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Michael Anthony Ingram

Quintessential Listening Poetry Online Radio and YouTube


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The mission of the Quintessential Listening Poetry Online Radio and YouTube podcast (QLPORYT) is to provide a live platform for poets from all backgrounds and locations worldwide to showcase their poetry. This includes emerging, mid-level, and established poets. The podcast conducts conversational interviews with poets delving into the essence of poetry within the realms of the mind, heart, and soul. It also provides a platform for poets to showcase their craft, whether through traditional forms or spoken word poetry. If you would like to be a guest on QLPORYT, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram (see below), at maingram@gmx.com. You can also visit the website at www.qlporyt.com to learn more about the podcast. Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram is a retired university professor, social change activist, and spoken word artist. He taught Counselor Education and Supervision in the College of Education at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. He is the host and producer of the Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio podcast (qlporyt.com). He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the DC Poetry Project, Inc., in Washington DC. He uses poetry to spread awareness about power, identity, and oppression issues. His international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet has earned him the nickname The Counseling Poet. This is based on his background in mental health. Dr. Ingram has traveled extensively, lecturing and conducting workshops on developing cultural competency and empathy skills through the use of poetry. He has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poetry. His second poetry collection, When Cherry Blossoms Fall on Black Skin is forthcoming. He resides in Washington, DC.

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About the Author…. Teresa E. Gallion was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and moved to Illinois at the age of 15. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Illinois Chicago and received her master's degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She retired from New Mexico state government in 2012.She moved to New Mexico in 1987. While writing sporadically for many years, in 1998 she started reading her work in the local Albuquerque poetry community. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=1155068305769120&set=gm.7820351484650477&idorvanity=2574804195871925
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On-Demand Episodes

Join us for the upcoming QLPORYT podcast on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 2:00 PM (PST)/5:00 PM (EST), featuring an interview with author and renowned poet Bill Cushing, as well as musician Chuck Corbisiero. Bill will also read excerpts... more

Skaja Evens is a writer, publisher, and artist living in Southeast Virginia. She runs Mōtus Audāx Press and publishes Disturb The Universe Magazine and It Takes All Kinds Literary Zibe. Publication credits include Spillwords Press, Medusa's... more

My interview with the distinguished poet and author Kenneth Maswabi. He and I had originally met on Zoom on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 7:00 PM Central Africa Time (CAT). Bio I am a 47 year... more

You are invited to relive on audio a captivating poetry evening that took place on March 27, 2024, at 8:00 PM (EST), streaming live on YouTube and Zoom. "A Poetry Lovers Concert Featuring Two Ladies and a Gentleman" was proudly... more

My special guest on the Tuesday, April 2, 2024 episode of the QLPORYT podcast will be acclaimed poet and author Ray Whitaker. Ray has been writing both prose and poetry since he was seventeen. What Ray is writing now is very... more

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, we hosted a special program—a Zoom/YouTube episode entitled "Celebrating Women in Poetry." This profound event was dedicated to honoring Women's History Month through the medium of... more

Original Air Date: Thursday, March 14 8:00 PM Todd Cirillo was born of bastard lineage. He has many books and misdemeanors. His books include; Sucker's Paradise, Burning the Evidence, ROXY, Three For the Road, Kisses From A... more

Celaine is a multi-genre author living in the Pacific Northwest. She balances her dual life writing poetry and fiction by night and teaching elementary students by day. On the poetry side, her chapbook Colors Collected (stemming from her... more

Stacy Dyson is a Black woman poet, playwright, and acapella vocalist who explores/illuminates the life/times of the Black woman. She has released six chapbooks, five CDs, and performed/workshopped all over the country.... more