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Michael Anthony Ingram

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio


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The mission of Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio is to provide a live format for emerging, mid-career, and established poets to showcase their work. Whether traditional poetry or spoken word, the show offers an online vehicle for artists to engage in conversational interviews about poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QL: POR, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, at You can also visit the website at to learn more information about the podcast. Dr. Ingram is a retired university professor and social change activist. A Washington DC resident, he is committed to employing the arts, specifically poetry, to disseminate information and raise awareness about issues related to power, identity, and oppression. Known widely as the Counseling Poet (, he has gained an international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet. A 2015 Pushcart poetry prize nominee, he has traveled extensively, reciting his works and conducting workshops on building cultural competency and empathy skills through poetry and metaphor.

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Lesley Traynor is a Scottish writer published nationally and internationally. In 2021, her most recent chapbook of poetry, Thrawn, was published by Hybriddreich. Her poem, ‘Towards Stromness,' was accepted into the George McKay Brown Fellowship Centenary archive, and her poetry and poetry films representing her experience of Lockdown were accepted into the Elphinstone Institute archive. Winner of 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival memoir writing prize and short-listed for the 2019 Beyond Borders International writing prize. She is a trustee of the Federation of Writers (Scotland), a former Director of the Scottish Writers' Centre, and has an MLitt in Creative Writing. She is currently researching a Shetland-based novel for her MRes in Creative Practice with the University of the Highlands and Islands while transcribing seventeenth-century documents for the Orkney Archives. Passionate about supporting women's voices, she founded the inclusive collective Women With Fierce Words in 2016, winning the 2021 Jonni Stanton International Award for a filmed event. Her poetry films have been screened at Celtic Connections, Beyond Border Literary Festival, and the Wigtown Book Festival. Facebook@womenwithfiercewords L A Traynor/Lesley Traynor Twitter @latraynor Instagram latraynor4060
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