Dec 22, 2021 • 2M

Word.Life Preview Episode

An introduction to the Word.Life podcast

Open in playerListen on);

Appears in this episode

The North Star
Podcast hosted by The North Star's Chief Content Editor and poet, Donney Rose.
Episode details

Welcome to Word Life, the newest podcast of The North Star Media Group. I came up with this idea to highlight the intersections of literary art, music, politics and revolution from an organic place. I have spent just over the last two decades of my life as a performance poet, a teaching artist, an event organizer, an advocate and most recently as an editor.

Throughout that time I have witnessed the impact of revolutionary art both as an observer and a creator. I have been able to bear witness to the power of words and messages that on the surface may have been meant to entertain, but beneath the surface functioned as a blueprint for change and encouraged its audiences to use radical imagination to shape the world into what they wanted it to be. Each week on Word Life I will be looking at radical works of literary art and revolutionary music, unpacking the context and intent of the messaging.

Sometimes, I will be joined in conversation by the creators of the work. Sometimes, I will be giving my best interpretation of what a certain piece of art was intended to get across or accomplish. Either way, I hope that you’ll join me in threading the intersection of art imitating life, and in discovering the lessons the creators meant for us to take from their offerings.