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...

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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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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...

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...

Aunt Chloe’s Politics-4

Poem by Frances Harper Women's Lit- Final

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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.

Robert Frost podcast

A podcast about the life and times of Robert Frost

Kevin Ward and Joy Horowitz

Joy Horowitz: 2020-08-13 21:48:21 Kevin Ward (67) talks with his Harvard Class of 1975 classmate Joy Horowitz (67) about how he re-memorized poetry to heal from a traumatic brain injury after a bicycle accident. And he sets the record straight...

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Jennifer Joseph and Jon Longhi

Jennifer Joseph (59) and her spouse Jon Longhi (57) talk about their early memories of meeting, their shared love of poetry and writing, their concerns for the state of the world, and their involvement with their community in San Francisco.

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.

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Chris Pruett and James Bignall

James Bignall (56) talks with Chris Pruett (61) about Chris's experience being homeless. Christ relates how he navigates being homeless and ideas for how to help the homeless.

Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ

"My dad was a carpenter, my mother's name is Mary and I have no illusions that I'm Jesus Christ," says Paulist Father Frank Desiderio in this interview with Jennifer Szweda Jordan conducted for The Paulist Fathers in Lake George, New...

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.