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Intimate conversations and readings with poets, both page and stage. The show that proves poetry can, and should, be accessible to everyone.

Pen and Poet Rene Mullen

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Intimate conversations and readings with poets, both page and stage. The show that proves poetry can, and should, be accessible to everyone.

    Ashanti Anderson - Author of Black Under

    Ashanti Anderson - Author of Black Under

    Ashanti Anderson is a Black Queer Disabled poet, screenwriter, and playwright. She holds an MFA from the University of California at Riverside, and teaches at Xavier University of Louisiana. Her debut chapbook, Black Under, is the winner of the Spring 2020 Black River Chapbook Competition and published through Black Lawrence Press.

    • 45 min
    Andrea Carter Brown - Author of September 12

    Andrea Carter Brown - Author of September 12

    Andrea Carter Brown is author of no less than 4 collections of poetry: Domestic Karma, The Disheveled Bed, Brook and Rainbow, and most recently September 12, a collection of poems based on Brown’s experience as a survivor of the September 11th attack. September 12 is published by The Word Works. Brown's work can also be found in anthologies such as Like Light and Entering the Real World. 

    • 53 min
    Matthew Brown - author of Among God and Other Drugs

    Matthew Brown - author of Among God and Other Drugs

    Matthew Brown is a queer, Afro-Latino poet from Albuquerque, New Mexico and author of Verbrennen as well as Among God and Other Drugs, both by Swimming with Elephants Publications. He is also a community health worker, actor, and spoken word artist. He was a 2013 Brave New Voices finalist, three time Southwest Shootout Poetry Champion, and 2015 Albuquerque Grand Slam Poetry Champion.
    Matthew Brown’s books
    Among Gods and Other Drugs: https://www.amazon.com/Among-Other-Drugs-Matthew-Brown/dp/1950375064
    Verbrennen: https://www.bkwrks.com/book/9780615954684
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    • 50 min
    Fresh Linen - author of Before the Streetlights Come On

    Fresh Linen - author of Before the Streetlights Come On

    Sergeant George Linen Jr aka Fresh Linen is author of the poetry collection Before the Streetlights Come On. He has appeared on the TEDxUniversityofEssex stage, teaches at Airmen Leadership School, and is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Germany. 
    Find Fresh Linen: https://freshlinencreates.com
    Before the Streetlights Come On book: https://freshlinencreates.com/buy-my-book/ols/products/bookmark-the-infamous-warning 
    A Breath of Fresh Air Poetry Scholarship: https://freshlinencreates.com/scholarship-winners 
    Fresh Linen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Geofreshlinen/
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    • 55 min
    Matthew Marroquin - Author of Guanaco Binge

    Matthew Marroquin - Author of Guanaco Binge

    Matthew Marroquín is a Salvadorian-American slam poet, Education for Service Scholar, and student at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Marroquín is a theatre and media performance student and author of Guanaco Binge, a collection of poetry published by Read or Green Books. 
    You can find Matthew Marroquín and all his information here: https://linktr.ee/vida_marroquin
    You can find his book and all the books from his publisher, Read or Green Books LLC here: https://readorgreenbooks.com/order-here
    If you'd like to be a guest on the show or have questions, you can email at penandpoet@gmail.com. 
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    • 51 min
    Melissa May - Author of Up Is So Near

    Melissa May - Author of Up Is So Near

    Melissa May is author of Up Is So Near and Sparklefat which was originally published by WordsDance Press. She has been featured on Button Poetry with at least one of her videos having over 900,000 views.
    If you'd like to be a guest on the show or have questions, you can email at penandpoet@gmail.com. 
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Bobroffing ,

What rattled around the poet’s brain

Rene has a keen ear for talented poets and really opens up the space for a great conversation. There aren’t too many podcasts where I’ve listened to every episode and am so eager to hear the next one.

Rich Boucher ,

An Excellent Glimpse Into Craft, Culture and Cause

Rene is an excellent interviewer who pushes his interviewees just enough; each interview is like walking into another wondrous room in an aromatic fancy fantasy mansion. Regular people need to give this a listen!

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