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The mission of Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio is to provide a live format for emerging, mid-career, and established poets to showcase their work. Whether traditional poetry or spoken word, the show offers an online vehicle for artists to engage in conversational interviews about poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QL: POR, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, at maingram@gmx.com. You can also visit the website at qlpor.com to learn more information about the podcast.

Dr. Ingram is a retired university professor and social change activist. A Washington DC resident, he is committed to employing the arts, specifically poetry, to disseminate information and raise awareness about issues related to power, identity, and oppression. Known widely as the Counseling Poet (www.thecounselingpoet.com), he has gained an international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet. A 2015 Pushcart poetry prize nominee, he has traveled extensively, reciting his works and conducting workshops on building cultural competency and empathy skills through poetry and metaphor.

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Michael Anthony Ingram

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The mission of Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio is to provide a live format for emerging, mid-career, and established poets to showcase their work. Whether traditional poetry or spoken word, the show offers an online vehicle for artists to engage in conversational interviews about poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QL: POR, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, at maingram@gmx.com. You can also visit the website at qlpor.com to learn more information about the podcast.

Dr. Ingram is a retired university professor and social change activist. A Washington DC resident, he is committed to employing the arts, specifically poetry, to disseminate information and raise awareness about issues related to power, identity, and oppression. Known widely as the Counseling Poet (www.thecounselingpoet.com), he has gained an international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet. A 2015 Pushcart poetry prize nominee, he has traveled extensively, reciting his works and conducting workshops on building cultural competency and empathy skills through poetry and metaphor.

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Diana Rosen

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Diana Rosen

    DIANA ROSEN is an essayist, flash writer, and poet whose first full-length book of flash and poetry, "High Stakes & Expectations", was released in spring 2022 from The Tiny Publisher. She has published in online and print journals and anthologies throughout the U.S., Australia, Canada, India, and the U.K., including Rattle, As It Ought to be Magazine, Mad Swirl, and Potato Soup Journal, among others. She is also the author of 13 nonfiction books on food, beverage, and lifestyle topics and currently writes about tea, coffee, and spices for various websites. She lives and works in Los Angeles, where her "backyard" is the 4,000+acre Griffith Park, the largest urban green space in the country. To read more of her work, please visit www.authory.com/dianarosen. To order her book, please visit www.thetinypublisher.com.

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    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Jason M. Thornberry

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Jason M. Thornberry

    Jason M. Thornberry’s writing appears in literary journals and magazines, including TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Entropy, and Letters Journal. Jason is also the survivor of a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic epilepsy—a life-changing experience that abruptly terminated his quest to become a professional musician. One evening, in the summer of 1999, as Jason’s band was about to release their debut album and begin touring, a pair of strangers beat him into a coma and left him for dead. When Jason awoke, he could not walk or speak. Jason spent a year in a wheelchair before returning to school. Jason earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University. He currently teaches writing at Seattle Pacific University and is finishing his first novel.

    https://jmthornberry.wordpress.com/

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    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Nicole Gillespie

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Nicole Gillespie

    Nicole Gillespie is the author of two amazing poetry books, Transparent Moments and Mirror’s Reflections. Each has a five-star rating on amazon with raving reviews and landed her as a Best Author finalist for the 4th annual People Choice Awards of Kansas City! She was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. Although she is a City girl, it’s just something country about her. For example, she loves wide open spaces, gardening, fishing, and long nature walks while looking for fruit trees with her shoes off. Gazing at the stars and cooking big ole soul food Sunday dinners for her 3 children. As well as her three grandchildren Shi’yaire 13, Shi’lah 11, and Sean, aka Hercules, 9. These three are the absolute loves of her life, her riders, and her fountains of youth. Nicole's love for words was molded by her mother at a very early age. Let me explain if she or her siblings would ask how to pronounce a word or its meaning. Her mom would say go look at the word, and its meaning up! Then come back and tell me its definition and pronunciation. Which gave Nicole such intrigue of words, laying the foundation for future events. Such as her love of metaphors that she often uses to convey how she is feeling thru her poetry. She shows no shame as a very deep emotional writer/ poet. Nicole often says that they get me if someone reading my soul can read between its lines. The language of the soul has its own colloquial form (mother tongue), and only the ones that can understand its accent can relate!!


     

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    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Linda Eguiluz

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Linda Eguiluz

    Author: Linda Eguiluz (egg-ee-loose) lives and writes in Austin, Texas.


    Book: The Carcass Undressed

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6WTS1BP/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_P5DD6QFZBRN812DYWWVN


    Synopsis: In her debut collection, Linda Eguiluz explores the maladies of the body and its consequences. Drawing from the unconstrained depth of free verse and confessional poetry, this collection is divided into three sections: The Body, The Bones, and The Heart. Each section looks at the inner workings of the body and the environment that provokes it. Themes of motherhood, mental illness, relationships, and identity permeate the contents of this book—to bring a clearer picture of what it means to be a woman. 

    https://instagram.com/lindawritespoems


     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Kevin Lichty

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Kevin Lichty

    Kevin Lichty was born and raised in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He received an MFA in Fiction from Arizona State University, where he continues to teach composition. His work has appeared in Yemasee, Ponder Review, Palooka, Broad River Review, and elsewhere.

    The Circle that Fits 

    The fiction novella is a surreal, sometimes shocking account of carnival life, narrated in the first person by Daniel, a child protagonist who becomes the caretaker of his father's nightmares after his mother's mysterious disappearance. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949065189/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_B5X7H23G151SA19AE500

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    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Linda Ohlson Graham

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Linda Ohlson Graham

    Linda Ohlson Graham (so very proud to have been named CO Department of Peace Poet Laureate in Oct. 2009) is a fine photographer and ecstatic poet who has sailed thousands of miles … including the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. She also lived within (1984-93) and co-directed (1984-96) The (J.M.W). Turner Museum in Denver, CO. Her photography and spiritual writing portray the richness of her life's experience.

    Linda believes … with ALL of her Heart … that Peace CAN be actualized, our Earth's weather patterns CAN  be calmed, terrorist attacks would end  ... and insight(s) to arrest, and cure the pandemic would be realized ... honestly, quite simply, by 'a few moments of a collective intention re: Silencing thought ' ... and when thought does arise, to either Silence it ... or intentionally compose 'positive thought' statements-Prayers.

    Her book: Earth Ocean Heavens ... a mini guide book to aid Humanity in entering "The New Age" can be viewed @ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WKpAHlmhy1SlowMTRVMzYtdVdqQVhXV2lzNjNrZXlNZUN3/view?ts=59e915e6.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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