The Poet (delayed)

using poetry to discover meaning in life

About the show

I dabbled in poetry in high school and into my early 20's but then stopped writing for almost 20 years. A few years ago, a number of personal issues came to a head and I had no real choice but to face them and start working through them. As part of that working through them, I began writing poetry again and it has become a very powerful and effective tool for me in rediscovering and reconnecting with myself, which is at the heart of my recovery. In The Poet (delayed), I'll share some of my poetry and discuss it with different guests. But the real point of the podcast is to use my poetry to start conversations about trauma, healing and personal growth.

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  • Episode 11: “The Sadness Will Last Forever”

    August 2nd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 16 secs
    artist, authenticity, creativity, jung, poetry, self discovery, van gogh

    In this episode, I read my poem, “The Sadness Will Last Forever,” which is about Vincent Van Gogh. I am joined by Adam Nisenson who is a therapist in Salt Lake City as well as an accomplished artist. We discuss creativity and its importance in our lives.

  • Episode 10: A Subtle Wound

    July 23rd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 53 secs
    authenticity, childhood trauma, emotional connection, poetry, self discovery

    In this episode I read and discuss my poem “A Subtle Wound” with Jackie Pack. We talk about the importance of connection and holding space for those who’ve experienced trauma.

  • Episode 9: Bonus: “Elvis” Movie Review

    June 26th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 56 secs
    austin butler, baz luhrmann, elvis presley

    I’m joined by Jason Small again. This time to review the new Elvis movie by Baz Luhrmann.

  • Episode 8: Besieged

    June 25th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery

    I’m joined by Jason Small in this episode as I read my poem “Besieged” and we discuss the difficulty of facing challenges to our way of thinking and being and how we’ve dealt with it.

  • Episode 7: Your Father's Son

    June 18th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 53 secs
    communication, fatherhood, hemingway, parenting

    I’m joined by my friend, Ryan Thomas as I read my poem, “Your Father’s Son”, and we discuss fatherhood and parenting.

  • Episode 6: On Pain by Khalil Gibran

    June 15th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 2 secs
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery suffering

    In this episode, I read Khalil Gibran’s passage on pain from his book, The Prophet and discuss pain, including discomfort and fear, and the impact it’s had in my life. I also, discuss ways that I’ve found to work through pain such as finding meaning in it.

  • Episode 5: "Emperor Concerto," II

    June 14th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 52 secs
    authenticity, beethoven, healing power of music, poetry, self discovery, the king sisters

    In this episode, I read my poem, “Emperor Concerto, II” and I’m joined by Ric de Azevedo as we discuss the power of music.

  • Episode 4: Unconditional

    June 8th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 16 secs
    death of parent, mothers, sons, unconditional love

    In this episode, I read my poem, “Unconditional” and then talk with my Aunt Kash about mothers and “unconditional love.”

  • Episode 3: Forgotten Walls

    June 2nd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 20 secs
    change, failure, personal growth, sisyphus

    I read my poem "Forgotten Walls" and discuss it with my guest, Josh Baron.

  • Episode 2: [Ignorant before the heavens of my life] by Rainer Maria Rilke

    June 1st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  28 mins
    change, hero’s journey, poetry, rilke

    Read and discuss Rilke’s [Ignorant before the heavens of my life]

  • Episode 1: Episode 1: The Poet’s Call

    May 24th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 52 secs
    poetry, recovery, self discovery

    Introduction to the Podcast.