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The Poet Speaks Podcast

Based off of Spoken Word Artist Amanda Eke's global touring Spoken Word workshop, The Poet Speaks. The Poet Speaks Podcast has her talking to Spoken Word artists and performing poets from around the world. Tune in and listen to Amanda and other Spoken Word Artists talk about performing, oral tradition,  and all things Spoken Word. And most importantly,  they tell us why they need to get their words out.Check out new episodes weekly.

Tracks

Poetic (eco) Justice (ft. Neha Misra)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Neha Misra!Neha Misra नेहा मिश्रा (she/her) is a first-generation immigrant poet, a contemporary eco-folk artist, and an award winning climate justice advocate. Neha’s Mother Earth wisdom centered interdisciplinary studio rooted in her Global Majority lineage embodies the transformative power of art to build bridges between private, collective, planetary healing and justice. Neha is a 2023-35 Hamiltonian Artists Fellow. She has been honored as a Presidential Leadership Scholar and Regenerative Artivist with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and habRitual's Design Science Studio for leading planet conscious artists. Neha is a Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis - an initiative of the OpEd Project and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication to change who writes history. She serves as the inaugural global ambassador of non-profit Remote Energy that is making the solar energy field more accessible for communities of color, especially women. Neha shares, curates, teaches poetry across conventional and unconventional collaborators that include local libraries, public parks, urban farms, museums, youth theatre camps, global climate leaders, veterans’ circles, social justice leaders and senior citizens. Neha's links:nehamisrastudio.comBe sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
52:52 5/19/24
Poems for BJ (ft. Krystle May Statler)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Krystle May Statler!Krystle May Statler is a Black-multiracial artist and designer with an MFA in Writing from Otis College of Art & Design. She is the author of Prayer for Relief and lives in Portland, OR with her partner, Kevin Thomas. Krystle's links: https://krystlemaystatler.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
41:18 5/12/24
Antarctica Poems (ft. Elizabeth Bradfield)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Elizabeth Bradfield!Writer/Naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield’s recent books are Toward Antarctica, Once Removed, and the anthologies Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry, co-created with CMarie Fuhrman and Derek Sheffield and winner of the 2024 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic/Artistic Collaboration, co-created with Alexandra Teague and Miller Oberman. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The Sun, and her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize in Lesbian Poetry and a Stegner Fellowship. Liz works as a naturalist and field assistant at home on Cape Cod, teaches creative writing at Brandeis University, and is Editor-in-Chief of Broadsided.Elizabeth's links:http://www.ebradfield.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
39:45 5/5/24
(BE)LONGING POETRY (ft. Oombi Solis Flores)
It's the Season 6 Finale!Check out Amanda's conversation with Oombi Solis Flores!Oombi Solis Flores (b. 1988) is a queer/non-binary immigrant, poet, and licensed clinical social worker. They were born in Zacatecas, México and reside in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Their work has previously been featured in Razorcake Issue #102, Sister Spit: QTPOC Cruising the West Tour, Altadena Literary Review 2020, innateDIVINITYBooks' A Case for the Personhood of Trees Anthology of Poetry, and in the upcoming short film, Shadows at Night. They are an alum of the Community Literature Initiative, and their debut full length collection of poetry, (BE)LONGING, is out now on World Stage Press.Oombi's links: https://www.instagram.com/jotitadeamor/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/ 
47:08 4/7/24
Pulpit Poetry (ft. Alexander James)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Alexander James!Alexander James is a man of many talents and accomplishments. He was born and raised in South LA and has used his experiences to become a successful poet, father, pastor, truth teller, and professional in his field. As an 2022 Addy and Webby Award-winning poet, Alexander has made a name for himself in the creative world. He has also become a respected Poetry Coach, helping aspiring poets to develop their skills and share their unique voices. From camps, conferences to San Diego comicon Alexander’s gift is taking him from stages from Inglewood to Israel.One central principal has guided Alexander James‘s work. If the truth will set you free, then lies build presents. Alexander uses his work to free people from the prisons lies have built.Alexander links: https://iamalexanderjames.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
