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Poets Have Something to Say

Poets Have Something to Say

By Jeffrey Charles McAndrew

This new podcast is called “Poets Have Something To Say.” Jeff will interview poets about their craft and what makes poetry relevant in the world we live in. The podcast host says it’s very important to promote the importance of literacy in our society. Jeff is a published poet, the author of a collection entitled “My Heart At Ease” (2022)
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Freesia McKee — Ripon College Poet in Residence November 2022

Poets Have Something to SayNov 22, 2022

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Frank Watkinson - Singer-Songwriter from England

Frank Watkinson - Singer-Songwriter from England

Frank Watkinson is a 69-year-old singer-songwriter who has over a half-million followers on YouTube. We talk to Frank about how he writes his songs and and we get insights into his unique brand of creativity.
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Bruce Fernandez - Poet and Musician via from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Bruce Fernandez - Poet and Musician via from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Bruce Fernandez is a poet, writer, musician originally from Brooklyn, New York. Heavily influenced by his latin heritage, he is never afraid to tap into his Puerto Rican/ Dominican roots. Bruce has been making music for over half of his 46 years and has been writing poetry longer than that. His art expresses his life as a child growing up under traumatic experiences from physical and mental abuse to growing up in the tough environment of the ghetto. Besides growing up in Brooklyn, he has lived in Miami Florida, participated in the forestry service while living for 2 years in Kentucky's Daniel Boone Forest and as of now he lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Feb 20, 202348:06
Lisa Vihos - Sheboygan Poet Laureate

Lisa Vihos - Sheboygan Poet Laureate

Lisa is an accomplished poet who has been published in many magazines and books. She is also with the John Michael Kohler art center where she works as a grant writer.
Jan 15, 202344:04
Jeremy Jusek — Parma, Ohio Poet Laureate December 2022

Jeremy Jusek — Parma, Ohio Poet Laureate December 2022

Jeremy Jusek is the current poet laureate of Parma, Ohio, He hosts the Ohio Poetry Association's podcast called Poetry Spotlight, and started the Flamingo Writers' Guild. He has authored two books, with a few more currently incubating. His OG background was playwriting, though he ultimately endorsed a lifelong passion by getting an MFA in poetry from Arcadia University. He has been a freelance writer for over a decade, and has taught undergraduate level English and film courses for roughly half that time. He does readings and public appearances.
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Freesia McKee — Ripon College Poet in Residence November 2022

Freesia McKee — Ripon College Poet in Residence November 2022

Join Jeffrey McAndrew, as he interviews Ripon, Wisconsin poet Freesia McKee on the “Poets Have Something To Say” podcast. She is an excellent voice for creativity for students at Ripon College. Freesia is teaching something called eco-poetics.
Nov 22, 202218:58
Thomas Cannon — Oshkosh Poet Laureate October 2022

Thomas Cannon — Oshkosh Poet Laureate October 2022

In August 2021, Thomas Cannon was selected as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Oshkosh, WI. He is the author of the books The Tao of Apathy and Shattered. With his essay “Part of the Gift,” Cannon was the lead contributor to Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children With Autism. His poems and short stories have been published in various journals such as Midwestern Gothic and Corvus Review. Thomas is active in the Oshkosh writing community, having helped establish the Lakefly Writers Conference. He and his wife have three children and two grandkids
Oct 23, 202232:27
Sample of Previous Podcast - Profile of the Late Psychologist Carl R. Rogers

Sample of Previous Podcast - Profile of the Late Psychologist Carl R. Rogers

Psychologist Carl Rogers is the founder of something called Person-Centered Therapy. And in this episode, Jeff talks about the importance of the concepts of congruence and unconditional positive self regard. just scratching the surface of Rogers work, I hope this will encourage you to study him much further. Thank you for listening.
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