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Neruda

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-97g7i-f3b9e4

Iambic Poetry Podcast presents Reel Poetry (Feat. Diana Medina)

Reel Poetry reviews 2016 foreign independent film, Neruda.  Along for the review ride is Off the clocker poet, Diana Medina.  The movie is a biopic on Chile Senator/Poet Pablo Neruda and his exile journey out of Chile to France.  The director’s love of Alfred Hitchcock films is shown through out the movie.  We discussed the movie use of English subtitles on the Spanish speaking film. Diana did research on certain colloquial phases.  We also learned a new word:  #Fuchiface

 

Snap Judgement  

7 out of 12 snaps

Social Media

  • Marvin: IG – Starvinmarvin09
  • Auntie Vice: Social Media – Auntie Vice
  • Diana: Social Media – Off the clocker
  • CharRon: Social Media – Iambiczine 
Posted in podcast, poetry, Thoughts, Travel and review

Iambic goes to the movies

You may have noticed that my podcast, Iambic poetry podcast, has been doing movies reviews for the past few weeks.  Well, the reason is simple. Movies are another ways that media uses poetry. Beyond music and visual art, movies have showcased poets and poems to the world.  Some movies have reach the mass media and have become cult classics. So, I started a new podcast series called Reel Poetry.

Reel Poetry is a movie review that discusses movies with poetry or poets being showcase and rates them for the general public. The idea is to make the public aware of independent or commercial movies. Even movies that were made out of the blueprints of a poem. 

I am joined with previous podcast guests,  Marvin Xia and Auntie Vice as my new co-host for this series. We will also bring in guests to get their commentary on the movies. We even have a movie rating system called snap judgement. I consist of 3 snaps, 2 snaps, and 1 snap to rate a movie. I also allow 1/2 snap increments.

We have an ever increasing list movie titles.  Here are a few that we have reviewed: Paterson,  Nightmare before Christmas, Poetic Justice, the Kindergarten teacher,  and We are Animals. Check it out.

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

We are animals

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ssa7p-f322e3

Iambic Poetry Podcast presents Reel poetry:

We are animals – 2018 independent film that was feature at Sundance film festival.  Auntie Vice, Marvin, and CharRon comment on the film conveying the “feel of poetry”. They even were shock to find out that it appeared at 2018 Sundance Film festival with the kindergarten Teacher.  The visual poetry was striking and the movie gave you a look in the child’s point of view

Snap Judgement:

9 out 9 snaps

Social Media:

Marvin: IG – StarvinMarvin09

Auntie Vice: Social Media – Auntie Vice

CharRon: IG and Twitter- Iambiczine

 

Posted in Thoughts

12 days until my Birthday

This has been a reminder that even in a pandemic, war, or Apocalyptic moments; I have a birthday.  So, it should be celebrated. It should be broadcasted and treated with the same appreciation as money.

I have grown numb to fact that my birthday is just another day. It seems time and societal norms have made me feel that my birthday is a tolerance. The idea of the spotlight being pointed at me.  I survived this far but do I enjoyed the ride?

My birthday is not only about me, it is about my tribe who support me. It about the doctors who helped me enter this world. My mother, father, brother, stepfathers,  stepmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandfathers and grandmothers who are my family.  My friends that have supported me. My enemies who have challenged me. My previous jobs that taught me the work ethic.  My business that taught me my worth.

My birthday is a celebration to remind me that I didn’t do this alone.  They helped CharRon be CharRon.

So Thank you and cheers to them. Happy birthday to me.

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Poetic Justice

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zhrqx-f27efe

Iambic Poetry Podcast present Reel Poetry.

We reviewed John Singleton’s Second film, Poetic Justice. We discuss acting, social issues, and profanity.  Maya Angelou had two poems: Alone and Phenomenal Woman.  She also had an acting role in the movie.  

 

Snap Judgement: 

7.5 out of 9 Snaps

Social Media & Website

Marvin: IG – Starvinmarvin09

Auntie Vice: Social Media – Auntie Vice

CharRon: IG – Iambiczine

https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

The Kindergarten Teacher

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iq4w8-f1ea43

Iambic Poetry Podcast present Reel Poetry

Reel Poetry reviews the 2018 independent film: The Kindergarten Teacher.

This movie definitely creeped out the reviewers. The poems done by Ocean Vuong(I spelled it wrong during the review) were spectacular but did they help or hurt the film. Maggie Gyllenhaal gave a performance that still haunt the reviewers. 

 

Snap Judgement:

2(& middle finger) snaps out of 9 snaps

Reviewers:

Marvin Xia – IG: Starvinmarvin09

Auntie Vice – Social Media: Auntievice

CharRon Smith – IG: Iambiczine   

Iambic Poetry Podcast: www.linktr.ee/iambiczine

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Nightmare Before Christmas

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ydskw-f124f3

Another Reel Poetry movie review. CharRon, Marvin and Auntie Vice discuss the Cult Classic: Nightmare before Christmas. They discuss how a poem was transform into a stop animation musical movie that even surprised Disney.  

 

Snap Judgement 7.5 snaps

 

Social media and website:

Iambic:

IG and Twitter: Iambiczine

Marvin:

IG: Starvinmarvin09

Auntie Vice:

All Social media: Auntie Vice

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Izzy Lala: 2 Books in 1 Year

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-af9bi-f09320

CharRon chats with returning guest, Izzy Lala. Izzy discuss her new works, The Art Inside: Poetry in Quarantine and Seeing Feelings: Pictures of a girl’s inner world  

Topic Discussed:

  1. Her previous Book, Her Heart Song, and the comparison with the latest books. 
  2. How she is handling Co-vid and Quarantine?
  3. Her Artwork
  4. Her love for music
  5. A T- Shirt ideas

Social Media:

Izzy Lala:

IG: Izzylala

Website: www.izzylala.com

 

Iambic Poetry Podcast

IG: Iambiczine

Website: http://linktr.ee/iambiczine

 

Posted in Travel and review

Brandon Leake: America’s got talent Season 15 winner.

Congratulation to Brandon for winning America’s Got talent. I am proud to know Brandon and his poetic journey.

I met Brandon at Luna’s Cafe in Sacramento in 2016. He definitely has ambition and drive for Spoken word and Poetry. Plus, he is a Stockton native. 209 certified.

We both have been poets in Sacramento Poetry Community for several years. Brandon has performed in United States, New Zealand, and Europe. I performed in several cities in the United States. We both have hosted Poetry Shows and events. Plus, we are members of Sacramento Slam Team.

I have been honored to feature Brandon Leake at Sacramento Poetry Center Monday poetry reading show. I am also proud that he competed and won second place in SPC Quarterly Slam. We have been combatants, comrades, and diplomats of poetry and Spoken word.

The day Brandon told me he was a participant for America’s got talent, I was excited because I knew he could propel spoken word to the masses. Plus, this is a great opportunity for spoken word to come back to the mainstream was wild to me.

I am glad that he was guest on Iambic poetry podcast. We had a long discussion about his poetic journey.

Brandon is a man on a mission and America’s got talent is another step to push his message or poetry. I am honored to know him and to be called one of his friends.

Cheers to Brandon Leake. Check him out at http://www.calledtomove.com