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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

Where the Real Exceeds the Ideal: A Discussion of Cole Swensen's "If a Garden of Numbers"

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ann Seaton, Gregory Djanikian, and Michelle Taransky


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
04/22/2010 Listen Outside the Box: A Discussion of Robert Grenier's "Sentences" Robert Grenier
03/29/2010 Listen The Poem Is Remembering Me: A Discussion of William Carlos Williams's "The Red Wheelbarrow" and "Flowers by the Sea" William Carlos Williams
03/03/2010 Listen A Few Good Words: A Discussion of Kit Robinson's "Return on Word." Kit Robinson
02/03/2010 Listen Mad Cartographer: A Discussion of Jack Spicer’s "Psychoanalysis: An Elegy." Jack Spicer
01/14/2010 Listen The Made Place: A Discussion of Robert Duncan's "Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow." Robert Duncan
11/30/2009 Listen Noncanonical Congo: A Discussion of Vachel Lindsay's "The Congo." Vachel Lindsay
11/09/2009 Listen Democracy at 10th & A: A Discussion of Alice Notley’s poem "I the People" Alice Notley
10/20/2009 Listen Air for Roses: A Discussion on Barbara Guest's poem “Roses” Barbara Guest
10/07/2009 Listen Living with Terror: A Discussion of Cid Corman’s “enuresis" Cid Corman
09/17/2009 Listen Just Begun to Learn: A Discussion of Section 12 of Louis Zukofsky’s “Anew” Louis Zukofsky

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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