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I began writing poetry in 1975. In 2005 I developed (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals. I believe in the strength of poetry! Everyone is creative, and those of us who foster our imaginations have the potential not merely to survive but to thrive! Rituals can lead us to see the creative viability in everything around us. With


Creative Capital spoke to Samora Pinderhughes about the premiere of his Creative Capital Project, The Healing Project—a multidisciplinary music, film, and installation work exploring the daily realities of violence, incarceration, detention, and policing in communities across the US.


Creative Capital spoke to Daresha Kyi about the premiere of her Creative Capital project, Mama Bears—her film exploring how the lives of conservative, Christian mothers are transformed when they decide to accept their LGBTQ children.


Creative Capital spoke to Polly Apfelbaum about her first all-ceramics show, being an artist during the pandemic, and how the concept of home ties into her work.


We spoke to Raja Feather Kelly about Liz Eden, translating documentary into dance performance, and the difficult question of how one tells the story of another.


Fallen Fruit talks about their Creative Capital Project, Endless Orchard, which is anchored at their Monument to Sharing in Los Angeles State Historic Park.


We spoke to Todd Chandler about his Creative Capital Project, Bulletproof, a documentary exploring how the drive to prevent gun violence is shaping the culture of American schools.


Ry Russo-Young spoke about her Creative Capital Project, Nuclear Family, a three-part documentary series on HBO and HBO Max. The series follows Ry as she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family.


Laura Parnes speaks about her Creative Capital Project Tour Without End, a film installation that captures musicians and artists in artist-run spaces and venues (some now defunct) in a moment in time.


Erin Cosgrove spoke about her new animation film, The Living Book, full of dark satire coupled and a dizzying array of influences.