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Award-winning weekly poetry podcast where we chat with poets about their inspirations.
https://poetsandmuses.com
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Award-winning weekly poetry podcast where we chat with poets about their inspirations.
https://poetsandmuses.com
Instagram and Twitter: @PoetsandMuses

    Imogen Arate with Danabelle Gutierrez

    Imogen Arate with Danabelle Gutierrez

    This week, Danabelle (https://danabellegutierrez.com/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "Uwi" and "The Skeptical Merchant," and belonging.

    You can read Danabelle's poem at: https://www.thecommononline.org/uwi/

    And follow her at:
    1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danabellegutierrez and
    2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danabellegutierrez/

    Links to topics we discussed:
    1. Third-culture kids: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2022/03/being-an-outsider-benefits-third-culture-kids/627011/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    Photo of Danabelle Gutierrez by Venuselle Rigor

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #DanabelleGutierrez #Uwi #TheSkepticalMerchant #Belonging #BilingualPoem #GrewupinCairoViennaMuscat #LivesinDubai #Novelist #ShortStories #WriterofPoetryandProse #EpicPoetry #ModernDayHomer #ArtistsExposingObsessionsThroughTheirWork #UnitedArabEmirates #RespectandEnjoyPoetry #COVIDsilverLining #Diaspora #ThirdCultureKid #TheMeaningofHome #ExistentialCrises #Tagalog #Philippines #UnplannedMigration #ConstantUprooting #LearningtoLetGo #MicroAgressions #OurLivesMakeUs #RooftopRhythms

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Imogen Arate with Mosh

    Imogen Arate with Mosh

    This week, Mosh (https://www.3plem.com/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "Hoard" and "Facing the Sun," and Hidden Truths.

    You can also follow Mosh at:
    1. Twitter: https://twitter.com/moshiruuu
    2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moshiruu/

    Photo of Mosh by by Aasiyah (https://www.instagram.com/simostick/).

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #Mosh #Hoard #FacingtheSun #HiddenTruths #UXUIdesigner #startedin2016 #WritetoFindOneself #AfraidofShowingFeelings #NotExpressive #SunkenTreasure #GameofChicken #WrestlingwithEmotions #GrowEmpathy #SeekingJustice #BeingHauntedbyInjustice #IndirectMessaging #Hangry #BlackPanther #InfinityWar #XMenFirstClass #MichaelBJordan #Killmonger #ChadwickBoseman #Marvel #DanielKaluuya #ShangChi #StarTrek #BreakingColorBarriers #GenderStereotypes #BringYourOwnBars #ATLWordontheStreet #Poetics #ThePoetryJam #MindoverMatter

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Imogen Arate with Anna Turner

    Imogen Arate with Anna Turner

    This week, Anna (https://www.facebook.com/anna.turner.526) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "Paperdolls" and "A Stroll down Memory Lane," and living up to others' standards.

    You can also find Anna at: https://www.instagram.com/anact8/

    Photo provided by Anna Turner.

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #AnnaTurner #Paperdolls #AStrolldownMemoryLane #UKborn #LivesinBeirut #WorksinTheaterCharity #Playwright #StrongFaith #LearningArabic #PrimarySchool #TeachersSuggestion #ProcessEmotionsandThoughts #UniversityCourseonLyricandPoetryWriting #SenseofFailure #SelfCriticism #JournalingSession #FeelingofInadequacy #LearningthroughMimicry #SeektohaveWorth #JeanValjean #LesMisérables #RealIsBetterThanPretend #LivingUptoOthersStandards #AbusiveRelationships #MethodsofControl #HealingIsIterative #WALLE

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Imogen Arate with Ben Ellis

    Imogen Arate with Ben Ellis

    This week, Ben (http://hellopoetry.com/benkellis) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "There is no age" (with "Preamble") and "Relapses," and our desires to be seen as fully fledged human beings.

    Read Ben's poems at:
    1. "Preamble": https://hellopoetry.com/poem/4261991/preamble/
    2. "There is no age": https://hellopoetry.com/poem/4155641/this-is-no-age/

    Photo of Ben Ellis by LQW (https://www.instagram.com/londonqueerwriters/).

