• 00:45

    Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D., Award-winning writer and poet

    in Business

    Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D.

    Thelma T. Reyna is author of The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories (2009), which won four national awards. Her two poetry chapbooks--Breath & Bone (2011) and Hearts in Common (2013)--were published by Finishing Line Press. Her new book, a collection of unpublished and selected poetry, is titled Rising, Falling, All of Us and will be issued in early summer 2014.

    Dr. Reyna’s stories, poems, essays, book reviews, and other nonfiction have been published in literary journals, anthologies, textbooks, blogs, online literary magazines, and in print media off and on for over 30 years.

    She writes two blogs and has been a guest blogger on three others. She is also an editor and writing consultant with her company, The Writing Pros, based in Pasadena, CA. She has served as an adjunct professor at two universities: California State Polytechnic, Pomona; and at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA.

    She was named Poet Laureate of the Altadena (CA) Library District in April 2014 for a two-year term. In 2011, she was honored by her State District Legislators with a “Most Inspirational Award” for her work as an author and businesswoman. 

  • 01:26

    Bodega Fresh Presents: Iyaba Ibo Mandingo

    in Music

    Painter, Poet, Activist, Actor, Author and Playwright are just some of the titles that describe versatile artist Iyaba Ibo Mandingo.   His one-man play unFramed is The 2011 Winner of the DC Black Theater Festival. His the author of two chapbooks of poetry, 41 Times and Amerikkan Exile, plus a novel, Sins of My Fathers. A two-time Connecticut Grand Slam champion. His art  has been included in dozens of  groups and individual shows in the tri-state area - and most recently one of the founding company members of RHYMES OVER BEATS - the new hip hop theater company that includes MCs like Maino, Chi-iLL, Uncle Murda and ChinaMac; DJs like Ted Smooth; playwrights and performers like Manny Borras; and producers like Daryl Sledge, Cate Cameratta and Samson Styles. Tune into Bodega Fresh Sunday at 7:00 pm with host Nadine Michel

  • 01:30

    Black Satin Radio Presents: Publisher's Takeover w/ Spoken Word Cafe

    in Entertainment

    Black Satin Radio proudly presents Author's Corner. This is a chance for poets, writers, and authors to promote their works. From CDs to chapbooks, call in now to promote your creations!! Hosted by Kerry B.

  • 00:33

    IndieReview Behind The Scenes with Author/Poet Del Cain

    in Entertainment

    Hello Everyone! My name is Michelle Cornwell-Jordan and I am one of your host. Jamie White, my co-host is joining me and we are chatting today with a wonderful man who is creative and very talented... Author/Poet Del Cain!

    Del Cain: I'm Del Cain and I'm a writer and editor of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. I have had two nonfiction books published, Lawmen of the Old West: The Good Guys and Lawmen of the Old West: The Bad Guys as well as two chapbooks of poetry, Songs on the Prairie Wind and The Voices of Christmas. I have written nonfiction articles such as one for the magazine section of Fort Worth Business Press on the restoration of the old Swift Co. office building in the Fort Worth Stockyards. My poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Cross Timbers, West View, Blood and Thunder, The Enigmatist, Abandoned Towers, and for several years in di*verse*city, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival. My short stories also have been published in various places including an anticipated anthology from the North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop. I'm a long time member of DFW Writers Workshop and was honored in 2010 by being made a life member.

    Contact: Website: http://delcain.weebly.com/index.html



  • 01:10

    How do you address Discrimination?

    in Culture

    Joining co-hosts Terry Boi, Ina and Michelle on “Can We Talk for REAL” Blog Talk Radio tomorrow night Wednesday, June 4th will be Mona Noriega let’s talk about if you have been discriminated and did not know where to go. Every city has a Human Relations Department. Join us as we talk to Mona about the department that handles the complaints, steps you need to take to file claims, and how to recognize you have been discriminated against.

    Mona Noriega, appointed by Mayor Emanuel in 2011, serves as the Chairman and Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). The CCHR works to address prejudice and discrimination, supports victims of hate crimes, and enforces the City of Chicago’s anti-discrimination laws. Currently she is a member of the LGBTQ Coalition for Immigrant Rights and annually serves as an Honorary Co-Chair of Chicago Build the Peace Committee and is working on a Hate Crimes Summit to be held at UIC on October 20, 2014. Mona’s initial community organizing work began with lesbian mothers, creating safe space and opportunities to celebrate family. From there she began to produce chapbooks for friends who were poets and Lesbians of Color (LOC) cultural productions at Mountain Moving Coffee House, and then as a member of Latina Lesbianas en Nuestro Ambiente (LLENA) helped organized performance art and the International Women’s Day Dances in the 1990s. 

