CD60 - Luck of The Anger by G.X. Jupitter-Larsen

Hi there,

This week, we bring you the first of several special episodes in the coming days to showcase the single pieces we have received recently: Today we feature the work of G.X. Jupitter-Larsen. Additional details on the writer coming soon!

Read and Produced by J. Alejandro

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a sec, please SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW this labor of love, and don't forget to tell your writer friends! For more information, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive-podcast/

Find out more at https://creativedrive.pinecast.co

CD59 - 3 Poems by NM Senator/Poet Bill O'Neill (selected from The Definition of Empty)

Hello all!

Today we are thrilled to present selections from The Definition of Empty, by New Mexico Senator and poet Bill O'Neill!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bill O’Neill grew up in rural Ohio and graduated from Cornell University. Elected to the New Mexico Legislature in 2008 he is now in his second term in the New Mexico State Senate. His poems have appeared in numerous literary reviews, both regional and national. Bill’s career has been framed by his work with nonprofits, with a focus on incarcerated juveniles and adults. In 2005 Governor Bill Richardson appointed him Executive Director of the NM Juvenile Parole Board. Named an Emerging Leader in 2016 by the University Of Virginia’s Darden School, he credits his early literary inspiration to mentors E.L. Doctorow and V.B. Price. You can learn more about Senator O'Neill at this website here (https://billoneill.org)

The Definition of Empty (A Poetry Collection) The Definition of Empty is the story of a dedicated advocate trying to help adolescents facing incarceration and newly released parolees navigate imperfect and seemingly indifferent legal systems and societies. Told from the point of view of a public servant trying his best to work with people at various levels of brokenness, these poems are compassionate, heartbreaking, and even sometimes brutal while the voice is gentle, outraged, and naïve in turns. With this collection O’Neill insists that readers bear witness to the struggles of disenfranchised people they might otherwise ignore.

Purchase The Definition of Empty here (https://unmpress.com/books/definition-empty/9780826362230).

--

Read and Produced by J. Alejandro Music provided by Musopen Sound from Zapsplat.com

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a sec, please SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW this labor of love, and don't forget to tell your writer friends! For more information, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive-podcast/

Find out more at https://creativedrive.pinecast.co

CD58 - 3 Poems by Steven Rossi

Hey all, here we go!

Today we are thrilled to bring you three poems by Steven Rossi!

1. A Look Into Us 2. Collections 3. Directions When The Path Ahead Berates You

A FEW WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR:

I could have never, in a million years, imagined I would have become a writer. In fact, I studied business in college and currently work in the federal consulting space. I came into writing after taking one (yep - just one) creative writing class my sophomore year of college. I originally came into writing during a dark time in my life when I was using journaling as a way to better understand the constant stream of thoughts flowing through my mind. As I continued to write, I realized what a power I felt in being able to not only shape the flow of my thoughts, but also see the concepts I had written about take shape in my day-to-day. As a spiritual person, much of my work revolves around exploring philosophical and spiritual (and often religious) concepts. Much of my poetry explores and blurs the border between mundane and transcendental, and is often shaped by the fact I am a practicing Buddhist. - Steven Rossi

Thanks so much for trusting us with your work, Steven!

--

Narrated by J. Alejandro Music provided today by: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Axletree/Sunset_EP/Reservoir_Sunset_Full_Synth_Mix https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/progress-and-regress/building-a-legacy-1 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/serat/piano-textures/viewpoint-1 Sounds by: https://freesound.org/

--

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a sec, please SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW this labor of love, and don't forget to tell your writer friends! Your support helps us tremendously! Or you can support by purchasing J. Alejandro's poetry collection!

Now accepting 3 poems or flash fiction! https://cruzfolio.com/you/ Acepto poesia y relatos cortos en español! https://cruzfolio.com/fuerza-creativa/ For more information about the podcast, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive

Find out more at https://creativedrive.pinecast.co

CD57 - Baked Ziti by E.H. Davis

Hello all,

Today we're thrilled to present the flash fiction piece, "Baked Ziti" by E.H. Davis!

A FEW WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR: One thing was constant for me when as a boy I spent my New England summers lazing on the back porch, ignoring the allure of the nearby beach and the call of friends to devour the works of my favorite authors – I was determined to become a writer. I know, cliché, cliché; but clichés are often life’s first drafts – overwritten by struggle and accomplishment.

Nothing else would satisfy. No doubt I was being romantic, corrupted by the very books I loved. Still, I dreamed of living the rough-and-tumble life I’d only read about in the books of authors I admired, like London, Hemingway, Kerouac, and later Balzac, Henry Miller, and Mailer, and travel the world gathering experience for my own novels.

I’ve been writing through all the phases of my life, during good times and bad, in times of celebration and sorrow: marriage, births, deaths, and of the course the inevitable rejection by publishers and agents. The bulk of my writing is contained in ink-engorged journals, which I began in my twenties: some thirty notebooks in all. They’ve served as compost for the five screenplays, two novels (my M.A. graduate thesis and my debut novel My Wife’s Husband: A Family Thriller (Amazon, December 2019), a dozen published short stories, and a handful of essays, memoirs, film reviews, and occasional poems I’ve committed to ink.

As the saying goes, “Art is long and life is short.” I am grateful, still, to be building my “castles in the sky” and telling the stories that come from life keenly-observed and cherished.

For more information, check out the author Website!

Also check out E.H. Davis' novel on Amazon!

--

Narrated by J. Alejandro Music provided today by: https://musopen.org/ Sounds by: https://www.zapsplat.com/

--

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a sec, please SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW this labor of love, and don't forget to tell your writer friends! Your support helps us tremendously! Or you can support by purchasing J. Alejandro's poetry collection!

Now accepting 3 poems or flash fiction! https://cruzfolio.com/you/ Acepto poesia y relatos cortos en español! https://cruzfolio.com/fuerza-creativa/ For more information about the podcast, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive

CD56 - Deathbirth by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Hello all!

Today we bring you the work of Christopher T. Dabrowski!

DEATHBIRTH A flash fiction story by Christopher T. Dabrowski. Translated by: Monika Olasek

Support the author here: https://krzysztoftdabrowsk.wixsite.com/krzysztoftdabrowski https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063614135306

Christopher is an internationally published author from Poland. His work has been featured all over the world:

Books in USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly" (2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press) Books in Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press) Books in Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk) Books in Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 - Armoryka publishing house), "Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house), "Grobbing" (2012 - Novae Res publishing house), "Deathbirth and other stories" (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house), "Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house), "Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne  publishing house), "Anomalia" (2016 - Forma publishing house), "Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) & "Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house) ANTHOLOGY in: USA, England, Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Germany & India. And he published his stories in the following magazines: PLAYBOY (Slovak edition), USA, England, Czech Republic, Russia, Brasil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico

--

Narrated by J. Alejandro Music provided today by: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Axletree/the-erthe-series-ongoing-project/the-woods-remastered https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kecap_Tuyul/tunnel-songs/2-1

--

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets and writers from all walks of life. If you have a sec, please SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW this labor of love, and don't forget to tell your writer friends! Your support helps us tremendously! Or you can support by purchasing J. Alejandro's poetry collection!

Now accepting 3 poems or flash fiction! https://cruzfolio.com/you/ Acepto poesia y relatos cortos en español! https://cruzfolio.com/fuerza-creativa/ For more information about the podcast, visit https://cruzfolio.com/creative-drive

cruzfolio.com