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46 – Uncomfortability & Poetry w. Nasra Adem

Pride Month 2018 concludes, but the pride never stops!

Poet extraordinaire Nasra Adem is here to talk all about their work with poetry, activism, and building up communities.

We go over their time as the Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate, their organizations: Sister to Sister & Black Arts Matter, their TEDx Talk Remember, Re-member, Rebuild, their new book of poetry A God Dance in Human Cloth, and the fallout from the Edmonton Pride Parade protest.

So make sure to follow Nasra on Instagram & Twitter to keep up-to-date with all the stuff coming up and coming out.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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45 – Gay Forest Wizard Poetry w. Shawn Gray

Pride Month continues!

Shawn Gray is back with a self-published book of poems: Feed Me to the Mushrooms: A Gay Forest Wizards Journey Surviving Existential Depression.

After debriefing about Edmonton’s Pride Parade protest, Shawn & I go through his poetry, providing you lovely listeners with a book commentary like no other.

So make sure to email Shawn (shawn.gray@hotmail.ca) to get a hold of your copy today!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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27 – Poetry & Vulnerability w. Cristina Filomena

Poet, actress, singer, person, Cristina Filomena is here to talk about her recently published book of poems: Lost. A Collection of Poetry and Prose.

We cover the whole journey of how one goes from having their break-up poems in their journal, to having a book of your work published and sold to people for money. We discuss the vulnerability inherent in creativity, poetry, and in online criticism. Cristina also gifts us with a reading of one of her poems!

So make sure to get the book however you can, check out Cristina’s Instagram, and keep an eye out for her music.

PS: we forgot to mention that Cristina has a music gig coming up at Blackbird Cafe April 26th 6:30pm as part of her duo: One Fell Swoop.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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11 – Poetry w. Liam Coady

Poet Liam Coady stops by to talk about art, poetry, and generously offers us an exclusive sneak-peek of his upcoming book: ‘This Love is Mad Reciprocal’, featuring 2 performed poems by the man himself.

We explore the relationship between spoken & written word; we bear witness to the artifacts of creative impulses; we discuss how a book of poems can feel like a mixtape or playlist; and we strive to record despite the efforts of the Illuminati & the Ghosts of Self-Promotion!

Liam’s book is available February 22, 2018 via Glass Buffalo (https://www.glassbuffalo.com/), or you can check out his release party that night at The Sewing Machine Factory (https://www.facebook.com/events/1597088990385775/). You can reach Mr. Coady via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/liamcoadypoetry/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheLocoCoyote), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/liam_pcoady/).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/