Brandon Whitehead is a misanthropic and reclusive creature seldom seen in public unless there is free beer.  His poetry collection Thieves, Pharaohs ...View Details

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Listen, be inspired, and laugh as Assistant Director Lusie Cuskey and female lead Sarah VanZwoll describe the production and the personal journeys tha...View Details

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Matt Spezia was recently named a Prince of Poetry.  He is a national powerhouse of Lyrical Ability, combining his 3-time national award winning Poe...View Details

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Lexi is the founder of Hope Through Headphones.  She is also a music-lover, a person living with mental illness, and a student pursuing a degree in M...View Details

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John Burroughs is a nationally-touring poet and performer from the Cleveland area and the author of over a dozen books including Water Works, Electric...View Details

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Monte grew up in a musical family, and began playing guitar and writing songs as a young child.  He has served as a teacher, coach, principal, profes...View Details

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Perry and family live in rural Douglas County, KS after adventures that carried him to Vietnam, Mexico, and a variety of states (of mind & of USA)...View Details

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Born in Michigan, John Gary Brown resides half-time in Lawrence, KS and half-time in Creede, CO.  He received his MFA from University of Washington i...View Details

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Jennie Washburn & Talk With ME host Marcia Epstein share their conversation about Life, Love, Death and Laughter! Jennie has a wide range of...View Details

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David is a dramaturg, actor, PhD student, and more, headed toward teaching dramaturgy.  David shares stories of family, appreciation for those who la...View Details

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MG Salazar is a Native/Latinx poet, artist, business owner and activist living in Kansas City, Missouri. They have published two books: "If You See ...View Details

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Rhina P. Espaillat, Poet

Rhina was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, has lived in the U.S.A. since 1939, grew up in NYC, and now lives in Newburyport, MA.  She earned a...View Details

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Buddy Wakefield is an internationally renowned, world champion spoken word artist; actor; writer; elated son of a guitar repair woman; wingman of G...View Details

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Jennie Washburn & Talk With ME host Marcia Epstein share their conversation about Art & Mental Health, Making Decisions Wisely, Self-Compass...View Details

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Alex Johnston, poet

Alex Johnston lives and works in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate NY where he is also a full time student headed toward his PhD in Western Literatur...View Details

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Creed lives in Lawrence, Kansas where he has very recently worked as a communications manager and researcher for Kansas Progress Institute, a general ...View Details

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Poet Jen Harris

Poet Jen Harris is a professional public speaker, spoken word poet, activist, published author, founder and former host of Kansas City Poetry Slam. Na...View Details

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Heather Christie, writer

Heather Christie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and, at age seventeen, took off for NYC in hopes of becoming a movie star. Flash forward several decade...View Details

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Jennie Washburn & Talk With ME host Marcia Epstein share their conversation about Art & Mental Health, Life & Death, Making Decisions Wise...View Details

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Samantha Slupski, Poet

Samantha Slupski is a poet and mental health advocate based in the heart of the Midwest. She first stepped on stage in December 2015 at Uptown Arts Ba...View Details

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Mish (Eileen) Murphy lives with her husband and three dogs near Tampa, Florida. She takes photos & creates photo arts; writes poetry & book re...View Details

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Joseph Shields was born outside Milwaukee, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later from Loyola University of Chicago. He spent t...View Details

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Since 1970 John Yamrus has published 26 volumes of poetry, 2 novels and one volume of non-fiction. He has also had nearly 2,000 poems published in pri...View Details

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Jennie Washburn & Talk With ME host Marcia Epstein share their conversation about Gratitude, Planning Goodness, Female Impersonators, the Intersec...View Details

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James Decay, Poet

James grew up in Sweetwater, Illinois. He left home at the age of 13 and quickly learned how to survive on the streets under the guidance of thieves, ...View Details

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Johnny Longfellow is the editor of the online poetry sites, BAD ACID LABORATORIES, INC, https://badacidlaboratories.wordpress.com/ and Midnight Lane ...View Details

