Will Smallis creating Poetry and podcasts
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If I was busking in the street, you'd throw some spare change in the hat. I'd give you a warm smile.
You'll get the Poetic Beings book sent to you upon release, with a handwritten note from me.
Metaphors wet your whistle. Alliteration gets you going. You listen to the poems at the end of the episodes and find yourself clicking along.
Your name will be in the acknowledgments of the 'Poetic Beings' book (must sign-up before Feb 16), which you'll get sent to you with a handwritten thank you note once it's published.
It's likely that you actually own and have even read a book of poetry. You might have been to a poetry slam and clicked your fingers or even jumped up to perform your own work!
For ten years I’ve been performing spoken word poetry. In the last couple I’ve become deeply fascinated with the art of the interview and the medium of podcasting. So I decided to mash them all together.
Poetic Beings is a project where I interview interesting people with a story worth telling, and then try to capture each person in an original piece of spoken word poetry. Every episode of the podcast features the interview + the poem. In early 2020, I'll also be releasing a beautiful, coffee table book with original artworks to go with each of the poems I've written (created by the brilliant Grant Molony).
This project received start-up funding from a Central Coast Council community grant. I'm so grateful to have been able to use these funds to purchase recording equipment and invest the time in my first season of episodes. Now, I'm asking you to become part of the community backing my ongoing creative work.
Beyond Poetic Beings Season 1, I'm planning to continue to use this platform to share poetry, podcasts and reflections on the creative process.
Patrons will receive access to the following benefits:
At $3 (USD) a month you'll get the warm and fuzzies. But that's not all. You'll get access to my monthly written posts and reflections, exclusive for patrons.
At $5 (USD) a month you'll get sent a copy of the 'Poetic Beings' book as soon as it's released, sent directly to your door, with a handwritten note from me.
Thanks for joining me, as I unearth the stories of interesting humans and capture them in original pieces of spoken word poetry.