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Written By Grimes: The Podcast

Written By Grimes: The Podcast

By Abigail Grimes

Join me as I take my written word off the page and bring you some poetry from my blog, share my thoughts on creative writing, and chat with some of my creative friends about inspiration, what scares us, and wins along the creative journey.

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All the Things I Should have Said on a Tuesday Afternoon
All the Things I Should have Said on a Tuesday Afternoon
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2022/06/28/all-the-things-i-should-have-said-on-a-tuesday-afternoon/
03:08
November 30, 2022
Genuine
Genuine
Pensive Birthday Moment. This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/04/06/genuine/
03:29
May 06, 2022
How Dare You
How Dare You
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/03/01/how-dare-you/
01:46
April 01, 2022
KDrama Mamas - The Beginning of a Beautiful Segment
KDrama Mamas - The Beginning of a Beautiful Segment
Welcome to the inaugural episode of KDrama Mamas. Marlee Barrientos joins me on the podcast in a new segment where we talk all things KDrama!  From Romance to Comedy, Squid Game to Goblin, we're going to discuss it! And we want to hear from you too!  In our first episode, we talk about what, in our view, makes a KDrama and what distinguishes it from other dramas. We share our first KDramas, and our KDrama Rating Systems. Heartstrings, representing the Romance quotient, and Waterworks, the full emotional spectrum, represented in the volume of tears potentially shed. You can find our Heartstrings and Waterworks Rating Guide on our Instagram Page @kdrama_mamaz.  Like our rating system? Have a show you think we should review? Let us know in the comments or leave us a voice note!  We can't wait to hear from you!
29:48
January 22, 2022
The Way Back
The Way Back
Objects in this mirror are not necessarily as they seem They are behind you for a reason. Leave them be. Great advice. If only I would listen. This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2018/05/27/the-way-back/
01:35
January 14, 2022
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2022 and to a new year of poetry, conversations, and introducing a fun, new element of the show, Kdrama Mamas, where my friend Marlee Barrientos and I discuss our longstanding love of Korean Dramas! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2022/01/02/happy-new-year-4/
05:01
January 08, 2022
For The Quiet Commemorative Episode
For The Quiet Commemorative Episode
This episode is in commemoration of For The Quiet's 1st book birthday.  I am a firm believer that poetry is intensely personal, and how you interpret it as an audience member is unique. Your interpretation may be the same or markedly different from the author's, and that in this author's humble opinion is the true beauty of the art form.  I have talked a lot about what this work means to me on both Instagram and my website, and I am honoured and humbled when I see how it has impacted those who have read it.  To celebrate For The Quiet's 1st year, my friends have come together to present five unique perspectives on poetry in my book. I have been blessed with some incredible friendships in my life. These five wonderful and hugely talented individuals are a huge part of those blessings.  Polo Lonergan is a talented writer of visceral, thought-provoking fantasy and fairy tale retellings with a twist. Polo has chosen to share their interpretation of "Genuine".  Odelia Oswago is a busy working mom and an imaginative author of a number of screenplays. Odelia has chosen to share her interpretation of "The Space Between". You can find OdeO Productions on Instagram and follow her on Instagram here!  Kevin Fagan is an innovative musician not afraid of taking a chance to get just the right sound. You can find him on SoundCloud and right here on Anchor on The Kevin Show! Kevin has chosen to perform his take on my poem "Genuine".  Anil Kamal, a powerhouse screenwriter, is hard at work and currently under contract with Real Life Pictures in Toronto. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram! Anil has chosen to share his interpretation of "Home".  And featuring Clancy Dias, my sister-in-law, who was very moved by the book and was kind enough to contribute her reading of a letter to my beloved Briar. You can find her on Instagram!  I know you will enjoy these personalized renditions as much as I did.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you to my fantastic friends who were so generous with their time and talent.   This could not be a more wonderful way to celebrate the anniversary of such a personal and intimate work.  Get your copy of For The Quiet on Amazon today and continue following my creative journey at abigailgrimes.com!  ❄️I wish you all the very best to you and yours this holiday season and for 2022! ❄️⛄ See you next year! 🥂🍾
11:50
December 19, 2021
The Remnants
The Remnants
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/10/09/the-remnants/
01:28
December 10, 2021
Piece of Me
Piece of Me
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2021/11/19/piece-of-me/
02:25
November 26, 2021
Who Are You?
Who Are You?
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2018/12/11/who-are-you/
01:04
November 12, 2021
What It Takes
What It Takes
This episode is also available as a poem post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/02/10/what-it-takes/
01:18
November 05, 2021
Let’s Go Places with Jason Glavin - Part 2
Let’s Go Places with Jason Glavin - Part 2
Part 2 of my chat with World Traveller and Indie Author, Jason Glavin! In this episode, Jason turns his mind to the possibility of writing fiction, we discuss his new project, the importance of keeping your eye on your goals when it comes to both writing and travel, and we get to know him just a little bit more when Jay completes the Written By Grimes Rapid Fire. Be sure to click the link to pick up a copy of Jason's book, Going Places. It is available in paperback and ebook. Have a question for Jason about travel or writing? Click the link to leave a voice note!
58:50
September 17, 2021
Let's Go Places with Jason Glavin
Let's Go Places with Jason Glavin
Listen in as Jason and I talk about his new book "Going Places: Why You Should Travel", what it's like to be an indie author, and writing in the age of Covid. Follow Jason on Twitter and his Amazon Author Page to stay updated on what's new and exciting in his world of travel and writing! For more information on Nanowrimo, click here!
01:03:11
September 10, 2021
The Impact of a Great Teacher
The Impact of a Great Teacher
