Poetry, Video, & Podcasts

VIDEOS & PODCASTS

Angie Peacock, Army veteran, Psych survivor, and Mental Health Advocate, Interviewed me about my memoir, Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery.

Psychologist and professor Nick Fortino interviewed me about my memoir Crash for his podcast Psychology Is.  I hope you enjoy our talk!

Here’s my interview with Nicole Lamberson of Medicating Normal. We discuss my memoir Crash.

Catherine Carrigan of UK Health radio interviewed me about healing from depression as related in my memoir Crash. Lots of good info here!

New video where I discuss Crash and problems with overmedication with psychologists in California and China.

New podcast!  Check out my interview with Jason Wright on the Oddball Show. We even got into the healing power of poetry!

My friend, Katy Giebenhain, interviewed me about my memoir Crash for The Seminary Explores podcast.

Here’s a video of my launch event for Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery.

Ben Boyce, host of the Dr. Junkie Show podcast interviewed me about my work in the prisons,  and my new book Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery.

Roman Wyden, host of the podcast ADHD is Over!, interviewed me about my work as a special educator and my new book Crash, A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery Give it a listen!

Here’s a link to my reading with Ed Gillespie from June 1, 2022. Poetry, Policing, and Possibility

Graves to Gardens Podcast: Interview about my poetry collection Once You’re Inside and impressions of prison.

Here’s a link to my reading on Sistah Joy’s show Sojourn with Words. I’m reading from my collection Once You’re Inside.

My Youtube page with poetry readings. Check it out!

Reading from Once You’re Inside: here

Poets vs. Pandemic Reading from July 21st, live on Youtube. My reading begins at about 19:30. Be sure and listen to the fine work of Miles David Moore and Lucinda Marshall as well. Thanks to Henry Crawford for hosting and video production.

BOOKS

Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery. Charing Cross Press. 2023. ISBN: 978-05-7839433-6, 240 pages. Ebook available here, Print version at Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com.

Once You’re Inside: Poems Exploring Incarceration. Charing Cross Press. 2022. ISBN: 978-0-578-86768-7, 60 pages. Ebook available here, Print version at Bookshop, Barnes & Noble,  Amazon.com

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From Dorothy Wetzler’s 1930’s MICA art portfolio.

No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom. New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books. 2017.
ISBN978-0-9981477-0-3. paperback, 68 pages. Order from Amazon.com, or Barnes & Noble.com.

The Altar of Innocence. New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books. 2015. ISBN 978-0-9906939-5-6 paperback, 90 pages.  Order from Amazon.com, or Barnes&Noble.com.

Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown. K. Satchidanandan and Nishi Chawla, editors. 2019. Penguin India. Poems included: “In Need of Imagination” and “The Importance of Flowers.

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Laura Madeline Wiseman, editor. 2013.
Poem included: “Marital Privilege.”

Reckless Writing: The Modernization of Poetry by Emerging Writers of the 21st Century. Penny Dunning, editor. Chatter House Press. 2012.
Poems included: “Mrs. S” (nominated for a Pushcart Prize) and “More Rock Than Bach.”

Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems. Maryland Writers’ Association Book. Laura Shovan, editor. 2011 section editor for “Love of Art and Work.”
Poems included: “Marriage,” “Seducing Billy Collins as He Finishes a Stanza,” “The Pediatrician” and “Dreams in My Portfolio.”

