The informative podcast of global arts and affairs from the perspective of writer, editor, traveler, military veteran and podcaster. Supportive. Instructive. Provocative. Hosted and Produced by Mark Antony Rossi. {IVp6 compatible for emerging markets}


the first mailbag episode for 2021 and we cover seven episodes our listeners were dutiful to submit emails about.

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This evening we explore the fascination with nonhuman machines possibly creating art. Are machines living creatures? What is the definition of Art?

This episode will confront these questions through common sense, established logical, historical foundation and a little help from Emerson, Matisse, Picasso, Merton and Kosinski.

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One of the most tragic things in a writer's life is the death of a loved one. This episode shines a light on how to move forward in a healthy and dignified manner. 


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In this episode i provide a basic primer and some tips for putting together your first poetry book.

book size

poetry balance

table of contents


acknowledgements page

author page


the value of getting a book review



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February 10, 2021

S3 E181: Ailments and the Arts

The grave challenge of mental illness has darkened the arts over the centuries; yet other ailments such as asthma, TB, blindness, STD's and others have plagued artists throughout the centuries. We explore this and the backdrop of determination, faith and a lifelong habit of ritual and routine.

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In this episode we explore the decline of passion and imagination in our society and lives and how this came to be and how maybe we can reverse it. 

Segments include:

convenience of society

luxury of technology

decline of values in principles, philosophies and religious faith

civil conduct -- speed of marriage, access to sex, etc.

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