Creative Drive Podcast


The new phase of Creative Drive begins! I want to offer short readings of original poetry, flash fiction, dramatic works, as well as quick pep talks to get through the day-job. Creative Drive is all about believing in our creative work and getting it out there! Don’t be idle, make art!

Currently focusing on:

  • Original Poetry! Three poems please.
  • Sudden Fiction or Flash Fiction, no longer than 2,500 words.
  • Dramatic Writing such as Monologues and 10 minute plays with small casts.
  • Original Songs! Send your recordings!
  • I am partial to immigrant stories and works from underrepresented communities. I’m here for you!
  • The stuff you believe in but couldn’t find a home. I’d love to take a look!
  • Racist works, senseless violence, NSFW content will not be tolerated.
  • I have tried reading erotic works in the past but I blush too much and giggle excessively, so I can’t help you there, sorry!

I’m just a working class guy recording this podcast in the middle of nowhere, so unfortunately, I won’t be able to compensate you. I can however, provide a high quality master of the reading at your request! This podcast is a labor of love and my long-term hope is that I can make it a safe place for collaboration and working class arts advocacy. I would love to hear from you!

To be featured on the podcast, submit your work today!


Creative Drive Podcast #47 – 3 Poems by Dr. Thomas Davison (video)

Hello there! Welcome to the international showcase of writers from all walks of life! Today it’s my pleasure to present poetry by Dr. Thomas Davison. Thank you for sharing your work with us! Dr. Davison is teaching at two all-male prison facilities in Northern Ohio. He has been deeply moved by his interactions with incarcerated…More

Creative Drive Podcast #46 – Poetry by Varun Amatya

Hello there! Welcome to the international showcase of writers from all walks of life! Today it’s my pleasure to present poetry by Varun Amatya. Thank you for sharing your work with us! Comments from Varun: I am 34 years old and I write from Kathmandu, a city located in Nepal. I am a Phd. candidate…More

Creative Drive Podcast #45 – El Enigma de los Tornillos (Fuerza Creativa #1)

Hello everyone! As we close 2020, I’d like to announce the next chapter of the podcast: We would like to introduce Fuerza Creativa! This new podcast will be the Spanish counterpart of Creative Drive, where we will showcase more amazing poetry and short fiction from all over the world! Disfruten el primer episodio en Fuerza…More

Creative Drive Podcast #44 – 3 Poems by Nayanjyoti Baruah

Hello all! So happy to present 3 poems by Nayanjyoti Baruah! FROM THE POET: I’m Nayanjyoti Baruah, from Assam, India. I’m pursuing M.A. in English Literature from Gauhati University. My poems have been appeared in Tayls, Rasa Literary Review, Felicity, Akhore, Meghali Budhidrom, The Fiction Project, A Too Powerful Word, Necro Magazine etc. I’m the…More

Creative Drive Podcast #43 – 3 Poems by Michele Mekel

Hello all! It’s a pleasure to present Michele Mekel’s poetry today! ABOUT THE POET: Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; cat herder and chief can opener; witch and woman; and, above all, human. Her work has appeared in various academic…More

Creative Drive Podcast #42 – 3 Poems by Alexander Limarev

Hello all! Today we feature the work of Alexander Limarev! 1. Did the little boy exist? 2. I am alive 3. Predestined About the Poet: Alexander Limarev, freelance artist, mail art artist, curator, poet, photographer from Siberia / Russia. Participated in more than 900 international projects and exhibitions. His artworks are part of private and…More

Creative Drive Podcast #41 – Daniel Damiano, Poems from 104 Days of the Pandemic

Hello all! On this week of gratitude, I’m delighted to share 3 poems by Daniel Damiano, from his poetry collection, 104 Days of the Pandemic. This collection provides us a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the emotions of the pandemic through an assortment of delicate and ferocious moments captured daily since March. Thanks for sharing…More

Hey there, my name is J. Alejandro and my goal with Creative Drive is to bring awareness to the tremendous work of creatives with day-jobs and underserved communities. I’d love to feature your work on the podcast!

Let’s get your creativity out there!