POEMS & FLASH MEMOIR

ARTICLES, ESSAYS, AND INTERVIEWS

  • Book Chapter: Bracken, A. (2024). How can we see ADHD from another angle, and what can we do for our kids? In A. Cantú, E. Maisel, & C. Ruby (Eds.), Practical Alternatives to the Psychiatric Model of Mental Illness: Beyond DSM and ICD Diagnosing (pp. 45–61). Ethics International Press.
  • Essay: Blog: Mad in America. Enlarging the Treatment Lens for Postpartum Depression. Online. February, 2023.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review, “Interview with Becky Calzada, Susan Muaddi Duraj, and Laura Shovan.” Print. Winter 2024.
  • Essay: Q & A: Mad in America. “What is Executive Function and How Can Parents and Teachers Help Kids Focus?.” Online. December 2023.
  • Essay: Mad in America. How Can We See ADHD From Another Angle and What Can We Do to Help Our Children?” Online. June 2023.
  • Essay: Mad in America. “What is Informed Consent & What Do I Need to Know to Help My Child? Online. April 2023
  • Essay: Mad in America. “Parenting Changed my Perspective on ADHD.” Online. March 2022.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review, “Interview with Hope Snyder.” Print. Summer 2023
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review, “Interview with Aaron Henkin.” Print. Winter 2023
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review, “Interview with Wendy Jason.” Print. Summer 2022
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review, “Interview with Ann Friedman.” Print. Winter 2022
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Peter Bruun.” Print. Summer 2021.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Grace Cavalieri.” Print. Winter 2021.
  • Article: The Awakenings Review. “From Pollyanna to Polypharmacy: A Story of Overmedication and Recovery.” 2020.
  • Article: Currere Exchange Journal. “Poetry as Inquiry: Using Poetry to Explore the Currere of Prison Experience”. Online. May 2020
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Kevin Shird.” Print. Summer 2020
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Ben Cricchi” Print, Winter 2020.
  • Interview: “The Healing Power of Writing” with Liz Bobo from Howard Community College
  • Essay: Mad in America. “Learning to Speak the Subtle Language of Pain.”
  • Essay: Mad in America. “The Answers in the Attic: A Mother-Daughter Story of Overmedication and Recovery.”
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog.“Interview with Ned Tillman: Author of The Big Melt.”
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog. “Contributing Editor Ann Bracken Interviews Morna McDermott McNulty.” Web.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Sitting Down for a Stoop Story: Interview with Laura Wexler and Jessica Myles Henkin.” Print.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “What Builds Our Worlds: An Interview with Jason Reynolds.” Print.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Paul Rucker.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Ann Bracken About No Barking in the Hallways.” Online
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Betty May.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog, “An Interview with Linda Moghadam” and “Once You’re Inside.” Online
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Morna McDermott.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Grace Cavalieri.” Print
  • Essay: Little Patuxent Review. “Crafting a Bridge to Healing.”Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Nancy Naomi Carlson.” Print
  • The Museletter, July 2008: “Warrior Writer: An Interview with Drew Cameron.” Print
  • Essay: On Purpose Women Magazine, August/September 2008: “Full Ahead Slow: One of the Three Pillars of Hope.” Print
  • Essay: On Purpose Women Magazine, February/March 2008: “The Three Pillars of Hope: Using Expressive Arts to Navigate Life’s Transitions.” Print
  • Essay: Little Patuxent Review, Winter 2007: “Riding Into the Wind” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, November 2004: “Engagement With Life; An Interview with Michael Collier, Maryland’s Poet Laureate.” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, March 2004: “The Power of Art; An Interview with David Read Johnson'” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, March 2001: “Interview with Edward Hirsch.” Print

VIDEOS & PODCASTS

Here’s a video of my launch event for Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery.

Ben Boyce, host of the Dr. Junkie Show podcast interviewed me about my work in the prisons,  and my new book

Roman Wyden, host of the podcast ADHD is Over!, interviewed me about my work as a special educator and my new book Crash, A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery Give it a listen!

Here’s a link to my reading with Ed Gillespie from June 1, 2022. Poetry, Policing, and Possibility

Graves to Gardens Podcast: Interview about my poetry collection Once You’re Inside and impressions of prison.

Here’s a link to my reading on Sistah Joy’s show Sojourn with Words. I’m reading from my collection Once You’re Inside.

My Youtube page with poetry readings. Check it out!

Reading from Once You’re Inside: here

Poets vs. Pandemic Reading from July 21st, live on Youtube. My reading begins at about 19:30. Be sure and listen to the fine work of Miles David Moore and Lucinda Marshall as well. Thanks to Henry Crawford for hosting and video production.

BOOKS

Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery. Charing Cross Press. 2023. ISBN: 978-05-7839433-6, 240 pages. Ebook available here, Print version at Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com.

Once You’re Inside: Poems Exploring Incarceration. Charing Cross Press. 2022. ISBN: 978-0-578-86768-7, 60 pages. Ebook available here, Print version at Bookshop, Barnes & Noble,  Amazon.com

mLFPA4_g58G9ujnMBzI9250UR1f_iuW5g5I0ZmNwKEQ
From Dorothy Wetzler’s 1930’s MICA art portfolio.