This episode is also available as blog posts:  http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/11/23/the-impact-of-a-great-teacher/ - and - https://abigailgrimes.com/2019/06/06/as-sure/ Share your fond memories of your past teachers. Click the link to leave a voice message!   
13:57
September 03, 2021
Dimming Star
Dimming Star
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/08/08/dimming-star/
01:55
August 20, 2021
Laugh Alone
Laugh Alone
An Ode to Those who Remember. This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/02/19/laugh-alone/
01:25
August 13, 2021
Meet Kevin A. Fagan: The Interview
Meet Kevin A. Fagan: The Interview
Meet Kevin A. Fagan. Join us for our first professional chat as creatives, as we delve into the joy and pain of creating art. My friend for over 3 decades, Kevin Anthony Fagan is a poet, a lyricist, and a podcaster who tries to guide his life by three deceptively simple questions. Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? Listen in as we chat about accountability, what drives us, deadlines, and Kevin's interesting filing system. Check out Kevin's podcast, The Kevin Show, right here, or wherever you listen to podcasts and stay tuned to his Soundcloud and his socials (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for the release of his latest EP! Ever been in the friendzone? Kevilonious knows your pain. Listen to IIssues on Soundcloud! Share your thoughts with us by sending a voice message!
01:05:50
July 09, 2021
Meet Kevin A. Fagan: Rapid Fire / Slow Burn
Meet Kevin A. Fagan: Rapid Fire / Slow Burn
It's Kevin! He's got his own show on Anchor. Check him out on The Kevin Show here on Anchor, or anywhere you get your podcasts! In this episode, we try to do a Rapid Fire, which turns into an introspective slow burn. Such is the nature of our friendship, and now you get a tiny peek at the chaos. (You're welcome). Share your thoughts with us by sending a voice message!
25:30
July 02, 2021
The Consequence of Water
The Consequence of Water
The Consequence of Water was inspired by some soggy socks on a rain-soaked day, and the choices we make. We are never free from the consequences.  This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/07/31/the-consequence-of-water/ Share your thoughts by sending a voice message or leave me a comment on abigailgrimes.com!
02:02
June 25, 2021
Marshmallows
Marshmallows
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/03/13/marshmallows/ Inspired to set the world aflame with some passion of your own? I'd love to hear about it!  Share your thoughts by sending a voice message or leave me a comment on abigailgrimes.com!
02:19
June 18, 2021
Rooted
Rooted
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/07/28/rooted/
00:53
June 11, 2021
Paper King
Paper King
Never stoop.  This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2018/08/21/paper-king/
00:49
May 21, 2021
That Look
That Look
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2019/12/15/that-look/
02:03
May 07, 2021
Choice of Evils
Choice of Evils
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2018/05/20/choice-of-evils/
01:07
April 30, 2021
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Stay the course. I am with you. There is hope. This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2018/06/20/tomorrow/
01:04
April 23, 2021
Chat with THE Anil Kamal - Part 2
Chat with THE Anil Kamal - Part 2
We are back to continue our conversation with screenwriter, editor, and horror movie aficionado, THE Anil Kamal.  Join us as we talk motivation, inspiration, and what to do with a fancy notebook.  Find Anil's coming out story in Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life   Check out Anil's socials @theanilkamal on Instagram and Twitter!  Repped by RealLife Pictures, we can't wait to see what Anil creates! Share your thoughts by sending a voice message! You may be featured in a future episode! ☺️
43:39
April 16, 2021
Chat with THE Anil Kamal - Part 1
Chat with THE Anil Kamal - Part 1
Wherein I chat with my friend, editor, and fellow creative, Anil Kamal. A graduate of the University of British Columbia's MFA program and a fellow Public Servant during his 9-5, Anil is a screenwriter of the big and small screen and a reader for various prestigious national screenplay competitions. Listen in as we will chat about oysters, ironing, and social media user names; as well as childhood dreams and horror movies. Find Anil's coming out story in Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life  Share your thoughts with me and Anil by sending us a voice message!
36:59
April 09, 2021
Quell
Quell
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/07/11/quell/
02:00
April 02, 2021
Sear
Sear
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2021/02/22/sear/
01:18
March 26, 2021
Less Than
Less Than
Sometimes the haters need to be reminded they cannot tear you down.  This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2018/05/05/less-than/
01:08
March 26, 2021
Dual / Duel
Dual / Duel
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/11/24/__trashed/
01:12
March 19, 2021
Remains
Remains
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/08/06/remains/
00:45
March 19, 2021
Giant Leap into the Unknown
Giant Leap into the Unknown
In this episode, I delve just a bit further into the discussion on my transition to work from home and its impact on part of my creative journey. My lovely assistant, Cassidy, will read the blog post for you and my comments will follow. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2021/03/07/giant-leap-into-the-unknown/
15:46
March 12, 2021
The Space You Once Were
The Space You Once Were
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/06/18/the-space-you-once-were/
01:51
March 12, 2021
Wanting
Wanting
Wanting was the first poem I wrote for Written by Grimes. It was the beginning of an exciting new way to express myself. I hope you enjoy it. This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2018/03/21/wanting/
00:48
March 05, 2021
Quicksand
Quicksand
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2020/07/10/quicksand/
01:26
March 05, 2021
Portrait
Portrait
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2021/01/26/portrait/
01:33
February 26, 2021
Convergence
Convergence
This poem is also available as a blog post: http://abigailgrimes.com/2021/01/31/convergence/
00:50
February 26, 2021
Intro to Poetry
Intro to Poetry
Wherein I share some thoughts on listening to poetry and what you can expect listening to mine.  Enjoy!
05:07
February 26, 2021
Written By Grimes: The Trailer
Written By Grimes: The Trailer
Allow me to introduce you to the Written By Grimes podcast.
00:43
February 26, 2021