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EP 9 Michael Ellis – From the Page, To the Stage.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vgyjs-d27402

As a published author, Michael has written several books and hosted or facilitated poetry groups. Keynote poetry being his primary purpose, he has use his skills to maneuver with young rappers and college professors. His latest endeavor is Directing a Theater play called When I get free, that is poetry driven. Like Hamilton,  there are scenes that have lines but the Poems are the powerful parts of the story.

 

Topics Discuss:

 

  • His Origin to poetry
  • Poetry: his escape
  • His books
  • His new persona: Inkcredible Poet
  • Keynote Poets
  • Page vs. Stage
  • His admiration towards 2Pac
  • Theater poetry defined
  • Being a Director
  • Math of poetry
  • Word wizards affiliation

 

Event and Social media

 

Check out the theatrical debut: When I get free at Ooley Theater on February 8 at 7pm 2007 28th Street.

http://www.Facebook/keynotepoets

Instagram.com/inKcrediblepoet 

 

Posted in Interviews, Performing, podcast, Poems, poetry

EP: Cloudy – Sacramento 2020 Youth Poet Laureate

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jsmh5-d2235d

2020 Sacramento Youth poet Laureate sat down with CharRon and had an interesting interview.

 

Topics Discuss:

 

  • Her book: Receipts of Ungiven Gifts
  • Her acting Debut: When I get Free
  • Her upcoming Festival: Literary Legends
  • Her Poet’s Origin
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Poetry Slam
  • Her Ambition
  • Her prom dress

 

Website or Social media

Facebook and Instagram: Signed Cloudy

Her book: Receipts of Ungiven Gifts on sale at Amazon.

Posted in Interviews, Performing, podcast, Poems, poetry, Sacramento

Ep 7: Heather Roegiers – This was not the plan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kq7b4-d1dc40
CharRon talk to Heather Roegiers. A stunning Trans woman who writing has produce 2 chapbooks, news articles and, now, Humor.

Topic Discuss:

  • Origin in Poetry
  • Her Fallen Friend, Trevor
  • Her 2 chapbooks: Silence is a weapon & Noise
  • Journalism and the politics
  • Poetry Feature
  • Slam poetry
  • Being a Comedian
  • Being a World Traveler

Website and Social Media

www.reallifepretendpsychic.blogspot.com
www.heatherontherecord.wordpress.com
Instagram: @reallifepretendpsychic

Posted in Interviews, podcast, Poems, poetry

Nena Larieze: Rebel Mother

Iambic Podcast Episode 6

Nena is a publish Poet & Author, Educator and Mother of 4 children. A Central Florida native that moved to Stockton, California. She released her first book, Activistic(2012), that is a collection of poems and prose of her past. Nena is working on her next Masters degree at University of Pacific. She, now, lives in Sacramento, works with 916 Ink, and is working on her next books: Chronicle of a Broken Childhood and the Sea also rise.

We discuss:

  • Her poetry origin
  • Her first Sacramento Feature
  • Her book: Activistic
  • Living in Central Florida
  • Living in Stockton
  • Her family past
  • Her latest books
  • Her poem: Our way through

Poem Excerpt: Stand your ground, Dear America, and Be Accountable. All poems written and performed by Nena Larieze 

Find Nena and her work from her website: www.nenalarieze.com

Her Book: Activistic is on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Activistic-Nena-Larieze/dp/0985150742

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AndYes – Sacramento’s Renaissance Man

Iambic Podcast Episode 5

I talk to Sacramento Renaissance man, AndYes. His work is pretty extensive: 9 chapbooks, full length Book, 2 albums, 3 one man shows. His media presence on Good day Sacramento, NPR radio, Sac News and Reviews, Submerge. We discussed:

  • The life of his late brother, Frank
  • how Wrestling helped his persona
  • Professional Improv love
  • manage major Depression & mental health
  • why he started doing poetry?
  • Page & Stage poetry comparison
  • his name origin
  • Grand Slam Champion & the belt to prove it.
  • being a circuit Poet (praise to Brandon Leake)
  • his hosting time
  • operations FreeSoul
  • Spoken word Federation (my victory against Marvin)
  • Poetry myths in modern society
  • affiliation with ZFG
  • who is Ms. MARS
  • podcasting (scenespeak)
  • his Spoken word album
  • chapbook trick (Stacy Gee did it)
  • Writing of AMAN (first chapbook)
  • Poets & Politics podcast (with Brandon Leake, Stacy Gee and Twosense)

His website: www.andyespoetry.com

Posted in Interviews, Performing, podcast, poetry, Thoughts

Ep 3: Len Germinara – Polis Poet: backbone & all

The interview

I visited Len Germinara’s home to conduct an interview for Iambic Podcast due to Gallery portrait additions being placed at Sacramento Poetry Center for Second Saturday. Beside his dog’s infatuation for attention., we discuss about several topics:

  • Living in Nantucket
  • Writing 8 books
  • DIY to Publishing
  • His love to Slam poetry
  • The story of his Back Injury
  • His Wife and her endeavor
  • Famous Friends
  • Junior Rangers
  • Ecopoetry
Iambic Podcast EP 3: Len Germinara

To view his work and accomplishment: www.lengerminara.com

For more podcast episodes: www.Iambic.podbean.com

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Iambic (the podcast?)

What happen to Iambic (the Zine)?

It is the year 2020. I have been hosting at Sacramento Poetry center for 1 year now. It has definitely been a interesting experience. I thank Wendy Williams for asking me to do it. I bring local and distance poets to share their poetry and sell their merchandise. But I do recall when I also had a zine to give to people. My literary zine called Iambic. So, what happen to Iambic? Well, I ran out of money. From printing cost and no sponsorship, it did not take long to see diminishing returns. So, I stopped the presses after the one year anniversary. Evil. Iambic was not being utilize so, I donated a volume of zines to Sacramento Public Library and maintained the website.

Podcast Prequel

But in January 2019, I became the new Poetry reading host at Sacramento Poetry Center. This action brought me back into having an outlet to introduce poets and rappers into the Sacramento Poetry Community which was the mission of Iambic. So, Iambic became a show pamphlet but it was hard to maintain. But I still hosted shows under the Iambic moniker. Then I realize that I could make a podcast instead. So I had recorded a podcast introduction episode with the help of BYLO podcast group in August 2019 but I released the first two episodes in January.

Iambic the Podcast

So I started a podcast to give more depth to my feature Poets who have graced Sacramento Poetry Center. I started to notice that a lot of poets are not given an in depth interview after performing at Sacramento Poetry center. They sell books and talk to people but it is a short time. I figured I have the opportunity give them as much exposure before they say their first poem. Plus, it is what Iambic was about: making people aware of local poets. So, my first episodes will introduce Auntie Vice and Jorge Quintana:

Jorge Quintana
Auntie Vice

But check out the new Iambic Podcast. The link is the Logo in the Sidebar.