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Poem of the Day
From Poem of the DayOctober 2018

By Sandra Simonds

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastOctober 2018

The editors discuss Sarah Gridley’s poem “Where Are the Days of Tobias” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfOctober 2018

Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfOctober 2018

    Rereading the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfSeptember 2018

    During the current nationwide prison strike, we look back at Etheridge Knight's influential poems he wrote while incarcerated.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfAugust 2018

    John Keats's life and body of work, then and now.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfAugust 2018

    Reading and exploring poetry along with students this school year.

PoetryNow

Phantom

From PoetryNowOctober 2018

Ali Power considers the relationship between a psychotherapist and her patient. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowOctober 2018

    During a poetry workshop, Bridget Talone composes a poem inspired by the writing of poet David Larsen. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowOctober 2018

    Celina Su looks at the environmental consequences involved with offshore drilling and fracking. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowSeptember 2018

    Hanif Abdurriqib investigates a scene from Christopher Nolan’s film The Prestige and considers the costs of one’s life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowSeptember 2018

    Meena Alexander meditates on her transnational upbringing and interrogates the question of one’s origins. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Vs.
From VSOctober 2018

VS hits the block with Jacob Saenz, whose APR/Honickman Prize-winning collection Throwing the Crown just dropped on Copper Canyon Press. He chats with Franny and Danez about writing back to his childhood street in Cicero, IL, the fantasy series he wrote as a kid, care as craft, and more. Make sure to cop Throwing the Crown from your local bookseller!

  • From VSSeptember 2018

    H. Melt comes through the VS studio for a wonderful conversation about their work, how they build trans futures through rereading their past, and...

  • From VSSeptember 2018

    Poet and translator Emily Jungmin Yoon comes through the studio for a deep dive into her work translating contemporary and modern Korean poetry, her...

  • From VSAugust 2018

    VS hosts Danez and Franny chop it up with poet, editor, professor, and bald-headed cutie Nate Marshall. They discuss the terror of a new...

  • From VSMay 2018

    Angel Nafis is paying attention. She talks with Danez and Franny about learning to rescale her sight, getting through grad school with some new...

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkOctober 2018

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Schultz, Sally Van Doren, and Huda Fakhreddine.

Essential American Poets
From Essential American PoetsMarch 2012

Recordings of poet Lorine Niedecker with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded at home in 1970. Recording courtesy of PennSound.

  • From Essential American PoetsMarch 2012

    Recordings of poet Lorine Niedecker with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded at home in 1970. Recording courtesy of PennSound.

  • From Essential American PoetsJanuary 2012

    Recordings of poet Gertrude Stein, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1934. Recording courtesy of PennSound.

  • From Essential American PoetsJanuary 2012

    Recordings of former poet laureate Charles Simic, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2003, Key West, FL.

  • From Essential American PoetsDecember 2011

    Recordings of poet Alan Dugan, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1962, New York City, New York.

Poetry Lectures
From Poetry LecturesNovember 2015

Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström discuss Swedish poetry and the challenges of translation, and they read some poems in both Swedish and English from their anthology, The Star By My Head.

Avant-Garde All the Time
From Avant-Garde All the TimeJanuary 2011

An audio tour of films featuring Vito Acconci, Erik Satie, Vicki Bennett, Karl Holmquist, and more from the UbuWeb archive.

  • From Avant-Garde All the TimeSeptember 2010

    Samples from from Craig Dworkin's UbuWeb paper “Unheard Music,” featuring John Cage, Steve Reich, Mieko Shiomi, Yves Klein, and more.

  • From Avant-Garde All the TimeJuly 2010

    Audio interpretations of Gertrude Stein from the UbuWeb archives.

  • From Avant-Garde All the TimeJune 2010

    Yoko Ono flushing toilets, La Monte Young’s “Theater of Eternal Music,” Larry Miller’s baby crying, Alison Knowles onion skin music and loads more.

  • From Avant-Garde All the TimeMarch 2010

    Gertrude Stein at the Algonquin, William Carlos Williams trying to remember “The Red Wheelbarrow,” Salvador Dali on his phallic moustache, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Derrida,...

Chicago Poetry Tour
From Chicago Poetry Tour PodcastOctober 2010

Established in 1940 by the WPA's Federal Art Project, the South Side Community Art Center has provided a second home for the city's African-American artists. Haki Madhubuti, founding editor of Third World Press, reads.

  • From Chicago Poetry Tour PodcastOctober 2010

    One of the 20th century's most significant poets, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote about race in America, often from the perspective of her Bronzeville neighborhood.

  • From Chicago Poetry Tour PodcastSeptember 2010

    Margaret Walker's signature poem "For My People" encompasses the strengths and struggles of blacks not only in Chicago but throughout America.

  • From Chicago Poetry Tour PodcastSeptember 2010

    The DuSable Museum is one of the nation's premier institutions dedicated to the history, art, and culture of the African diaspora. Quraysh Ali Lansana...

  • From Chicago Poetry Tour PodcastAugust 2010

    Pilsen was a diverse neighborhood in Chicago long before anybody used the word “diversity.” Stuart Dybek and Ana Castillo read poems inspired by their...