Q 1 & 2 – Pete the Poet Interviews Prince Pete the Poet

Hey Pete the Poet, what is your weirdest memory of The Odyssey?

Pete the Poet

This is difficult because the whole adventure has taken on such a dream-like sheen. But the memory I keep coming back to is in New Orleans, waiting at a voodoo shop for the start of a walking tour of the St. Louis Cemetery. I went to find a bathroom and accidentally walked in on a voodoo priestess performing a ceremony with some customers. She was not happy! I’ve never closed a door so quickly.

Hey Pete the Poet, did The Odyssey inspire you to go down any other new roads?

I joined up with Odyssey on my 30th birthday and it was such a wonderful way to begin a new decade. My time in the van was short, but the impact on my life was profound. Being with such a free group of truly unique explorers inspired me. Just over a year after Odyssey I left on a nine month solo trip around the world—something I never would’ve even dreamed of before my time with Uncle Joe and the crew.

Pete the Poet still writes poetry. He also co-edits the online poetry journal http://www.ADozenNothing.com.