Dickinson, Amy Orazio and recommend our 5 books for the week...
April 23, 2019
Join us as we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month!
We talk about Norte Dame, memory, and a small ones promise. We also read a little Rilke, one of my own pieces and talk about 5 poetry books on my desk.
April 16, 2019
A little something different for National Poetry Month
The He one where I read a little poetry, share a couple of recommendations, and pray my voice holds out all the He way through.(it did 😉)
April 09, 2019
Kris Camealy talks impostor syndrome and Refine Retreat
This is Season 2, Episode 7. We welcome Kris Camealy and talk all things impostor syndrome and share a little about Refine Retreat.
March 26, 2019
Johnny Anomaly of Creative Coping Podcast
This is season 2: episode 6 of Poet Kind and today we spend some time with Johnny Anomaly, a spoken word poet, writer, public speaker and host of Creative Coping Podcast.
March 12, 2019
Joel Mckerrow on Poet Kind Podcast-Season 2 Episode 5
Today on Poet Kind, Joel Mckerrow joins us from Melbourne, Au. This poet philosopher speaks life into the world, wherever he goes and spent a little time with us here at Poet Kind.
March 05, 2019
Season 2 Episode 4 Lannie Stabile
This is the episode that took 2 sessions, 12 segments, one host and not enough wine 😂😉
February 26, 2019
Season 2, Episode 3 Planet in Peril, Flay on the Wall Poetry Press
We welcome back Isabelle Kenyon from Fly on the Wall Poetry Press to talk Bout Planet in Peril, their new charity anthology.
February 19, 2019
Season 2, episode 2 with Amy Orazio
We welcome poet Amy Orazio for our first episode of Poet Talk in season 2!
February 12, 2019
Season 2 Ep. 1
Poet Kind returns for season 2(!), introduces a new feature, and shares copious amounts of useless information. The best part? Poet Jason B. Crawford reads his beautiful poem, I Will Not Make Pretty of this Death.
February 05, 2019
Episode 22 with Denis Akinmolasire
We talk Love, War, and Glory, being positive and the connection between software engineering and poetry!
December 05, 2018
Episode 21: Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins
Now that we are grown ups (21😃) we chat with Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins about her 100 day project, her work with Breathe, and what 20 minutes can do!
November 27, 2018
Poet Talk with Christa Wells
Episode 19 is another episode of Poet Talk and we welcome artist Christa Wells!
November 21, 2018
Episode 19
The one where I admit I wrote a poetry book- No Ordinary Time, A Poetry Collection. Available on Amazon. Links in this Podcast:
November 13, 2018
Episode 18
We speak with a fellow podcaster and poet, Elizabeth Wynn Marshall this week.
November 06, 2018
Episode 17 With Fly on the Wall Poetry Press
We welcome Fly on the Wall Poetry Press
October 23, 2018
October Poet Talk with John Blase
Today we talk with poet John Blase and also celebrate a book birthday with a previous guest on Poet Kind!
October 16, 2018
Episode 15
A little storytelling and a little Poe for a fall afternoon.
October 09, 2018
Episode 14
October 04, 2018
Episode Lucky 13!
On this edition of Poet Talk we chat with Bronwyn Jardin.
September 25, 2018
Episode 12
A good question answered and two poems for your week
September 18, 2018
Full on 11
The one where we finish what we started...a small discussion on beauty.
September 11, 2018
Episode 5.5 or Half 11
We begin a discussion on beauty and we really want you to weigh in!
September 07, 2018
Episode 10
#nothingisordinary Today we talk about the every day experience of remarkable ordinary-ness.
August 29, 2018
Episode 9: Poet Talk with Christie Lambert
We introduce Poet Talk and share our first attempt to interview a real, live poet!
August 21, 2018
Episode 8
We talk biographical memory, read a little Wordsworth and make two exciting announcements!
August 14, 2018
Episode 7
Two poems for the price of one! Wow, we're a cheap date 😉
August 07, 2018
Episode 6 featuring poetry by Christie Lambert
Finding wonder and reading poetry to a two year old...
July 31, 2018
Episode 5, can you believe it!?
The one where we talk about what we're reading and wonder where are background music went...
July 24, 2018
Episode 4-Summer Shorts
Grab your summer shorts...well, not we feature three short poems about summer by Miss Emily Dickinson.
July 17, 2018
Episode 3
Because sometimes we read poetry outside....
July 10, 2018
Episode 2 -A little July
A little "July" poetry for the week.
July 03, 2018
Welcome to Poet Kind
Our very first episode! A quick introduction, a reading, and an invitation to join the's not perfect but beginnings seldom are 😉
June 26, 2018
June 25, 2018
June 25, 2018