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Episode 12: Floyd K. Takeuchi

This episode takes us to Hawaii where I talk to photographer and writer, Floyd K. Takeuchi, about his beginnings as a photographer and writer, and his artistic philosophy on creating beautiful images of the people and places of Micronesia, Oceania, and the Pacific region. Floyd K. Takeuchi is a writer-photographer who specializes in Hawaii, Japan and Oceania. He has had five solo photo exhibits in Japan and 15 shows, mostly solo exhibits, in...


Episode 11: Aileen Cassinetto and Ivy Alvarez

Listen to this week's lively session with two featured guests at the same time! Two fabulous Filipina poets: Aileen I. Cassinetto (Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA) & Ivy Alvarez (Auckland, New Zealand)! Aileen I. Cassinetto is the third Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, the first Asian American appointed to the post. She is the author of Traje de Boda (Meritage Press, 2010) and The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems (Our Own...


Episode 10: Jo Reyes-Boitel

Jo Reyes-Boitel is a poet, essayist and playwright. Listen to us discuss her new book "Michael + Josephine: a novel in verse" and as she explains how she got the inspiration for the book, how she got her start in writing and performance art, and why she helps other aspiring writers in her community. Bio: Jo Reyes-Boitel is a poet, writer and playwright. She received her BA at University of Texas at San Antonio and she received her Bachelor’s in...


Episode 9: Peter J. Crowley

Peter J. Crowley is a fine arts photographer from New England, now living in Olympia, Washington. He has amassed exquisite photos and portraits from people and his surroundings in Norwich, New London and Windham, CT, and wherever he may find himself. But his works include prolific and international recognition. Listen to us talk about how we met, his artistic vision and practices as well as his hope for the future. His website is...


Episode 8: Yvonne Neth

Yvonne Neth is a prolific visual artist working in several mediums. Listen to us discuss her views on cultural and environmental preservation, as well as her thoughts on striking the balance as a mother and artist, and her experience being a woman in a tech field while gaining her commercial pilot license. Yvonne Neth was born on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to Pohnpeian and Chamorro parents. She spent her...


Episode 7: Kristy Bowen

Kristy Bowen, the founder and editor of dancing girl press & studios has been a pivotal vehicle for promoting women poets and writers in her e-zine "Wicked Alice" and chapbook series at "dancing girl press". Listen to us discuss how she started the venture, how she chose the name of dancing girl press, how she grew the press and studio, and her influences and creative processes as a poet and an artist in the book arts. Kristy Bowen is a writer and...


Episode 6: Tony Robles

This year is very significant in that it is the 10 year anniversary of the passing of poet, Tony Robles' uncle, Manong Al Robles. His uncle started, along with Bill Sorro and others, the Manilatown Heritage Foundation, an organization that keeps alive the memory of the International Hotel and Manilatown. Tony Robles is now traveling to the Philippines on a journey called, "The Al Robles Express" to Kalinga in the North of the Philippines. The journey is in dedication to Al Robles and his...


Episode 5: Luisa A. Igloria

My interview with Filipina American poet, Luisa A. Igloria, has not only been informative but quite enthralling as well. Listen to her explain how nature, place, and histories had such a profound influence on her work. Also discover how her daily ritual of writing a poem a day for eight years and going nourished her creative process and well-being. Luisa A. Igloria is the winner of the 2015 Resurgence Prize (UK), the world’s first major award for...


Episode 4: Ire'ne Lara Silva

Tune in and learn about the inspiration behind the amazing Chicana poet, Ire'ne Lara Siliva's new full-length collection, "Cuicacalli/House of Song". Listen to her as she talks about her insights, aesthetics and philosophies. Please order her book here:Cuicacalli/House of Song. Ire’ne Lara Silva is the author of two poetry collections, furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), which were both finalists for the...


Episode 3: Barbara Jane Reyes

Learn more about Filipina American poet, Barbara Jane Reyes' thoughts on her influences, creative process and how building a vibrant community among poets & writers is important for future Filipino American writers. Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Invocation to Daughters (City Lights Publishers, 2017). She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of four previous...


Episode 2: Eileen R. Tabios

Listen and learn about Filipina American poet/writer/critic/artist, Eileen R. Tabios' past and ongoing works, her evolution and her thoughts about her creative process and influences. Please visit her website: Eileen R. Tabios has released over 50 collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental biographies from publishers in nine countries and cyberspace. Her books include a form-based “Selected Poems” series,...


Episode 1: The Start

Introducing this podcast as a place to talk about creativity, learn about some artists and writers. It is a safe place for artists and writers to learn about each other's creative processes and craft. This is the first episode, so watch this podcast grow!