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Speaking Cat - The Peeking Cat Literary Podcast

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Meet us here at the intersection between writing and wellbeing. This is the podcast for Peeking Cat Literary, formerly Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. We'll be talking about writing poetry and creative nonfiction; writing the self; and writing and wellbeing, including writing about trauma and cancer survivorship. We'll also be chatting with guest authors!

Meet us here at the intersection between writing and wellbeing. This is the podcast for Peeking Cat Literary, formerly Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. We'll be talking about writing poetry and creative nonfiction; writing the self; and writing and wellbeing, including writing about trauma and cancer survivorship. We'll also be chatting with guest authors!

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Meet us here at the intersection between writing and wellbeing. This is the podcast for Peeking Cat Literary, formerly Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. We'll be talking about writing poetry and creative nonfiction; writing the self; and writing and wellbeing, including writing about trauma and cancer survivorship. We'll also be chatting with guest authors!

Language:

English


Episodes

ep 021 -Speaking Cat Open Mic #2

6/12/2021
Our second open mic episode, featuring Beverly M Collins, Robert Eugene Rubino and Mike Aleman Find out how to submit your reading at peekingcatliterary.co.uk. Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:15:17

ep 020 - Speaking Cat Open Mic #1

5/8/2021
Our first open mic episode! Featuring Kathryn Atwood, Linda Imbler, Guy Biederman and Lisa Molina. Find out how to submit your reading at peekingcatliterary.co.uk. Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:12:40

ep 019 - Guest Episode: Leah Holbrook Sackett

5/1/2021
An interview with Leah Holbrook Sackett, where we discuss her new book, our thoughts on MFA programs, the popularity - or not - of short stories, and more. Visit Leah's website at leahholbrooksackett.com Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:19:38

ep 018 - Guest Episode: Kenneth Pobo

4/24/2021
Ken Pobo joins me for a lively discussion about his recent projects, our childhood writing projects, writing during retirement, his teaching career and defining success. Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:33:24

ep 017 - Guest Episode: Charles Rammelkamp

4/17/2021
I chat to JC Rammelkamp about his book Ugler Lee, writing about death and mortality, and our experiences of editing literary magazines. Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:25:10

ep 016 - Guest Episode: Linda Imbler

4/10/2021
An interview with writer Linda Imbler. We chat about her new book, "Per Quindecim", as well as making guitars, petting intelligent fish, and writing about weird recurring dreams. Find out more about this week's guest at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:25:33

ep 015 - Guest Episode: Sujash Purna

4/3/2021
A chat with poet Sujash Purna about his book "Epidemic of Nostalgia", as well as the experience of writing autobiographically in poems, writing about other people, and holding an editorial position for a literary journal. Find out more about Sujash at twitter.com/purnathepoet Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:27:18

ep 014 - Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

3/27/2021
A dive into common metaphors, how we use them, how often we don't even notice we're using them, and how we could turn language on its head. Based on "Metaphors We Live By" by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson.

Duration:00:20:10

ep 013 - Memoir Prompts: Old Friend From Far Away by Natalie Goldberg

3/20/2021
I explore writing prompts in Natalie Goldberg's book "Old Friend From Far Away" and share examples of my own results.

Duration:00:27:25

ep 012 - Guest Episode: Jake Tringali

3/13/2021
I chat to Jake Tringali about his new podcast and the eclectic list of guests on his roster, as well as Iceland as a holiday destination, getting to grips with haiku, and the end of humanity. Find out more about Jake's podcast at outskirtspoetry.com Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:18:35

ep 011 - Empowerthy Poetry Reading

3/6/2021
I do a reading of my poetry chapbook "Empowerthy" and discuss the satisfaction of compartmentalising times in my life through publication. Buy Empowerthy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empowerthy-Samantha-Rose/dp/132628780X Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:33:38

ep 010 - Poetry Reading: The Theme of Home

2/27/2021
I read several poems and prose pieces along the theme of home - and encourage you to try writing in a different room of your home. Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:39:16

ep 009 - Guest Episode: Fiona Perry

2/20/2021
An interview with writer Fiona Perry. We discuss her poetry collection Alchemy and how her work is informed by the different countries she has lived in. Plus, what it's like trying to write during a pandemic and the benefits of writing short stories and building confidence to work up towards the goal of writing a novel. Find out more about this week's guest at twitter.com/Fionaperry17 Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:26:10

ep 008 - Guided Writing Prompt: We're Going On A Trip

2/13/2021
A short episode for me, but maybe a long one for you! Pens at the ready because here comes your first guided writing prompt, and we're boarding a plane - but where to? You decide! Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:11:24

ep 007 - Gut Feelings: Making A Memoir

2/6/2021
My cancer and Lynch syndrome memoir will be published on 7th February 2021! In this episode I give some insight into writing the book, what it's all about, and some thoughts on self-publishing. Buy my book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08T6BTJZ3 Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:21:16

ep 006 - Guest Episode: Sarah Wallis

1/30/2021
An interview with Sarah Wallis about her new book "Medusa Retold". We also discuss her theatrical work, submitting our work and the difficulty of choosing between different writing forms. Find out more about Sarah at sarahwallis.net Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:24:42

ep 005 - Poems By Julia Darling

1/23/2021
An exploration of Julia Darling's illness poetry in her collections "Sudden Collapses In Public Places" and "Apology For Absence". Find out more about Julia Darling at juliadarling.co.uk Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:47:05

ep 004 - Our Personal Writing Journeys

1/16/2021
From stories about brown sauce bottles to emo song lyrics to poems, I tell my story of how my writing journey throughout my life has been shaped so far - and invite you to share yours. Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:28:29

ep 003 - Guest Episode: Dion O'Reilly

1/9/2021
An interview with writer Dion O'Reilly - we talk about her poetry collection Ghost Dogs, the process of putting a collection together, the difficulties of being a poet during a pandemic, and Dion reads some of her poems. Find out more about this week's guest at dionoreilly.wordpress.com Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:20:08

ep 002 - The Benefits of Writing and Not Writing About Trauma

12/31/2020
We take a look at some research to help us decide whether it's beneficial for us to write about traumatic experiences, and if writing about other things can help us work through this trauma in their own way. Find out more about us at peekingcatliterary.co.uk and writersam.co.uk. Music: Trap Hamza by Arulo

Duration:00:47:41