This Business Of Music & Poetry Podcast

This Business Of Music & Poetry Podcast

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“This Business Of Music & Poetry Podcast” is all about how to make a real-world living from your creativity & passion. Hosted by Michael Amidei (author, poet, musician, & host of “World Poetry Open Mic”, “The Michael Amidei Show”) and Clifford Brooks (author, poet, founder of The Southern Collective Experience, and the host of “Dante’s Old South” on NPR.)


How To Gain Power & Resilience From Childhood Trauma (Interview with Robert Gwaltney)
Oct 3 • 51 min
In this episode, Cliff Brooks and Michael Amidei interview author Robert Gwaltney. Robert Gwaltney, a graduate of Florida State University, resides in Atlanta Georgia where he is active in the local literary community and an associate member of the…
West Coast Country (Interview with Debbie Hennessey)
Sep 19 • 75 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview musician Debbie Hennessey. Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her songs and music videos have…
The Keepers Of Calliope (Interview with Shawn Crawford)
Sep 5 • 53 min
In this episode, Cliff Brooks and Michael Amidei interview Shawn Crawford, the force behind the publishing company “The Calliope Group” and “Calliope Crashes”. Shawn Crawford lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, surrounded by the Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan…
The Rough Magic Of Cornelius Eady
Aug 22 • 66 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview poet, playwright, musician, and professor Cornelius Eady. Music featured in this episode: “The Pickle King” by The Cornelius Eady Trio “Bree” by The Cornelius Eady Trio Cornelius Eady is the…
Autism Speaks (Interview w/ Kimberly Dick)
Aug 2 • 49 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview Executive Director of Autism Speaks Georgia and Tennessee, Kimberly Dick. Kimberly Dick, Executive Director of Autism Speaks Georgia and Tennessee has been involved with the organization for…
How (And Why) To Get A Publisher (Interview with Andrew J. Wilt)
Jul 18 • 83 min
In this episode, Michael Amidei and Clifford Brooks interview Andrew J. Wilt, the publisher of 11:11 Press. Andrew J. Wilt, Publisher ( www.1111press.com )‚Äč Andrew has been working professionally in writing for over a decade. He was the founder & editor…
The Singing Pastoral Poet (Interview w/ Casanova Green)
Jul 4 • 70 min
In this episode, Cliff Brooks and Michael Amidei interview the dynamic Casanova Green. Casanova Green is a writer, singer/songwriter, educator, and pastor. He is a 2010 graduate of Ohio Northern University with a BA in Language Arts Education with minor…
Confessions Of A Crime Author (Interview with Roger Johns)
Jun 20 • 50 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview Roger Johns. Roger Johns is the author of River Rising (2017) and River of Secrets (2018) Wallace Hartman Mysteries from St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books. He is s a former corporate lawyer and…
The Noetic Professor (Interview with Luke Johnson)
Jun 6 • 63 min
In this episode, Brooks & Amidei interview Luke Johnson, founder of Noetic (www.Noetic.Online), which aims to create an expansive audio-lecture library on the great and sometimes neglected works of philosophy in a unique and powerful social media…
Interview With Cameron Dezen Hammon
May 23 • 50 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview Cameron Dezen Hammon. Cameron Dezen Hammon’s writing has appeared in Ecotone, The Rumpus, The Literary Review, The Butter, NYLON, Them, The Houston Chronicle, and elsewhere. Her essay…
How To Go Super Viral & Earn Your Luck (Interview with Jackie K Cooper)
May 9 • 55 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei interview Jackie K Cooper (author and entertainment critic). Throughout Jackie’s incredible stories, we learn about his work ethic, his passion, commitment, and what it’s like to be endorsed by the…
Creativity & Health
Apr 25 • 52 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei discuss the role that health plays in their creative work. They share thoughts and experiences. offering thoughts that you might consider for your own poetry and music career.
The Road To Originality
Apr 11 • 45 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks and Michael Amidei discuss their creative influences, habits, and how to develop an original voice in your writing and your music.
The Power Of Live Events
Mar 28 • 56 min
In this episode, Michael Amidei and Clifford Brooks discuss the power of live events and their ability to transform your creative career in music, writing, and poetry.
Meet Brooks & Amidei
Mar 3 • 36 min
The introductory episode of “This Business Of Music & Poetry” featuring Michael Amidei (poet, author, musician, host of “The Michael Amidei Show” & “World Poetry Open Mic”) and Clifford Brooks (poet, author, founder of The Southern Collective Experience)…
Building A Business Around Your Art
Mar 3 • 59 min
In this episode, Clifford Brooks & Michael Amidei discuss taking your creative work and building a business (aka money making) model around it. Music by Justin Johnson( www.JustinJohnsonLive.com ) Michael Amidei ( www.MichaelAmidei.com &…