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Talk With ME: At the Intersection of Art & Mental Health. “Without laughter, we explode, and that’s just not pretty.” Each Talk With ME is an hour conversation about real life, punctuated with laughter and original writing by guests. Why? Because “There is no health without mental health, and no mental health without art.” Talk With ME guests come from communities of arts and/or social justice across the USA and more; and many guests are poets. Social worker/suicide prevention advocate Marcia Epstein, LMSW in Lawrence, Kansas, USA hosts the show. Listen to Talk With ME for a healthy dose of #LoveWins. More info at https://MarciaEpstein.biz

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Talk With ME: At the Intersection of Art & Mental Health. “Without laughter, we explode, and that’s just not pretty.” Each Talk With ME is an hour conversation about real life, punctuated with laughter and original writing by guests. Why? Because “There is no health without mental health, and no mental health without art.” Talk With ME guests come from communities of arts and/or social justice across the USA and more; and many guests are poets. Social worker/suicide prevention advocate Marcia Epstein, LMSW in Lawrence, Kansas, USA hosts the show. Listen to Talk With ME for a healthy dose of #LoveWins. More info at https://MarciaEpstein.biz

    The Australian & More With Emma Smith-Stevens v.2021.05.11

    The Australian & More With Emma Smith-Stevens v.2021.05.11

    Emma Smith-Stevens lives & writes in Brooklyn, NY
    where she’s currently working on a memoir & more. 
    Her writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, Literary Hub, Hobart, Wigleaf, Subtropics, Conjunctions, & elsewhere.
    Her novel The Australian was published in 2017 by Dzanc Books.
    Follow Emma Smith-Stevens on Twitter @ESmithStevens
    & at http://EmmaSmithStevens.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Small Talk With John Yamrus v.2021.03.10

    Small Talk With John Yamrus v.2021.03.10

    John Yamrus is an outstanding human & writer & dog-lover. His home plate is
    in Pennsylvania.  Listen for great poetry & conversation, including about
    John’s current streak with Concrete Mist Press: Five Dogs, Small Talk, and
    the to-be-titled poetry collection expected in September 2021.  
    Sorry for the tech challenges in the last 3 minutes of this episode!
    #BuyTheBooks at www.amazon.com/John-Yamrus/e/B0034PSPT6
    Learn more at www.JohnYamrus.com

    • 54 min
    Poet Matt Borczon v.2021.01.29

    Poet Matt Borczon v.2021.01.29

    Matt Borczon is a Poet-Painter-Musician-MartialArtist-
    Nurse-Husband-Father-USNavySailor from Erie, PA.
    His newest poetry collection, Today is a Michigan Ghost Town,
    is from Concrete Mist Press.  
    Follow Matt Borczon & his arts on Facebook.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Writer Bridge-Builder Eyyup Esen aka Shaq Tom

    Writer Bridge-Builder Eyyup Esen aka Shaq Tom

    Eyyup Esen, PhD - aka Shaq Tom, PhD - is  a writer, a speaker, a native of Turkey,


    and a builder of bridges connecting people of different cultures and faiths. 


    Follow his writing and speaking at


     https://www.facebook.com/I-am-not-Color-Blind-646878992609493


    Communicate with him at Eyyupesen@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Painter Musician David Criner v.2020.12.11

    Painter Musician David Criner v.2020.12.11

    Chicago-based Painter & Musician David Criner joins for conversation about his creative process. 
    And to perform original music, including from his most recent recordings DCKM and Sun Cycle.
    Follow David & his art at www.DavidCriner.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Writer John Yamrus v.2020.11.20

    Writer John Yamrus v.2020.11.20

    From the northeast USA, John Yamrus tells tales about dogs, the prestigious Wakefield Poetry Prize which launched his 50+ year writing career, & more.  Learn more & #BuyTheBooks, including the October 2020 release Five Dogs, at www.JohnYamrus.com

    • 1 hr 3 min

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