Arts Calling is a podcast to celebrate creatives across disciplines and cultural backgrounds making art no matter where they are. A case for the arts as the gateway to empathy, healthy lives, and strong communities.
Today I am so excited to be arts calling Rodd Whelpley!
About our Guest: Rodd Whelpley seeks poetry in the everyday world. He manages an electric efficiency program for 32 cities across Illinois and lives near Springfield with his wife, son, and the memories of good Golden Retrievers he has known.
His poems have appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, 2River View, Star 82 Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Spillway, The Naugatuck River Review, Eunoia Review, Antiphon, The Chagrin River Review and other journals.
The Last Bridge is Home, now available for sale! https://kelsaybooks.com/products/the-last-bridge-is-home
Check out Rodd’s collection Whoever Said Love, now available from ELJ Editions! https://elj-editions.com/whoever-said-love/
Thanks for coming on the show, Rodd!!
Arts Calling is produced by Jaime Alejandro at cruzfolio.com.
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