  • 00:27

    Interview with Poet, E.J. Antonio

    in Entertainment

    E.J. Antonio is the author of two chapbooks, Every Child Knows; Premier Poets Chapbook Series 2007, Solstice, Red Glass Books, 2013. She has received fellowships from in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts; the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation. Her work has appeared online at www.torchliteraryarts.org, and has been published in various Journals and magazines; including, African Voices Literary Magazine, Terra Incognita, Black Renaissance Noire, Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, The Encyclopedia Project, The Mom Egg, and One Word/Many Voices: A Bi-Lingual Poetry Anthology. She is a founding member of the Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective. Her debut CD, Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session was released in the fall of 2010. Visit www.ejantoniobluez.net for more information.

  • 01:11

    Joe Milford Hosts Ed Skoog

    in Poetry

    Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971, and is the author of Rough Day (2013) and Mister Skylight (2009), as well as three chapbooks--Tool Kit (1996), L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (2000), and Field Recordings (2004)--and poems in The Paris Review, Ploughshares,American Poetry Review, Poetry, Threepenny Review, The New Republicand Narrative. He graduated from Kansas State University and holds an MFA from the University of Montana. He worked at New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Idyllwild Arts Academy. He lives in Seattle, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Montana.

  • 00:28

    SpokenHeard with Cassandra de Alba and Susan Dobbe Chase

    in Poetry

     Cassandra de Alba’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Red Lightbulbs, Illuminati Girl Gang, NAP, and Drunken Boat, among other publications. Her most recent chapbooks are called Bloodlust (No Spaceships Allowed) and Special Bitch Academy. She lives in Massachusetts (with two Emilys and a cat named Roger Minder) and blogs at outsidewarmafghans.tumblr.com.

  • 01:00

    V*@gra Falls with John Dorsey

    in Writing

    John Dorsey welcomes Steve Brightman to V*@gra Falls.
    Steve Brightman has had some things break his way in 2013, with three chapbooks released:Like Michelangelo Sorta Said (Poet's Haven Press), Absent The(Writing Knights Press), and In Brilliant Explosions Alone (NightBallet Press). He refuses to wait for inspiration, so he stockpiles poems like ammunition or canned goods. He might need them some day.

  • 01:31

    Joe Milford Hosts John Sibley Williams

    in Poetry

    John Sibley Williams is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry. He works as Book Marketing Manager of Inkwater Press, as well as a literary agent, and lives in Portland, Oregon. John is the author of Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013), as well as seven chapbooks. John is the winner of the 2011 HEART Poetry Award, and finalist for the Pushcart, Rumi, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. He has served as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and publicist for various presses and authors, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Book Publishing.
    John has also worked with organizations such as the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Friends of William Stafford, and Lewis & Clark College’s “Oregon Poetic Voices”. He cofounded the Inflectionist movement, edits its journal, The Inflectionist Review, and acts as co-director of the Walt Whitman 150 organization. He created the recent anthologies Alive at the Center (Ooligan Press, 2013) and Motionless from the Iron Bridge: A Northwest Anthology of Bridge Poems (Bare bone books, 2013). A few previous publishing credits include: Inkwell, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, The Chaffin Journal, The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, and various anthologies.

  • 02:02

    The Hump Day Show : Featuring Rich Boucher

    in Poetry

    Join Us here on Inner Child Radio for
    The Hump Day Show
    where we are featuring : Rich Boucher
      A past member of five national poetry slam teams (Worcester, Mass. (x2), Washington, D.C., Wilmington, Del. and Albuquerque, N.M.), Rich has published four chapbooks of poetry and for seven years hosted an open reading and slam in Newark, Delaware. Since moving to Albuquerque in March of 2008, Rich has been performing and writing steadily in the Duke City, and is a regular contributor/editor at localpoetsguild.wordpress.com. In 2012 Rich was named to the first inaugural Albuquerque Poet Laureate Selection Committee for a two-year term, and his participation helped to select Hakim Bellamy, the City of Albuquerque’s first official Poet Laureate. richboucher.bandcamp.com. In March of 2013, Rich’s poem, "In Memory of My Neighbor, Carol, Who Has Not Died Yet" was named one of Brawler’s Best Poems of 2012”.    

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