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About Poets and Muses

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Poets and Muses is a weekly poetry podcast where the Host and Executive Producer, Imogen Arate (herself a prolific poet), chats with poets about their inspirations.

Poets and Muses Episode with Danae Barnes. Background image by https://www.instagram.com/lisasterle/

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, 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, homelessness and families.

Lupe Castro cover for Poets and Muses. Image by https://www.instagram.com/creativecatalystsaz/

Since launching in December of 2018, Imogen has interviewed more than 50 poets in the US and abroad, from those in their teens to octogenarians.

Bob Longoni cover for Poets and Muses. Image by https://www.instagram.com/a.closer.look.photo.az/

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.

Edauri Navarro Perez cover for Poets and Muses. Image by https://www.instagram.com/melanieqs/

Although Poets and Muses is mainly conducted in English, our podcast also features poems written in other languages.

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.

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