No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom. New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books. 2017.
ISBN978-0-9981477-0-3. paperback, 68 pages. Order from Amazon.com, or Barnes & Noble.com.

The Altar of Innocence. New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books. 2015. ISBN 978-0-9906939-5-6 paperback, 90 pages.  Order from Amazon.com, or Barnes&Noble.com.

Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown. K. Satchidanandan and Nishi Chawla, editors. 2019. Penguin India. Poems included: “In Need of Imagination” and “The Importance of Flowers.

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Laura Madeline Wiseman, editor. 2013.
Poem included: “Marital Privilege.”

Reckless Writing: The Modernization of Poetry by Emerging Writers of the 21st Century. Penny Dunning, editor. Chatter House Press. 2012.
Poems included: “Mrs. S” (nominated for a Pushcart Prize) and “More Rock Than Bach.”

Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems. Maryland Writers’ Association Book. Laura Shovan, editor. 2011 section editor for “Love of Art and Work.”
Poems included: “Marriage,” “Seducing Billy Collins as He Finishes a Stanza,” “The Pediatrician” and “Dreams in My Portfolio.”

POEMS

ARTICLES, ESSAYS, AND INTERVIEWS

  • Essay: Mad in America. “Parenting Changed my Perspective on ADHD.” Online. March 2022.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review, “Interview with Ann Friedman.” Print. Winter 2022
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Peter Bruun.” Print. Summer 2021.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Grace Cavalieri.” Print. Winter 2021.
  • Article: The Awakenings Review. “From Pollyanna to Polypharmacy: A Story of Overmedication and Recovery.” 2020.
  • Article: Currere Exchange Journal. “Poetry as Inquiry: Using Poetry to Explore the Currere of Prison Experience”. Online. May 2020
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Kevin Shird.” Print. Summer 2020
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Ben Cricchi” Print, Winter 2020.
  • Interview: “The Healing Power of Writing” with Liz Bobo from Howard Community College
  • Essay: Mad in America. “Learning to Speak the Subtle Language of Pain.”
  • Essay: Mad in America. “The Answers in the Attic: A Mother-Daughter Story of Overmedication and Recovery.”
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog.“Interview with Ned Tillman: Author of The Big Melt.”
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog. “Contributing Editor Ann Bracken Interviews Morna McDermott McNulty.” Web.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Sitting Down for a Stoop Story: Interview with Laura Wexler and Jessica Myles Henkin.” Print.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “What Builds Our Worlds: An Interview with Jason Reynolds.” Print.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Paul Rucker.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Ann Bracken About No Barking in the Hallways.” Online
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Betty May.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog, “An Interview with Linda Moghadam” and “Once You’re Inside.” Online
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Morna McDermott.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Grace Cavalieri.” Print
  • Essay: Little Patuxent Review. “Crafting a Bridge to Healing.”Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Nancy Naomi Carlson.” Print
  • The Museletter, July 2008: “Warrior Writer: An Interview with Drew Cameron.” Print
  • Essay: On Purpose Women Magazine, August/September 2008: “Full Ahead Slow: One of the Three Pillars of Hope.” Print
  • Essay: On Purpose Women Magazine, February/March 2008: “The Three Pillars of Hope: Using Expressive Arts to Navigate Life’s Transitions.” Print
  • Essay: Little Patuxent Review, Winter 2007: “Riding Into the Wind” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, November 2004: “Engagement With Life; An Interview with Michael Collier, Maryland’s Poet Laureate.” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, March 2004: “The Power of Art; An Interview with David Read Johnson'” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, March 2001: “Interview with Edward Hirsch.” Print

Roman Wyden, host of the podcast ADHD is Over!, interviewed me about my work as a special educator and my new book Crash, A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery Give it a listen!

Here’s a link to my reading with Ed Gillespie from June 1, 2022. Poetry, Policing, and Possibility

Graves to Gardens Podcast: Interview about my poetry collection Once You’re Inside and impressions of prison.

Here’s a link to my reading on Sistah Joy’s show Sojourn with Words. I’m reading from my collection Once You’re Inside.

My Youtube page with poetry readings. Check it out!

Reading from Once You’re Inside: here

Poets vs. Pandemic Reading from July 21st, live on Youtube. My reading begins at about 19:30. Be sure and listen to the fine work of Miles David Moore and Lucinda Marshall as well. Thanks to Henry Crawford for hosting and video production.

