Poet Kind Podcast

Poet Kind Podcast

We are so much better together-let's compare notes, not ourselves-and, above all, be kind.

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I am joined by the amazingly talented Krista Franklin. Krista's visual work and poetry is provocative, thoughtful, and powerful. Follow along with this great conversation to learn more about her work.

Jul 21

45 min 6 sec

I got to meet Maya Stein for the first time when we sat down to talk about her writing, her passion, and her new project.

Jul 10

50 min 6 sec

We talk summer reading at its best with Shawn Smucker and his new book, The Weight of Memory

Jun 30

28 min 33 sec

I met with Christie Purifoy to find out more about the how's and why's of poetry. Along the way we discover the invitation poetry provides into deeper, and sometimes unexpected, conversations.

Jun 2

51 min 18 sec

C.S. Fritz joins Poet Kind for a few "Incoherent Thoughts, Wonderings, & Poems"*. I got the chance to talk with Casey Fritz about his new book of poetry, Moth.  This multi-talented artist ask tough questions, makes bold, hard statements about faith, fathers and more in one of the most beautifully designed books I've come across. And, because he cares about the details, he began an amazing little publishing design house called Albatross Design Co. * tag line from the book Moth by C. S. Fritz

May 10

43 min 18 sec

Join me for a great Chat with the poet Jose Hernandez Diaz. If you follow me on instagram, you may remember a live session we did at the height of the pandemic. He graciously agreed to come on the podcast and talk a bit more about his work.  

Apr 14

26 min 2 sec

I sat down with writer, teacher, and generous soul Holly Wren Spaulding and we talked about her new book Familiars--and  few other things along the way.

Nov 2020

50 min 17 sec

Today I talk about Lucy Shaw's new book, The Generosity.

Oct 2020

13 min 39 sec

I had a great chat with poet Camille Dungy about her new book, Trophic Cascade,  and the role poets and other creatives can play in shaping society.

Sep 2020

1 hr 1 min

Poet and novelist Joseph Fasano sat down with me to talk about his new book, his poetry, and why art matters in this moment.

Sep 2020

45 min 2 sec

Rota, a poet and lawyer, popped in to talk about his new book, Giveth and Taketh. You can also visit his Spotify account to hear more! https://open.spotify.com/artist/6GBmL2qyl63kQxFyUKeAKb?si=ulxpH5QbSZyCxkUujbxSuA

Jul 2020

32 min 23 sec

I had the opportunity to sit down with poet Margaret Ingraham. We chatted about her new book, Exploring This Terrain, her experiences with VCCA, and-of course-the world we find ourselves in now.

Jul 2020

53 min 15 sec

No, I mean it, it's not poetry but it's something I thought you should know.

Jun 2020

5 min 13 sec

I sat down with Padraig Ó Tuama to chat about his poetry and so much more.

Apr 2020

54 min 36 sec

I fell in love with Jericho Brown's most recent, award winning book of poetry-The Tradition and I am excited to share this conversation with you on today's episode!

Apr 2020

40 min 7 sec

I chat with Julian Peters, illustrator and comic book artist, about his new book- Poems to See By.

Apr 2020

24 min 56 sec

Now more than ever we need to be conscious of where our dollars go. Buying local may be the difference between some of your favorite small businesses-especially book stores-reopening their doors once it is safe to do so!

Apr 2020

21 min 14 sec

I talked with therapist Wendy Elzinga, who shared techniques for coping during this less than normal time.

Mar 2020

33 min 12 sec

Today we celebrate the birthday of Flannery O'Connor by chatting with Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, the writer of Andalusian Hours, Poems from the Porch of Flannery O'Connor.

Mar 2020

29 min 58 sec

Today I chat with writer, storyteller, and poet Chris Wheeler about his new, and first, book of poetry, Solace.

Mar 2020

34 min 14 sec

I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Josh Martin of Green Street Poetry and Toho Journal. He is also a writer in his own right and we got to chat about all the great work he is doing as well as the dynamic community that is forming as a result.

Mar 2020

30 min 50 sec

Wait...what? Poet Kind is back for season 4 and sneaks onto the airwaves with a short hello!! SO glad to be back...it almost didn't happen!

Feb 2020

8 min 1 sec

I chat with poet Joel Ciaccio about his work, his podcast, Hack Sessions, and about what makes him tick. I also bid farewell to 2019 and thank my guests and listeners for their generous support and encouragement!

Dec 2019

53 min 10 sec

Meagan Lucas, author or Songbirds & Stray Dog joins me today and we talk about her book, writing advice, thick skin, and all the many things that keep her busy. There may be laughter too ...

