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Off The Bricks is a poetry Podcast Produced by Brick Street Poetry. Listen to explore and immerse yourself in the world of poetry with interviews of Poets Laureate and readings from newly published books of poetry.

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Off The Bricks is a poetry Podcast Produced by Brick Street Poetry. Listen to explore and immerse yourself in the world of poetry with interviews of Poets Laureate and readings from newly published books of poetry.

    Ep. 6 Shonda Buchanan

    Ep. 6 Shonda Buchanan

    Today we welcome Shonda Buchanan as she joins us for the sixth episode of Off The Bricks! Listen in as Shonda discusses her tri-racial and tri-ethnic heritage and identity, a combination of African American, American Indian, and European-descendant families who migrated from North Carolina and Virginia in the mid-1700 to 1800s to Southwestern Michigan, and the poetry that she uses to honor and better understand them. Shonda's poetry, including her book Who's Afraid of Black Indians?, is available at https://shondabuchanan.com/books/ in addition to her other works. 

    • 32 min
    Ep. 5 Carolyn Kreiter Foronda

    Ep. 5 Carolyn Kreiter Foronda

    Today we welcome Carolyn Kreiter Foronda as she joins us for the fifth episode of Off The Bricks! Listen in as Carolyn discusses the world of Poets Laureate, and shares her nature-driven poetry! Be sure to check out Carolyn's website at www.carolynforonda.com to find her wonderful selection of poetry including her newest title, River Country: A Poem-PLay.

    • 27 min
    Ep.4 Rebecca Kai Dotlich

    Ep.4 Rebecca Kai Dotlich

    Today we welcome Rebecca Kai Dotlich as she joins us for the fourth episode of Off The Bricks! Listen in as Rebecca reads many of her original works which are geared for children of all ages! This episode is primarily poetry reading as Dotlich brings everyone, regardless of age, into the whimsical and detailed world of children’s poetry. You can find Mrs. Dotlich’s work on her website here.

    For ease of navigation, we have included the timestamps for each poem read in the episode.

    A Circle of Sun - 00:17

    Race Car - 04:28

    Riddle Poem (1) - 05:45

    Riddle Poem (2) - 06:54

    School Story - 08:00

    Jump Rope Rhyme Poem - 09:32

    Sea Skip - 10:09

    Tucking in Song - 11:20

    Whispers to the Wall  - 13:02

    Firefly - 15:07

    Fireworks - 16:02

    Skyscraper - 17:08

    Museum Farewell - 19:06

    • 23 min
    Ep.3 Joseph Heithaus

    Ep.3 Joseph Heithaus

    Today Joseph Heithaus joins us for the third episode of Off The Bricks! Listen in as we discuss Joe's poetry writing process, learn how he conceptualizes poetry, and hear a few insights into finding inspiration for your own lyrical work. Among these lessons are select readings from Joe's book of poetry, Library of My Hands. You can find more poetry and musings from Mr. Heithaus on his website, and find his book for sale on his publisher's website, Dos Madres Press at dosmadres.com.

    • 30 min
    Ep.2 Eugene Gloria

    Ep.2 Eugene Gloria

    Today Eugene Gloria joins us for our second episode of Off The Bricks! Listen in as we discuss Gloria’s recent receipt of the Indiana Authors Award in Poetry and discuss how his Filipino heritage has informed his poetry. You can find Gloria’s work on his website and find his books that we discussed on the program, Sightseer in This Killer City, and My Favorite Warlord, on Barnes & Noble shelves.

    • 26 min
    Ep.1 Norbert Krapf

    Ep.1 Norbert Krapf

    Today Norbert Krapf joins us for our first episode of Off The Bricks! Listen in as we discuss writing poetry of place, and hear selected poems from Norbert's body of work. You can find Norbert's work on his website, and on his publisher's website, Dos Madres Press.

    • 28 min

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