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This podcast is 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.

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Episode 62: Lee Matthew Goldberg

September 11th, 2020


Lee Matthew Goldberg is an awesome fiction writer and screenwriter hailing from NYC.  Listen to us discuss his new book, "The Ancestor", learn what …

Episode 61: John Compton

September 4th, 2020


Listen to poet, John Compton, read his poetry and discuss his journey into writing poetry, publishing, and connecting with industry folks!

Episode 60: Clinnesha D. Sibley

August 20th, 2020


Yay!  The 60th episode.  How surreal.  I introduce to you Clinnesha D. Sibley, a writer & playwright with many publications and theatrical productions under her belt.  Hear us discuss her process, her advice to …

Episode 59: Dominique M. Carson

August 12th, 2020


Dominique M. Carson has interviewed over 100 notable figures in entertainment.  Listen to us discuss how she became a journalist for major publications and author of two biographies as well as how message therapy has …

Episode 58: Angela M. Brommel

July 30th, 2020


Listen to this week's featured guest, poet, Angela M. Brommel.  We discuss her influence & her new poetry collection, "Mojave in July". We also …

Episode 57: Gay Majure Wilson

July 7th, 2020


Gay Majure Wilson wrote a biography on the suffragist, Sue Shelton White, entitled: "Some Woman Had to Fight: The Radical Life of Sue Shelton White".  Listen to us discuss Gay's story on how she started writing and how …

Episode 56: Susana H. Case

June 19th, 2020


Check out Susana H. Case!  She is a NYC poet & a sociology professor at New York Institute of Technology.  Listen to us discuss how her academic …

Episode 55: Anne Marie Wells

June 11th, 2020


I introduce to you Anne Marie Wells @amwellswrites from Wyoming, a poet and playwright.  You will find interesting tidbits about her work & her life: when she was a nanny for a rock band she wrote a draft of 70,000 …

Episode 54: Jason Tanamor

May 28th, 2020


This week, I talk to Filipino American writer, Jason Tanamor.  It was great discovering his work & learning more about him and his writing processes.  His latest book: "Vampires of Portlandia" is a Filipino American …

Episode 53: Anya Ow

May 15th, 2020


Check out this episode with writer, Anya Ow, a Singaporean residing in Australia.  We discuss her work, her "co-workers" (cats), & reads a segment from her newly released novella, "Cradle and Grave".

Episode 52: Pam Peacock

May 7th, 2020


This week, I feature Filipinx visual artist, Pam Peacock.  She is the very talented younger sister of Eddie Peacock, a former classmate and neighbor of mine at Clark Air Force Base & Angeles City, Philippines. …

Episode 51: Ina Cariño

April 27th, 2020


I'm back in effect, and this week, I am featuring, Filipinx poet, Ina Cariño.  We discuss her work and her future plans and how she is holding up …

Episode 50: Tony Robles (Part 2)

April 9th, 2020


Thanks for tuning in and being patient! Episode 50 features poet/writer, Tony Robles who I have back on the show. He had just been awarded the Carl Sandburg Writer-In-Residency. Tony discusses his past & current …

Episode 49: Beverly Parayno

February 21st, 2020


Beverly Parayno is a talented fiction and creative non fiction writer. Learn more about her journey as a writer and her tremendous volunteer & …

Episode 48: John A. Vanek

February 12th, 2020


I open this new year, 2020, with John A. Vanek: a mystery/thriller writer with a sleuthing priest series about Father Jake Austin's life. Listen to …

Episode 47: Nick Carbó

December 27th, 2019


Closing out this year with a sensational guest: poet, Nick Carbó!  Listen to this episode and discover how Nick's Filipino American literature and …

Episode 46: Courtney LeBlanc

December 17th, 2019


Courtney LeBlanc is a poet from the Arlington/DC metro area who has a full-length poetry collection out entitled Beautiful & Full of Monsters …

Episode 45: Ron Riekki

December 10th, 2019


Ron Riekki and I had a great conversation about his work, his life, and our common experiences.  He is a Saami, Karelian, Finn, and Greek writer with many writing credits. He's studied with Anne Beattie, John Casey, …

