Jun 12

Line Break, Episode 39

May 30

Take a pause and listen!

May 29

Line Break, Episode 38

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Sawyer Fell about their poem, "Exulansis," hidden meanings in poems, searching for the right words, reclaiming our power after toxic friendships, and Rudy Francisco and Sabrina Benaim (I've linked some of their spoken word pieces below).
I hope you enjoy this episode!
-Iris

Here is "To The Girl Who Works At Starbucks" by Rudy Francisco (a really fun and beautiful love poem): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTL1yA2XJYI 
And here is "My Honest Poem," also by Rudy Francisco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDa4WTZ_58M
Audio download:
Podcast38Edited!!.mp3
May 15

Line Break, Episode 37

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Penelope about her story, "The Purple Flowers," writing down ideas even if they aren't amazing, Christmas trees, including the pandemic in writing, and stories speaking to different people. Also, sign up for the last Oh Snap! Online Open Mic of the school year on May 29th at 1pm EDT to share a poem or story and talk about all sorts of random topics, including writing! 
I hope you enjoy!
-Iris
 
Audio download:
Podcast37Edited!!.mp3
May 01

cant hear u EP

I did promise you guys an EP of my electronic songs, so here it is. 
6 tracks, 
4 electronic,
2 with singing.
Hope you enjoy <3 
 
May 01

Line Break, Episode 36

Apr 17

Line Break, Episode 35

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with ivyparks about her poem, "glistening sea glass hearts," blue cotton candy, writing about feelings, talking to strangers, Harry Potter and my big announcement, and Rainbow Rowell's books. Also, the next Oh Snap! Open Mic is April 24th at 1 p.m. EDT! Sign up if you'd like to join us for a very fun afternoon of reading poetry and sharing our thoughts on all different writing and book related topics!
I hope you enjoy!
-Iris
 
Audio download:
Podcast35Edited!!.mp3
Apr 03

Line Break, Episode 34

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Roses about her poem, "gray," mythology, water as a metaphor, taking inspiration from Line Break (listen to Episode 30, Part 2 here!), North Dakota possibly being home to Area 51, and seventh grade drama. A little subway rumbling can be heard throughout this episode, but it shouldn't be too bad. 
I hope you enjoy! Also, send me a message if you're interested in recording a Line Break episode! I'd love to talk about your poem and tons of other cool writing-related and completely random topics. 
-Iris
 
Audio download:
Podcast34Edited!!.mp3
Mar 25

One: A Year of Line Break in Photos and Writing

Mar 06

Line Break, Episode 32

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with IceGalaxy about their poem, "White Dress," using imagery, the magic of bookstores, second-person POV in writing, thinking about the future, my existential crisis about turning 17, and looking for truth and honesty in books. 
I hope you enjoy! 
-Iris
 
Audio download:
Podcast32Edited!!.mp3
Feb 20

Line Break, Episode 31

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Sunflowergirl about her poem, "Forget Me Please," being inspired by the weather, pulling an all-nighter, feeling giddy at funerals, going to big cities, and admiring other YWP writers. Also, I mentioned that Yellow Sweater and I are hosting another Oh Snap! YWP Online Open Mic on February 27th at 1pm EST. You can sign up here to join us, and we'd love to see you there! 
I hope you enjoy!
Iris
Audio download:
Podcast31Edited!!.mp3
Feb 06

Line Break, Episode 30 Part 2

Hi everyone! Here is the very special Episode 30, Part 2 of Line Break! Amaryllis and I gave each other lines that we wrote, which we used as inspiration to write our own poems. My poem, january., can be found here, and amaryllis' poem, hallowed halos, hollow be thy name can be found here. In this episode, we talked about our poems, superstitions, my writing process, writing songs versus poems, memories, and what it was like to write using each others' lines. 
I hope you enjoy this episode, and thank you to everyone at YWP for supporting Line Break and creating a really amazing podcast with me! 
-Iris
Audio download:
Podcast30pt2Edited!!!.mp3
Jan 23
audio challenge: Podcast

Line Break, Episode 30 Part 1

Hi everyone! This week I spoke with TreePupWriter about her poem, "Cilantro Flowers," yoga, being young and having a simple life, writing about small things, and taking big meaning from picture books. Also, Yellow Sweater and I are hosting another Oh Snap! Online Open Mic on January 30th at 7pm EST. Sign up if you want to join us for a fun night of sharing and listening to poetry!
I hope you enjoy!
-Iris
 
Audio download:
Podcast30Pt1Edited!!!.mp3
Jan 09

Line Break, Episode 29

Dec 26

Line Break, Episode 28

Dec 12

Line Break, Episode 27


Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Stargirl about her poem, "H.H," reading at open mics, getting support from your family and community, Jandy Nelson's books, and thinking positively about your writing. Also, this is Part II of the Hannaford Love Poems mini-series! 
I hope you enjoy!
-Iris
Audio download:
Podcast27Edited!!.mp3
Nov 28

Line Break, Episode 26


Hi everyone! This week I spoke with ZoeBee about her poem, "A boy in a trench coat," NaNoWriMo, historical fiction, seeing poetry as a beautiful mistake, writing with typewriters, and using terrible writing as a warm-up. Also, this is Part 1 of a Line Break mini-series called "Hannaford Love Poems." Part 2 will be posted in two weeks, so be sure to listen to that episode as well! 
I hope you enjoy!
-Iris 
Audio download:
Podcast26Edited!!!.mp3
Nov 14

Line Break, Episode 25

Oct 31

Line Break, Episode 24


Hi everyone! This week I spoke with eulusivepurplepanda about her poem, "Sonnet to Concrete," Shakespeare and Keats, Dead Poets Society, dark academia and cottagecore aesthetics, writing as a form of self-discovery, and taking inspiration from classic literature. 
I hope you enjoy, and Happy Halloween!

-Iris

Audio download:
Podcast24Edited!!!.mp3
Oct 26

Sunshine remix

Nope, I'm not a rapper, I can barely tap my feet,
I can sometimes feel the music, feel the rhythm, or the beat,
However you've inspired me to somehow get this done,
A tiny little project 'bout the lovely beaming sun. 
I do not have much skill at all, but I swear it's filled with passion. 
For once I've left my comfort zone, in beats and music fashion.
It took too many tries to count –
I've laughed along the way. 
This really's not my forte ... but you've inspired me anyway.