Season 2 Episode 48: Mary Jo Malo on a Poet’s Calling

A word has powerWhether mined bydemagoguesfor controlor carved into stonefor memorialIt can carry usinto exileFrom ourselvesFrom our homesA word can steelthe heartor build an edificeof faith in the futureIt sifts or unitesand definesYetdestroy the wordYou stealtime. Mary Jo Malo, Stele Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in! I am your host,…

Season 2 Episode 43: Elizabeth Gauffreau on Tanka Poetry

Wilderness Tanka snowy wildernesscold winter sun, soaring treesa small lone figurefor a time she stood fearlessmy protector, my mother Elizabeth Gauffreau, Tanka Poetry Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am delighted and thrilled  that my dear friend,  writer and poet, Elizabeth Gauffreau, has come back to share her insights…

Season 2 Episode 32: Jean-Jacques Fournier The Poetry of Crows & Ravens

Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia Thank you for listening in. I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend and poet; Jean-Jacques Fournier is with me today to speak about crows, and ravens within his poetry. As background, ravens and crows are embedded within our mythologies from ancient times. In Greek mythology the crow…

Season 2 Episode 28: Liz Gauffreau on The Art of Writing

Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend,  writer and poet, Elizabeth Gauffreau  and I are bridging the 3,897 kilometers, as the crow flies,  between New Hampshire and Vancouver.  Liz holds a BA in English/Writing from Old Dominion University and an MA in English/Fiction Writing…

Season 2. Episode 12: Jean-Jacques Fournier on Poetry

Welcome to Tea. Toast. & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I’m your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.  I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend and poet; Jean-Jacques Fournier is with me today to share insights on poetry. Jean-Jacques Fournier is a native of…