Emma Smith-Stevens lives & writes in Brooklyn, NYwhere she’s currently working on a memoir & more. Her writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, ...View Details

John Yamrus is an outstanding human & writer & dog-lover. His home plate is in Pennsylvania.  Listen for great poetry & conversation, incl...View Details

Matt Borczon is a Poet-Painter-Musician-MartialArtist-Nurse-Husband-Father-USNavySailor from Erie, PA. His newest poetry collection, Today is a Michig...View Details

Eyyup Esen, PhD - aka Shaq Tom, PhD - is  a writer, a speaker, a native of Turkey, and a builder of bridges connecting people of different cultures an...View Details

Chicago-based Painter & Musician David Criner joins for conversation about his creative process. And to perform original music, including from his...View Details

From the northeast USA, John Yamrus tells tales about dogs, the prestigious Wakefield Poetry Prize which launched his 50+ year writing career, & m...View Details

Derek Menchan is an absolute delight!  A writer, a visual artist, a bassist, a “classically” trained cellist, a singer, and multi-instrumentalist. And...View Details

Mark Statman is internationally known, respected, and loved for his poetry and his poetic translations of notable works, including with Pablo Medina, ...View Details

Garret C. Tufte was born in 1984 in Winona, Minnesota. He currently resides in Lawrence, which is near Kansas City. Land surveyor by day and one of ma...View Details

Clifford Brooks, Poet

Clifford Brooks was born in Athens, Georgia. His first collection of poetry, “The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics” was nominated for ...View Details

A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. Some of his poetr...View Details

Crystal Boson, Poet

Crystal Boson writes short, dense poems that lay bare the complicated geographies of the United States and the lives of the Black, queer, and marginal...View Details

Christine Howey is an award-winning actor, director, theater critic, transgender activist and performance poet. She was the Poet Laureate of Cleveland...View Details

Jennie & Brandon & Talk With ME host Marcia share laughter & conversation about Art & Goodness & Fearlessness.   Jennie Washburn h...View Details

Macey Webb, Poet

Macey Webb was born in 1981 and adopted by a family in Stilwell, KS, composed of an educator and a jack-of-all-trades.  She has inevitably been writin...View Details

Denise Low, past Poet Laureate of Kansas, is the award-winning author of over 35 books of poetry, memoir, and more.  Currently based in Lawrence, KS, ...View Details

April Roller is the co-founder of the innovative, artistic, suicide prevention organization, Cosplay for Hope, based in Missouri. April's life changed...View Details

Lindsey Doolittle is a speaker, children’s book author, artist, and suicide loss survivor. After her late husband, Sgt. Brett Doolittle of the KC, KS ...View Details

Jennie & Brandon & Talk With ME host Marcia share laughter & conversation about Art for Opening Minds & Hearts & Creating Goodness...View Details

Julio Montalvo Valentin is the author of two chapbooks, Don’t Give up the Ship and Ship Lost.  His poetry is published in online journals including Th...View Details

Dramaturg Lusie Cuskey and Drag Queen Brandon Eisman / Deja Brooks excite us about The Summer Of Drag, Summer 2018 at Kansas Repertory Theatre in Lawr...View Details

Kay Duganator, Artist

Kay Duganator was born and raised in Topeka, KS. She returned there after a brief tour of the Flint Hills during her time at Emporia State University....View Details

Nathanael William Stolte is the author of six chapbooks: A Beggars Book of Poems (Last First Press, 2015), Bumblebee Petting Zoo (CWP Collective Press...View Details

Ronda Miller, Writer

Ronda Miller is a Life Coach who works with clients who have lost someone to homicide.  Miller is the current State President of Kansas Authors Club ...View Details

Jason Preu, Writer

Who is Jason Preu?  Poetry, fiction, fake wikipedia entries…Inspired by office culture, the philosophies of dependent origination, Dada, no mind, and ...View Details

Anthony Boynton, writer

Anthony Boynton is a Georgia native and doctoral student of English at the University of Kansas. Boynton's academic work normally focuses on and/or cr...View Details

Andrew Farkas, Writer

Andrew Farkas' "Self-Titled Debut", a collection of fictions, won the Subito Press Prose Contest in 2009. His work has appeared in North American Revi...View Details

Tessa Gratton, Writer

Tessa Gratton is the author of the Blood Journals duology, the Gods of New Asgard series, and books on writing fantasy for teen writers. She lives in ...View Details

Linzi Garcia, Poet

Linzi Garcia can be found frolicking through sunflower fields, cemeteries, and bars across the states. She has been featured in "Treading Unique Paths...View Details

Jennie Washburn & Talk With ME host Marcia Epstein share their conversation about Spring,  Goodness, Community, BadAssery, and Laughter! Jenn...View Details

Cei Loofe is a writer, a public speaker and a person of service, currently based in Omaha, NE. He started all these pursuits decades ago in another li...View Details

Robert Hansen is the person behind Poems-For-All, a project that for the last 17 years has been designing and publishing miniature books of poetry tha...View Details

Simone Savannah  was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. and currently resides in Lawrence, KS.  She is the author of a new chapbook, Like Kansas (Big ...View Details

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

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

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

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 Ma...View Details

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

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, profess...View Details

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

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 in...View Details

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

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

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 My...View Details

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

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

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

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

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

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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