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This Poem's For You

This Poem's For You

By Pride Poets
This Poem’s for You is a show where we learn the story behind a poem, meet the person who inspired it, and surprise them with a new, original poem, written on the spot.

The five-part series highlights the work of Pride Poets–a troupe of LGBTQ+ poets led by West Hollywood’s City Poet Laureate Brian Sonia Wallace. Since 2019, Pride Poets have written hundreds of original poems for people like you in person at Pride events, and safely throughout the pandemic on a poetry hotline.

No matter where you're at in your life, there's a poem for that, and this poem's for you.
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For Cooking up Gratitude
When you talk about your job, doesn’t it feel good to complain? Our guest Aruni called the poetry hotline to dig deep into the realities of food service. From looking at the tough stuff, she and her poet emerged with a bundle of appreciation. Since 2019, Pride Poets has brought LGBTQ+ poets to write poems on typewriters for members of the public during Pride in West Hollywood and around the country, creating over 1,000 original poems based on living LGBTQ+ histories that participants shared with us. Find out about our live events for Pride happening every June and more at rentpoet.com/pridepoets and Follow us on Instagram at @pridepoets and Twitter. This Poem’s for You is hosted by Brian Sonia-Wallace (@rentpoet) and produced by Molly Thornton (@molly__parton) with music by Saunder Choi and art by Adrian Rodriguez.
25:40
June 22, 2022
For Anyone With a Full House (and Heart)
Jonathon has come to Pride Poets at pivotal moments: fresh off a heartbreak, and later, exploding with love for his wife. Find out about the unexpected surprises his ode to expansive romance has brought. Since 2019, Pride Poets has brought LGBTQ+ poets to write poems on typewriters for members of the public during Pride in West Hollywood and around the country, creating over 1,000 original poems based on living LGBTQ+ histories that participants shared with us. Find out about our live events for Pride happening every June and more at rentpoet.com/pridepoets and Follow us on Instagram at @pridepoets and Twitter. This Poem’s for You is hosted by Brian Sonia-Wallace (@rentpoet) and produced by Molly Thornton (@molly__parton) with music by Saunder Choi and art by Adrian Rodriguez.
27:34
June 15, 2022
For People Who Don’t Fit in Boxes
How do you know you’ll get the right poet for you? Our guest Tina took her chances and connected with someone who made her feel seen, and that magic went both ways. This one’s bursting with hope and fan girl vibes. Since 2019, Pride Poets has brought LGBTQ+ poets to write poems on typewriters for members of the public during Pride in West Hollywood and around the country, creating over 1,000 original poems based on living LGBTQ+ histories that participants shared with us. Find out about our live events for Pride happening every June and more at rentpoet.com/pridepoets and Follow us on Instagram at @pridepoets and Twitter. This Poem’s for You is hosted by Brian Sonia-Wallace (@rentpoet) and produced by Molly Thornton (@molly__parton) with music by Saunder Choi and art by Adrian Rodriguez.
30:44
June 08, 2022
For Planning a Pillow Fort Wedding
What happens when you’re about to get married and you realize you don’t have any vows? If you’re our guest Rachel, you call the Pride Poets poetry hotline with faith in poems and a little S.O.S. Since 2019, Pride Poets has brought LGBTQ+ poets to write poems on typewriters for members of the public during Pride in West Hollywood and around the country, creating over 1,000 original poems based on living LGBTQ+ histories that participants shared with us. Find out about our live events for Pride happening every June and more at rentpoet.com/pridepoets and Follow us on Instagram at @pridepoets and Twitter. This Poem’s for You is hosted by Brian Sonia-Wallace (@rentpoet) and produced by Molly Thornton (@molly__parton) with music by Saunder Choi and art by Adrian Rodriguez.
23:07
June 01, 2022
Introducing This Poem's For You
A five-part series highlighting the work of Pride Poets–a troupe of LGBTQ+ poets led by West Hollywood’s City Poet Laureate Brian Sonia Wallace. Since 2019, Pride Poets have written hundreds of original poems for people like you in person at Pride events, and safely throughout the pandemic on a poetry hotline. In each episode we learn the story behind a poem, meet the person who inspired it, and surprise them with a new, original poem, written on the spot.  No matter where you're at in your life, there's a poem for that, and this poem's for you. Episodes released every Wednesday in June, for Pride!
02:56
May 13, 2022