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The bi-weekly poetry podcast for everyone. Pen and Poet is part interview, part poetry reading. From spoken word to traditional and everyone in between. 

Dec 30, 2021

Ashanti Anderson is a Black Queer Disabled poet, screenwriter, and playwright. She holds an MFA from the University of California at Riverside, and teaches at Xavier University of Louisiana. Her debut chapbook, Black Under, is the winner of the Spring 2020 Black River Chapbook Competition and published through Black...

Dec 16, 2021

Andrea Carter Brown is author of no less than 4 collections of poetry: Domestic Karma, The Disheveled Bed, Brook and Rainbow, and most recently September 12, a collection of poems based on Brown’s experience as a survivor of the September 11th attack. September 12 is published by The Word Works. Brown's work can...

Nov 11, 2021

Matthew Brown is a queer, Afro-Latino poet from Albuquerque, New Mexico and author of Verbrennen as well as Among God and Other Drugs, both by Swimming with Elephants Publications. He is also a community health worker, actor, and spoken word artist. He was a 2013 Brave New Voices finalist, three time Southwest Shootout...

Oct 28, 2021

Sergeant George Linen Jr aka Fresh Linen is author of the poetry collection Before the Streetlights Come On. He has appeared on the TEDxUniversityofEssex stage, teaches at Airmen Leadership School, and is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Germany. 

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Oct 14, 2021

Matthew Marroquín is a Salvadorian-American slam poet, Education for Service Scholar, and student at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Marroquín is a theatre and media performance student and author of Guanaco Binge, a collection of poetry published by Read or Green Books. 

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