Rooted in Poetry began as a collaborative project between myself and with local news site, the Lake County Bloom, to promote and publish original poetry within our rural communities of Lake County. It has expanded to include a radio show with a local network.
The column offers a platform for local writers to introduce themselves to the community through their writing. It is a space to share writing experience, writing origin stories, what inspires their work, perhaps positive guidance for other writers, etc. Writers of all backgrounds are welcome regardless of experience or style. We support established and emerging writers and look forward to reading a wide range of work and perspectives.
Later in 2020, in partnership with KPFZ 88.1FM, I created the Rooted in Poetry radio which airs every 3 months on the first Saturday of each month. This show is for Lake County poets to showcase their original work on air. Specials guests are invited as well to read and discuss their work.