RAVEN ON HOME

In addition to being an Emmy award-winning videographer, his written work has appeared in print in the U.S. and Ireland in numerous anthologies, magazines and in his collection, The Living, the Dead and Americans. He is also an acclaimed performer, having captivated audiences as a poet, rapper and actor on stages at literary, music and arts festivals and events in Ireland, the US, South Africa and the UK for twenty years.

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Tari Takavarasha on Rhyme, Rhythm & Race

In this episode Melissa and Melanie sit down with Tari Takavarasha one of the poets who will be joining us on our Sunshine Tantrum Tour and discuss the importance of good mentors, how rhyme and rhythm can shape a poem as well as expression as a mixed race woman.

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Melanie O'Donovan
Bibi June on Spoken Word Theatre

Bibi June is a poet, producer and theatre maker originally from Amsterdam, now an import Glaswegian. Through personal experience, their work explores narratives of race, queerness, migration and social inequalities. They mix Glasgow’s down-to-earth culture with Dutch directness in an intimate high-energy performance.

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Melanie O'Donovan
Sasha Terfous on Community & Empathy

In the first episode for season 2, we return with Boundless & Bare podcast alumni Sasha Terfous! Melissa and Melanie discuss Poetry Day Ireland, the Spoken Word community in Waterford and how to foster more empathy in the community as a whole. Please note that in this episode there are some sensitive topics discussed so listener discretion is advised.  

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Melanie O'Donovan