48:24 3/31/24
Rare Poetry (ft. Neeta Rare)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Neeta Rare!Spoken Word Artiste, Voice Actor, Social Worker, Public Presentation Trainer, And Multi In Many Ways. Neeta Rare Was Finalist For The UBA Africa Poetry Day Contest, 2018. She Was Nominated For The Illustrious African Writers Awards As Outstanding Spoken Word Artiste Of The Year, By BEWA Africa In 2021. She Is A Semifinalist And Notable Mention At The SprinNG Poetry Contest, 2022. She Is Winner Of The World Bank Poetry Contest, 2022, And Second- Place Winner Of The African Day Poetry Competition By Afreximbank, 2023. She Was A Nominee For The 2023 APVA Awards, Spoken Word Category, And A Finalist For The Vweta Chadwick 2023 Poetry Prize.When She Isn't Performing Or Creating Soul-stirring Poetry, She's Taking Care Of Street Children Through Her Organisation, Street Mentors Network.Aneeta Rare's links: https://www.instagram.com/neeta_rare?igsh=MXJrbml2NWRxMGtmMw==Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
27:28 3/24/24
Poetic Motivation (ft. Mister Motivation)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Mister Motivation!Mister Motivation (Shaun Murphy) is an Army Veteran, and motivational EDU-tainer; A hip hop spoken word artist, Motivational Speaker, and musician.  When he takes the stage, you get high level energy and stylish presentations where he uniquely combines his own original music and spoken word with motivational speaking.  He uses his story, words, and music to provide purpose, direction, and motivation to ultimately spread positivity.Mister Motivation's links:  https://mistermotivationmusic.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
37:22 3/17/24
Grammy Winning Poetry (ft. IB)
Check out Amanda's conversation with IB!Abu Ibrahim popularly known as "IB" is a socially conscious poet whose work has caused tremendous influence and change both locally. He sees poetry as a powerful tool to cause positive change and redefine society. In 2021, he was part of a group of poets who advocated that the Recording Academy make spoken word poetry at the Grammys and this led to the birth of the  “Best Spoken Word Poetry Album” category in 2022. His debut poetry album “Music Has Failed Us” got a Grammy acceptance. This body of work is available on all major streaming platforms. Some of his works have also been published in literary outfits in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He has performed at the Lagos International Poetry Festival, Say It Out, Lagos Talks Town Hall Meetings, Nigeria National Chess Championship, Global Poetry Meet organized by Poets of Bangalore, India, and more. IB's links:  https://www.instagram.com/_therealib?igsh=eXBrc3F2OWc4cmw=Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
30:00 3/10/24
Return to Poetry (ft. Emily Lee Luan)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Emily Lee Luan!Emily Lee Luan is the author of 回 / Return, a winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize, and I Watch the Boughs, selected by Gabrielle Calvocoressi for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. A former Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2021, Best New Poets 2019, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Rutgers University–Newark.Emily's links: https://www.emilyluan.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE! Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF... Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
30:17 3/3/24
America's Political Poet (ft. Matt Sedillo)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Matt Sedillo!Matt Sedillo has been described as the "best political poet in America" as well as "the poet laureate of the struggle". His work has drawn comparisons in print to Bertolt Brecht, Roque Dalton, Amiri Baraka, Alan Ginsberg, Carl Sandburg and various other legends of the past. Sedillo was the recipient of the 2017 Joe Hill Labor Poetry award, a panelist at the 2020 Texas book festival, a participant in the 2012 San Francisco International Poetry Festival, the 2022 Elba Poetry Festival, and the recipient of the 2022 Dante's Laurel. Sedillo has appeared on CSPAN and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Axios, the Associated Press, La Jornada among other publications. Sedillo has spoken at Casa de las Americas in Havana, Cuba, at numerous conferences and forums such as