May 18
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Take a pause and listen!

Hi everyone! Iris (eyesofIrishere. I’m so happy to announce Sophia (The Lone Cat) as the new host of YWP’s podcast, Line Break! She has so many cool ideas for the podcast and I can’t wait to see where she takes it!

As you may know, I created Line Break in March 2020 and have hosted and edited every episode. Line Break has been so much more than I thought it would be, this little idea that I came up with in the car with my dad. I never knew that Line Break would be a part of my life throughout a pandemic, a college degree, and so much more. It’s been amazing being able to share this podcast with you, both interviewees and listeners, and I hope that it’s been impactful for you as well. I’m so grateful for YWP for so much, especially being able to make Line Break exist. It really means the world to me. Thank you!!
Feb 26
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Line Break, Episode 54: A Selfie

Hi everyone! Here is a special 'Selfie' edition of Line Break. This week, gg (YWP's founder and creator of amazing things- check out his work below!) spoke with me about my poem, 'Wrinkled,' feeling anxious about the future, being perfectionists and self-editors, the importance of collaboration and community, and making poetry available to all. 
I hope you enjoy this episode!
- Iris

gg's work: https://geoffreygevalt.com
Some hints and samples of gg's novel here: https://geoffreygevalt.com/hiramfalls
Audio download:
Podcast54Edited!!.mp3
Feb 12
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Line Break, Episode 53

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Immy about her poem, "The Boy Across the Aisle," being spooked by airplanes, the lives of strangers, seeing people from other perspectives, keeping memory boxes, and experimental writing. 
Also, amaryllis and I will be hosting another Oh Snap! Online Open Mic on February 19th at 1pm Eastern, and we would love for you to join us! The sign-up link is under the YWP events tab - feel free to message with any questions!
I hope you enjoy this episode!
- Iris

Audio download:
Podcast53Edited!!.mp3
Jan 22
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Line Break, Episode 52

Jan 01
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Line Break, Episode 51

Hi everyone! Happy 2022! 
This week I spoke with gracebats about her poem, "Worlds," the multiverse and time travel, middle school, experimenting with poetry, taking inspiration from songs, and annotating books. Also, Oh Snap is returning on January 15th at 1pm Eastern! Sign up through the Events tab on YWP if you're interested in joining us for a fun afternoon of sharing poetry, stories, and random tangents!
I hope you enjoy!
 - Iris


 
Audio download:
Podcast51Edited!!.mp3
Nov 21
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Line Break, Episode 50, Part 2: Alumni Advice to YWP




Hi everyone! Here is the special "Alumni Advice to YWP" episode of Line Break! This week, I spoke with YWP alum (and Seattle Youth Poet Laureate!) Yellow Sweater about the college prep process, starting college early, taking classes that interest us, information sessions and college tours, getting involved in student organizations, having people support you, transitioning into adulthood suddenly, keeping writing and YWP in our lives, and upcoming milestones. 
Audio download:
Podcast50Pt2Edited!!.mp3
Nov 06
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Line Break, Episode 50 Part 1

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Lizzy_Rights about her poem, "The Ten Most Beautiful Things," Hallmark movies, dogs versus cats, going through difficult times, finding similarities between ourselves and book characters, relating feminism to chess, and bullet journaling. 
I hope you enjoy! Don't forget to sign up for the next Oh Snap! Online Open Mic hosted by amaryllis and I on Nov. 20 at 1pm Eastern! Can't wait to see you there! :)
-Iris

 
Audio download:
Podcast50pt1Edited!!.mp3
Oct 23
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Line Break, Episode 49

Oct 09
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Line Break, Episode 48

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Spoopy_Mouse about his poem, "For My Older Sister," our siblings, books we've read and are hoping to read, writing short stories, and finding meter in poetry. I hope you enjoy!

Also, amaryllis and I will be hosting another Oh Snap! YWP Online Open Mic on Oct. 16th at 1pm Eastern! We'd love to have you join us for a fun afternoon of sharing writing and talking about all sorts of topics! Send me or amaryllis a message on the site if you have any questions and be sure to sign up!

-Iris

FOR MY OLDER SISTER
By Spoopy_Mouse

You were brisk with your walking
Ignoring Oregon, and all unsaid
Before the goodbye
I fell behind admiring a slug
Knelt to let it crawl across my palm
I imagined your toys
Dusty, in our attic of ancient things
Audio download:
Podcast48Edited!!.mp3
Sep 18
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Line Break, Episode 46

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with infinitelyinfinite3 about her essay, "Insecure," getting our licenses soon, the responsibilities of growing up, being scared of dialogue, losing friendships and having crushes, and Emily Dickinson. 
I hope you enjoy! 
-Iris 

INSECURE
By infinitelyinfinite3

I turn fifteen in exactly sixteen days. That, in and of itself, is terrifying. Difficult to explain, really, but I am a writer — that is my job — to explain, to entertain, to engage. And so, here I stand, holding my innermost pains out to you all. 
Audio download:
Podcast46Edited!!.mp3

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