Podcasts

PST Podcast Episode 013 Birma Castle With Host Terry Jude Miller

Our guest is Birma Castle, who received PST’s highest honor, the Hilton Ross Greer Service Award.  A Book of the Year was dedicated to her.  Birma is a PST Life Member  and is MC for its Life Member Raffle at the summer conference.  She is Director of Lucidity Poetry Retreat in Eureka Springs, Arkansas each year in April.  Birma says, “If you really want your poems critiqued and learn, attend the Lucidity Retreat.”  The Web site is Lucidity Poetry Retreat or you can Google them. Producer Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

 

PST Podcast Episode 012 Mary Turner With Host Terry Jude Miller

Our guest is Wisconsin native Mary Creviere Turner. Mary and her husband, Don, have been married for 48 years and have lived in Houston for 37. They have three grown children and are looking forward to the birth of their seventh grandchild in the spring. Turner just completed her 10th year of mentoring at a local elementary school. She has been writing poetry for only five years and is the author of a children’s book of poetry and photos entitled African Safari. Mary won two first place awards in the Texas Poetry Society’s 2019 annual contest.  Producer Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

Click on Link: Mary Creviere Turner – February 2020

PST Podcast Episode 011 Sheila Tingley Moore With Host Terry Jude Miller

Sheila Tingley Moore is the former poet laureate for the San Antonio Poets Association, serving that post seven times, the Kitchner Foundation’s Texas Senior Poet Laureate, holding that post twice, and the Poet of the Year for the Alamo Area Poets Association.  Sheila is a gifted and prolific writer. She writes both serious and humorous poems  Sheila is published in many anthologies, including Voices Along the River, Inkwell Echoes, Poetry Society of Texas’ Book of the Year, National Federation of State Poetry Society’s Encore, A Galaxy of Verse, and The Texas Poetry Calendar. Producer Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

Click on Link: Shirley Tingley Moore – January 2020

PST Podcast Episode 010 Loretta Diane Walker with Host Terry Jude Miller

Loretta Diane Walker is a multiple Pushcart Nominee, and Best of the Net Nominee, won the 2016 Phyllis Wheatley Book Award for poetry for her collection, In This House (Bluelight Press). Naomi Shihab Nye states, “Loretta Diane Walker writes with compassionate wisdom and insight—her poems restore humanity.” Producer Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

Click on Link: Loretta Diane Walker – December 2019

PST Podcast Episode 009 Jan Spence with Host Terry Jude Miller

Our guest is Jan Spence, a poet, a blogger, avid traveler and devoted yogi. She is a Founding Member of the Denton Poets Assembly, establishing it as a Charter Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas and held various offices in the Denton organization prior to moving to Georgetown. Her chapbook, Navigating the Old Road, was chosen for publication by Finishing Line Press, and her poetry has won numerous awards. Her work has appeared in The Stray Branch, Red River Review, The Senior Voice, as well as other publications including several editions of The Texas Poetry Calendar and PST’s A Book of the Year. Karla K. Morton, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, characterized Jan’s work as “A true gift of the heart.” Producer Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

Click on Link: Jan Spence–November 2019

PST Podcast Episode 008 Jenna Pashley Smith with Host Terry Jude Miller

Our guest is Jenna Pashley Smith, a poet, author, and artist.  Jenna brings a different perspective to writing poetry. Our listeners will enjoy Jenna’s unique view on poetry form and other elements.  Producer Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

Click on Link: Jenna Pashley Smith–October 2019

PST Podcast Episode 007 Christine Irving With Host Terry Jude Miller


Christine Irving is first and foremost a storyteller.  Her favorite métier is poetry, but her body of work also includes novels, memoir and travel writing.  She is the author of five books of poetry and her poem, Hardwood, won 1st place in the 2017 National Federation of State Poetry Societies poetry contest.   Her latest work is a collaboration with poet Susan Maxwell Campbell, Ping Pong Poems, an experiment in poetic dialoging. Christine co-hosts a monthly open poetry mic in Denton, TX.  Her Web site is  
http://www.christineirving.com   Producer  Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

PST Podcast Episode 006 Lisa Toth Salinas with host Courtney O’Banion Smith

A nationally award-winning poet, genealogist and home educator, Lisa is also the 2014 winner of the Edwin M. Eakin Memorial Book Award given by the Poetry Society of Texas (PST). Her winning manuscript, Smallest Leaf: A Collection of Poetry, is available on her website smallestleaf.com. Producer  Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor J. Darrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.

