Podcast Episode 163: Sarah Mulvey
Welcome, Sarah Jane Mulvey, a poet, writer, and editor working a full-time job in the non-profit arts world. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Journalism, and Media from Bridgewater State University. She immediately abandoned her dreams of being a journalist because, although she had no formal training, she’d been writing creatively and dabbling in poetry since childhood. Then, around 2014, she started seriously writing and performing her poems.
It was then, as she says, “I found my art friends. We established Anomaly Poetry, a collective of artists across genres and styles that have come together to perform, publish, and amplify poetic voices.” The group publishes two anthologies a year and hosts monthly open mic nights in Downtown New Bedford. In March of 2021, Sarah Mulvey applied for the City of New Bedford’s Poet Laureate title and was appointed in August 2021. As Poet Laureate, she has the privilege of being invited to read at special events, chatting with local students about art and poetry, and, sharing her joy and passion for words throughout the community.
The Artist Index co-founder and host, Ron Fortier, talks to Sarah Mulvey about her background, passion for poetry, and title as the City of New Bedford’s Poet Laureate. The Artists Index continues using Zoom and occasionally at our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes, especially for those who no longer live in the South Coast of Massachusetts.
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