The Rabbit Hole (Blog)

Posted in Hip Hop Conversation, Performing, Poems, poetry, Thoughts

My Interview

I am excited to see an interview done on me. Thank you to Izzy Lala for asking and writing the article. It was an amazing experience because it was a chance to see someone else’s point of view of me.

Plus, I started to understand the image that I projected publicly. Since being a tone setter is a statement, I enjoy being the first poet to starts the show.

Poetic Roots

My roots with poetry are long. I have been writing since I was 10 years old. A lot of my early poems were turned into rap lyrics immediately. While most poets have their heroes: Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, etc. my heroes were rappers (emcees).

Street poetry was the coined term before Hip Hop was a culture. Most critics say that rapping is not poetry. I counter that remark with this: evolution is a recurring event. So, when poets view some new or strange styles of poetry, they need to understand the importance is still the words.

I thought about how to define my own poetry. I assumed poetry was similar to a painting or music. I made it for someone to read or recite and build their own interpretation.

But reading Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work, revealed my work can’t tell stories by itself. My poetry is my work. So I have to explain the unfamiliar parts because what I do is me.

Check out Izzy Lala interview of me:

http://bit.ly/2ceG64p

Posted in Interviews, podcast, Poems, poetry, Sacramento

Stuart Canton: SPC Bartender of Poetry

Stuart Canton: SPC “El Presidente” and Bartender of Poetry

CharRon sit down with Sacramento Poetry Center President Stuart Canton.

Topic Discuss:

  • Poet’s Origin
  • University Instructor of Poetry
  • Being an Editor
  • Jason Shapiro
    • Poetry Now
  • DIY Published Author
    • DIY Chapbooks
    • M-Press
  • Being President of Sacramento Poetry Center
  • Being a Poetry host
  • Page vs. Stage
    • Theater of Poetry
  • Co-Vid 19 Wine list
  • Poem: Field guide to near extinction
  • Social Media
  • Facebook videos
  • Final words

Social Media

@Stuartlcanton

Website:

www.stuartlcanton.com

Iambic:

https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

www.reswonderland.com

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

CharRon Smith: Wait. Who? Feat. Auntie Vice

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rtid8-d7b830

Feature guest Auntie Vice(Fat Chicks on Top Podcast) returns to Iambic poetry podcast to interview Iambic’s host:CharRon Smith. Plus, A special interview with Vanisha of Kloset Treasure.

 

Topics discuss:

 

  • Co-Vid 19 virus situation
  • Poet’s Origin
  • Being a Rapper
  • Being a DJ
  • Poets who inspire
  • Page vs. stage
  • His dislike & likes of Slam poetry
  • Being a comedic poet
  • The Reason He dislike disclaimers
  • National Poetry month
  • Happy Poems
  • Fat chicks on top podcast returns
  • Gag on this podcast
  • Social media
  • Last words

 

Social media and websites:

 

Https://linktr.ee/res1der

www.aseriousproduction.com

www.napowrimo.net

linktr.ee/Iambiczine

Kloset Treasures:

www.klosettreasures.com

IG: Klosettreasures

  • Instagram
    • Res1der
    • Iambiczine
    • aseriousproduction
  • Twitter
    • CharRonesmith
    • seriousproduct 
    • Iambiczine
  • Facebook
    • CharRon E Smith
Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Aric Jackson: Speak Poet. Poet becomes Speaker Part 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-abui6-d6eeef

CharRon sat down with Award winning Motivational Speaker A’ric Johnson. This is part 2 of a two part episode

 

Topics discuss:

 

  • Forgiveness
  • His Mother
  • Don’t be scared to be you
    • Dumbing Down
    • Servant mode
  • Published Author:
    • 5 things your Guidance Counselor didn’t tell you
    • 51 secrets
    • Book commission
  • Page vs. Stage
    • Book vs. Speech
  • 3rd step to destroy your box
  • Say my name right
  • Poets and Speakers comparison

 

Social media and websites

 

A’Ric Jackson:

www.Instagram.com/Iamaricjackson

Twitter & Facebook: @aricjackson

Website: www.aricspeaks.com

5 Things Your Guidance Counselor Didn’t Tell You

Iambic Poetry podcast:

linktr.ee/Iambiczine

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Aric Jackson – Speak Poet: Slam Poet becomes Motivational Speaker Part 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tsffy-d68579

CharRon sat down with Award winning Motivational Speaker Aric Johnson. This is part 1 of a two part episode

 

Topics discuss:

  • Chicago got talent
  • Aric’s Birthday
  • Poet’s origin
  • Words are powerful
  • Slam piece: Shoes
  • Poet becomes speaker
  • His father
  • 3 steps to destroy your box
  • In Living Color story

 

Social media and websites

 

Aric Jackson:

Social Media:

www.instagram.com/Iamaricjackson

www.twitter.com/aricjackson

www.facebook.com/aricjackson

Website:

www.aricspeaks.com

Iambic Poetry podcast:

linktr.ee/Iambiczine

 

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Grace Loescher: Proofs in the work

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yzfa3-d65698

CharRon sat down with Sammie nominated Slam Champion Grace Loescher

 

Topics discuss

 

  • Poet Origin
  • Speak out Sacramento
  • Creation district
  • Local celebrities support
  • Slam poetry champ
  • Page vs stage
  • Spoken word album
  • Previous episodes
  • Social media

 

Social media and websites:

Grace Loescher

Spotify & Itunes: Some Call it Holy

SM: @Gracemakesstuff

Website:

www.gracemakesstuff.com

www.speakoutsacramento.org

 

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

linktr.ee/Iambiczine