The Prickly Pear Podcast

Featuring interviews with creative people at the crossroads of artistic media. The Prickly Pear Podcast is hosted by Blue Cactus Press publisher and poet Christina Butcher, and sponsored by Libro.fm, the first and only company which lets you purchase audiobooks directly from your favorite local bookstore.

You can get free audiobooks from Libro.fm and support The Prickly Pear Podcast at the same time when you sign up using our special code: PRICKLY. Read more about our sponsorship on our blog. The music in our podcast was created by Tacoma-based Austin Scheen, a Tacoma-based DJ, producer and artist. Now, get to scrollin’ to find out who we’ve been chatting with! Episodes are below!


Episode 14: Shin Yu Pai

We lucked out earlier this fall when we snagged a podcast interview with the multi-talented Seattle artist Shin Yu Pai! We hopped onto Zoom late one evening in September to chat with Shin Yu about poetry, motherhood, the artistic process, and publishing and activism during pandemic times. We also chatted about Shin Yu’s newly released, hybrid […]

Episode 13: Poetry as Activism

Sure, the media hype surrounding national and local protests for social justice has died down, but the issues are still present, the protests continue, and our conversations about our roles as artists and community members in this collective struggle continue to deepen. As part two of a collaboration with Write253, a youth literary arts non-profit […]

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