Episode 44: Frederick-Douglass Knowles II

December 3rd, 2019


This week I am talking to the inaugural Hartford Poet Laureate, Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, whom I've known personally for many years because I …

Episode 43: Suzanne Frischkorn

November 27th, 2019


Suzanne Frischkorn is a talented and prolific poet living in Connecticut, my home state. Listen to her explain how she got into poetry and the poetry …

Episode 42: Tony Remington

November 20th, 2019


Tony Remington is a photographer and painter who practices many other art forms. Listen to us discuss his humanistic photojournalist style and portraiture, his vision and desire to continue to create in many genres such …

Episode 41: John Davis Jr.

November 13th, 2019


John Davis Jr. is a Floridian poet residing in the Tampa Bay area. He has been writing and publishing for about 20 years.  Listen to us discuss how the Florida landscape and his love for travel influences his work and …

Episode 40: Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo

November 6th, 2019


Listen to my interview with Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo, currently residing in Hawai‘i, an amazing poet with raw insight and stories. I had the chance to meet him out in San Francisco in October at the 5th Annual Filipino …

Episode 39: Nick Flynn

October 29th, 2019


Nick Flynn agreed to come on YourArtsyGirlPodcast, so I got a chance to pick his brains a little! We talk about his upbringing, the production of his film, "Being Flynn" that was based on his famed memoir "Another …

Episode 38: Melinda Luisa de Jesús

October 24th, 2019


Dr. Melinda Luisa de Jesús is definitely a Renaissance woman! She is a scholar, a classical singer, a poet, & a visual artist. Listen to her …

Episode 37: Betty Ann Besa-Quirino

October 18th, 2019


Upon my visit to San Francisco to attend the 5th Annual International Filipino American Book Festival, I had the pleasure to learn about Betty Ann …

Episode 36: Irena Kečkeš

October 8th, 2019


This week, I will take you to the small island of Guam where Dr. Irena Kečkeš works and lives.  She teaches Fine Arts at the University of Guam and is a master printmaker who creates and exhibits internationally.  …

Episode 35: Daniel García Ordaz

October 1st, 2019


Learn about Daniel García Ordaz, his poetry and insights.  He is a poet, songwriter and teacher from McCallen, TX, doing amazing things for his community as the founder of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry …

Episode 34: Heidi Luerra

September 24th, 2019


Check out one of the young mover and shaker of the art world: Heidi Luerra.  She is an art entrepreneur who made it her business to showcase a wide range of artists all across the globe with RAW:natural born artists, …

Episode 33: Margo Taft Stever

September 17th, 2019


Margo Taft Stever is a prolific poet who has worked with many great poets through the years and through her work founding the Hudson Valley Writers …

Episode 32: Luisa Kay Reyes

September 10th, 2019


Listen to me and Luisa Kay Reyes discuss how she got into writing, her many other talents such as singing operatic and classical music, playing the piano, and the many languages she speaks.  We also talk about the lost …

Episode 31: Kay Fabella

September 4th, 2019


Kay Fabella is a Filipina-American Creative living in Spain.  Listen to her inspiring story about her struggles with depression and how she carved out her space and made her name living her dream abroad, as well as …

Episode 30: Jose Padua and Heather Davis

August 27th, 2019


Heather Davis and Jose Padua are powerhouse poets and writers that have worked and encouraged each other's work throughout the years.  Listen to us discuss their journey, their writing process and their challenges and …

Episode 29: Lynn McGee

August 20th, 2019


Lynn McGee is a poet with many fine publications and accolades.  Listen to us discuss our childhood experiences growing up as military brats, her …

Episode 28: Tyler Gillespie

August 13th, 2019


Listen to Tyler Gillespie and I discuss his beginnings being born and raised in Tampa Bay, Florida, his future plans, and listen to him read some of his excellent poems from his Florida Man: Poems and up and coming …

Episode 27: Briana Muñoz

August 6th, 2019


Listen to Briana discuss how she got into poetry, her new collection & future projects & plans!

