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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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In celebration of National Women's History Month, Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio ( presents POINT OF VIEW: WOMEN IN POETRY. Noted poets Alyson Shore Adler, Kathy Barham, Cathleen Cohen, and Christina E.... more

Jessica Genia [pronounced Genya] Simon's poems have been published in the Atlanta Review, Slipform 2020 Anthology, Moment Magazine, Magnolia: A Journal of Women's Socially Engaged Literature, Vol. II, Edge, Vol. 9, Nature in... more

International Women's Day 2022 Honoree a pearl in this diamond world ... Josephine LoRe's words have been read on stage and zoom-rooms, put to music, danced, integrated into art, and published in 11 countries and 4 languages... more

Deelynn Leigh was born in South Boston, Virginia and grew up with her family in Carson City, Nevada. As a young girl she engulfed her life with athletics and outdoor activities. For relaxation she found her gift for writing while creating... more

Encore Presentation Rojé Augustin is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her first novel, The Unraveling of Bebe Jones, won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award in African American... more

Aaron R The Poet sponsors multiple poetry contests throughout the year. Chev won the 2022 Winter Edition of the contest. Konscience 101 won 2nd place. Other participants in the contest were Camile.Denine, Indea Hoffman, Miss Kiane, JT... more

Martin Graff is an artist, author, musician, and extreme-chin-beard enthusiast in Arlington, VA who crafts poetic vignettes with matching art on every topic from the stigma of liking scrapple to the meaning of life in a series called The Face... more

Rojé Augustin is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her first novel, The Unraveling of Bebe Jones, won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award in African American fiction. She wrote the... more

Diana Howard is a poet and children's author living along the Missouri River in southeastern South Dakota. She has published two children's books, Applesauce and Boo Boo La Roo. Her poetry has appeared in several journals and... more

Linda Imbler's poetry collections include six published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep? second edition, Lost and Found, Red Is The Sunrise, and Bus Lights, Travel Sights. Soma Publishing has published... more