Ep. 72 Melissa Jordan | Red Low Fog, poetry forms, and crafting narrativeEp. 72 Melissa Jordan | Red Low Fog, poetry forms, and crafting narrative

Hi there, Today I am thrilled to be arts calling Melissa Jordan! About our guest: Melissa E. Jordan lives in northwestern Connecticut, and was raised primarily in Ledyard, CT. Her recent poetry collection, Red Low Fog/Transcript (Animal Heart Press, 2022) is a hybrid poetry/fiction collection in the form of a

Ep. 71 CJ Peterson | In the Sight of Sound: Writing, publishing, and achieving your goalsEp. 71 CJ Peterson | In the Sight of Sound: Writing, publishing, and achieving your goals

Hi there, Today I’m excited to be arts calling CJ Peterson! About our guest: CJ Peterson has been a lifelong storyteller who grew up obsessed with movies. Since an early age, he knew he wanted to tell similar stories of his own that made him feel that magic a special

Ep. 70 Jesus M. Garibay | Acting, dance, and artistic problem solvingEp. 70 Jesus M. Garibay | Acting, dance, and artistic problem solving

Hi there, Today I am excited to be arts calling Jesus M. Garibay! About our guest: Jesus is an actor, dancer, and director based in Mexico City. Links below! Twitter: https://twitter.com/JesusMGaribay FB: https://www.facebook.com/jesus.muga TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jesusmgaribay Thanks so much for joining me on the podcast, Jesus! All the best! — Arts

Ep. 69 Steffy Sandoval | Acting, directing, and artist identity coachingEp. 69 Steffy Sandoval | Acting, directing, and artist identity coaching

Hi there, Today I am excited to be arts calling Steffy Sandoval! About our guest: I’m a recent Florida International University alumni with a BFA Theatre Performance degree. Upon graduation, I was fortunate to book some Miami regional work which gave me the confidence and momentum to move to NYC. I have performed Off-Broadway

Ep. 68 Irma Herrera | Social justice, mispronounced names, and a one-woman playEp. 68 Irma Herrera | Social justice, mispronounced names, and a one-woman play

Hello, Today I am honored to be arts calling Irma Herrera! About our guest: Irma Herrera is a writer, solo performer, and social justice activista. A civil rights lawyer for 30+ years, she shares anecdotes of her time fighting for disadvantaged communities, the process behind her one-woman show, ‘Why Would

Ep. 67 Leslie Absher | Spy Daughter, Queer Girl: A memoir of secrets, family, and truthEp. 67 Leslie Absher | Spy Daughter, Queer Girl: A memoir of secrets, family, and truth

Hi there, Today I am elated to be arts calling Leslie Absher! About our Guest: Leslie Absher is a journalist and essayist. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Independent, Salon, Huffington Post, Ms., Greek Reporter, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her father joined the CIA before she

Ep. 66 Ken Poyner | Small presses, life beyond writing, and carving your own pathEp. 66 Ken Poyner | Small presses, life beyond writing, and carving your own path

Hi there, Today it’s a pleasure to be arts calling Ken Poyner! About our guest: Ken’s four collections of brief fictions and four collections of speculative poetry can be found at most online booksellers.  He spent 33 years in information system management, is married to a world record holding female

Ep. 65 Dr. Rachael Hanel | History, writing nonfiction, and Camilla’s storyEp. 65 Dr. Rachael Hanel | History, writing nonfiction, and Camilla’s story

Hi there, Today I am ecstatic to be arts calling Dr. Rachael Hanel! About our guest: Rachael Hanel is associate professor of creative nonfiction and journalism at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her book We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter, also from the University of

Ep. 64 Shahab Zargari | Indie filmmaking, music, and the business of creativityEp. 64 Shahab Zargari | Indie filmmaking, music, and the business of creativity

Hi there, Thursdays are for arts calling! And today I am psyched to be arts calling Shahab Zargari! About our guest: Shahab Zargari is an award-winning filmmaker, music lover, author and entrepreneur. He graduated in 2000 from the University of California at Irvine with a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology with a minor

Ep. 63 Raegen Pietrucha | Head of a Gorgon, marketing, and a reunion episode!Ep. 63 Raegen Pietrucha | Head of a Gorgon, marketing, and a reunion episode!

TW: This episode is a discussion about a work that addresses sexual violence. Hi friends, Today I’m so excited to be arts calling Raegen Pietrucha, welcome back! About our guest: Raegen Pietrucha is a professional and creative writer, editor, consultant, and educator with two degrees in English and more than