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Boston Review's Political and Literary Podcast Released for Inauguration Day

By Harriet Staff

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Boston Review, noting the absence of poetry at the inauguration this weekend, released instead the fourth episode of A Political and Literary Podcast, featuring six American poets: Stephen Burt, Lynn Melnick, Monica Youn, Dorothea Lasky, Peter Gizzi, and Khadijah Queen, reading poems "that register protest and mark a moment of political rupture." Also:

Their work is excerpted from the chapbook Poems for Political Disaster, which gathers poems from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump’s election—to summon the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope.

Listen below.

https://soundcloud.com/bostonreview/poems-for-political-disaster