In the very first episode of poetry podcast "Say Something, Anything", renowned San Diego poet Chris Vannoy reads two of his beat-esque poems. He also addresses teaching poetry in the academic setting and how that can stifle creativity. His solution? Poetry in bars, open mics, performing with musicians. Chris Vannoy reads his poetry with an exuberance which parallels his belief that poetry is exciting, unexpected, and the best way to connect with an audience.Chirs Vannoy's new poetry book, available on Amazon, is Strange Summer.