Prose, Poetry & Purpose

Prose, Poetry & Purpose is produced and hosted by March Twisdale. An hour-long show, PP&P gives March’s guest authors an opportunity to delve deeply into how they hope to inspire positive social change in the world, one reader and one listener at a time.

From Russia, With Love (Guest Blog Post)

From Russia, With Love (Guest Blog Post)

As the producer & host of Prose, Poetry & Purpose, I interview people who seek to inspire positive social change around the world – specifically through writing. To do this, there is one other condition I adhere to without fail. Global Viewpoint. My...

What is stopping us?

What is stopping us?

Do you ever ask yourself that question? I do. Every day. And it’s getting old. Right? We all have them. Actions or behaviors or habits that we know will make our lives better, our bodies healthier, our world more likely to survive another century without falling...

Survey #1 Results & a Gift for You!

Survey #1 Results & a Gift for You!

Check out the image, to see the results! After four years of producing this show, I am eager to hear from you, my listeners, about how I can improve. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! For the people who specifically suggested that I interview authors who have...

The Vital Necessity of Independent Thought

The Vital Necessity of Independent Thought

Everything you and I know today either filled empty space in our mind or supplanted something that already existed. I used to believe in Santa Clause. Now, I believe in the spirit of giving and the value of family traditions. Some people are atheist, then they endure...

My Interview with Bill Moyer

My Interview with Bill Moyer

If you live in the Seattle area… If you are an activist, or have an activist’s heart… If you track local campaigns from Vashon’s battle to stop Glacier Northwest to the Shell Oil Rig blockade and Occupy Seattle’s strong focus on the power...

Thomas Pruiksma (Magician & Poet & More)

Thomas Pruiksma (Magician & Poet & More)

What makes a man? Or a woman? Or a dog? Or a cat? Or a parrot? Is it only our physical characteristics? Surely not! For a barking parrot would just not do, nor would we wish our husbands to pee on every street corner, true? Is it our culture? Maybe…maybe not....

Pre-Election Pleasantness? Is it Possible?

Pre-Election Pleasantness? Is it Possible?

I just listened to (and edited) my second interview with Benjamin Studebaker tonight…reminding me of why I absolutely had to have two interviews with him! And, reminding me of why I chose to run his interviews now…in the month leading up to November 8th.  ...

You Can Also Find News in the Poetry Section

You Can Also Find News in the Poetry Section

(Thank you to Rob Carney, for being a brilliant thinker/writer/poet, and for sharing your gifts with my listening audience on Prose, Poetry & Purpose and then, again, here…with my reading audience.) Listen to Interview here (beginning 7/26/16) By Rob Carney:...

Journalism That Matters & Magical Poets (oh my!)

Journalism That Matters & Magical Poets (oh my!)

Community Conversations  Journalism That Matters and Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton By Guest Co-Writer Stephen Silha and March Twisdale How do we make sense of the times we’re living in? Poet and experimental filmmaker James Broughton tried to give an...

So, your Grandma’s a witch, huh?

So, your Grandma’s a witch, huh?

Listen to the show here: PP&P Guest Author Patricia Ballentine Leaning on our instinctual fear of the unknown, we are ever-encouraged to pursue distrust (rather than fascination) when faced with a member of a group that differs from our own. In today’s...