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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 You can also visit the website at 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 (, 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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Diana Raab, MFA, PhD, is a poet, memoirist, blogger, speaker, and award-winning author of thirteen books. Her work has been published and anthologized in thousands of publications. She frequently speaks on writing for healing and transformation. Raab blogs for Psychology Today, The Wisdom Daily, The Good Men Project, Thrive Global, and is a guest blogger for many others. She's the author of two memoirs: Regina's Closet: Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal and Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey, and five poetry collections. She's the editor of two anthologies: Writers and Their Notebooks and Writers on the Edge. Her poetry chapbook, An Imaginary Affair: Poems Whispered to Neruda, was released in July 2022 (Finishing Line Press). Many of her talks are based upon her book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, and its accompanying book: Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal. Conversation Cards for Meaningful Storytelling are based on these two books. Website: Chapbook: An Imaginary Affair: Poems Whispered to Neruda
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