Danié Gómez Ortogoza is a Mexican-American multi-media artist who believes in the power of braiding with intention. This podcast is Danié's dive into literature, sharing conversation with esteemed writers from around the world. With each episode, Danié and her guest provide in depth literal analysis, political discourse, and philosophical ideas all while dissecting a particular piece and how it relates to the current world around them.
The music and audio of Braided Conversations is produced by Nory Aronfeld.
The Essence of Poetry with P. Scott Cunningham
Discussing the essence of poetry, and it's distinctly unique presence in Miami with globally renowned poet Scott Cunningham.
Learn about Cunningham's lifelong journey into and within poetry with a touching conversation on the impact he and his organization, O, Miami, has had on its surrounding community.
Episode 5: Paola Klug: Tenzaré Mi Tristeza
In Season Two and 2021's first installment, Danié Gómez Ortigoza shares a beautiful conversation with fellow female Mexican poet Paola Klug, discussing her collection of poetry and philosophies on magic, love and identity.
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What Didn't Happen
On this episode of Braided Conversations, Danié uses her poetic abilities to provide us a personal realization on the difficulties we've all faced from having missed events during quarantine, and the loss of activity and life humanity suffered from COVID.
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Music Production & Audio Engineering by Nory Aronfeld.
Episode Four: E. J. Koh's The Magical Language of Others
In the fourth episode of Braided Conversations, Danié sits down with Asian American poet and distinguished Author E. J. Koh to discuss her latest novel and memoir "The Magical Language of Others."
This gripping conversation dives into the stories, ideas and profound concepts expressed through Koh's "The Magical Language of Others" and how they relate to our current world!
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Episode Three: Aida Salzar's Land of the Cranes
On the third episode of Danié Gómez Ortogoza's podcast 'Braided Conversations,' Mexican-American Poet and Author Aida Salazar sits down to discuss her latest 2020 release; Land of the Cranes.
Land of the Cranes is the beautifully orchestrated story of a nine-year-old Mexican-American girl named Betita. This story tells the hard and poetic reality of immigration, and shows the powerful effect that racism, deportation, and segregation can have on the innocence of a child.
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Episode Two: Scattered At Sea With Amy Gerstler
Amy Gerstler is world famous American author and poet. Throughout Gerstler's long career, she has won prestigious awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this second installment of Braided Conversations, Gerstler shares a mesmerizing conversation with host Danié Gómez Ortigoza to discuss her 2015 release "Scattered At Sea."
"Scattered At Sea" is a critically acclaimed postmodern journey through spirituality, philosophy and history. This braided conversation dives deep into the current state of our world and how "Scattered At Sea" can both relate to and ameliorate the difficult times we live in.