Ep. 80 Dominique Gordon | DOMO JUJU, new album, and turning grief into songsEp. 80 Dominique Gordon | DOMO JUJU, new album, and turning grief into songs

Heads up: A few swears in this one. — Hi there, Today in this brief one, I am psyched to be arts calling poet, musician, and my dear friend Dominique Gordon! We are talking about the collaborative process behind his band DOMO JUJU and have a quick conversation about his

Ep. 79 Julia Duffy | Things (Un)said, narrative podcasting, and writing yourself a perfect roleEp. 79 Julia Duffy | Things (Un)said, narrative podcasting, and writing yourself a perfect role

Hi there, Today I am delighted to be arts calling actress and writer Julia Duffy! About our guest: Julia Duffy grew up in Colorado before receiving her Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University in 2020. Graduating into a pandemic gave Julia the time to begin podcasting

Ep. 78 Tara Stillions Whitehead | The Year of the Monster, writing hybrid forms, and the film industryEp. 78 Tara Stillions Whitehead | The Year of the Monster, writing hybrid forms, and the film industry

Hi there, Today I am delighted to be arts calling writer and filmmaker Tara Stillions Whitehead! About our guest:A native Southern Californian, alumna of University of Southern California’s historic School of Cinematic Arts, and graduate of San Diego State University’s MFA writing program, Tara Stillions Whitehead (tarastillionswhitehead.net) is a filmmaker

Ep. 77 Lynne Jensen Lampe | A mother and daughter, a new poetry collection, & talking smack to a hurricaneEp. 77 Lynne Jensen Lampe | A mother and daughter, a new poetry collection, & talking smack to a hurricane

Hi there, Today I am overjoyed to be arts calling Lynne Jensen Lampe! About our guest:Lynne Jensen Lampe (lynnejensenlampe.com) writes poetry about family, mental illness, and societal expectations. Following and breaking rules. Stigma. Soon after Lynne was born, her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and (what was then called) manic-depression

Ep. 76 Monica Macansantos | Love & Other Rituals: Home, growing as a writer, and the Filipino diasporaEp. 76 Monica Macansantos | Love & Other Rituals: Home, growing as a writer, and the Filipino diaspora

Hi there, Today I am so happy to be arts calling Monica Macansantos! About our guest: Monica Macansantos (monicamacansantos.com) is a former James A. Michener Fellow for Fiction and Poetry at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her MFA in Writing. She also holds a PhD in

Ep. 75 Joseph Fasano | The Swallows of Lunetto: A transcendent love story, tyrants, and building a novelEp. 75 Joseph Fasano | The Swallows of Lunetto: A transcendent love story, tyrants, and building a novel

Hi there, Today I am excited to be arts calling Joseph Fasano! About our guest: Joseph Fasano is the author of the novels The Swallows of Lunetto (Maudlin House, 2022) and The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing (Platypus Press, 2020), which was named one of the “20 Best Small

Ep. 74 Margarita Saona | Latin American literature, writing escapes, and memories of PeruEp. 74 Margarita Saona | Latin American literature, writing escapes, and memories of Peru

Hi there, Today I am so thankful to be calling Margarita Saona! And stay tuned for part II coming next year! About our Guest: Margarita Saona teaches Latin American literature and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was born in Peru and studied linguistics and literature at

Ep. 73 Rhonda Parker | Word slinger, fanfiction, and creative collaborationEp. 73 Rhonda Parker | Word slinger, fanfiction, and creative collaboration

Hi there, Today I am so happy to be arts calling Rhonda Parker! About our Guest: Rhonda Parker is a storyteller who slings a variety of words and ideas from her desk in Appalachia. Evernote and Google Docs are her constant companions and eternal scribes. Overthinking is both her superpower

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