Aunt Chloe’s Politics-4

Poem by Frances Harper Women's Lit- Final

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Teresita Fernández and Matthew Zapruder

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."

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Tracy Burgess and Geneah Berrian

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.

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Donna Schminkey and Mubara Mayar

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...

Cracking Open to Heart-Healing during Our Surrendering Pause.

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...

John and Corey Discuss Their Creative Paths

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.

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Kenyatta Bakeer and Donald Bakeer

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.

Shafaq and Zainab Bhatti
November 25, 2017 App Interview

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...

A Poet and Her Mother
December 27, 2018 App Interview

The making of a poet, her early influences and enduring sources of inspiration. More about Sara at www.scripter.net/about/sara

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Norma Roose and Rebecca Roose

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...

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Freeman Hrabowski and Eunice Cho

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.

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Winifred O'Neill and Peggy O'Neill

Winifred W. O'Neill (97) and her daughter, Peggy O'Neill (62) remember Captain James Patrick O'Neill, Jr., Winifred's husband and Peggy's father. The women discuss his service in World War II, and Winifred tells her daughter of the various jobs she...

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Rob St. Clair and Stephen Scott

Rob St. Clair (73) sits down with his friend and fellow writer, Stephen "Steve" Scott (79), to ask about the multitude of adventures Stephen has undertaken throughout his life. They discuss everything from baking biscuits to serving in the U.S....

Marie Bahlke
September 25, 2018 App Interview

Throughout the interview we talked about Marie's life in regards to her poems, family and the impact of her husbands dementia on her life.

Anna Crossley interviews her grandmother Lois Crossley about her childhood and poetry.

I interviewed my grandmother Lois Crossley about growing up in Savannah and what it was like raising my father. She reads poetry that her mother read for her, and talks about her time in Germany. My father (her son) adds...

Robert Hellenga and Joseph Lennon. Hellenga, a novelist, was Lennon's English professor in the 1980s.

Robert Hellenga (78) talks with Joseph Lennon (51) about their friendship of 34 years. Hellenga taught Lennon from 1986-1990, and was his mentor. They talked about literature, pens, music, Italian food, and Knox College. Hellenga is in hospice with neuroendocrine...

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Anthony Torres and Patricia Sowers

Anthony (33) talks to Patricia (67) about his upbringing, struggling in college, joining the Military and his career in the Army.

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Kathleen Kiley and Leroy Moore Jr.

Leroy Moore Jr. (53) is interviewed by his friend, Kathleen Kiley (59), about the process of co-creating Krip-Hop, a music collective and label for artists with disabilities. They discuss the importance of visibility for hip-hop musicians with disabilities and the...

PTSD and Me: How Poetry saved me from Suicide

Erika Land and Aissatou Sidime-Blanton discuss that PTSD the Erika suffered as part of her U.S. military service as a pharmacy technician and how poetry, and producing her one-woman play (“PTSD and Me/At ease. Not today PTSD.”), has helped her...

Poetry and Life

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.

Meet the STL Youth Poet Ambassador, Alejandra Romer

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.