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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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Kim B Miller's poetry is inspirational, her words are bold and she is unapologetically blunt. Kim is the Poet Laureate for Prince William County. She is the First African American Poet Laureate for PWC, VA. Her poems have been... more

BIO Jerry T. Johnson is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide including: Burning Word Literary Journal, great weather for MEDIA 2017 & 2020 Anthologies, The Long... more

Bio: Kay Bell is the author of two poetry collections: Cry Sweat Bleed Write published by Lily Poetry Review Books and Diary of an Intercessor published by Finishing Line Press. She earned a BA in English and an MFA in Creative... more

Jackie Oldham is a writer from Baltimore, Maryland, focused on poetry, essays, and short stories. Her poetry and essays appear mainly on her personal blog, on WordPress. These writings led to invitations to... more

Poet, Novelist, Public Speaker Brian Donnell James is the 2020 "United Nations" FAO World Food Day Poetry First Prize Winner, for his poem ?Testimony? which was read before a virtual audience of nearly a thousand attendants... more

John Patrick Robbins, is the editor in chief of the Rye Whiskey Review, Under The Bleechers, The Black Shamrock Magazine, Crossroads Magazine, The Abyss. He is the Author of The Still Night Sessions Published by Whiskey City... more

Join us as we pay special tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, during his lifetime, confronted many issues that are still with us today. Ever the dreamer, he always taught that hope, courage, truth, service, respect,... more

Shakira Croce is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York.Leave It Raw (Finishing Line Press, 2020) is her debut poetry collection, featuring poems that explore the nuances of sexuality, marriage, motherhood, the arts, and ambition, speaking to... more sponsors multiple poetry contests throughout the year. Hilton Lewis won the the December 2020 Poetically Correct contest. The other participants in the contest were Joel ?King? Atterberry, Allyson Autrey (First... more

I'm a girl from a small rural village in Hungary. Growing up in humble but love filled surroundings, I always knew there's more out there for me. In 2000 when I was 20, I moved to the UK and have created a new life that has been... more