Episode 26: Rae Luskin

July 30th, 2019


Rae Luskin is an award winning creative activist, author and artist.  Listen to her give tips on how to gain a new or different perspective through visual and creative exercises as well as writing prompts.  This is a …

Episode 25: Emily Vieweg

July 23rd, 2019

Listen to Emily Vieweg discuss her journey to writing poetry with all the complexities and challenges being a single mother of two, and juggling a …

Episode 24: Edward Vidaurre

July 16th, 2019


Edward Vidaurre is the barrio poet from East LA & Poet Laureate of McAllen, TX.  He has amassed several collections of poetry and has been a …

Episode 23: Michelle Peñaloza

July 9th, 2019


We are definitely having fun here at! Michelle Peñaloza has a new full-length poetry collection, "Former Possessions …

Episode 22: Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor

July 2nd, 2019


Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor is a storyteller, writer and poet residing in Washington state. We talk about her new collection of poetry "Dancing Between …

Episode 21: Monica Macansantos

June 25th, 2019


This episode takes us to Baguio, Philippines, where I talk to fiction writer and poet, Monica Macansantos.  We talk about her writing process, her travels, her education, influences, and publishing process as we catch …

Episode 20: Gregory Byrd

June 18th, 2019


Dr. Gregory Byrd is a poet, novelist and professor at Florida's St. Petersburg College.  We discuss his new poetry collection, his completion of his …

Episode 19: Casey Clague

June 11th, 2019


Casey Clague is my first featured poet who is local to me here in the Tampa Bay area.  They just completed their MFA in Creative Writing from University of South Florida. Listen to them read a couple of poems and learn …

Episode 18: Kai Coggin

June 5th, 2019


Kai Coggin is a Filipina American poet/writer with a newly released full-length poetry collection entitled "Incandescent" by Sibling Rivalry Press. …

Episode 17: Huda Al-Marashi

May 28th, 2019


Huda Al-Marashi discusses her mesmerizing Muslim-American memoir published by Prometheus Books, "Then Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story" in this episode.  We talk about her influences, her challenges …

Episode 16: Alonso Véner

May 21st, 2019


Listen to Alonso Véner, a Costa Rican writer residing in Japan, speaks of how he started writing poetry and his new interest in writing short stories. His challenge as a Latin American writer living abroad writing in …

Episode 15: Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr.

May 14th, 2019


Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr. is a Filipino poet living in Singapore. Listen to us discuss his latest poetry collection, and hear him read a couple poems …

Episode 14: Marivi Soliven

May 8th, 2019


Marivi Soliven is the author of "The Mango Bride" that was published by Penguin Press.  She is a Filipina writer now residing in San Diego. Listen as …

Episode 13: Gregory Phillips

April 22nd, 2019


This episode takes us to Los Angeles where I got a chance to talk to Dr. Gregory Phillips.  It was his exquisite photography that caught my eye and prompted me to reach out him.  You will be amazed, just as I was, when …

Episode 12: Floyd K. Takeuchi

April 16th, 2019


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 …

Episode 11: Aileen Cassinetto and Ivy Alvarez

April 9th, 2019


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 …

Episode 10: Jo Reyes-Boitel

April 1st, 2019


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 …

Episode 9: Peter J. Crowley

March 26th, 2019


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, …

Episode 8: Yvonne Neth

March 19th, 2019


Yvonne Neth is a prolific visual artist working in several mediums.  Listen to us discuss her views on cultural and environmental preservation, as …

Episode 7: Kristy Bowen

March 12th, 2019


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".  …

Episode 6: Tony Robles

March 5th, 2019



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 …

Episode 5: Luisa A. Igloria

February 26th, 2019


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. …

Episode 4: Ire'ne Lara Silva

February 19th, 2019


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". …

Episode 3: Barbara Jane Reyes

February 11th, 2019


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. 

Episode 2: Eileen R. Tabios

February 7th, 2019


Listen and learn about Filipina American poet/writer/critic/artist, Eileen R. Tabios' past and ongoing works, her evolution and her thoughts about …

Episode 1: The Start

January 28th, 2019


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 …

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