In Conversation With
In Conversation… was a podcast hosted by Hilary Davies, from 2020 through 2021. Each episode featured two or more OyeDrum Magazine volume contributors in an informal conversation that covered craft, creative origins, the influence of womanhood, and more. We would like to thank everyone who participated, as well as our listeners. If you haven’t listened yet, check out all of the eight episodes right here!
In Conversation With... Jo Reyes-Boitel
In her own words:
Jo Reyes-Boitel is a poet, essayist, and playwright as much as she is a queer mixed-Latina mother. Jo’s most recent work is “she wears bells”, a hybrid operetta rooted in the story of Coyolxauhqui, which imagines her after her dismemberment and exile on the moon.
In Conversation With... Kristine Esser Slentz
From northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area, Kristine Esser Slentz is a Purdue University alum. Recently, she earned her MFA from City College of New York where she is currently an English adjunct. She has had over 30 poems published, along with various personal essays, reviews, and interviews. Publications include Glass Poetry, Pink Plastic House, The Shallow Ends, Moonchild Magazine, Yes Poetry, and Flying Island Journal where she received a 2017 Pushcart Prize nomination.
In Conversation With... Natasha Herring and Virginia Vasquez
Natasha Herring, genre bending writer and healing artist creates soulful to the magical. She is the founding editor and curator of The Lit Guide to the Galaxy. She is currently working on a speculative memoir Raining Sunshine and a poetry collection America: An Unrequited Love Story. She has taught writing at CCNY and Laguardia. She resides in Harlem with her sons.
Virginia Vasquez is a writer, multidisciplinary artist, educator, and collaborator. She teaches creative writing at the City College of New York, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing. She is currently working on a collection of hybrid poetry, titled El LLanto: A Puerto Rican Lament.