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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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Alexander Poster is a good, grey bureaucrat who works as a historian for a labyrinthine federal agency. He lives less than one mile from the U.S. Capitol and survived a nasty case of COVID-19, none of which inspired his writing one bit. He is a fan of Cormac McCarthy, depressing music from the 80s and 90s, and, surprisingly, marine mammals. He loves his wife, even though she has expressed concern for him being a ?cynical bastard.? He began writing poems later in his life and is his first chapbook. He has performed his poems at ?Spit That? at the Woolly Mammoth in Washington, DC.
  • by Michael Anthony Ingram
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New York Times bestselling poet Nikki Grimes received the 2020 ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to young adult literature. Her distinguished works include the much-honored books Garvey's Choice, ALA Notable book... more

Aaron R The Poet sponsors multiple poetry contests throughout the year. Chev won the the 2021 Summer Edition of the contest. Key Wills won 2nd place and Miss Kiane won 3rd place. Other participants in the contest were Jae/Intangible... more

Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, taught Writers Seminar at Occidental College Upward Bound for 36 years, been a coach and judge for Poetry Out Loud, a performing... more

Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong is a bilingual Korean American poet and translator. She has an MFA in poetry from Antioch University. Tanya is the author of four poetry collections, most recently The War Still Within: Poems of the Korean... more

Jonathan Hopkins is no stranger to the exquisite art of writing (sic). He began writing poetry at the age of 14 and continues to write over 35 years later. He has penned several short stories and over 200 pieces that range in style from sonnet... more

Happy or joyful poems that make you rejoice in life and the essence of being. Reflective poems about dealing with love and relationships. Inspiring poems that encourage you to take a chance, experiment, and follow your dreams to... more

Ana Castillo is a celebrated author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Among her award-winning books are So Far from God, The Mixquiahuala Letters, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me, The Guardians, Peel My Love Like... more

Ross Lane is the author of 10 modern poetry publications all of which deal with a search for meaning, identity and the course of life. Ross is published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His publications can be broken down into two trilogies... more

As a lifelong Storyteller, I've enjoyed creating stories from nature's imagery, the imaginative adventures of childhood, and a life well-lived. Impromptu spoken word has remained my JOY, combined with song and compassion. These elements... more

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author who lives in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work has appeared both in print and online in such places as: The New York Quarterly,... more