    Links to topics we touched on:
    1. England and Wales ethnicity facts and figures: https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/uk-population-by-ethnicity/national-and-regional-populations/population-of-england-and-wales/latest
    2. Agitu Idea Gudeta, the successful Ethiopian goat farmer in Italy: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20210401-the-ethiopian-who-saved-an-italian-goat-cheese
    3. Antonio Dikele Distefano's Netflix series: https://variety.com/2021/digital/news/antonio-dikele-distefano-zero-netflix-1234954493/
    4. Asia Bryant-Wilkerson's "the question poem": https://youtu.be/GzKTQTO39rE
    5. Fatimah Asghar's "Pluto S***s on the Universe": https://youtu.be/7E_WXGSHF7A
    6. Porsha Olayiwola's "To Rekia Boyd": https://youtu.be/qR7p75HFSU4

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #BenEllis #Thisisnoage, w #Preamble #Relapses #DesireToBeSeenAsFullyFledgedHumanBeings #Black #Queer #Writer #Poet #Novelist #BrightonUK #BorninItaly #PoetryFocus #Blackness #Queerness #MentalHealth #Identity #CodeSwitching #Assimilation #BorninItaly #ThirdCultureKid #LivedinaDoomsdayCult #PoetryasTherapeuticTool #PoetryforSelfDiscovery #FittinginforSafety #MimickedBibleWriting #NoAccesstoInternet #NoExposuretoNonWhitePoets #DefJamPoetry #ErykahBadu #TheaMonyee #LaurynHill #Common #DanezSmith #Genesissy #FindOnselfThroughPoetry #AntonioDikeleDistefano #ExhaustedfromBlackDeath #AsiaBryantWilkerson #thequestionpoem #Afrofuturism #Survival #beingtriggered #religiousimagery #ReliefDontRelive #ReexamineDontRelive #FatimahAsghar #PlutoShitsontheUniverse #PorshaOlayiwola #ToRekiaBoyd

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Imogen Arate with Poulami Soni

    Imogen Arate with Poulami Soni

    This week, Poulami (https://www.instagram.com/poulamisoni/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "Raag Darbari" and "Her Idol," and our grandfathers.

    Links to topics we touched on:
    1. 1947 Partition of India: https://exhibits.stanford.edu/1947-partition/about/1947-partition-of-india-pakistan and https://theconversation.com/how-the-partition-of-india-happened-and-why-its-effects-are-still-felt-today-81766
    2. Adapting “Craking India” to “Earth”: https://browngirlmagazine.com/2018/06/cracking-india-earth-partition/

    Photo of Poulami Soni by Kayla Armantrout (https://www.instagram.com/kaylaarmantrout/).

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #PoulamiSoni #RaagDarbari #HerIdol #OurGrandfathers #UofAZHonorsCollege #MajorinPublicHealthandEarthScience #MinorinCreativeWriting #9thGradeHighSchool #FinalistinPhoenixYouthPoetLaureateProgram #Crows #tabla #IndianClassicalMusic #HindustaniVocalForm #ImmigrantFamily #beforethePartition #colonization #PoemInspiredbyMusic #AssertingIndependence #MultigenerationalInfluence #absence #politicalexile

    • 57 min
    Imogen Arate with Daren Kamali

    Imogen Arate with Daren Kamali

    This week, Daren (https://www.facebook.com/DK-Pacific-Poet-Daren-Kamali-1540869496238308/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "She is Nana" and "Advice from Peach Blossoms," and our grandmothers.

    You can find Daren's books at: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ADaren+Kamali&s=relevancerank&text=Daren+Kamali&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1

    You can also follow Daren at:
    1. Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarenKamali
    2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dkamalipoet/

    Links to topics we touched on:
    1. Bauan Fijian Dialect: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bauan-Fijian

    Photo of Daren Kamali by Jeremiah Tauamiti (https://www.malosipictures.com/).

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #DarenKamali #VunimaqoandMeMangoBarCollections #SheisNana #AdvicefromPeachBlossoms #OurGrandmothers #Fijian #Aotearoan #NewZealand #BauanFijiandialect #Suva #raisedbygrandparents #momworkedinNewZealand #grandfatherwasasoldier #raisedCatholic #altarboy #musicalfamily #buskinginAuckland #artisticsocialworkcourse #spiritualperson #TheLordsPrayer #sorrowful #Suvarain #PTSD #AmericanEmbassy #MexicoofthePacific #LadiesofFatima #thirdworldstruggle #StVincentdePaul #sorrowfulmysteries #opendoorpolicy #replay

    • 1 hr 2 min

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Imogen takes you to other worlds

Poets and Muses isn’t just a podcast about poetry -- it’s a gateway to the unique minds and psyches of people all around the country and world. You can learn so much about people and their views on life when you simply sit down and talk with them for an hour, and Imogen accomplishes just that. I have personally been enlightened and encouraged from the experiences of guest poets, from disability activism to Native American culture. The podcast is especially stellar because Imogen connects with featured poets through her personal poetry; her poems always start a new conversation and shed a new light on guest poetry. I’ve truly enjoyed this podcast and I pray it continues to succeed!

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