the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, the National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies, the Left Forum, the US Social Forum, and at over a hundred universities and colleges, including the University of Cambridge, Stanford, UNAM and many others. Matt Sedillo is the author of Mowing Leaves of Grass (FlowerSong Press, 2019) and City on the Second Floor (FlowerSong Press, 2022). Both of which are taught at universities throughout the country.Sedillo is the current literary director of The Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.Matt's links: https://www.instagram.com/matt_sedillo/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to,The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE! Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF... Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/servicesMusic by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
59:28 2/25/24
Razzle Dazzle Poetry (ft. Major Jackson)
Welcome to Season 6 of The Poet Speaks Podcast! For our season opener, we have Major Jackson!Major Jackson is the author of six books of poetry, including Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems (2023), The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006), and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won a Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. He is also the author of A Beat Beyond: The Selected Prose of Major Jackson edited by Amor Kohli and the host of celebrated poetry podcast The Slowdown, which can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all other podcast platforms. Jackson is a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Jackson’s poems and essays have been published in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Orion Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry London and many distinguished journals. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.Major's links: https://www.majorjackson.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: / thepoetspea. .And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
45:49 2/18/24
Poetry with a heart (ft. Jack Dawkins)
It's the Season 5 Finale of The Poet Speaks Podcast!For our last episode of Season 5 we have Jack Dawkins!Jack Dawkins is a storyteller, a rapper, and a poet. But before all of that, he honed his entrepreneurial skillsets across various industries, including hospitality, consulting, and fitness. His use of the English language has been compared to Michael Phelps’ performance on Saturday Night Live: Wildly entertaining for none of the reasons you would expect. He is, at his core, and in his music, deeply human, and a lover of excessive comma use. Jack's links:https://jackdawkinsraps.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea... And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
43:45 3/26/23
Soul Therapy Poetry (ft. Justin Patton)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Justin Patton! Justin is a spoken word artist based out of Atlanta by way of Chattanooga, TN. He is an author of his collection of poems entitled Poetry for the Hopefully. He is the curator of his monthly show ‘Soul Therapy’, brand ambassador for Urban Grind Coffee House located in Atlanta, creator of The Poet’s Perspective Podcast, and blogger where he has written over 200 articles.Justin's Links: @iamjustinpatton Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea... And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
41:01 3/19/23
The Poet Queen in Chucks (ft. Lala DeVille)
Check out Amanda's conversation with LaLa DeVille! Lala is a writer, poet, spoken word artist and self published author from Compton Ca, currently residing in Long Beach, Ca. Known for performing in Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes and being dubbed "The Queen in Chucks," LaLa has been a featured poet for Kevin's Cause Suicide Prevention And Awareness 5K run in 2016, S.W.A.A.M. Spoken Word Art and Music, The 2018 Pan African Film Festival Spoken Word Fest, Soul Sundays , The Speak Easy, The Griot Cafe, Poets & Allies, Rapp Saloon, Smoke Screen, Lyrical Rhythms L.A. and The P.O.W. (Power of Words) Open Mic. In 2018, LaLa completed a book tour in Chicago, Ill where she featured for "At Ease Sundays" and "Epic Night Open Mic." She also worked with spoken word artist Blaq Ice in the studio, performing on the poetry compilation track "Beauty & Lyrical Beast." In May 2019, she performed along with Chicago poets Hood Raised and Darling Mikki, in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for V.O.C.A.L. (Voices of Chicago, California and Las Vegas) where she was one of the featured artists. In 2022, LaLa released her debut CD, "LaLa DeVille's G-Funk Poetry," a hybrid mix of poetry and rap with hard hitting G-Funk type beats.Lala's Links: https://www.mslaladeville.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea...And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
