Poetry: The Memoir of the Soul

Poetry: The Memoir of the Soul explores how poetry expresses the human condition. It is medicine for the soul.

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This episode features the memoirs of Susi Bocks, who courageously shares her painful upbringing by a dysfunctional and abusive mother. Grief and anger hide in wait for illumination when Susi’s heart o...
August 30, 2020
In this episode, I feature the memoirs of Ivor Steven, who writes of his loss of his wife to Multiple Sclerosis. His poems reveal raw and touching grief. Ivor Steven formerly worked as an industrial c...
August 25, 2020
This episode features poems by Walter Bargen, who is Missouri’s first poet laureate. I read from Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems, Trouble Behind Glass Doors, and Pole Dancing in...
August 24, 2020
This podcast episode explores the grief and loss we are experiencing mainly due to the current pandemic and social upheaval. Our wellness is at stake, and those with pre-existing conditions are vulner...
July 30, 2020
In this podcast, produced on Juneteeth, (June 19th), 2020, I recognize and honor the grief of African Americans, especially in light of current events with the murder of George Floyd and other African...
June 19, 2020
In this episode, I explore the shape of our light. Emotions can affect the shapes of water crystals, according to experiments done by Dr. Masaru Emoto, who wrote The Hidden Messages in Water (2001). H...
April 2, 2020
In this episode, I take a poetic look at messages from our magical mystical nature that can help us to emotionally navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Trees, fireflies, dolphins, bees, the moon, the ...
March 22, 2020
Enjoy this exploration of the sacral way of water. Our steady and constant companion in various forms throughout the year, water reflects our creativity as well as our turmoil. Our emotional states ar...
March 15, 2020
This memoir describes my recovery from measles encephalitis at the age of seven in 1957. This condition is usually fatal. I taught myself how to walk again even though everyone said I would never leav...
March 7, 2020
This memoir is dedicated to victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, incest, and sex trafficking, and murdered and missing indigenous women. I apply the teachings of Sun Tzu in the ancient Ch...
March 1, 2020

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