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Michael Anthony Ingram

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio


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The mission of Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio is to provide a live format for emerging, mid-career, and established poets to showcase their work. Whether traditional poetry or spoken word, the show also offers an online vehicle for artists to engage in conversational interviews about the art of poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QL: POR, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, at maingram@gmx.com. You can also visit the website at qlpor.com to learn more about the podcast. Dr. Ingram is a retired university professor and social change activist. A Washington DC resident, he is committed to employing the arts, specifically poetry, to disseminate information and raise awareness about power, identity, and oppression issues. Known widely as the Counseling Poet (www.thecounselingpoet.com), he has gained an international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet. A 2015 Pushcart poetry prize nominee, he has traveled extensively, reciting his works and conducting workshops on building cultural competency and empathy skills through poetry and metaphor.

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Poetry plays a vital role in mental health awareness by providing a creative outlet for individuals to express their emotions and experiences related to mental health. It offers a means of self-expression and catharsis, allowing individuals to... more

Megan Wildhood is a writer, editor, and writing coach who helps her readers feel seen in her monthly newsletter, poetry chapbook Long Division (Finishing Line Press, 2017), her forthcoming poetry collection Bowed As If Laden With Snow... more

A little about my book My book, Survived By, chronicles my experience coping with my father's terminal cancer diagnosis, his death, and my subsequent grief journey. The poems vary visually, utilizing the ribcage form invented by Athena... more

I was born Wavyne Diana Benskin in Trinidad and Tobago to Barbadian parents. I am a graduate of Curepe Junior Secondary and St Augustine Girls High School. A graduate of Mercy College. A recipient of Martha's Vineyard Institute... more

Ellen Thea is an award winning performance poet, drummer, dancer, and holistic counselor, utilizing tarot, astrology, crystals and energy work. Her life's journey has taken her from New York City to South Florida to rural Alaska. She... more

Freddy Niagara Fonseca, Renaissance man, poet, dramatic reader, originally from South America, has authored two poetry books. The first one, a poetry anthology, This Enduring Gift - A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry was published in 2010. His... more

Meghan Zipin is an author and mama who shares her time writing with discovering half eaten snacks around the house and ensuring her children stay little for as long as possible. Meghan's debut poetry collection, First Light... more

Founder of Poetry X Hunger: Bringing a World of Poetry to the Anti-Hunger Cause, Larew has also published poetry in places including Contemporary American Voices and Best Poetry Online. His most recent collection, Patchy... more

A non-binary poet, Karen Poppy's debut full-length poetry collection, Diving at the Lip of the Water, is forthcoming in 2023 with Beltway Editions. Her chapbooks Crack Open / Emergency (2020) and Our Own Beautiful Brutality (2021) are... more