The Intentional Clinician Episode #10 Poetry Changes Everything with Fable, the poet.
In this episode, I interview Marcel "Fable" Price, the current Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan. We discuss poetry and the transformative act of writing and self-expression. Further, we discuss how participating in a live poetry event can be helpful for people of all ages. Fable and I discuss our current "superconnected" internet culture and how over use of the internet can lead to "disconnection" and how putting down your phone and picking up a pen and paper can help people struggling with mental illness. In addition, getting out of your domicle and going to an open mic or live poetry even can be a way to sublimate your pain and difficulties into art. We discuss Fable's journey from a difficult time in his life into his love for writing, poetry, spoken word and hip hop--and how poetry is now actually his job. All of this and much more is discussed in this episode.
Marcel "Fable" Price. Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids Michigan. Author of "Adrift in a Sea of M&M's" Fable is a Bi-racial North American writer, teaching artist, community advocate, spoken word poet, and motivational speaker. Fable The Poet is highly noted for his work with the youth; spreading Mental Health Awareness using his own stories to consume the audience. "At times, we all feel fragile. We are paper boats entertaining the waves of life." He is an official partner of Mental Health America and is known across the nation for crowd-interactive features that leave those attending enlightened and empowered. Buckle up, prepare to make a new friend, and enjoy the ride.
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Original music, used with permission:
"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
"In the Picture" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL