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Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Linh Dinh, Randall Couch, Jessica Lowenthal, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, and others.
Schedule: Monthly

Noncanonical Congo: A Discussion of Vachel Lindsay's "The Congo."

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring poets Charles Bernstein, Aldon Nielsen, and Michelle Taransky.


07/26/2012 Listen Without House and Ground: A Discussion of Two Poems by Charles Reznikoff Charles Reznikoff
07/10/2012 Listen Find the Missing Line: A Discussion of Jennifer Moxley's "The Atrophy of Private Life" Jennifer Moxley
06/26/2012 Listen The Value of a Pronoun: A Discussion of Ron Silliman's You Ron Silliman
05/23/2012 Listen Obscure Things Have Already Been Said: A Discussion of Joan Retallack's "Not a Cage" Joan Retallack
05/03/2012 Listen Where the Real Exceeds the Ideal: A Discussion of Cole Swensen's "If a Garden of Numbers" Cole Swensen
03/26/2012 Listen Why Apples Can Cause Riots: A Discussion of Linh Dinh's "Eating Fried Chicken" Linh Dinh
02/27/2012 Listen State of Error: A Discussion of Tom Raworth's "Errory" Tom Raworth
02/07/2012 Listen Slow-Down: A Discussion of P. Inman's "reception.theory." and "lac[e]y." P. Inman
12/19/2011 Listen Ill Angelic Poetics: A Discussion of Edgar Allan Poe's "Dream-Land" Edgar Allan Poe
11/10/2011 Listen Inalienable Writes: A Discussion of Rosmarie Waldrop's "Shorter American Memory of the Declaration of Independence" Rosmarie Waldrop
10/14/2011 Listen Writing through Ezra: A Discussion of Jackson Mac Low's Words nd Ends from Ez Jackson Mac Low
09/07/2011 Listen Poem Going Down the Drain: A Discussion of Eileen Myles’s "Snakes" Eileen Myles
08/12/2011 Listen On the Other Side of the Tracks: A Discussion of Fred Wah's "Race, to go." Fred Wah
06/13/2011 Listen Wieners by Night: A Discussion of John Wieners’s "The Acts of Youth" John Wieners
04/19/2011 Listen A Hole Torn in the World: A Discussion of Nathaniel Tarn's "Unravelling / Shock" Nathaniel Tarn
03/01/2011 Listen Ezra in Venice: A Discussion of "Canto III" of The Cantos by Ezra Pound Ezra Pound
Richard Sieburth
01/31/2011 Listen Loss in Reverse: A Discussion of Susan Schultz’s Dementia Blog Susan M. Schultz
12/29/2010 Listen After the Night Years: On "The Sun Came" by Etheridge Knight and "Truth" by Gwendolyn Brooks Etheridge Knight
Gwendolyn Brooks
12/08/2010 Listen If Nothing Ever Ended: A Discussion of Norman Fischer’s poem “I’d Like to See It.” Norman Fischer
11/02/2010 Listen Finding the Words: Jena Osman's "Dropping Leaflets" Jena Osman
10/08/2010 Listen Writing through Imagism: A Discussion of H.D.'s "Sea Poppies" and Jennifer Scappettone's "Vase Poppies.” H. D.
Jennifer Scappettone
08/24/2010 Listen Trained Listener : A Discussion of Bruce Andrews's "Center" Bruce Andrews
07/26/2010 Listen Back to Geography: A Discussion of Charles Olson's "Maximus, to Gloucester, Letter 27" Charles Olson
06/21/2010 Listen Is Flarf Corrosive?: A Discussion of Sharon Mesmer's "I Accidentally Ate Some Chicken and Now I'm in Love with Harry Whittington." Sharon Mesmer
Nada Gordon
05/24/2010 Listen Power and Art: A Discussion on Susan Howe's version of Emily Dickinson's "My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun" Emily Dickinson

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