Speaking Cat - The Peeking Cat Literary Podcast

Speaking Cat - The Peeking Cat Literary Podcast

Meet us here at the intersection between writing and wellbeing. This is the podcast for Peeking Cat Literary, formerly Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. We'll be talking about writing poetry and creative nonfiction; writing the self; and writing and wellbeing, including writing about trauma and cancer survivorship. We'll also be chatting with guest authors!

Episodes

February 19, 2022 30 min

I wanted to do a quick talk about how to cope when you’re waiting for some kind of diagnosis or for caregivers, how to help other people to cope well, in this waiting period. This is a talk I gave on the Wisdom app.

 

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This is a talk I gave on the Wisdom app.

 

Read the transcript here.

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This talk was originally given on the Wisdom app.

 

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I did a talk on the Wisdom app explaining what Lynch syndrome is and my personal story.

 

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December 24, 2021 31 min

This is a talk I gave on Wisdom app on Christmas Eve 2021. I talked about finding inspiration from Christmases past, present and future, as well as engaging the senses and taking time to be introspective and take stock of the year during the festive period.

 

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December 13, 2021 11 min

Featuring poetry from Mehreen Ahmed, Benjamin Biesek and Blair Ewing.

Find out how to submit your reading at peekingcatliterary.co.uk.

Intro and outro music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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June 12, 2021 17 min

Our second open mic episode, featuring Beverly M Collins, Robert Eugene Rubino and Mike Aleman

 

Find out how to submit your reading at peekingcatliterary.co.uk.

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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May 8, 2021 16 min

Our first open mic episode! Featuring Kathryn Atwood, Linda Imbler, Guy Biederman and Lisa Molina.

 

Find out how to submit your reading at peekingcatliterary.co.uk.

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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An interview with Leah Holbrook Sackett, where we discuss her new book, our thoughts on MFA programs, the popularity - or not - of short stories, and more.

 

Visit Leah's website at leahholbrooksackett.com

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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April 24, 2021 39 min

Ken Pobo joins me for a lively discussion about his recent projects, our childhood writing projects, writing during retirement, his teaching career and defining success.

 

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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I chat to JC Rammelkamp about his book Ugler Lee, writing about death and mortality, and our experiences of editing literary magazines.

 

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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April 10, 2021 35 min

An interview with writer Linda Imbler. We chat about her new book, "Per Quindecim", as well as making guitars, petting intelligent fish, and writing about weird recurring dreams.

 

Find out more about this week's guest at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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April 3, 2021 36 min

A chat with poet Sujash Purna about his book "Epidemic of Nostalgia", as well as the experience of writing autobiographically in poems, writing about other people, and holding an editorial position for a literary journal.

 

Find out more about Sujash at twitter.com/purnathepoet

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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A dive into common metaphors, how we use them, how often we don't even notice we're using them, and how we could turn language on its head. Based on "Metaphors We Live By" by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson.

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I explore writing prompts in Natalie Goldberg's book "Old Friend From Far Away" and share examples of my own results.

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March 13, 2021 28 min

I chat to Jake Tringali about his new podcast and the eclectic list of guests on his roster, as well as Iceland as a holiday destination, getting to grips with haiku, and the end of humanity.

 

Find out more about Jake's podcast at outskirtspoetry.com

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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March 6, 2021 30 min

I do a reading of my poetry chapbook "Empowerthy" and discuss the satisfaction of compartmentalising times in my life through publication.

Buy Empowerthy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empowerthy-Samantha-Rose/dp/132628780X

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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February 27, 2021 36 min

I read several poems and prose pieces along the theme of home - and encourage you to try writing in a different room of your home.

 

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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February 20, 2021 35 min

An interview with writer Fiona Perry. We discuss her poetry collection Alchemy and how her work is informed by the different countries she has lived in. Plus, what it's like trying to write during a pandemic and the benefits of writing short stories and building confidence to work up towards the goal of writing a novel.

 

Find out more about this week's guest at twitter.com/Fionaperry17

Find out more about us at peekingcatl...

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A short episode for me, but maybe a long one for you! Pens at the ready because here comes your first guided writing prompt, and we're boarding a plane - but where to? You decide!

 

Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk

Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

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