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

By Harriet Staff


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.