Donte Clark: KNOWFREEDOM beyond Closed Caskets

CharRon chats with Spoken word artist, Author, Writer, Actor, Former Richmond Poet Laureate, Educator, and Social Activist: Donte Clark.  We discuss: his two books: KNOWFREEDOM & Close Caskets, Being an Actor, Writer, Poet Laureate, an Educator, and being aware on what is to come. We talk about Romeo is Bleeding(Reel Poetry review: 9 out of 9 snaps). Plus, Page vs. Stage & Top 5.

Poem excerpt:

Somewhere in America by Donte Clark


Donte Clark – DonBlak

CharRon – IambicZine

Malik Saunders Part 2: The Risen

CharRon chats, via Skype, with Spoken word artist, Published author, and Hip hop head: Malik Kaume-Dau Saunders.  We discuss his poem: Reader’s Digest, his 2 books, page vs the stage , Top 5 rappers and Social media.  This is part two of a two part episode.


Social media and Websites:


Malik Saunders:


Facebook: Malik Kaume-Dau Saunders


Iambic Poetry Podcast


Excerpt (on youtube)

Poems from Serendipity Memoirs from the 5th floor


Coon the Poet Part 2: Lion Share

This part 2 of our two part episode with Coon the poet. Coon speaks about his US poetry tour and goes into talking about recording an album. We talk to Coon about being a Sacramento Poet Laureate candidate. We discuss the awards he has won and his latest podcast, KingME podcast. We then asked the Page vs Stage question and his top 5 rappers. Coon gives a salute to the Legacy of Sacramento Rappers. We finish with his social media information.


Social media:






Excerpt: (found on YouTube)

Coon the poet – Anniversary poem

KingMe podcast: Season

Rob Esperanza: Poetry and Politics

CharRon skype chatted with Activist, Father, Farmer, and  Political Poet: Rob Esperanza.

Topic Discussed:

  • His New York Origin
  • Traveling to Sacramento
  • Cultural Shock
  • Hip-Hop & Slam Poetry
  • Poetry style: List poem
  • Nuyorican Cafe
  • New York Poetry & Sac Poetry
  • 2015 Sac Slam team 
  • Trobairitz: Rob’s eclectic collective
  • 2015 National Poetry Slam tournament, Oakland
  • 2015 Oakland protest
  • Micro-agriculture
  • Today’s political climate
  • Social media uproar in El Dorado Hills (link at the bottom)
  • Page vs Stage
  • Top 5 rappers

Social Media:


Iambic poetry podcast


Dear Rob


Black entrepreneurs toured an upscale California neighborhood:

Brandon Leake: Called to Move Part 2

CharRon sits and talks with Called to Move’s Brandon Leake. This is Part two of a two part episode.


Topics Discussed:

  • His Spoken Word Albums:
    • In My Thoughts
    • Deficiencies: Tales from my Dark side
  • Page vs Stage
  • The Darkside Tour
  • Circuit Poet
  • Touring Africa – Almost
  • America’s got Talent
  • Sacramento Poetry Center Performance

Social Media:

IG: Brandonleake_ctm


Iambic Poetry Podcast

Miss Conception: Open Source RingMaster

CharRon zoom chatted with KC’s own Recording Artist and Entertainer: Miss Conception. click here to Podcast page

Topics Discussed:

  • Her Origin story
  • Being an Entertainer
  • Carnival arts
    • Vibe tribe
  • Using Serato
  • Culture Shock
  • Moving to California
    • Loving Burning man
  • Album titles:Sara what?
  • Her book: Class Action
    • The Pitch
  • Is a Marketing Degree useful?
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Jewish Rappers
  • Top 5 artists
  • Not the Drag queen: Miss Conception

Social media:

IG: missconcept



Iambic Poetry podcast

Song except:

R.A.P. (Rhythmn and Poetry) by Miss Conception

Book: Class Action – pop poetry book:

Diana Medina: Human Tangent off the clock

CharRon chats, via Zoom, with Poet, Blogger, and Leadership Coach Diana Medina


Topics Discussed:


  • Poet’s Origin
  • Poetry: Forms or Free Verse
  • Healing from Trauma
  • Big Family
  • Culture Shock
  • Leadership Coach
  • Blogging
  • Instagram Live Experience
  • Off the Clocker Website
  • Upcoming Book: Heal Outloud
  • Self-publishing
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Top 5 rappers


Social Media:

IG and Facebook: Off the clocker




Iambic Poetry Podcast:

Jane the Message: High Functioning

CharRon chatted, via Zoom, with Bay Area Battle rapper, Jane the Message.


Topics discussed:


  • Jane’s Origin
  • Love for Hip-hop
  • Love for Poetry
  • Love for Ballet
    • Her 2014 injury
  • What are Rap battles
  • Her Albums:
    • High Functioning 
    • Better than nothing mixtape
  • Her songs:
    • Sick
    • Hurt
  • Mental health
  • Being a music producer
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Top 5 rappers
  • Eminem
  • Her style


Social media and Website


Jane the message:

IG: Ninjajanie



Iambic poetry podcast: