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!

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June 12, 2021 17 min

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

 

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

 

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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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!

 

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February 6, 2021 18 min

My cancer and Lynch syndrome memoir will be published on 7th February 2021! In this episode I give some insight into writing the book, what it's all about, and some thoughts on self-publishing.

 

Buy my book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08T6BTJZ3

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January 30, 2021 32 min

An interview with Sarah Wallis about her new book "Medusa Retold". We also discuss her theatrical work, submitting our work and the difficulty of choosing between different writing forms.

 

Find out more about Sarah at sarahwallis.net

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January 23, 2021 36 min

An exploration of Julia Darling's illness poetry in her collections "Sudden Collapses In Public Places" and "Apology For Absence".

 

Find out more about Julia Darling at juliadarling.co.uk

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January 16, 2021 32 min

From stories about brown sauce bottles to emo song lyrics to poems, I tell my story of how my writing journey throughout my life has been shaped so far - and invite you to share yours.

 

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January 9, 2021 27 min

An interview with writer Dion O'Reilly - we talk about her poetry collection Ghost Dogs, the process of putting a collection together, the difficulties of being a poet during a pandemic, and Dion reads some of her poems.

 

Find out more about this week's guest at dionoreilly.wordpress.com

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We take a look at some research to help us decide whether it's beneficial for us to write about traumatic experiences, and if writing about other things can help us work through this trauma in their own way.

 

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