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361: Life Through Poetry with IN-Q

361: Life Through Poetry with IN-Q

Update: 2020-11-104


IN-Q is an award-winning poet, best-selling author, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired audiences around the world through his live performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined.

When IN-Q reads or recites his poetry, it is a moving, powerful experience. In this episode, he reads several of his poems and he and Eric talk about many aspects of life and how he expresses those aspects through his poetry. 

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In This Interview, IN-Q and I Discuss Life Through Poetry and…

  • His book, Inquire Within
  • How it’s easier to hate than to create but creating is a lot more satisfying
  • That for him, poetry is either purging or praying or both
  • How we’re all storytellers
  • That everything is a spiritual practice
  • How we’re afraid to be a student at something, to look foolish, but if we never look foolish, we’ll never be brilliant
  • His poem, Inquire Within
  • The way spirituality is logical for him
  • The role that gratitude plays in his life
  • How his work holds paradoxes
  • His poem, Problems
  • The ways enlightenment can sneak into our lives
  • His two definitions of hope
  • Seeing the difficult reality while also holding hope for better

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Comments (1)

Jaime J

Love this episode, beautiful in every way!

Nov 11th








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361: Life Through Poetry with IN-Q

361: Life Through Poetry with IN-Q