Nov 2019

41 min 36 sec

I sat down with the duo, Rose & Cloud, and did in fact establish that they are a duo not a quartet...

Nov 2019

58 min 19 sec

Today I am joined by Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times best-selling, award winning author and rattlesnake fighter...wait, what?

Oct 2019

46 min 53 sec

I am finally back and I couldn't be more excited about bringing you the poet Tina Chang.  Her new book, Hybrida, is out and it is one of the best books of poetry to come my way. Join me as I welcome Tina to Poet Kind!

Oct 2019

1 hr 5 min

With the release of her new book, Self-Portrait, I invited Elisabeth Horan back on the show to talk about this interesting melding of the Life of Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth's personal story.  Jorge Montero Calderon joins us as well from Costa Rica. He is the translator for this bilingual book of poetry.

Oct 2019

23 min 23 sec

A little Collins, a little Keats and a lot about autumn and what I am reading with the change of seasons...

Sep 2019

8 min 20 sec

I sat down with writer Ayaz Pirani to discuss his new book "Kabir's Jacket Has A Thousand Pockets".  He shares how his global background informs his work as well as the traditions he grew up with.  Join me for this great conversation with this wonderful Poet!

Sep 2019

34 min 17 sec

We talk works in progress, MFA's, cornbread, and blur.

Sep 2019

9 min 16 sec

Poet, writer, and actor Carlos Andrés Gómez joins me to talk about his newest book, Hijito.

Sep 2019

43 min 29 sec

The one where I read a few poems, talk about playing like a kid, and invite you to play along...

Jul 2019

8 min 1 sec

We welcome award winning author Shawn Smucker to today's episode we have a great conversation about his creative process and his new book, Light From Distant Stars.

Jul 2019

36 min 55 sec

Today is our official 1 year Birthday!! We are so grateful to our listeners, supporters, cheerleaders, and snack providers-you have helped make this such a fun journey!  Today we welcome poet and editor Elisabeth Horan.  Her work sheds  light on issues surrounding mental illness and more specifically in her debut collection Bad Mommy Stay Mommy, her experience of post-partum depression. Her openness to address such a sensitive topic using poetry-which can be both raw and tender at the same time-is inspiring and offers hope, survival, and the opportunity for others to find courage to tell their own stories.  

Jun 2019

36 min 4 sec

We spend time with poet Christopher Hopkins and if you stick around long enough you may even find a little p.s. at the very end...

Jun 2019

27 min 4 sec

It's Tuesday, I mean, wait, it's Wednesday and since the editor deleted yesterday's episode we have a special treat to tease you for next weeks guest...

Jun 2019

6 min 31 sec

This short episode has a little Walt Whitman, a little waxing poetic, and shares a few hopes and dreams for the coming year...

Jun 2019

16 min 48 sec

We talk about over analysis and how it can be detrimental to the creative process. And, read poetry.

May 2019

11 min 26 sec

I talk a little more about being creatively blocked, share some quotes from much smarter people, and read some poetry....

May 2019

10 min 9 sec

Do you ever get distracted? Procrastinate? Me neither....

May 2019

8 min 36 sec

The one where I interview Jason Crawford AGAIN-there's a backstory.... We talk spoken word, Poetry Slams, MMPR and other great ops, and-of course-there will be poetry.

Apr 2019

36 min 18 sec

One last short episode for National Poetry Month! We read Emily Dickinson, Amy Orazio and recommend our 5 books for the week...

Apr 2019

6 min 26 sec

We talk about Norte Dame, memory, and a small ones promise. We also read a little Rilke, one of my own pieces and talk about 5 poetry books on my desk.

Apr 2019

7 min 49 sec

The He one where I read a little poetry, share a couple of recommendations, and pray my voice holds out all the He way through.(it did 😉)

Apr 2019

24 min 29 sec

This is Season 2, Episode 7. We welcome Kris Camealy and talk all things impostor syndrome and share a little about Refine Retreat.

Mar 2019

43 min 23 sec

This is season 2: episode 6 of Poet Kind and today we spend some time with Johnny Anomaly, a spoken word poet, writer, public speaker and host of Creative Coping Podcast.

Mar 2019

23 min 38 sec

Today on Poet Kind, Joel Mckerrow joins us from Melbourne, Au. This poet philosopher speaks life into the world, wherever he goes and spent a little time with us here at Poet Kind.

Mar 2019

49 min 53 sec

This is the episode that took 2 sessions, 12 segments, one host and not enough wine 😂😉

Feb 2019

23 min 2 sec

We welcome back Isabelle Kenyon from Fly on the Wall Poetry Press to talk Bout Planet in Peril, their new charity anthology.

Feb 2019

19 min 28 sec