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Award-winning weekly poetry podcast where we chat with poets about their inspirations.
https://poetsandmuses.com
Instagram and Twitter: @PoetsandMuses

    Imogen Arate with Carlos Colon

    Imogen Arate with Carlos Colon

    This week, Carlos (https://www.blurb.com/user/packers79) and I (https://poetsandmuses.com/Imogen-arate/) discuss our respective poems, "Suffer Garden Bliss" and "Skipping the Path," and mass consumption.

    You can also follow Carlos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009818411738

    Find Carlos's books at:
    1. Whimsical Nihilism www.blurb.com/b/8779148-whimsical-nihilism
    2. Harshing the Mellow www.blurb.com/b/7642938-harshing…ow-by-carlos-colon
    3. A Forceable Peace www.blurb.com/b/5198644-a-forceable-peace

    Poets and other Artists who inspired Carlos:
    #AllenGinsberg, #EECummings, #AnneSexton, #JuanFelipeHerrera, #JimMorrison, #PhilipLamantia, #SylviaPlath, #SaulWilliams, #BobKaufman, #EugeneBRedmond

    Photo of Carlos Colon by Deborah Colon

    Links to topics we discussed:
    1. Reneging on citizenship promises for non-citizen military personnel
    www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019…-possibility/ and www.npr.org/2018/07/09/62677344…romised-citizenship
    2. Water test for witches
    www.history.com/news/7-bizarre-witch-trial-tests and blog.law.uconn.edu/blog/salem-witch-trials#
    3. Allen Ginsberg’s Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber
    www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/364…hat-deathchamber
    4. Teenager sleeping habits
    mdpsychfoundation.org/article-explai…re-night-owls/

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #CarlosColon #SufferGardenBliss #SkippingthePath #MassConsumption #poet #musician #painter #addictiontosuffering #Soundgarden #TomPetty #AmericanGirl #dystopia #dictionarydotcom #CarlosSantana #NFL #ColinKaepernick #fatherisaVietnamveteran #spectrumofmisogyny #SalemWitchTrials #Witches #Warlocks #CharlesBukowski #Poltergeist #ChristineBlaseyFord #Kavanaughhearings #Scribd #TheAcademyofAmericanPoets #PoemaDay #District4Poetry #JarrodsCoffeeTeaandGallery #ChangingHandsBookstore #TempeCenterfortheArts #WaltRichardsonII #replay

    • 1 hr
    Imogen Arate with Khalisa Rae

    Imogen Arate with Khalisa Rae

    This week, Khalisa (https://khalisarae.com)and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "WAP as Wishing Wells" and "Weathered Landmark," and sexual repression.

    You can also find Khalisa at:
    1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/khalisaandco
    2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khalisaandco/
    3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/khalisaandco

    Links to the topics we touched on:
    1. Levator spasms: https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6899/levator-syndrome

    Photo of Khalisa Rae by Tish Yvette.

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #KhalisaRae #WAPasWishingWells #WeatheredLandmarks #Queer #Poet #Essayist #Educator #DurhamNC #transplant #outsideChicago #WriteaboutSexualRepression #SlamPoetry #MusicalUpbringing #GhostinaBlackGirlsThroat #UnlearningEden #BalancebetweenArtMakingandSurvival #GateKeeping #ProvidingPlatforms #LevelingthePlayingField #WomenofColorSpeakSeries #IntentionalCreationofEquitablePlatforms #GaiaRajan #Reclamation #Pussy #BrokenSestina #WAP #CardiB #MeganTheeStallion #liberating #GloriaSteinem #JazmineSullivan #HeauxTales #rachet #Lizzo #LilKim #watermovement #TheVaginaMonologues #ForColoredGirlsWhoHaveConsideredSuicide #WhentheRainbowIsEnuf #NtozakeShange #VictimBlaming #ToxicMasculinity #Misogyny #DeniseNicholeAndrews #AliceWalker #SundressPublications

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Imogen Arate with Keagan Wheat

    Imogen Arate with Keagan Wheat

    This week, Keagan (https://www.instagram.com/kwheat09/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "For Being Lived With" and "Keep in Shape," and transitions.

