Creative Drive

Creative Drive

Creative Drive is a short-form international showcase of poetry and short fiction from all walks of life. We welcome writers outside the U.S., works from under-represented communities, and rejected works! Let's get your work out there: Make art, much love! Produced by J. Alejandro and Maddie | Check out cruzfolio.com for more creativity podcasts and original content!

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November 24, 2021 3 min

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Today we feature the work of Sunday T. Saheed!

Sunday T. Saheed is a Nigerian writer and the Chairman of Ogun Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation. His works have appeared in Kalahari Review, Applied Worldwide, and Open Leaf Press Review. Sunday T. Saheed was the 1st runner-up for the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors 2021. He was also one of the 84 finalists for the WSICE (Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange) 2018.

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On this Creative Drive, we bring you the work of Mark A. Murphy!

About the Author: Mark A. Murphy is a working class, Ace poet, living with GAD, and OCD. He has poems forthcoming in Cultural Weekly and Acumen. He has had work published in 18 countries. He is a 3 time Pushcart Nominee, and has published seven books of poetry to date, including, 'Tin Cat Alley & Other Poems: Not to be Reproduced' by Venetian Spider...

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November 10, 2021 5 min

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Welcome to Creative Drive! Today we feature poetry by B.I.W. (Beauty in Words)! Please stop by her social media, as I believe her work is fully realized with the visual components and collaborations this artist creates.

Three poems: 'the Queen's regime' 'winter,spring,summer' 'insects irritation' 

About the author:  b.i.w is the pen name of an upcoming anonymous online poet/writer, sole founder...

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November 4, 2021 3 min

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Welcome to Creative Drive! Today we feature poetry by Janu?rio Esteves!

More from the author here: https://www.facebook.com/januarioantonioesteves

About: Janu?rio Esteves was born in Coruche and was raised near Costa da Caparica, Portugal. He graduated in electromechanical installations, uses the pseudonym Januanto and writes poetry since the age of 16. In 1987 he published poems in the Jornal de Letras, and participated ...

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October 27, 2021 3 min

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Today we feature the poetry of Seema Prusty!

Seema recently graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in India, is currently married and settled in Kaust, Saudi Arabia, where her husband works as a Research Scientist. She is working there as well, and they have a young son.

Thank you for trusting the Creative Drive Podcast with your work, Seema! All the best and happy writing!

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Today we bring you the work of Christopher T. Dabrowski

CLAIRVOYANT'S MISFORTUNE A short piece by Christopher T. Dabrowski. Translated by: Monika Olasek

Support the author here: https://krzysztoftdabrowsk.wixsite.com/krzysztoftdabrowski https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063614135306

Christopher is an internationally published author from Poland. His work has been featured all over the world:

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Creative Drive is back! Today we welcome back Dr. Thomas Davison! Thank you for sharing your work with us!

Prison Philosophy 101 – Originally featured in Teach. Write., Summer/Spring Edition, 2020

About the author: Dr. Davison is teaching at two all-male prison facilities in Northern Ohio. He has been deeply moved by his interactions with incarcerated students and has been motivated to create poems and short stories about...

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Creative Drive is back in action! I wanted to share some music and poetry experiments I have been working on recently. This is the first of a few more to come, and I hope I can keep sharing original work every now and then on the podcast. This is a reading of a poem with original music, from my debut poetry collection, "Flame to the Watering Hole." I wrote it when I worked at the cemetery. Check it out if you c...

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We are thrilled to present the work of MJ Fievre!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fievre moved to the United States in 2002. She currently writes from Winter Garden, FL.

M.J.’s publishing career began as a teenager in Haiti. At nineteen years-old, she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps, in Haiti, for the publication of a Young Adult book titled La Statuette Maléfique. Since ...

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On this special episode of Creative Drive we are thrilled to bring you a short piece by Lee Anderson!

Warning: This tale features violence and language.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lee has written short stories and essays for a multitude of small and large press publications, including "Fiction International" and "The Miami Herald." He also wrote and staged two one-act plays in New York City, "Supper's Read...

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This week, we bring you the first of several special episodes in the coming days to showcase the single pieces we have received recently: Today we feature the work of G.X. Jupitter-Larsen. Additional details on the writer coming soon!

Read and Produced by J. Alejandro

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a sec, plea...

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Today we are thrilled to present selections from The Definition of Empty, by New Mexico Senator and poet Bill O'Neill!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bill O’Neill grew up in rural Ohio and graduated from Cornell University. Elected to the New Mexico Legislature in 2008 he is now in his second term in the New Mexico State Senate. His poems have appeared in numerous literary reviews, both regional and national. Bill’s career has bee...

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May 21, 2021 7 min

Hey all, here we go!

Today we are thrilled to bring you three poems by Steven Rossi!

1. A Look Into Us 2. Collections 3. Directions When The Path Ahead Berates You

A FEW WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR:

I could have never, in a million years, imagined I would have become a writer. In fact, I studied business in college and currently work in the federal consulting space. I came into writing after taking one (yep - just one) creative writing c...

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May 6, 2021 12 min

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Today we're thrilled to present the flash fiction piece, "Baked Ziti" by E.H. Davis!

A FEW WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR: One thing was constant for me when as a boy I spent my New England summers lazing on the back porch, ignoring the allure of the nearby beach and the call of friends to devour the works of my favorite authors – I was determined to become a writer. I know, cliché, cliché; but clichés are often life’...

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Today we bring you the work of Christopher T. Dabrowski!

DEATHBIRTH A flash fiction story by Christopher T. Dabrowski. Translated by: Monika Olasek

Support the author here: https://krzysztoftdabrowsk.wixsite.com/krzysztoftdabrowski https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063614135306

Christopher is an internationally published author from Poland. His work has been featured all over the world:

Books in USA: "Es...

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Today we bring you the work of Sherre Vernon!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sherre Vernon (she/her/hers) is a seeker of a mystical grammar and a recipient of the Parent-Writer Fellowship at The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She has two award-winning chapbooks: Green Ink Wings (fiction) and The Name is Perilous (poetry). Readers describe Sherre’s work as heartbreaking, richly layered, lyrical and intelligent.

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Today we are so excited to share 3 flash fiction stories by Lee Anderson!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lee has written short stories and essays for a multitude of small and large press publications, including "Fiction International" and "The Miami Herald." He also wrote and staged two one-act plays in New York City, "Supper's Ready" and "Little America." He's the author of the shocking horror...

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Today we are thrilled to present A Flash Memoir (Lebensborn, Avrum, Pandemic) by Miriam Sagan!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I’m Miriam Sagan, poet and writer. I founded and now run the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. Most recent books are MAP OF THE LOST (UNM Press) and SEVEN PLACES IN AMERICA (Sherman Asher). I’m working on site specific poetry installations. For Miriam's extraordinary content, please vi...

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April 1, 2021 5 min

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Happy National Poetry Month! Let's get back on track with 3 wonderful poems by Linda Imbler!

Gray to Black Ensorcelled Within the Moonlit Eyes of P’aqo A Backyard Incident in St. Louis

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Imbler is the author of five paperback poetry collections and three e-book collections (Soma Publishing.) This writer lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Mike the Luthier, several quite intelligent saltwate...

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Hello all! Today we present The Bard of Frogtown by A. Whittenberg!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Whittenberg is a Philadelphia native who has a global perspective. If she wasn’t an author she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history and true crime. Her other novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored and The Sane Asylum.

Support this writer here! https://www.amazon.com/Allison-Wh...

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