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Talbot and Persaud get a chance to interview each other about how they began their music and poetry journeys. They also talk about how they became friends and ended up where they are now.
After witnessing my sister win runner up at the county Poetry Out Loud competition, I wondered why she was so invested in it. She spent months rehearsing, before and after winning first place in the school competition. I never liked...
Kenyatta Bakeer (50) interviews her father, Donald Bakeer (77), about meeting and falling in love with her mother, his work organizing for Black liberation, and his writing.
My grandma reads a beautiful Mexican poem in Spanish and English
Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg, poet and author, discusses writing poetry through the pandemic “Our Surrendering Pause; 30 Poems in 30 Days” published by Golden Dragonfly Press-proceeds go to COVID Relief. Also discusses involving underserved Chicago youth to express their deepest selves...
Donna Schminkey [no age given] interviews her mentee, Mubara Mayar (15), about her life in Kabul, Afghanistan and her life in Harrisonburg, Virginia now. Mubara describes the differences between Afghanistan and the United States and talks about her hopes for...
Finding a community where you feel like you belong is so important to finding peace.
Eunice Cho (32) interviews her mentor and the president of her Alma Mater, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski (70), about his pursuit of higher education and offering his students an authentic and supportive environment.
Norma, 88, talks to her granddaughter, Rebecca, 33, about how her life changed when she was widowed at 48 years old. Norma married young and had been a house wife, with her husband always taking care of the finances. After...
The making of a poet, her early influences and enduring sources of inspiration. More about Sara at www.scripter.net/about/sara
Ms. Lewis shared her thoughts about living a healthy life, sharing our emotions about death, and living with her children.
Friends and writers, Tracy Burgess (36) and Geneah Berrian (34) recall the origins of their friendship and share how writing has impacted their respective healing journeys.
Teresita Fernández (45) and Matthew Zepruder (45) talk about their respective mediums of practiced art, and their recent work together where Fernández created a visual piece, "Keyhole (Landscape)," in response to Zepruder's poem, "Poem for a Coin."
Heather "HK" Hummel (44) shares a conversation with her friend and colleague, Sanderia Faye [no age given], about the research and creative process that goes into their writing.
Siblings Jamee McAdoo (19) and Norel McAdoo (21) share a conversation about their family, the COVID-19 pandemic, poetry, music, and their hopes and goals for the future.
In this interview, conducted in November 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, Christopher Pearson (35) interviews his friend and colleague Colette Love Hilliard (33) about how she discovered a deep passion for writing blackout poetry while recovering from surgery for her...
Two teachers, Colette Love Hilliard and Christopher Pearson, interview Alejandra Romer about what it means to her to become one of the first youth poet ambassadors of St. Louis, MO.
Alan Brooks recalls his interactions with his uncle, poet Allen Ginsberg and gives a glimpse into Ginsberg's private side. Brooks also discusses his encounters with other members of the Beat Generation.
Betty Cortus talks about her PhD defense, favorite poets and reads her poem "Words" as well as discusses old poetry's connection to new poetry, performance rap, changes in society and technology.