Sundress Academy for the Arts Announces Episode Featuring Poet Mary Stone


The SAFTAcast, a part of the Sundress Academy for the Arts, has released its 15th Episode featuring poet Mary Stone. This new episode and all previous episodes and promos are available for on iTunes for free download and can also be found on the podcast’s blog on

The SAFTAcast prides itself on being a writer’s podcast that is not about writing; in fact the subject of writing is immediately ruled out as a possible conversation topic. These programs are more focused on learning about the creators as opposed the creation. This often inspires candid and no-pressure conversations about whatever may be on their minds. Host Scott C brings an electric charge to the program with witty insights that spur on guests and eccentric promos for each upcoming episode. Scott C Fynboe is a former radio disc jockey from upstate New York. He received a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi and currently lives and teaches on Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Guests on the SAFTAcast range from Sundress Publications authors to widely published poets and writers from around the country. In her interview, Stone discusses with host Scott C. a run-in with the girlfriend of a guy named Donkey, and how being confiscated by a bounty hunter is a much better experience in a small town.

Mary Stone is the author of One Last Cigarette, a poetry collection, and the chapbooks Blink Finch and The Dopamine Letters. Her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Stirring: A Literary Collection, Gutter Eloquence, Arts & Letters, Redactions, and others. She earned her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2012. Currently, she lives and writes in St. Joseph, MO, where she teaches English at Missouri Western State University and coordinates the First Thursdays Open Mic at Norty’s Bar and Grill.

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