Podcasts Season 2

I started doing a podcast last year of the new poems on this site. I thought there might be some interest in listening to the poems and occasional additional information. Podcasts are very popular (again – it’s a kind of revival)

These episodes are very short. Some are under a minute. A few are a few minutes in length when there is some explanation I want to include. Would those short lengths make a podcast more or less popular? I suspect it is the latter. People seem to love long podcasts, particularly ones about true crime.

There is none of that on WRITING THE DAY, so who would be the audience? I suppose readers of the blog and maybe people who like to binge because you can consume the entire Season 1 with its 22 episodes in less than a lunch break.

I am way behind on doing these audio versions of the ronka poems, but I have resolved to improve and plan to queue up ones for the rest of the month with at least one per day. If I can catch up with myself, then I’ll go back into the archive and do some of the more popular ones too.

They are available for you on a number of platforms. So far Spotify has been the most popular option, but you can also find them on Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic.

I hope you check them out.

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The haiku I would write for you
were illustrated with my sketches, watercolors or
Japanese prints I found in magazines or
postcards from that used bookstore that we
would browse, buy poetry, and read aloud.




I thought of you as my muse.
Eastern and yet so Western. Younger but
also older than me in some ways.
The poem you left on the bed 
with an erotic print which I misinterpreted.



Your side of the bed
was still warm, then cold all morning,
afternoon, night, like the Moon


Looking at the old photo of you
taking a photo of me hasn’t faded
though we separated five hundred Moons ago.
Thinking of you with each daylily bloom.
Flowering, falling, returning anew and yet old.

Writing the Day Podcast

This month I started doing some short podcasts of some of the recent poems on this site.

I don’t know if there will be any interest in hearing the poems but I’ll give it a few months. It’s not a very difficult process using Anchor and they are available for you on Spotify.

I am adding some other podcast services and so Writing the Day is also available on Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic.

I hope you check them out. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. If the podcasts acquire a bit of an audience, I have lots of archived poems that I might add.


podcast mic

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