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The mission of the Quintessential Listening Poetry Online Radio and YouTube podcast (QLPORYT) is to provide a live platform for poets from all backgrounds and locations worldwide to showcase their poetry. This includes emerging, mid-level, and established poets. The podcast conducts conversational interviews with poets delving into the essence of poetry within the realms of the mind, heart, and soul. It also provides a platform for poets to showcase their craft, whether through traditional forms or spoken word poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QLPORYT, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram (see below), at maingram@gmx.com. You can also visit the website at www.qlporyt.com to learn more about the podcast.


Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram is a retired university professor, social change activist, and spoken word artist. He taught Counselor Education and Supervision in the College of Education at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. He is the host and producer of the Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio podcast (qlporyt.com). He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the DC Poetry Project, Inc., in Washington DC. He uses poetry to spread awareness about power, identity, and oppression issues. His international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet has earned him the nickname The Counseling Poet. This is based on his background in mental health. Dr. Ingram has traveled extensively, lecturing and conducting workshops on developing cultural competency and empathy skills through the use of poetry. He has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poetry. His second poetry collection, When Cherry Blossoms Fall on Black Skin is forthcoming. He resides in Washington, DC.

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The mission of the Quintessential Listening Poetry Online Radio and YouTube podcast (QLPORYT) is to provide a live platform for poets from all backgrounds and locations worldwide to showcase their poetry. This includes emerging, mid-level, and established poets. The podcast conducts conversational interviews with poets delving into the essence of poetry within the realms of the mind, heart, and soul. It also provides a platform for poets to showcase their craft, whether through traditional forms or spoken word poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QLPORYT, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram (see below), at maingram@gmx.com. You can also visit the website at www.qlporyt.com to learn more about the podcast.


Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram is a retired university professor, social change activist, and spoken word artist. He taught Counselor Education and Supervision in the College of Education at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. He is the host and producer of the Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio podcast (qlporyt.com). He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the DC Poetry Project, Inc., in Washington DC. He uses poetry to spread awareness about power, identity, and oppression issues. His international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet has earned him the nickname The Counseling Poet. This is based on his background in mental health. Dr. Ingram has traveled extensively, lecturing and conducting workshops on developing cultural competency and empathy skills through the use of poetry. He has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poetry. His second poetry collection, When Cherry Blossoms Fall on Black Skin is forthcoming. He resides in Washington, DC.

    QLPORYT Presents Bill Cushing and Chuck Corbiserio

    QLPORYT Presents Bill Cushing and Chuck Corbiserio

    Join us for the upcoming QLPORYT podcast on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 2:00 PM (PST)/5:00 PM (EST), featuring an interview with author and renowned poet Bill Cushing, as well as musician Chuck Corbisiero. Bill will also read excerpts from his riveting new book, "Heroic Brothers of the Civil War." The book focuses on two brothers’ exploits fighting for the Union. "The Last Man" relates Lt. Alonzo Cushing's death during Gettysburg; he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2014 for his actions. "The First Seal" gives a comprehensive overview of the military life of his younger brother, William, a midshipman dismissed from Annapolis for his behavior but who was reinstated to the Navy at the war’s start to become one of its most daring heroes.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Quintessential Listening Poetry Online Radio and YouTube Presents Skaja Evens

    Quintessential Listening Poetry Online Radio and YouTube Presents Skaja Evens

    Skaja Evens is a writer, publisher, and artist living in Southeast Virginia. She runs Mōtus Audāx Press and publishes Disturb The Universe Magazine and It Takes All Kinds Literary Zibe. Publication credits include Spillwords Press, Medusa’s Kitchen, Ink Pantry, Off the Coast, The Crossroads Lit Magazine, The Rye Whiskey Review, Synchronized Chaos, and Blue Pepper. Her first book, conscientia veritatis, was recently published by Whiskey City Press and can be found at Amazon.com.

    conscientia veritatis


    We experience an ever-changing landscape of emotions while living our lives and trying to find our ways through the world. conscientia veritatis is a book that translates these emotions through the world view of Skaja Evens. Touching on love, mental health, patriarchy, grief, boldness, and more, Evens pours her heart out on the page, offering a look inside her experiences, written to foster connection to those around her. And hope for connection in return.

    https://www.amazon.com/conscientia-veritatis-Skaja-Evens/dp/B0CZTRN7ZP/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.D7YrhrU5tQcfneUu1o8RWg.UQJBq-BbGSPNtWsU32KH9ZBe5BDBFSBB4PRCZ6ts-30&dib_tag=se&keywords=skaja+evens&qid=1714536038&sr=8-1

    • 1 hr 13 min
    QLPORYT Presents Kenneth Maswabi: Encore Poetry Interview and Reading

    QLPORYT Presents Kenneth Maswabi: Encore Poetry Interview and Reading

    My interview with the distinguished poet and author Kenneth Maswabi. He and I had originally met on Zoom on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 7:00 PM Central Africa Time (CAT).

