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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 offers an online vehicle for artists to engage in critical dialogue and discussion about poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QL: POR, please contact the host Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram at You can also visit the website at 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 issues related to power, identity, and oppression. Known widely as the Counseling Poet (, 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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S. Yarberry is a trans poet and writer. They currently serve as the Poetry Editor of The Spectacle. S. has their MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis and is now a PhD candidate in literature at Northwestern University. S. is also the author of a new book of poetry A Boy in The City. A Boy in the City interrogates how our bodies both seduce and elude. Told through the lens of an intimate partnership, Yarberry explores the way we inhabit and are simultaneously distanced from our bodies–our loose seams, our disappearances and infinities, our longing among the brilliance and mundanity of the ?streets and lights and strangers? of our cities. The collection feels like an easy Sunday morning a few months after a break-up; a raw nerve, romantic and splintered. Carl Phillips calls Yarberry a ?defiant new voice? who ?writes past the ‘festoonery' of gender and easy binaries.? Mary Jo Bang says the poems in A Boy in the City are, ?incisive, erotic, artfully antiro- mantic and Paul Tran says, ?Yarberry's gift to us is that we can become anything, too.? S. Yarberry Pronouns: they/them Website:
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