Pen And Poet podcast

Pen And Poet podcast

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

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September 16, 2021

Bracha Goetz is a poet and author of 40 children’s books written in rhyme poetry. Goetz graduated from Harvard with a BA in Psychology and Social Relations. She is also author of a memoir for grown ups called Searching for God in the Garage. You can find her work on Amazon.

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Nolan P. Holloway Jr. is a poet from Atlanta Georgia and author of 3 collections of poetry including Life Between the Words. He is also cohost of a radio show called The Real Level Up and is a voice over artist with a background in business management. 

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Tamara Kaye Sellman is a journalist by trade and a writer of prose and poetry. She's been nominated two times for the Pushcart Prize, the John S Burroughs Prize and is first place winner of the Dr O Marvin Lewis Essay Award. She's author of Intention Tremor, of which the proceeds will be donated to the Accelerated Cure Project.

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Season 3 of Pen and Poet is being recorded as we speak and includes interviews with many contemporary poets including Tamara Kaye Sellman and Harvard Graduate and children's book author Bracha Goetz. The first episode drops August 19th!

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Jennifer E. Hudgens is a poet out of Oklahoma and is working on her MFA at Oklahoma State University. She is the author of several books including “Girls Who Fell In Love With War” through Swimming with Elephants Publications and her latest “Bear” which is self published. She’s been published in numerous places including Literary Orphans and Rag Queen Periodical.

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Bill Nevins is a New Mexican poet who is also an educator, social worker, journalist, and farmer. He is author of the book Heartbreak Ridge and other poems out with Swimming with Elephants Publications and his poetry can also be found in countless places like Central Avenue, The Rag, Maple Leaf Rag.

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Chibbi is a poet, actor, singer, and make up artist currently residing in San Antonio TX. He is the author of two books at the moment, Where the Wild Things Grow and Otro/Patria. And he is the founder of Laredo Border Slam, which started in 2010.

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Bassam was a rapper, then page poet, then spoken word artist from Toronto, and is now the National Director for speakNORTH, formerly Spoken Word Canada. They are the National Poetry Slam Champion at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2016 with the Guelph (pronounce Gwealth) Poetry Slam team, Canadian Individual Poetry Slam finalist in 2017, and has two books out by Swimming with Elephants Publications “disaster in die * an ove...

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Mela Blust is the social media coordinator for Animal Heart Press, poetry reader for The Rise Up Review, and contributing editor for Barren Magazine. Her work can be found all over the place, not the least of which is The Bitter Oleander, Rust+Moth, Califragile, Setu Magazine, and Rhythm & Bones Lit. She has one book out so far called Skeleton Parade through APEP Publications.

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October 11, 2018 64 min

Joshua Merritt is a spoken word poet whose love of the human experience, food metaphors, and grey areas propelled him into the poetry slam scene. He has shared his work in a few slams across the country, and currently calls Portland, Oregon home. You can find his work recorded here for the first time on this podcast, and may see forthcoming work at poetry venues around Portland.

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August 30, 2018 34 min

For the last three years Cathy has performed slam poetry in New Mexico. She tied for second at the 2018 Southwest Shootout in the individual category and was the 2018 Lobo Slam Champion. Her work is published in Raven Chronicles and 3Elements Literary Review and is forthcoming in Roanoke Review, and Toe Good. Her poetry is inspired by the body of the land and by the landscape of her body. Find more work at rewritereread.wordpress.c...

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July 1, 2018 76 min

Jack Tapestry has been a slam poet for two decades. Tapestry came from Oklahoma City, resides in Albuquerque, and his poetry is amazingly gut wrenching and powerful. He’s also a comedian and over all performance master. 

You can find Jack Tapestry on Youtube and at poetry and comedy events throughout Albuquerque. 

Tapestry is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

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May 25, 2018 75 min

Gina Marselle is not only a poet but a high school teacher, mother, wife, and photographer. You can find her work in many places like the Alibi, the Rag, Adobe Walls, among others. She’s author of the book of poetry called A Fire of Prayer: a Collection of Poetry and Photography. And her photography can be found, among other places, in A Fire of Prayer and also the book of poetry, September, by Katrina Guarascio (or Katrina Crespin...

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May 10, 2018

I sit and speak with Jules Nyquist, traditional and spoken word New Mexico poet, about her new book "Homesick, then", about life, loss, healing, family, and of course shares some of her poetry. 

Jules Nyquist is the founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, LLC, a place for poetry and play in Albuquerque, NM, which also is the umbrella for Jules’ Poetry Playhouse Publications.  In 2017, three books by women were published, with f...

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April 26, 2018

Zachary Kluckman is an award winning poet. Named the 2015 and 2016 Slam Organizer of the Year, 2014 Slam Artist of the Year at the National Poetry Awards. They've been on national slam stages as an individual and as part of a group, including the Rumble Room team that went to Southern Fried Poetry Slam in 2017. At SoFried, Kluckman lead 3 newbies (me, Robin Reynolds, and Anna Martinez). A founding organizer the 100 Thousand Poe...

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April 12, 2018

Performance poet Rowie Shebala talks about her time on many final stages representing several different cities around the US, family, her life as a Native American in the Southwest, and as always, shares some of her poetry. 

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March 29, 2018

Poet and managing editor for Swimming With Elephants Publishings Katrina Crespin talks about her life as a poet, an editor for an Albuquerque small press company, her growth as both a traditional and performance poet, and reads some of her poems. 

You can find Katrina Crespin's work under her maiden name Katrina Guarascio at SwimmingWithElephants.com. Her works include 'my verse', 'The Fall of a Sparrow', and &#...

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March 15, 2018

Paulie Lipman is a performer, writer, and poet who’s been on national poetry slam finals stages, has been on the slam scene for 16 years, and recently published a chapbook with Swimming with Elephants Publications called “from below/denied the light.” Paulie is published in journals and some of their performances can be found on Youtube. Paulie is currently touring the US and taking bookings as of March 15, 2018.

You can purchase “...

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March 1, 2018

Performance poet Mercedez Holtry talks about her two poetry collections, what it's like to be a Chicana poet, how she got involved in poetry slam, and of course, shares some of her art. You can find her books My Blood is Beautiful and, just release in February of 2018, her newest collection I Bloomed a Resistance from my Mouth at SwimmingWithElephants.com. 

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February 15, 2018

Matthew Brown is a poet born and raised here in Albuquerque. Matthew is the author Verbrennen, a collection of poetry. He’s been on a number of slam teams and a few of his poems are on YouTube as he’s been on National Poetry Slam Finals stage, been part of top slam teams. Matthew’s poetry tends to lean toward exposing social, racial, and economic inequalities from a Hispanic, gay, and African American perspective. More recently Mat...

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