Welcome to Speakeasy, where the voice of the Valley is heard through the art of the spoken word. On today’s segment, host Matt Gottesman interviews Jason Brain, founder of Soapbox International, the nine-year-old Soapbox Sessions open mic, ARTZANA Community Market and Poetry In Motion Publishing, about his adventures as a poet and life as a father.

Full disclosure: A poem of Matt’s has been published by Poetry In Motion Publishing.