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Poets and Muses

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Exhibitor 2020
Meet Your Literary Community Exhibitor 2019
KJZZ Storyfest Author 2019

About Poets and Muses

Poets and Muses is a weekly poetry podcast where the Host and Executive Producer, Imogen Arate (herself a prolific poet), chats with poets about their inspirations. During each episode, two poems serve as the doorway into an exploration of diverse human experiences. While we feature poets with a range artistic history, the podcast is mainly a platform for emergent poetic voices from a variety of social-economic backgrounds. Since launching in December of 2018, Imogen has interviewed over 70 poets throughout the Valley, from those in their teens to octogenarians.
In addition to showcasing an array of representative voices, Poets and Muses also aims to dispel misgivings and apprehension the listening public has toward poetry, as well as to inspire people to adopt poetry as a mode of self expression. While Poets and Muses is mainly conducted in English, the podcast also features poems written in other languages.

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Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type & Genre: Salon; Performance Poetry, Poetry

Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Normally every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar. Online During COVID-19. 

April is National Poetry Month. But what about the rest of the year? What does the poetry scene look like in the Valley? Who gets to be visible? What images does "poet" conjure up in your mind? What's their backstory? How is poetry perceived in the public sphere? Can we broaden the appeal of poetry? Should we?