Meet Caroline Cabrera, Anne Holmes, and Gale Thompson! These three best friends met ten years ago while studying poetry in Massachusetts. They all now live in different cities, but when they're together, they give each other advice by recommending things to watch, read, or listen to that'll help them through their problems.

Now That We’re Friends is an arts advice podcast where, instead of DEAR ABBY, three friends offer specially curated “mix tapes” of music, art, tv shows, poems, and more, to suit your mood and help you navigate an issue.

The podcast is created and hosted by Cabrera, Thompson, and Holmes, and produced by Lisann Ramos.

Want to submit a question to the friends? Record a voice memo on your phone and send it to us. Instructions in the pic below.

Now That We’re Friends Season 1 debuted on August 12, 2019. Listen now on your favorite podcast platform, and please give us a review and a rating! (Seriously, it’s a huge help.) You can also listen online via our Podbean site.

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Caroline Cabrera (HOST) is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Saint X, winner of the Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. Her lyric essay collection, (lack begins as a tiny rumble) is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions. She teaches poetry workshops for children and adults through O, Miami and works as an early literacy specialist. She is founder and editor of Bloom Books and co-host of the arts and advice podcast Now that We’re Friends..

Gale Marie Thompson (HOST) is the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015), Helen or My Hunger (YesYes Books, 2020) and two chapbooks: Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch, 2013) and If You’re a Bear, I’m a Bear. Her work can be found in Tin House Online, Crazyhorse, jubilat, BOAAT, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Guernica, Foundry, and others. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has worked on the editorial teams of jubilat, Crazyhorse, Fairy Tale Review, Slope Editions, and the Georgia Review.

Anne Cecelia Holmes (HOST) is the author of The Jitters (horse less press, 2015) and the chapbooks Dead Year (Sixth Finch 2016), Junk Parade (dancing girl press 2012), and I Am A Natural Wonder (with Lily Ladewig; Blue Hour Press 2011). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, jubilat, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, Guesthouse, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She is originally from Michigan and now lives in Washington, DC, where she edits Jellyfish Magazine.

Lisann Ramos (PRODUCER) has engineered and produced audio stories for Gimlet Media, Kresge Foundation, WLRN, WPBT, and HistoryMiami. She has won first place awards from SPJ Sunshine State for Best Radio Newscast and from PRNDI for Breaking News. She was born and raised in Miami, FL.