43:01 3/12/23
Poems won't fix this (ft. Ashley Renee)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Ashley Renee! Ashley is a writer, author and spoken word poet originally from Chicago, Illinois who has resided in Los Angeles for the past 8 years. Ashley hosts a monthly open mic + black culture trivia night at legacy lounge called: Pardon my poetry. Ashley's first poetry album, Flowers won’t fix this, is out now!Ashley's Links:@ashleyreneepoet on Instagram Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea...And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
31:05 2/26/23
Speakeasy Poetry (ft. Heather Pease)
This week we have on the podcast, Heather Pease! Heather (she/her) gives a loud voice to what has been silenced, by removing shame. As a survivor of assault, she hopes her words shimmer and resonate as she exposes the humanity of being flawed, addressing stigmatizations with blunt, riveting force, where nobody gets off the hook. Heather’s debut poetry collection is Out of the Weeds. Her work has appeared in Literary Journals such as Rogue Agent, Alpha Female Society, Rat's Ass Review, as well as several print anthologies & ebooks. She hosts OC Speakeasy, a Poetry Event at House of Blues and lives in Orange County, CA.Heather's Links: www.poeticgirl.com Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea...And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop?She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
36:30 2/19/23
My Poetry is Community (ft. Bridgette Bianca)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Bridgette Bianca! Bridgette is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. Her first book of poetry, be/trouble, was released by Writ Large in 2020. When she is not sharing her poetry, she hosts two instagram series, Young, Black, and Tenure-Track where she documents her experiences in higher education and We Be Readin! Wednesdays where she discusses her romance reading obsession!Bridgette's Links:bridgettebianca.com Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea...And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
56:07 2/12/23
My Poetry Matters (ft. Kyle Tran Myhre)
Welcome to the podcast, Kyle Tran Myhre! Kyle Tran Myhre (also known as Guante) is a poet, educator, and activist based in Minneapolis. His work explores the relationships between narrative, power, and resistance, and he’s performed everywhere from the United Nations, to music festivals like Eaux Claires and Soundset, to countless colleges, universities, and conferences. A member of two National Poetry Slam championship teams, Tran Myhre uses poems as doorways into dialogue, critical thinking, and community-building. His latest book is “Not a Lot of Reasons to Sing, but Enough” (2022 Button Poetry).Kyle's Links:https://guante.info/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea...And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
45:45 2/5/23
My Poetry PUSHES (ft. Sapphire)
Welcome to the Season 5 premiere of, The Poet Speaks Podcast! Our first guest of the season is, Sapphire! Author of Push, American Dreams, The Kid, and Black Wings & Blind Angels. Push: A novel, won the Book-of-the-Month Club’s Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s First Novelist Award, and in Great Britain, the Mind Book of the Year Award. Named by the Village Voice and Time Out New York as one of the top ten books of 1996, Push was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work of Fiction. Push was adapted into the Oscar winning film, Precious. Sapphire’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. In February of 2007 Arizona State University presented PUSHing Boundaries, PUSHing Art: A Symposium on the Works of Sapphire. Sapphire’s work has been translated into 11 languages and has been adapted for stage in the United States and Europe.Sapphire's Links:https://linktr.ee/sapphiretheauthorBe sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea...And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF...Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
68:13 1/28/23
Colored Poetry (ft. KMA)
Welcome to the Season 4 Finale of, The Poet Speaks Podcast! Check out as Amanda wraps season 4 with K.M.A.! Kimberly M Anderson also known as KMA is a “coloured” or mixed race poet from South Africa.Coming from the small town of eShowe in KwaZulu-Natal, she found her voice through poetry and started the Turning Pain into Power movement or journey as she calls it. Her poems speak of what it is like being a coloured /mixed race woman in South Africa as well as other topics that take you on a journey of consciousness and thought. She is also co-founder of #Iampoetry_Africa , a foundation that guided poets on how to master their craft and to find healing through poetry. Her love for history has also played a big role in influencing her writing and telling the stories of the ones before us. She has recently published her first book with Read or Green Books, “DO I LOOK AFRICAN ENOUGH?” The book touches on her story and many others as well, revealing harsh truths past and present.K.M.A's Links:https://instagram.com/kimberly_kma?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
