Pen and Poet
By Rene Mullen
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Intimate conversations and readings with poets, both page and stage. This is poetry for the rest of us.
||CleanJoshua Merritt||Joshua Merritt is a spoken word poet whose love of the human experience, food metaphors, and grey areas propelled him into the poetry slam scene. He has shared his work in a few slams across the country, and currently calls Portland, Oregon home. You...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCathy Cook||For the last three years Cathy has performed slam poetry in New Mexico. She tied for second at the 2018 Southwest Shootout in the individual category and was the 2018 Lobo Slam Champion. Her work is published in Raven Chronicles and 3Elements Literary..||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJack Tapestry||Jack Tapestry has been a slam poet for two decades. Tapestry came from Oklahoma City, resides in Albuquerque, and his poetry is amazingly gut wrenching and powerful. He’s also a comedian and over all performance master. You can find Jack...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGina Marselle||Gina Marselle is not only a poet but a high school teacher, mother, wife, and photographer. You can find her work in many places like the Alibi, the Rag, Adobe Walls, among others. She’s author of the book of poetry called A Fire of Prayer: a...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJules Nyquist||I sit and speak with Jules Nyquist, traditional and spoken word New Mexico poet, about her new book "Homesick, then", about life, loss, healing, family, and of course shares some of her poetry. Jules Nyquist is the founder of Jules’ Poetry...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZachary Kluckman||Zachary Kluckman is an award winning poet. Named the 2015 and 2016 Slam Organizer of the Year, 2014 Slam Artist of the Year at the National Poetry Awards. They've been on national slam stages as an individual and as part of a group, including the...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRowie Shebala||Performance poet Rowie Shebala talks about her time on many final stages representing several different cities around the US, family, her life as a Native American in the Southwest, and as always, shares some of her poetry.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatrina Crespin||Poet and managing editor for Swimming With Elephants Publishings Katrina Crespin talks about her life as a poet, an editor for an Albuquerque small press company, her growth as both a traditional and performance poet, and reads some of her...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaulie Lipman||Paulie Lipman is a performer, writer, and poet who’s been on national poetry slam finals stages, has been on the slam scene for 16 years, and recently published a chapbook with Swimming with Elephants Publications called “from below/denied the...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMercedez Holtry||Performance poet Mercedez Holtry talks about her two poetry collections, what it's like to be a Chicana poet, how she got involved in poetry slam, and of course, shares some of her art. You can find her books My Blood is Beautiful and, just release in..||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatthew Brown||Matthew Brown is a poet born and raised here in Albuquerque. Matthew is the author Verbrennen, a collection of poetry. He’s been on a number of slam teams and a few of his poems are on YouTube as he’s been on National Poetry Slam Finals stage,...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGigi Bella||Gigi Bella is an award winning poet, a musical theater actress, and teacher. She's represented Albuquerque, NM in national poetry slam competitions, is all over Youtube, and is author of "22", a book of poetry. You can find her book on Amazon. We talk..||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRich Boucher||Interview with Rich Boucher, a performance poet with roots in Albuquerque and New England. You can find his work on his Bandcamp page at richboucher.bandcamp.com as well as countless literary journals and magazines and anthologies.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobin Reynolds||Interview with poet, writer, and artist Robin Reynolds. You can find many of her poems in Rumble Room on Amazon, her short story collection Cutting Your Losses on Amazon (might still be under her old name Robin Kalinich), and find her art along with...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristian Ashley Macaron||Kristian Ashley Macaron talks about her chapbook, Storm, about life, her writing style, and reads a few poems. Kristian's chapbook, Storm, is published by Swimming with Elephants Publications and found on their website, Amazon, or local Albuquerque...||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDamien Flores||Damien Flores is an Albuquerque poet who's been a part of many national poetry slam teams, hosts the Spoken Word Hour on 89.9 KUNM, and is author of Junkyard Dogs published by West End Press. We talk about his poetry and the fact that Damien has spent..||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnna Martinez - erotic poet||Anna Martinez is an erotic poet from Albuquerque, NM. Hear about Anna and listen to some of her poetry. You can find her work in the Rumble Room collection Volume 1 on Amazon.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
What rattled around the poet’s brain
Rene has a keen ear for talented poets and really opens up the space for a great conversation. There aren’t too many podcasts where I’ve listened to every episode and am so eager to hear the next one.