    You can read Keagan's poem at: https://houstonreviewofbooks.com/2020/12/26/four-poems/

    You can also follow Keagan on
    1. Twitter: https://twitter.com/kwheat09
    2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/felicia.wheat

    Photo provided by Keagan Wheat

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #KeaganWheat #ForBeingLivedWith #KeepinShape #Transitions #LatinoScottishAmericanPoet #PoetryEditor #DefunktMagazine #UniversityofHouston #BACreativeWriting #TwoCareerPaths #GraduateShoolvsMortuarySchool #HelpingPeopleinGrievingProcess #TransIdentity #IntrotoCreativeWritingClass #EpistolaryPoem #transitions #ImportanceofNaming #HelpfromMom #SupportiveParents #SecondPersonSubject #OceanVuong #ObjectificationofWomen #CongenitalHeartCondition #CardiologyTerminology #NeedtoCommitThoughtsonPaper #safetyconcerns

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Imogen Arate with Karo Ska

    Imogen Arate with Karo Ska

    This week, Karo (http://www.karoska.com) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "I want to belong" and "Always a Part of Me," and hybrid identities.

    You can read Karo's poem at: https://www.dstlarts.org/product/gathering-grandmothers-bones/120

    You can also follow Karo on
    1. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karoo_skaa/
    2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/karoo_skaa

    Photo provided by Karo Ska

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #KaroSka #iwanttobelong #AlwaysaPartofMe #hybrididentities #acceptance #mixedrace #BangladeshiPolishAmericanPoet #grewupinLA #BeganWritingPoetryWhileLearningEnglish #ExpressOneself #PoetryTransgressesBorders #Storytelling #AntiCapitalist #AntiColonialist #BeingVulnerablewiththeReaders #BeingHonestwithOurselves #cathartic #visitBangladesh #ConnectiontoFamily #ConnectiontoLand #AmericanImperialism #ChosenFamily #WroteItforPoetryMonth #StressedaboutTraveling #Introvert #RejectedbyBloodFamily #WhiteSupremacy #PolishGrandmother #ConnectingwithOtherInterracialFolks #MixedHeritage #StartedMixedClubinHighSchool #BengaliGrandmother #BravePerson #SavedPeople #StudiedFeminism #ContactedFather #KeepingDistance #BIPOCWritingWorkshop #MeaningofHomeland #Reclamation #Nativism #PrideandPossession #PoliticalDisagreements #Thesaurus

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Imogen Arate with Troy Wong

    Imogen Arate with Troy Wong

    This week, Troy (https://www.instagram.com/troyghw/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "The gardening instinct" and "Reaching a Low," and unearthing family history.

    Photo of Troy Wong by Thom Davies (https://thomdavies.com.au/).

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #TroyWong #Thegardeninginstinct #ReachingaLow #UnearthingFamilyHistory #AsianAustralianWriter #Teacher #ChineseSingaporeandescent #WonPoetrySlaminCollege #exploringidentity #belonging #acceptance #aspirationalquality #passionforplants #greenthumb #familyoforigin #ethnicliterature #unearthing #idolizesBillMoran #livinginfear #becomingonesparents #forcedindependence #chosenindependence

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Imogen Arate with Anzhela Yausheva

    Imogen Arate with Anzhela Yausheva

    For those early birds who've already listened to it, I hope you enjoyed the episode as much as Anzhela and I did recording it.

    For those who haven't heard it, I'm sorry to say that it is no longer available. While you are here, please take a listen to our chats with the other 139 poets in and outside of the United States.

    This week, Anzhela (https://www.instagram.com/speaking_that_word/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "i live in the north" and "Hell Hath No Fury," and misperceptions.

    Links to the topics we touched on:
    1. Belarus protests: https://theconversation.com/belarus-protests-why-people-have-been-taking-to-the-streets-new-data-154494
    2. Origin of “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” proverb: https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/hell-has-no-fury-like-a-woman-scorned.html

    Photo of Anzhela Yausheva by Daria Minina.

    #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #AnzhelaYausheva #iliveinthenorth #HellHathNoFury #misperceptions #RussianPoet #BorninKazan #LivesinStPetersberg #SpokenWordArtist #wrotesongs #BilingualPoet #RussianEnglish #writetoprocess #CopingwithFeelings #PassingofGrandfather #teenager #channeledfeelings #WritinginEnglishasaShield #emotionaldistance #StreetProtestsofBelarus #stereotypesaboutRussia #ACountrysReputation #TaylorSwift #BlankSpace #InterpretationofArt

    • 2 min

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Poets and Muses isn’t just a podcast about poetry -- it’s a gateway to the unique minds and psyches of people all around the country and world. You can learn so much about people and their views on life when you simply sit down and talk with them for an hour, and Imogen accomplishes just that. I have personally been enlightened and encouraged from the experiences of guest poets, from disability activism to Native American culture. The podcast is especially stellar because Imogen connects with featured poets through her personal poetry; her poems always start a new conversation and shed a new light on guest poetry. I’ve truly enjoyed this podcast and I pray it continues to succeed!

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