51:32 10/23/22
Poetry is Precious (ft. Blue)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Blue! Blue is a Thai interdisciplinary visual artist and poet based in California. Her works explore feminist themes through a surreal aesthetic that highlights the morbid in the mundane. Born and raised in Thailand, Blue is inspired by the complicated relationship she has with her home country. Her works employ punchy and subversive visual language to convey an expressive and rebellious inquiry into the everyday. Blue's Links:https://www.bluerachapradit.com/art-portfolioBe sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
38:51 10/16/22
Hip Hop and Poetry (ft. Kiz Manley)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Kiz Manley! Kiz's older sister, Promila, died in a car accident in 2000. PTSD ensued without diagnosis. She was trained to teach English & Drama. When her father died in 2010, she was recovering from an undiagnosed delayed traumatised grief reaction and breakdown. This is when she discovered therapeutic writing. Hip Hop HEALS began as a mental health inequality project. Hip Hop HEALS delivers poetry therapy-style workshops in schools, probation centres, mental health units and homeless hostels.Kiz's Links:https://www.hiphophealsuk.org/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
37:07 10/9/22
Vulnerable Poems (ft. Rachel Ferguson)
We welcome to The Poet Speaks Podcast, Rachel Ferguson! Rachel is co-owner of Ryozan Park and executive director of Kosodate Village NPO. She has a degree in literature and master’s degrees in Japanese gender studies and creative writing. Originally from Scotland, Rachel also works as a voice artist and, in her spare time, loves reading and writing poetry, playing music and walking in the woods with her two young children. Rachel is a former NHK World TV weathercaster.Rachel's Links:http://rachelferguson.net/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
33:32 10/2/22
Poetry Magazine (ft. Adrian Matejka)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Adrian Matejka! Adrian was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. Matejka served as Poet Laureate of the state of Indiana in 2018– 19, and he became the editor of Poetry magazine in 2022.Adrian's Links:https://adrianmatejka.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
51:33 9/25/22
Dear Poetry... (ft. Mumbi Macharia)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Mumbi Macharia! Mumbi is a performing spoken word poet, event curator, and blogger from Nairobi, Kenya. Her poetry revolves around the themes of love, femininity, Africa, sex, and the inevitability of heartbreak. Mumbi has been a featured poet at poetry events across East Africa, and has curated her own events in various parts of Kenya. She has written and performed for organizations such as Multichoice Africa, Unicef, UN, and in 2021 was interviewed on CNN. Mumbi's Links: https://mumbimacharia.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
37:47 9/18/22
Woman With Poetry (ft. Sandra Cisneros)
Welcome to the Season 4 Premiere of, The Poet Speaks Podcast!Check out Amanda's conversation with Sandra Cisneros. Sandra is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, national and international book awards, including the PEN America Literary Award, and the National Medal of Arts. More recently, she received the Ford Foundation's Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized with the Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, and won the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. In addition to her writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two nonprofits she founded: Macondo Writers and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. As a single woman she made the choice to have books instead of children. A citizen of both the United States and Mexico, Cisneros currently lives in San Miguel de Allende and makes her living by her pen.Sandra's Links: https://www.sandracisneros.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
50:50 9/11/22
Poetry Saved My Life (ft. La Bruja)
