The Whispering Forest

A new podcast turns strangers' stories into poetry

A project in Santa Monica, CA by Todd Boss
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THERE'S A POEM IN THAT is a new podcast in which award-winning poet Todd Boss interviews total strangers, then writes a poem for them.
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Funded: $5,547 of $5,000
Dates: Oct 31st -> Nov 30th (31 days)
Project By: Todd Boss
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Latest News

$5,000 goal reached! Stretch goal ahead! 11 days left!

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to you, we've reached our $5,000 goal! Our team is thrilled they'll be paid for their hard work! Hooray!!  We have 11 more days in the campaign. Our stretch goal of $3,000 more will pay Todd, pay guest poets to participate in the process, and... (Read More)

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November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
There's a Poem in That now has its own Facebook page. Follow us there for updates during and after the campaign!  CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087116179697  Meanwhile ... The campaign is 90% funded! Thanks to all who've... (Read More)

60% to goal ... 100% to beauty

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Guest Joan received her poem today:  “This has meant so much to me, I don’t think you have any idea. It’s like a cup of empathy. Some kind of powerful well of energy that seemed to be going through me all the time. It was this. It was feeding... (Read More)

Free guest slots still available

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
There are still a few guest slots available ... Share this call with your peeps! The podcast seeks people who think there's a poem in their story. Guests work one-on-one with host Todd Boss to discover it.   (Read More)

Like Emma Thompson, I didn't train as an actor.

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Her secret, rather, is a "strange and continual porous state" of empathy... or so she tells the New York Times.  And that's what I bring to this "deep listening" podcast, in which my task is not just to interrogate guests but understand and... (Read More)

A guest shares a mask she made

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
There's a poem in this mask's symbolism, and I can't wait to share it with you in an upcoming episode!  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 It's so amazing what happens when... (Read More)

What is the responsibility of poets

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
I've spent a lot of time on this dilemma: that on the one hand every one of us gets that occasional hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck feeling that there's something transcendent or beautiful or meaningful in our story or circumstance, something poetic... (Read More)

New guest interviews yesterday and today

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday I interviewed a guest who feels there's a poem in this: A professional singer, she's lost her voice. She can talk (obviously!) but she can no longer sing.  Today I interviewed a guest who feels there's a poem in this: His wife survived... (Read More)

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