    Bio


    I am a 47 year old citizen of Botswana, Africa. I'm a General Practitioner /Medical Doctor by profession. My interest in Poetry is more spiritual as I find poetry as a medium that connects people at a spiritual level.


    I didn't study Poetry, I found myself writing poetry every time I was in a certain state of mind. It's like poems just flow through me. I don't plan or research topics or themes, it's just dependent on events that are happening in my life or the world. In 2021, I published a Poetry book called "Love, Consciousness and Humanity: The Path of Silence: The Shadowless Dreamer."


    Book: Love, Consciousness, & Humanity: The Illuminated Path of Silence https://a.co/d/eZR2F1o

    • 1 hr 15 min
    QLPORYT Presents Two Ladies and a Gentleman: Encore Poetry Reading

    QLPORYT Presents Two Ladies and a Gentleman: Encore Poetry Reading

    You are invited to relive on audio a captivating poetry evening that took place on March 27, 2024, at 8:00 PM (EST), streaming live on YouTube and Zoom. "A Poetry Lovers Concert Featuring Two Ladies and a Gentleman" was proudly presented by Quintessential Listening Poetry Online Radio and YouTube. The event offered a unique showcase of verse and spoken word, with acclaimed poets Sylvia “Ladi Di'' Beverly, Teresa E. Gallion, and Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram gracing the virtual stage.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    QLPORYT Presents Ray Whitaker: Encore Poetry Interview and Reading

    QLPORYT Presents Ray Whitaker: Encore Poetry Interview and Reading

    My special guest on the Tuesday, April 2, 2024 episode of the QLPORYT podcast will be acclaimed poet and author Ray Whitaker. Ray has been writing both prose and poetry since he was seventeen. What Ray is writing now is very different from what he wrote so many years ago. All writers and poets are writing out of "the Self" however there are directions that the self speaks into, that change. Now Ray’s writing is to put foremost in his work, just who he is writing for. He intends on writing for the everyday man and woman. He firmly believes that poems need to reach into the everyday person's pictures in their minds, and engage with those. This is where he aims to make a difference in his creative writing. He’s fulfilled when he sees that his work is provoking thought in his readers.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    QLPORYT Presents Celebrating Women in Poetry: An Encore Poetry Reading

    QLPORYT Presents Celebrating Women in Poetry: An Encore Poetry Reading

    On Saturday, March 23, 2024, we hosted a special program—a Zoom/YouTube episode entitled "Celebrating Women in Poetry." This profound event was dedicated to honoring Women's History Month through the medium of verse. Through the power of poetry, we invited our audience to immerse themselves in the strength, resilience, and beauty embodied by women's voices. Delve into a rich tapestry of emotions, perspectives, and experiences intricately woven by female poets. Let us come together in appreciation of their remarkable contributions to literature and society.

    Embark on this poetic journey with us as we pay tribute to the creativity, strength, and unwavering spirit of women through the art of poetry. Featured poets included Naomi Bindman, Mary Louise Kiernan, and Amanda Russell.

    Audiogram will be accessible on YouTube 4/27/24

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDuhMdCqUI3cJRKj-Jlgabw

    • 1 hr 22 min

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Quintessential Listening is absolutely one of my favorite poetry radio shows online . I had the pleasure of being a guest on this very show! The host Dr. Ingram has way of making you feel welcomed! His unique down to earth questioning made me feel at home and relaxed! I felt like I were embraced while learning at the same time. This platform sparked a confidence in me. that I had not yet to tap into. To be honest, that I even knew I had! It’s like I have found a place of belonging as a Poetess/Author !!! Listening to this poetry show online with this creative folks has given me a home. For my shy awkward introverted self!!
Author/ Poetess Nicole M. Gillespie aka Rough around the edges ☺️😍

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