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J.D. Isip

Episode: "Breakdown at LAX"

J.D. Isip’s full-length poetry collections include Kissing the Wound (Moon Tide Press, 2023) and Pocketing Feathers (Sadie Girl Press, 2015). His third collection, tentatively titled I Wasn’t Finished, will be released by Moon Tide Press at the end of 2024 or early 2025. J.D. teaches at Collin College in Plano, Texas, where he lives with his dogs, Ivy and Bucky. An earlier version of "Breakdown at LAX" appears in Kissing the Wound.

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Cynthia Marie Hoffman

Episode: "Slicing me open"

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of the OCD memoir in prose poems Exploding Head (Persea Books, Feb 2024), as well as three other collections of poetry: Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones, Paper Doll Fetus, and Sightseer. www.cynthiamariehoffman.com

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KATE KELLY

Episode: "TBA"

TBA

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KIM HOPSON

Episode: "THE CLIMB"

Kim Hopson is a multidisciplinary artist in Brooklyn, NY. Her artwork includes broader themes of identity, disability and what it means to belong to a community. 

 

Experiencing the world with a limb difference has given her a unique viewpoint. In her series, Sweater Weather, she focuses on her experiences as a parent trying to maneuver caregiving with a disability as well as the challenges and anxiety that come with parenting young children.

Kim mostly works in painting, collage and drawing. However, she is incorporating sculpture, video and performance into her latest work, Belonging, which is an autobiographical study of her childhood in Texas.

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Sarah Beddow

Episode: "Dispatch from: the bathroom"

Sarah Beddow is a poet, essayist, and mother. She is the author of the memoir-in-poems Dispatches from Frontier Schools (Riot in Your Throat) and the chapbook What's pink & shiny/what's dark & hard (Porkbelly Press). Her poems and essays have appeared in Bone Bouquet, Birdcoat Quarterly, Rogue Agent, Lunch Ticket, and elsewhere, and she is on the board of Awesome Pittsburgh, which grants money – cold hard cash with no strings attached – to fund awesome projects in the Pittsburgh area. Find her online at impolitelines.com.

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BILLIE R. TADROS

Episode: "On (Not) Outrunning Your Demons"

Billie R. Tadros is an Associate Professor in the Department of English & Theatre at The University of Scranton, where she also teaches in the Women's & Gender Studies Program and serves as the director of the concentration in Health Humanities. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and her M.F.A. in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and she is a graduate of the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University. She is the author of three books of poems, Graft Fixation (Gold Wake Press, 2020), Was Body (Indolent Books, 2020), and The Tree We Planted and Buried You In (Otis Books, 2018). You can find more of her and her work at www.BillieRTadros.com.

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J.L. Conrad

Episode: "TBA"

TBA

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