Welcome to the Season 3 finale of The Poet Speaks Podcast!Check out Amanda's conversation with Caridad De La Luz! Caridad is a multifaceted performer known as LA BRUJA who is nominated for an Emmy as Script Writer of “Legacy of Puerto Rican Poetry” which aired on ABC last year and she is the newly appointed Executive Director of the NUYORICAN POETS CAFE where she began her career in 1996. Winner of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship 2019-2020 and a 2021 David Prize finalist, Caridad balances a career of activism, education and art with performances in successful Off-Broadway musicals such as I LIKE IT LIKE THAT, BETSY and DANCING IN MY COCKROACH KILLERS. She raps, acts, sings, hosts, recites, dances, does stand up comedy, writes plays/poems/songs/scripts and teaches others how to do the same. She has been one of America's leading spoken word poets for over 20 years and has received the Puerto Rican Women Legacy Award, The Edgar Allan Poe Award from The Bronx Historical Society and was honored as A Bronx Living Legend by The Bronx Music Heritage Center. She was presented with a Citation of Merit from The Bronx Borough President and named “Top 20 Puerto Rican Women Everyone Should Know”. NY Times called her a “Juggernaut" after the first off-Broadway run of her original musical BOOGIE RICAN BLVD., where she played 7 different characters. Her acting career has taken her from stage to film: appearing in numerous movies such as BAMBOOZLED, DOWN TO THE BONE, EL VACILON and GUN HILL ROAD. First known for her performance on Russell Simmons’ DEF POETRY JAM for HBO, her Hip Hop albums can be found on Spotify and iTunes under the titles: BRUJALICIOUS and FOR WITCH IT STANDS. Currently she has been cultivating her own art space in the Soundview section of The Bronx called EL GARAJE on the ancestral lands of the Siwanoy Nation once called Snakapins. Along with Pepatian.org where she has been a co-director since 2019, they have just celebrated their 5th annual Bronx Indigenous Futurisms gathering at Clason Point and have co-produced La Bruja’s new one-woman show FROM POOR TO RICO which includes original music and visuals of Puerto Rico in the 1970s.Be sure to become a Poetry Lab Partner and attend a monthly workshop led by a teaching artist who represents a fresh new voice in the writing world. It’s only $35 a month! Sign up at:https://www.thepoetrylab.com/labpartnersLa Bruja's Links: CaridadDeLaLuz.comBe sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
46:43 8/21/22
3 Words... and a Poem! (ft. Adam Tie)
Check out this week's episode with Adam Tie! Adam is the founder of The Novel Encounter, and a published author & poet. He's well-known for his live typewritten poetry, where he gets invited by brands & to festivals and special occasions to engage with the guests for customised poems. Simply give him 3 words and he will write something heartfelt for you on the spot.Be sure to become a Poetry Lab Partner and attend a monthly workshop led by a teaching artist who represents a fresh new voice in the writing world. It’s only $35 a month! Sign up at:https://www.thepoetrylab.com/labpartnersAdam's Links:https://www.thenovelencounter.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
39:01 8/14/22
Live Forever Through Poetry (ft. icon303)
icon303 is an artist and poet based in South Florida. He is continually working and writing to create a better place for us all to live.”Check out this episode as him and Amanda talk all about his life, career in writing and all things Spoken Word Poetry!Be sure to become a Poetry Lab Partner and attend a monthly workshop led by a teaching artist who represents a fresh new voice in the writing world. It’s only $35 a month! Sign up at: https://www.thepoetrylab.com/labpartnersicon303's Links:https://www.icon303.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
35:58 8/7/22
First Lady of Poetry (ft. Lady Red Ego)
Check out Amanda's conversation with Lady Red Ego! Lady Red Ego is a Chinese/Scottish lesbian writer concerned with intimacies. Her first pamphlet, The Red Ego, was published in 2019 with Wild Pressed Books and her second pamphlet, Natural Sugars, was published in 2020 by Broken Sleep Books. Her debut collection, Your Turn To Speak!, is due to be released in 2023 with Blue Diode Press. Be sure to become a Poetry Lab Partner and attend a monthly workshop led by a teaching artist who represents a fresh new voice in the writing world. It’s only $35 a month! Sign up at:https://www.thepoetrylab.com/labpartnersLady Red Ego's Links: https://ladyredego.com/Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE!Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poet-speaks-podcast/id1595514895?uo=4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF7XBfxwBcc6IPQow?si=52a2f5e63d6c4bc7Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions!To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link:https://www.amandaeke.com/services
40:33 7/31/22