BOOKS

Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery. Charing Cross Press. 2023. ISBN: 978-05-7839433-6, 240 pages. Ebook available here, Print version at Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com.

Once You’re Inside: Poems Exploring Incarceration. Charing Cross Press. 2022. ISBN: 978-0-578-86768-7, 60 pages. Ebook available here, Print version at Bookshop, Barnes & Noble,  Amazon.com

mLFPA4_g58G9ujnMBzI9250UR1f_iuW5g5I0ZmNwKEQ
From Dorothy Wetzler’s 1930’s MICA art portfolio.

No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom. New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books. 2017.
ISBN978-0-9981477-0-3. paperback, 68 pages. Order from Amazon.com, or Barnes & Noble.com.

The Altar of Innocence. New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books. 2015. ISBN 978-0-9906939-5-6 paperback, 90 pages.  Order from Amazon.com, or Barnes&Noble.com.

Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown. K. Satchidanandan and Nishi Chawla, editors. 2019. Penguin India. Poems included: “In Need of Imagination” and “The Importance of Flowers.

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Laura Madeline Wiseman, editor. 2013.
Poem included: “Marital Privilege.”

Reckless Writing: The Modernization of Poetry by Emerging Writers of the 21st Century. Penny Dunning, editor. Chatter House Press. 2012.
Poems included: “Mrs. S” (nominated for a Pushcart Prize) and “More Rock Than Bach.”

Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems. Maryland Writers’ Association Book. Laura Shovan, editor. 2011 section editor for “Love of Art and Work.”
Poems included: “Marriage,” “Seducing Billy Collins as He Finishes a Stanza,” “The Pediatrician” and “Dreams in My Portfolio.”

POEMS

ARTICLES, ESSAYS, AND INTERVIEWS

  • Essay: Mad in America. “Parenting Changed my Perspective on ADHD.” Online. March 2022.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review, “Interview with Ann Friedman.” Print. Winter 2022
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Peter Bruun.” Print. Summer 2021.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Grace Cavalieri.” Print. Winter 2021.
  • Article: The Awakenings Review. “From Pollyanna to Polypharmacy: A Story of Overmedication and Recovery.” 2020.
  • Article: Currere Exchange Journal. “Poetry as Inquiry: Using Poetry to Explore the Currere of Prison Experience”. Online. May 2020
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Kevin Shird.” Print. Summer 2020
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Ben Cricchi” Print, Winter 2020.
  • Interview: “The Healing Power of Writing” with Liz Bobo from Howard Community College
  • Essay: Mad in America. “Learning to Speak the Subtle Language of Pain.”
  • Essay: Mad in America. “The Answers in the Attic: A Mother-Daughter Story of Overmedication and Recovery.”
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog.“Interview with Ned Tillman: Author of The Big Melt.”
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog. “Contributing Editor Ann Bracken Interviews Morna McDermott McNulty.” Web.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Sitting Down for a Stoop Story: Interview with Laura Wexler and Jessica Myles Henkin.” Print.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “What Builds Our Worlds: An Interview with Jason Reynolds.” Print.
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Paul Rucker.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Ann Bracken About No Barking in the Hallways.” Online
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Betty May.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review Blog, “An Interview with Linda Moghadam” and “Once You’re Inside.” Online
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Morna McDermott.” Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “An Interview with Grace Cavalieri.” Print
  • Essay: Little Patuxent Review. “Crafting a Bridge to Healing.”Print
  • Interview: Little Patuxent Review. “Interview with Nancy Naomi Carlson.” Print
  • The Museletter, July 2008: “Warrior Writer: An Interview with Drew Cameron.” Print
  • Essay: On Purpose Women Magazine, August/September 2008: “Full Ahead Slow: One of the Three Pillars of Hope.” Print
  • Essay: On Purpose Women Magazine, February/March 2008: “The Three Pillars of Hope: Using Expressive Arts to Navigate Life’s Transitions.” Print
  • Essay: Little Patuxent Review, Winter 2007: “Riding Into the Wind” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, November 2004: “Engagement With Life; An Interview with Michael Collier, Maryland’s Poet Laureate.” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, March 2004: “The Power of Art; An Interview with David Read Johnson'” Print
  • Interview: The Museletter, March 2001: “Interview with Edward Hirsch.” Print