What is Poets and Muses? | Who’s Imogen Arate? | Awards | Press clippings | Interview requests
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During each episode, two poems serve as the doorway into an exploration of diverse human experiences. Topics we’ve covered include love, climate change, friendships, mental and physical health, immigration, child abuse, sex, gender equality, refugee life, body imagery, indigenous rights, suicide, police brutality, death of loved ones, hope, human trafficking, nature, mass shootings, representation in media, terrorism, LGBTQIA rights, homelessness and families.
While we feature poets with a range of artistic history, the podcast is mainly a platform for emergent poetic voices from a variety of social-economic backgrounds.
Aside from professional poets and writers, other guests work in a myriad of professions, such as arts and entertainment, advocacy, business, construction, education, government, healthcare, international development, social services, journalism, legal services, science and technology, etc.
In addition to showcasing an array of representative voices, Poets and Muses also aims to dispel misgivings and apprehension the listening public has toward poetry, as well as to inspire people to adopt poetry as a mode of self expression. Take a listen.
Who Is Imogen Arate
Her poems “A Declaration of Loyalty ” and “Sanctuary” took home the second and third prize of the 2020 National Federation of Press Women at-large Communications contest.
She is also the 2019 Phoenix Poetry Slam Erotic Haiku Deathmatch Champion
Out of more than 1,800 entries, Poets and Muses won second place for our podcast and newsletter and third place for website copy at the the 2020 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest.
Earlier this year, the organization’s at-large (regional) Communications Contest awarded Poets and Muses the first prize in all three categories, third prize for our social-media presence and honorable mention for this website.
Podcast Loves: The Greatest Hits
May 25th “Why Supporters Are Working to Save Palabras Bilingual Bookstore”
Episode 56 of the BeerEDU Podcast on January 18th
Interview with Women’s Health Interactive
August 7th Phoenix New Times tribute to Toni Morrison
July Interview with The Differential:
The University of Arizona College of Medicine ‒ Phoenix Student Publication