In 2014, Brian Sonia-Wallace took up a challenge to pay his rent with income solely from his poetry and thus Rent Poet was born. I talk to Brian about poetry as art vs poetry as a business, the symbolism of his typewriter and 3×5 index cards, being a Writer in Residence for Amtrak, Artist in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, and about his first published book which you can find on the show notes page at www.smcpod.com. We also touch on a festival that Brian is putting together, his upcoming projects and appearances and more.
Stick around after the episode as I debut an unreleased song from Jeff Cowell. Jeff was a guest on Episode 5 and continues to be a friend of mine and of the show. Check out Jeff’s song called The Garden We Grow at the end of today’s show.
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Where to Find Brian Sonia-Wallace (Rent Poet)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/rentpoet/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/RentPoet
Website – www.rentpoet.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rentpoet/
Nevermore Arts Festival – http://eventbrite.com/e/nevermore-metro-immersive-arts-festival-registration-1570209539
Yak Press – http://www.yakpress.com/