Poets and Muses: We chat with poets about their inspirations

Poets and Muses

Award-winning weekly poetry podcast where we chat with poets about their inspirations. https://poetsandmuses.com Instagram and Twitter: @PoetsandMuses read less
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Imogen Arate with Ben Ellis
12-02-2022
Imogen Arate with Ben Ellis
This week, Ben (http://hellopoetry.com/benkellis) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "There is no age" (with "Preamble") and "Relapses," and our desires to be seen as fully fledged human beings. Read Ben's poems at: 1. "Preamble": https://hellopoetry.com/poem/4261991/preamble/ 2. "There is no age": https://hellopoetry.com/poem/4155641/this-is-no-age/ Photo of Ben Ellis by LQW (https://www.instagram.com/londonqueerwriters/). Links to topics we touched on: 1. England and Wales ethnicity facts and figures: https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/uk-population-by-ethnicity/national-and-regional-populations/population-of-england-and-wales/latest 2. Agitu Idea Gudeta, the successful Ethiopian goat farmer in Italy: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20210401-the-ethiopian-who-saved-an-italian-goat-cheese 3. Antonio Dikele Distefano's Netflix series: https://variety.com/2021/digital/news/antonio-dikele-distefano-zero-netflix-1234954493/ 4. Asia Bryant-Wilkerson's "the question poem": https://youtu.be/GzKTQTO39rE 5. Fatimah Asghar's "Pluto Shits on the Universe": https://youtu.be/7E_WXGSHF7A 6. Porsha Olayiwola's "To Rekia Boyd": https://youtu.be/qR7p75HFSU4 #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #BenEllis #Thisisnoage, w #Preamble #Relapses #DesireToBeSeenAsFullyFledgedHumanBeings #Black #Queer #Writer #Poet #Novelist #BrightonUK #BorninItaly #PoetryFocus #Blackness #Queerness #MentalHealth #Identity #CodeSwitching #Assimilation #BorninItaly #ThirdCultureKid #LivedinaDoomsdayCult #PoetryasTherapeuticTool #PoetryforSelfDiscovery #FittinginforSafety #MimickedBibleWriting #NoAccesstoInternet #NoExposuretoNonWhitePoets #DefJamPoetry #ErykahBadu #TheaMonyee #LaurynHill #Common #DanezSmith #Genesissy #FindOnselfThroughPoetry #AntonioDikeleDistefano #ExhaustedfromBlackDeath #AsiaBryantWilkerson #thequestionpoem #Afrofuturism #Survival #beingtriggered #religiousimagery #ReliefDontRelive #ReexamineDontRelive #FatimahAsghar #PlutoShitsontheUniverse #PorshaOlayiwola #ToRekiaBoyd
Imogen Arate with Alana Hayes
23-01-2022
Imogen Arate with Alana Hayes
This week, Alana (https://womanasriot.com/) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "The Book of Vashti" and "Women's Rage," and gender equality. You can also follow Alana on: 1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womanasriot/ 2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanasriot/ 3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/womanasriot Links to topics we touched on: 1. An explanation about the Talmud and Midrash: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Talmud 2. Book of Esther: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Book-of-Esther 3. How violence in media affects behavior: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-baby-scientist/201801/violent-media-and-aggressive-behavior-in-children and https://www.apa.org/action/resources/research-in-action/protect 4. Michelle Wolf talking about being a woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbJB1TDg8lo 5. John Oliver on the consequences of China’s One-Child policy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE_ccFHjL_w 6. Bride trafficking to China: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/world/asia/china-bride-trafficking.html 7. First Interracial Kiss on TV: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/fifty-years-ago-star-trek-aired-tvs-first-interracial-kiss-180970204/ Photo by Alana Hayes. #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #AlanaHayes #TheBookofVashti #WomensRage #genderequality #UniversityofMaryland #EnglishLiterature #Womenandgenderstudies #Jewish #livedabroad #publishedpoetrybook #Eat #spokenword #Purim #Medievalliterature #Victorianliterature #romanticism #biblicaltale #Torah #TheBookofEsther #TheJewishMuseumofMaryland #tourguide #researcher #domesticviolence #rapeculture #ideaofconsent #enculturationofgirls #toxicportrayalofwomen #rationalizationforvilification #Persian #xenophobia #Midrash #AMC #Dietland #MeToo #genderbasedviolence #equalprotection #lackofjustice #forcedtobehypervigilant #EqualRightsAmendment #progressisnotlinear #regression #movinggoalsposts #MichelleWolf #beingalady #JohnOliver #LastWeekTonight #ChinaOneChildPolicy #BrideTrafficking #StarTrekDeepSpaceNine #TheSimpsons #SouthPark #FirstTVInterracialKiss #TheOrville #XMen #ComicBooks
Imogen Arate with Carlos Colon
13-01-2022
Imogen Arate with Carlos Colon
