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  • 01:20

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Freddy Niagara Fonseca

    in Poetry

    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 second book, a mystical and humorous poetry collection, The Bomb That Blew Up God And Other Serious Poems featuring his own poems, saw the light ten years later in 2020. Freddy has performed in public numerous times in his own Candlelight Reading Series, presenting multi-faceted World Poetry events of all eras and cultures with the collaboration of musicians, dancers, actors and expressive readers. Quite favorably reviewed in BookLife by Publishers Life, The Bomb That Blew Up God was listed in a Notable Iowa Books column of the Spring 2021 edition of Ottumwa Life. These days you can frequently hear him reciting at various Zoom open mic venues. He lives in Fairfield, Iowa.

  • 03:24


    in Poetry

    Show time: 5:00pm West coast - 8:00pm East coast
    The call in number is 646-595-3965
    Info: You do not have to be logged in to listen to the show, but you do to join in the Poet's chat-room.  It's a good way to network with other writers and they have such fun!  You can read one to two pieces, just keep it around the 5-minute mark!  Remember we have a Mature rating, meaning anything goes with the exception of explicit sexual content.
    Love from the SpeakEasy Family...
    Nyla Alisia, Debbie Philly, Michael Quigg, Jason Tucker, Christopher M Ryan

  • 01:13

    Crown Holders Conversation: Lauren Wilson discusses Afro-Bougie Blues

    in Books

    Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lauren Wilson
    Step into the world of Afro-Bougie Blues and walk in the shoes of different protagonists as they struggle to move through the world. Ordinary black women and men develop tenacity when they have to deal with the reality of their choices. 
    Alexis finally finds love after seventeen years of a lonely existence, but life throws a curveball. Watch as she overcomes the challenge despite her past still looming over her head. 
    Walk with Rodney, a gulf war veteran who tries to drown the war memories with alcohol. See Bessie, overweight & stuck in life, make a decision that sets her on a journey that transforms her life in ways she never imagined. 
    Thirteen-year-old Aisha wants answers to her complicated question about love. And this sets her father on the task of reflecting on what the word "love" really means. Listen to Lenore & her sisters recount stories from their father’s life after he succumbs to cancer. From depression, abortion, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), spousal abuse,& extramarital affairs to colorism. Each short story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
    Afro-Bougie Blues is about characters with stories that are relatable because it captures struggles people deal with in everyday life. The author’s captivating prose and incredible storytelling will plunge the reader into fascinating worlds and challenge them to take on new perspectives that inspire, move & entertain. Lauren's website: afrobougieblues.com

  • 01:21


    in Writing

    Verna Thomas-Melton, founder and director of Verna’s H.E.L.P. Foundation and a Fort Worth native, writes her first book to tell her story, "My Power in Three." An Authentic Spiritual Autobiography, which tells the story of a black woman who assisted with Dallas' 1st Homeless Shelter, which is today the Austin Street Shelter; changed the entire DISD-Special Education program throughout the State of Texas; and assisted with the documentation and implementation of the First Food Bank for North Texas, appointed by two Presidents of the United States.
    Mentored by so many of Dallas' civic leaders and community giants. Revealing and describing how individual aspects of identity, such as race and class, don't receive wide recognition and how these aspects must be discussed when discussing how they are identified and treated by others.
    The book Forward is written by Allen R. Sullivan, Ph.D., Emeritus, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Student Development and Advocacy Services, Dallas Independent School District, and
    Marylyn R. Harris, RN, MSN, MBA, President, Harris Healthcare Consulting, LLC; Founder and Executive Director, Women Veterans Business Center • 2013 Houston and US SBA "Veteran Business Champion of the Year" • 2013 President Obama's White House "Champion of Change.

  • 02:00

    Delving the Depths of Darkness with Arcana Amour and Stellina

    in Poetry

    Join us Delving the Depths of Darkness and embrace your dark side. Let us take you by the hand and lead you through the sombre shadows of twilight hours, where nothing is as it seems and will ever seem the same thereafter. We welcome all connoisseurs of deep poetry in a gothic vein....where we'll be waiting for you inside the darkness! https://allpoetry.com/Arcana_Amour https://allpoetry.com/Stellina

