9 episodes

Between Bars is a poetry podcast in which we share not only poems, but the stories and inspiration behind the lines. Hosted by author and performance poet Sheryl Leigh, this podcast is a lyrical journey of truth and hope.

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Between Bars is a poetry podcast in which we share not only poems, but the stories and inspiration behind the lines. Hosted by author and performance poet Sheryl Leigh, this podcast is a lyrical journey of truth and hope.

    A Blues for Summer

    A Blues for Summer

    SheryLeigh shares the piece “A Blues for Summer” and says a reluctant goodbye to the season that's captured her heart.

    Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.

    • 10 min
    Something in the Water

    Something in the Water

    In this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem “Something in the Water,” written about black people's complicated relationship with the water.

    Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.

    • 12 min
    Origami

    Origami

    In this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem “Origami,” written about the way women often fold themselves into different shapes to please others - and applauds Simone Biles for not falling into the trap. 

    Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.

    • 9 min
    Thirty-Something

    Thirty-Something

    In this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem “Thirty-Something,” written about that infamous decade that people hype up, but that she thinks fell flat--or did it? 

    The 30s are a mood! Listen to SheryLeigh’s “Thirty-Something” playlist on Spotify @sheryl_leigh: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ZrEVShz9c7BsI458q9P4f?si=-DVIvfasRSOVWRoxLNvuKQ&dl_branch=1

    Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.

    • 15 min
    The Unconventional Hero

    The Unconventional Hero

    For Father's Day, SheryLeigh is sharing "The Unconventional Hero," a piece she wrote in tribute to her grandfather.

    Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com/podcast-2/ or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.

    • 12 min
    Special Delivery

    Special Delivery

    On this episode, SheryLeigh shares the poem "Special Delivery" for the times when a man calls you the total package, yet returns to sender.

    Read the episode transcript or more of SheryLeigh's work at https://sheryleigh.com/podcast-2/ or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @sheryleighwrites and Twitter @sheryleigh. Send comments, questions, and feedback to info@sheryleigh.com.

    • 13 min

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