089 The Poetry Podcast – Interview with Gordon Buss

Cloudy Day Art Presents:
The Poetry Podcast – Show #89


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This week’s show features a recording of an interview that I did with poet Gordon Buss over the weekend.  We had a great conversation about poetry, performing, sources of inspiration, and other topics. Gordon also shared three of his poems for us:

  • This Is All I Am
  • Is It Always Wrong
  • Dove

They are all wonderful pieces and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Be sure to stop by Gordon’s poetry site, Ugly Dog Poetry, to read and experience some of his poetry.  Be sure to leave him a comment and let him know what you thought.

Links mentioned in the interview:

Thanks for listening.  Please subscribe to the show if you like what you hear!

I’d love to read your comments below.

088 The Poetry Podcast – Jen, Charly, and Bruce

Cloudy Day Art Presents:
The Poetry Podcast – Show #88


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This week’s episode of The Poetry Podcast features the following poets:

Outro music:

Gidgets GaGa – “A Christmas Wish”

Reminder: The Cloudy Day Art Podcast Network productions will be on a winter hiatus and will return to production on Sunday, January 3rd. The first release of 2010 will be on The Poet Tech Podcast.  The next Poetry Podcast will be out on January the 11th.

This gives you four weeks to record and send me your poems!  I’m looking forward to listening and sharing them with the rest of the Cloudy Day Art community.

Have a great holiday season and see you next year!

087 The Poetry Podcast #87

Cloudy Day Art Presents:
The Poetry Podcast – Show #87


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This week’s show features the poetry of:

I also play a song by Allison Crowe entitled “Choose to Be” (Courtesy Music Alley)

Please be sure to visit the website of all the featured artists and let them know that you heard their works on Cloudy Day Art’s “The Poetry Podcast”!

Let me know what you think of the show in the comments! Thanks for listening.

001 Poet Tech Podcast – Why Poet Tech?


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Welcome to the first episode of The Poet Tech Podcast!

In this week’s episode we discuss:

  • The purpose of The Poet Tech Podcast
  • Play a welcome message from Simon from Slam Idol
  • Talk about the benefits and distractions of tech and social media
  • How we can ensure tech and new media distractions don’t hinder our writing

Links mentioned:

I would love to hear your feedback on this week’s episode, so please leave a comment, call my voicemail line, fill out the contact form, or send me a message on my twitter!

086 – The Poetry Podcast – Welcome Back!


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Welcome back to The Poetry Podcast presented by Cloudy Day Art!  It has been a long time since our last podcast.  I’m so glad that you decided to listen to this week’s show.  I really appreciate it! Take a listen to hear about where I’ve been and where the show, and website, is going.

Featured in this week’s show:

Please let me know what you think of the show in the comments!

Cloudy Day Art Podcast #85 – Poetry for the Young Generation


This show is in honor of the festival that is taking place this week in Washington, DC. If you are in the area, I would love to meet up with you this week, so please drop me a line at my !  You can find out more information about the event at the Youth Speaks website. I blogged about the event as well.  (EDIT – This was a great event!)


This weeks poetry podcast features the poetry of:

– “For Little Boys Who Sometimes Fall Through the Cracks ”

– “Joys of Youth” (courtesy )

Outro song:

: “Young Folks”

Let me know your thoughts on these poems and if you have any ideas for upcoming shows.  All input is greatly appreciated!

*UPDATE* I’ve started to add some video here.

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Cloudy Day Art #84 – Five Things I Learned from NaPoWriMo

I have had a couple of weeks to digest the experience that was (NaPoWriMo), so in this week’s poetry podcast I decided to share with you five things that I took away from the experience.


  1. Community is important
  2. Studying and practicing forms help build a better toolbox
  3. Reading poetry regularly helps build a better toolbox
  4. The importance of observing your surroundings
  5. When you don’t have a topic to write about, meditate 5 minutes to open up your mind

These are not the only things I learned, but a few of the key takeaways. In fact, listen in for a bonus #6.

I would love to hear lessons learned from anyone else who participated in this challenge or any other similar challenge. Just leave a comment, fill out the contact form, send and email, or call in to the voicemail line.

Special thanks to for sharing his poem “New York City Streets”!

Please go to his website to check out his many other projects and poetry.


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CDA #83 – Interview with poet Katie Haegele

This week’s poetry podcast interview is with poet and freelance journalist .

Katie interviewed a bunch of (APP) members back in September 2007 for an article in the , so I decided to interview her to find out a little bit about here.

We had a great conversation about poetry and she shared three poems of her own.

Also mentioned in this show:

Katie Haegele’s website, The La-La Theory

Copy of article Katie wrote about the APP

(Go here to find links to some of the folks who participated)

(sign up in the forums!)


Outro song: “Sun vs Moon” by (courtesy the )


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Cloudy Day Art Podcast #82 – Listener Poetry Show

This week’s podcast show features some listener submitted poetry.

Poets featured:

– “Pressing Against Us to be Heard”
Linda Bradley – “Fibro Fog”
Steven Pasfield – “Burning Eyes”
– “This Dark Midnight”
– “A Taste of Spring in an Early Winter Chill”
– “The Birth of the Poet in the Deep Deep Darkness”

Outro music:
“The Music that the Angels Do” –
(Listener interview – Cloudy Day Art #25)

Thanks to all who submitted poetry! I really appreciate it!

If you want your poetry played, please e-mail me at Will{at}CloudyDayArt.com

Other links mentioned:

Paula Small (thanks for the donation, Paula!)

” (Tairy Woodard’s poetry podcast)

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Cloudy Day Art #81 – Interview with Ted Kooser, former poet laureate of the United States.

Ted Kooser

This week’s show features an audio interview with , U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and author of the previously reviewed book ““.

With its release, Ted has created the most influential item to ever change the way I think about writing poetry.  I highly recommend reading his book. [Read more…]