About Rene, the author

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I am a poet, writer, and host of Pen and Poet podcast, a poetry podcast for the rest of us.

Fiction and poetry should lull you into a false sense of security before catching you off guard with truths you didn’t realize you were missing from life.

My poetry tends to be more Bukowski without the crassness. I keep it simple but try to smack the comfort out of you.

Pen and Poet podcast is a collection of interviews with poets from all walks of life, both traditional poets and the more performance-based poets. Each bring unique experiences and voices to the craft. This is poetry for the rest of us. We make poetry easy to understand and digest. Fall in love with poetry all over again or for the first time.

When I’m not writing or working on the podcast, I travel the country in search of small town America gems. I’m a NaNoWriMo cheerleader, a Municipal Liaison, and 7 time participant/winner, mental health advocate, and copy editor for a PR firm in the Albuquerque area.