Episode 50: Metafisix


On this episode, we're happy to sit down and have a chat with rapper, Metafisix. We cover quite a few topics including his decision to step away from rapping, fulfilling life goals, past music projects and collaborations, the role emotion plays in the process of creation, finding one's style, mental health, and his decision to come out of retirement with a teaser of upcoming projects.

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Episode 49: Deana Lee Ortega


Welcome back! On this episode, we welcome Deana Lee Ortega. wearer of many crowns. We dive into the world of Roller Derby and its significance within her life as written in her newest book, "My Derby Romance."

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The Spacious Solidarity Open Mic: Volume 1


Creating isn't cancelled! Check out this curated playlist of eclectic performers.

Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series.

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Episode 48: Jose Montoya


On this episode, we welcome artist Jose Montoya and guest host, Valentin Sandoval. We discuss Jose's recent show at Power at the Pass, "Chicano Existentialisms: This River is of Love," plus his art, photography, education, activism, and answer some fan questions.

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Episode 47: Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire


On this episode, we welcome New Orleans poets, Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire. It was great having the chance to discuss each of their publications, Aleshire’s “Currency” (Honeybee Press, 2nd Ed, 2018), and Jackson’s “A Faster Grave” (Antenna Press, 2019), Winner of the 2018/2019 Paper Machine Chapbook Open Call. We also discuss traveling, reading tips, busking, “poet voice,” and get to hear them read a poem each.

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