This week, Carlos (https://www.blurb.com/user/packers79) and I (https://poetsandmuses.com/Imogen-arate/) discuss our respective poems, "Suffer Garden Bliss" and "Skipping the Path," and mass consumption. You can also follow Carlos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009818411738 Find Carlos's books at: 1. Whimsical Nihilism www.blurb.com/b/8779148-whimsical-nihilism 2. Harshing the Mellow www.blurb.com/b/7642938-harshing…ow-by-carlos-colon 3. A Forceable Peace www.blurb.com/b/5198644-a-forceable-peace Poets and other Artists who inspired Carlos: #AllenGinsberg, #EECummings, #AnneSexton, #JuanFelipeHerrera, #JimMorrison, #PhilipLamantia, #SylviaPlath, #SaulWilliams, #BobKaufman, #EugeneBRedmond Photo of Carlos Colon by Deborah Colon Links to topics we discussed: 1. Reneging on citizenship promises for non-citizen military personnel www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019…-possibility/ and www.npr.org/2018/07/09/62677344…romised-citizenship 2. Water test for witches www.history.com/news/7-bizarre-witch-trial-tests and blog.law.uconn.edu/blog/salem-witch-trials# 3. Allen Ginsberg’s Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/364…hat-deathchamber 4. Teenager sleeping habits mdpsychfoundation.org/article-explai…re-night-owls/ #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #CarlosColon #SufferGardenBliss #SkippingthePath #MassConsumption #poet #musician #painter #addictiontosuffering #Soundgarden #TomPetty #AmericanGirl #dystopia #dictionarydotcom #CarlosSantana #NFL #ColinKaepernick #fatherisaVietnamveteran #spectrumofmisogyny #SalemWitchTrials #Witches #Warlocks #CharlesBukowski #Poltergeist #ChristineBlaseyFord #Kavanaughhearings #Scribd #TheAcademyofAmericanPoets #PoemaDay #District4Poetry #JarrodsCoffeeTeaandGallery #ChangingHandsBookstore #TempeCenterfortheArts #WaltRichardsonII #replay
Imogen Arate with Yehya Barakatalroudaini
19-11-2021
Imogen Arate with Yehya Barakatalroudaini
This week, @YehyaReadsPoetry (https://twitter.com/YehyaBarakat4) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "Cleaning the graves" and "Rubicon," and points of no return. You can also follow Yehya on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/yehya_barakat12/ Links to the topics we touched on: 1. Rubicon meaning and origins: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rubicon 2. Map of Turtle Island: https://native-land.ca/ 3. Advancements in the field of gynecology from experimentation on female African-American slaves: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/19/fact-check-j-marion-sims-did-medical-experiments-black-female-slaves/3202541001/ 4. Offshore drug testing and ethical concerns: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/most-experimental-drugs-are-tested-offshore-raising-concerns-about-data/ Photo by Yehya Barakatalroudaini. #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #YehyaBarakatalroudaini #Cleaningthegraves #Rubicon #PointsofNoReturn #NonbinaryGayPoet #Slampoet #writingpoetrysinceten #PhDstudent #BostonPoetrySlam #Iraqi #neurogenetics #TheJacksonLaboratory #writesaboutnonbinaryandgayidentity #theartdefinestheartist #GeorgeAbraham #Pokémon #FirstPoemaboutPikachu #children #Duolingo #eatingdisorder #torrinagreathouse #GlassPoetry #grandfatherasfriend #lightofAllah #physicalpunishment #climatechange #genocide #landexpropriation #IndigenousNations #Babylon #Mesopotamia #DoctorWho #humantestinginmedicalpractice #PortVeritasopenmic
Imogen Arate with Sogo Solaja
22-10-2021
Imogen Arate with Sogo Solaja
This week, Sogo (https://www.facebook.com/sogo.solaja) and I, Imogen Arate (https://poetsandmuses.com/imogen-arate/), discuss our respective poems, "Fantasy and ecstasy" and "A Blurring," and magical realism. You can read Imogen's poem, "A Blurring," at https://issuu.com/theopiatemagazine/docs/the_opiate_vol._25 You can also follow Sogo on: 1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCImyzBWrWKiv8GdIregsYkg 2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ishola_the_poet/ 3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/shogzyhandsome Check out this episode to also hear about virtual poetry events taking place during the week of October 25th. Links to the topics we touched on: 1. Egyptian Gypsies: https://aucpress.com/product/gypsies-in-contemporary-egypt/ and https://www.ourmigrationstory.org.uk/oms/romani-gypsies-in-16th-century-britain 2. Oríkì: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Or%C3%ADkì 3. Pragmatic Linguistic Analysis of Isola: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137492708_9 4. The meaning of Isola: https://www.names.org/n/ishola/about# Photo by Sogo Solaja. #Poetrypodcasts #PoetsandMuses #ImogenArate #SogoSolaja #Fantasyandecstasy #ABlurring #MagicalRealism #Nigerian #cinematographer #graphicdesigner #poet #college #partofapublicspeakinggroup #CompulsoryGovernmentService #spokenwordevent #depression #SuicidePrevention #helpingpeople #writetoprovidesolution #alcoholconsumption #drinkingtoexcess #EgyptianGypsies #becomingimmortal #GeorgeFloyd #demonstrations #fantasyandreality #CoronaVirus #letcreativityroamfree #Oríkì #Yoruba #praisepoetry