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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 conversational interviews about 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 information 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 issues related to power, identity, and oppression. 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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-- I'm a journalism grad who had a "first life" in magazine journalism, and freelance marketing-communications work in Canada; however, with the arrival of my daughter Julia, now 26, I made a mid-life career change into Montessori teaching. Since 2002, I've been a classroom teacher at Sint Maarten Montessori School in the Dutch Caribbean. -- I absolutely LOVE encouraging kids and, really, EVERYone to find their Inner Poet! One of the great satisfactions of a life in words is the knowledge that 17 of my current and former students, ages 9 to 19, have also become published writers and poets -- and we're just getting started 😄 -- On your show, I'll read from my collections Full Moon Fire, published last summer, and Moonchild, coming in December. (Yes, I'm a July-born Moonchild, and the Moon does shine brightly into my work!) I'm a writer who always has multiple projects in the works. These days, I'm working on a manuscript entitled RAINBOW COUNTRY, inspired through and through by life in my island home. I'd like to share a poem or two from that work in progress. -- To launch Full Moon Fire, I collaborated with Rawle James in Toronto and the international poets of the Inspired Poetry Corner in the first Moon Lovers International Poetry & Music Fest -- featuring SXM poets live on stage and poet-friends on Zoom!! Beginning in November 2022, we plan to make this a monthly event!
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