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SPEAK Poetry (ft. Estee Marie) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #6
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SPEAK Poetry (ft. Estee Marie) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #6

Check out Amanda's conversation with Estee Marie! Estee is a multitalented artist, educator, and leader who has dedicated her life to sharing the transformative power of art with others. With a name meaning "star," Estee shines brightly in a variety of creative endeavors, including publishing a poetry collection, "These Dry Bones," which shares the story of how she overcame childhood trauma; and hosting a spoken word TV show, "SPEAK," that aired on Time Warner Cable's Faith on Demand channel. After a decade in the classroom, Estee now works with individuals, groups, and organizations to amplify their authenticity and empower them to become a better version of themselves through the arts. She is a firm believer that art saved her life and all people should learn how to tap into its healing benefits. Estee's links:www.esteemarie.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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
Poems with the Moon (ft. Tyler Lenn Bradley) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #5
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Poems with the Moon (ft. Tyler Lenn Bradley) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #5

Check out Amanda's conversation with Tyler Lenn Bradley! Tyler Lenn Bradley (she/her) is a motivational poet and mental health advocate. Tyler strives to inspire others to thrive in the art of self-love and persevere towards their dreams with joy. Recently, Tyler’s debut poetry collection ‘Phasing Freely,’ was published by Alegria Publishing. In her book, Tyler explores her personal mental health journey through the many phases of the moon, inviting readers to excavate and examine the craters of their own. Tyler’s poetry has a global footprint, having traveled, and performed throughout the United States, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Spain, and Australia. Her work transcends borders, touching hearts and inspiring minds wherever she goes. Tyler's links: http://www.tylerlennbradley.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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
Poetic (eco) Justice (ft. Neha Misra) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #3
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Poetic (eco) Justice (ft. Neha Misra) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #3

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.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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
Antarctica Poems (ft. Elizabeth Bradfield) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #1
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Antarctica Poems (ft. Elizabeth Bradfield) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 7 Episode #1

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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
(BE)LONGING POETRY (ft. Oombi Solis Flores) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #8
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(BE)LONGING POETRY (ft. Oombi Solis Flores) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #8

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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
Pulpit Poetry (ft. Alexander James ) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #7
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Pulpit Poetry (ft. Alexander James ) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #7

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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
Rare Poetry (ft. Neeta Rare) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #6
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Rare Poetry (ft. Neeta Rare) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #6

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/services Music by: Buzu Buzuhttps://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
Grammy Winning Poetry (ft. IB) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #4
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Grammy Winning Poetry (ft. IB) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #4

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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
America's Political Poet (ft. Matt Sedillo) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #2
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America's Political Poet (ft. Matt Sedillo) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #2

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/services Music by: Buzu Buzu https://www.instagram.com/bbuzu/
Razzle Dazzle Poetry (ft. Major Jackson) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #1
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Razzle Dazzle Poetry (ft. Major Jackson) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #1

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: 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/services
The Poet Queen in Chucks (ft. Lala DeVille) Poet Speaks Podcast Season 5 Episode #6
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The Poet Queen in Chucks (ft. Lala DeVille) Poet Speaks Podcast Season 5 Episode #6

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
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