  • 01:02

    Former PBS Employee Talks About His Book Painful Joy

    in Books

    Join Max Friedman, a former PBS employee and a former publicist for Bill Moyers Journal, this Saturday, May 13, 2023! Max sits down with Off The Shelf Books' host, Denise Turney, to discuss his book "Painful Joy". The book is based in-part, on his parents, Polish Holocaust survivors who lost everyone in their families during the war, survived the camps and then met and married in Sweden. As is his personality, Max's writing is engaging, insightful and entertaining. 
    Prior to writing "Painful Joy", Max authored two memoirs: one of Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., a retired pharmaceutical company CEO ("A Life Lived Full," 2015) and the other of his wife, Monika Heimbold, a retired clinical social worker and a co-founder with Queen Silvia of Sweden of the World Childhood Foundation that focuses on child trafficking and exploitation ("Designing a Life," 2016).
    Listeners who tune into the May 13 show may get the chance to ask Max a question LIVE on air! All listeners can walk away with a new sense of awareness, an inside view into what makes romantic love endure life's hardest challenges and more!
    Tune in Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11am/EST (New York City time)! Pass the word! 
    Listener dial-in number: (347) 994-3490
    See you there! 

  • 00:31

    Nancy Rhodes Tells "Mary's Story" on the Sunbury Press Books Show

    in Books

    Nancy Rhodes has served the Arts as an administrator, director, educator and writer. The founding director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, she has staged plays, musicals and operas across the US, Europe and Asia, with performances that include the world premiere of "Tartuffe" for San Francisco Opera, and Virgil Thomson's "Lord Byron" at Alice Tully Hall. Rhodes has also served as Vice President/US Delegate to the International Theatre Institute, and taught Acting for Singer at Manhattan School of Music.
    A trip to Ephesus led today's guest on the Sunbury Press Books Show into a metaphysical experience: the mother of Jesus is said to have lived in what is now Turkey after her son's death. While visiting Mary's home, Rhodes was asked by Mary to tell her story.
    Over a ten-year period, Mary told Rhodes her own story, of a lonely childhood, violence against her at the hands of her father, Joseph's devotion and how he saved his family. This interview with Lawrence Knorr discusses Rhodes' ongoing career, and the experience and process that led to the telling of "Mary's Story."

  • 02:11

    A Team of Voices with Deborahlee and Hatter featuring the poet Poetic Picasso

    in Poetry

    Welcome to A Team of Voices radio...
    We are sponsored by the AP Taylor Poetry Foundation...
    Our group is filled with Love and Respect... We're all so happy to see you here... We are poets from all over the globe  and offer a variety of programming  for your entertainment...
    There is something different going on with us  every single night of the week... You never know what we might have up our sleeve...
    We have game... slams... talk shows... magic tricks... contests and  special events  with poetic topics from a - z...
    and YOU  are invited to join us for all the fun. - just click on to listen to the live show  or to hear any prerecorded episode  and you can also call up to participate...
    You can find our hosts and hostesses  writing over at All Poetry.com and hanging out  in the A Team of Voices radio group chat room  on All Poetry.com... We push love and respect! - Stop in and check us out...

  • 02:00

    Garden of Enlightenment ... Luyu Wild Dove

    in Poetry

    "Poetry IS When an Emotion has Found its Thought and the Thought HAS Found Words"... Robert Frost Poetry has its own individual voice in each of us. It is the lyrics of our experiences that form and shed enlightenment in who we are. Each poem paints what is, what is missing and the desires that burn inside each of us that we crave. They are the door we open in our soul's closet taking out our hidden treasures, exposing them to the world. Trinkets, jewels of emotions of different textures, colors and strengths we place before you in poetry.

  • 00:26

    Women with Unshakeable Faith -- Write Stuff -- 5/17/2023

    in Books

    In Women with Unshakeable Faith, visionary author Dr. Paulette Harper shares the stories of fourteen remarkable women whose faith sustained them through life’s toughest challenges.
    From a survivor of sexual assault to a cancer, these women overcome immerse obstacles through their unwavering belief in God. Through these stories, readers will be inspired and encouraged to deepen their own faith trust in God, even in the face of adversity.
    Harper’s insightful commentary on each woman’s journey provides valuable lessons on forgiveness, resilience and perseverance. The book is a testament to the transformative power of faith and the incredible strength of women who choose to live with unshakeable faith. It is a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration, guidance, and hope in their own journey of faith.
    Join me for a wonderful, thought-provoking chat with Dr. Paulette Harper about her newest anthology release on May 17th at 7 pm Eastern time. Listen in at 646-668-8485. Follow PJC Media on podcast platforms everywhere. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/12226760.

  • 02:12

    Literature Wednesdays ~ poetic inklings of tomorrow

    in Poetry

    **authenticity of work is the sole responsibility of the poet/author
    Welcome to our little neck of the woods we like to call poetic slice of life. Here in our mom and pop shop we like to offer shows that focuses on the cultural slice of life such as the arts, music, entertainment and literary greats that have shaped our todays in ways that will never be forgotten. The common thread here is communication and understanding. The theme for this show every week is to bring great meaning.