Click on Link: Lisa Toth Salinas–August 2019

PST Podcast Episode 005 Terry Jude Miller with Host Dr. Robin Davidson

In this episode University of Houston Creative Writing Professor, Dr. Robin Davidson, interviews 2018 Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize winner, Terry Jude Miller, about his book, “The Drawn Cat’s Dream.”  (Technical Editor, JDarrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.)

Click on link: Terry Jude Miller – July 2019

PST Podcast Episode 004 Featuring Dr. Charlotte Renk with host Dr. Katie Hoerth.

Click on link: Dr. Charlotte Renk — June 2019

The guest for this episode is Edwin M. Eakin Memorial Award winner, Dr. Charlotte Renk. After completing her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and teaching there for five years, Charlotte moved to Athens, Texas and found inspiration for poetry and stories that came from long walks in the woods behind her East Texas cabin and from reflections accumulated over many years while teaching English, Humanities, and Creative Writing at Trinity Valley Community College. She’s won numerous poetry awards, has had her work published in a wealth of anthologies, and her latest book, which will be the topic of a future podcast, The Great Turtle Heart: The Tao of Turtlism, won the 2017 Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize. We discuss Charlotte’s book, These Holy Hungers. (Producer, Terry Jude Miller. Technical Editor, JDarrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.)

PST Podcast Episode 003 Featuring J. Paul Holcomb, with host Laura Pena.

Click on link: J. Paul Holcomb — May 2019

In this episode the Poetry Society of Texas Podcast we discuss an award winning book of poetry with its author. Our guest is the 2004 Winner of the Edwin M. Eakin Memorial Award, J. Paul Holcomb. We will discuss J. Paul’s book, “Looking for Love in the Telecom Corridor.” J. Paul is interviewed by Texas poet, Laura Pena. (Producer, Terry Jude Miller. Technical Editor, JDarrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.)

PST Podcast Episode 002 Featuring Budd Powell Mahan, with host Terry Jude Miller.

Link is temporarily inactive:  Budd Powell Mahan – April 2019

Budd Powell Mahan is a poet, editor, artist, photographer, public speaker and actor, who has been president of both the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and the Poetry Society of Texas. His works have won numerous awards that include the Stevens Manuscript Competition of NFSPS, the John and Marian Morris Manuscript Competition of the Alabama Poetry Society, the Dallas Poet’s Community chapbook contest and the Fort Worth Poetry Society’s inaugural William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest. The diversity, the insight, and the artistry of his poetry honors the Society’s enduring desire to promote the production and appreciation of poetry, in all its forms. Budd’s poetry has been described by Michael Baldwin, past President of the Fort Worth Poetry Society, as cerebral and always seeking the heart and reaching it. In the podcast, we’ll discuss Budd’s book, Falling to Earth, which won the Edwin M. Eakin Memorial Book Publication Award.  (Producer is Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor is JDarrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.)

PST Podcast-Video Adaptation: Episode 001 Featuring Anne McCrady, with host Lisa Toth Salinas.

Click on Link: Anne McCrady – March 2019

Anne McCrady is the author of several books of poetry including the 2003 Edwin M. Eakin Manuscript Prize given by the Poetry Society of Texas. Anne discusses poems from her award-winning book, Along Greathouse Road. The host of this episode is Lisa Toth Salinas. (Producer is Terry Jude Miller. Technical editor is JDarrell Kirkley. Music provided by Ed and Mim Frieter.)