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Julie is a mixed media artist, creative writer, creative activist and veteran arts educator based near Berea, KY. She has decades of experience teach...View Details

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Rob Plath has saturated the underground literary.scene with his writing for the past 25 years. He is the author of A Bellyful of Anarchy, There’s A ...View Details

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Trina is a Certified Yoga instructor, Lifestyle Coach, Sign Language Interpreter, Motivational Speaker, Workshop Leader and Author.  In 2010, she sta...View Details

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Tim Burns, Actor

Timothy Burns moved to Lawrence, KS two years ago after earning a bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in both Theatre and Communicatio...View Details

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J.J. Campbell, Poet

J.J. (1976 – ?) has given up the farm life and is currently trapped in the suburbia of Brookville, Ohio. He’s been widely published over the last ...View Details

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Megan Burns, Poet

Megan is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press (tremblingpillowpress.com). She also hosts the Blood Jet Poetry Reading Series in New Orleans and is ...View Details

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Joan Koromante, Poet

Joan lives in Topeka, KS where she works as a social worker. She has been a featured poet for the monthly Speak Easy Open Mic in Topeka and at reading...View Details

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Jim is a national Poetic-Treasure. He is a writer, a veteran, and a community-activist, based in Lawrence, Kansas since the 1960’s. His friends, col...View Details

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Each month, Jennie joins Talk With ME host, Marcia Epstein, for real life conversation. Our 11/3 conversation included: Art, Firsts, Vulnerability, Su...View Details

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Will Staple, Poet

Will lives in a kerosene-lit cabin, miles off any paved road, in the northern California foothills. He grew up in Oakland under the shadow of the Beat...View Details

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James H. Duncan

James H. Duncan is a writer of poems, stories, and more, and is the editor of Hobo Camp Review, https://hobocampreview.blogspot.com/ He is the co-ho...View Details

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Janne is an insanely productive artist/writer/publisher residing in Linköping, Sweden. Over the years, his often bizarre and surreal work has been pu...View Details

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Brenton Booth, Writer

Brenton is a writer of poetry, short stories, novellas, and plays. Home is Sydney, Australia, where he wrestles blue pens and notepads, not crocodile...View Details

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Brandon has been performing, and competing in, the art of drag since 2004. And he has a passion for building an accepting and caring community, start...View Details

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Nino Cipri, Writer

Nino is a queer and nonbinary/transgender writer. A multidisciplinary artist, Nino has written fiction, essays, plays, screenplays, comics, radio feat...View Details

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Wolfgang Carstens is a Poet, Host of Poets Underground, and Publisher at Epic Rites Press. He is: Crudely Mistaken For Life (2010), The Abyss Gazes Al...View Details

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Kimberly Ann Priest, Poet

Kimberly is an MFA graduate in Creative Writing from New England College, already holding an MA in English Language & Literature from Central Mich...View Details

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Scott Silsbe

Scott was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh, where he writes, makes music, and works for a used book store. His poems have appeared in numer...View Details

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Deesha Philyaw

Deesha is a writer and editor based in Pittsburgh, PA. She is intrinsic to The Bridge Series www.facebook.com/pghbridgeseries started by Kristofer Col...View Details

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Mugabi Augustine Ateenyi Olatokumbo Byenkya was born in Nigeria to Ugandan parents and has spent his life living across Africa, Asia and North America...View Details

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Each month, Jennie joins Talk With ME host, Marcia Epstein, for real life conversation. Our 9/15 conversation included: Solitude, Community, Boundarie...View Details

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Rick is an artist, writer, poet, voice talent, storyteller, and spoken word performer. His work is whimsical at times, but often painfully real. H...View Details

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Heath is a native of York, PA and attended Temple University. He is the co-editor of Into the Void Magazine (winner of the 2017 Saboteur Award for Bes...View Details

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Kendall A. Bell, Poet

Kendall lives and writes in Southern New Jersey. His poetry has been recently published in Edison Literary Review and Yellow Chair Review. He was nom...View Details

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