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PoetryNow
From PoetryNowNovember 2017

Julien Poirier navigates the line between what can be imagined and what is real. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

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    Tyehimba Jess pays tribute to Sissieretta Jones, the first African-American to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1892. Produced by Colin McNulty.

  • From PoetryNowNovember 2017

    Hoa Nguyen considers the objects of jokes and humor. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowOctober 2017

    Vincent Katz observes a March evening as the city of New York goes about its daily life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowOctober 2017

    erica lewis riffs on a line by Diana Ross & the Supremes to begin investigating her current life.

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfNovember 2017

In the '70s, poetry workshops run by women, for women, sprang up in cities around the country. They mirrored what was happening in the women’s movement, and they became communities unto themselves.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfNovember 2017

    Poems about baseball, in time for the World Series.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfOctober 2017

    Meaghan O'Rourke discusses how the experience of illness has informed her poetry.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfSeptember 2017

    Poetry magazine publishes a selection of their ‘View from Here’ essays in a new book, Who Reads Poetry.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfSeptember 2017

    Ashbery's poems can be a new way of seeing and experiencing things, a "daydream from which there's no obvious exit," an ode to neglected...

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastNovember 2017

The editors discuss Shane McCrae’s poem “Jefferson Davis the Adoptive Father of the Mulatto Jim Limber Dreams He Is Crowned King of the Confederacy ” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastNovember 2017

    The editors discuss Franny Choi’s series of poems “Perihelion: A History of Touch” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastNovember 2017

    The editors discuss Natalie Shapero’s poem “Sunshower” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.

  • Audio
    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastOctober 2017

    In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Frank Bidart's “The Fourth Hour of the Night” from the May 2015 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastOctober 2017

    The editors talk with Margo Price about songwriting, Bob Dylan, and poetry. Her essay, “Learning to Fly,” appears in the October 2017 issue of...

Vs.
From VSNovember 2017

VS wraps up its wonderful first season with the gawd Krista Franklin. The squad hops through time, collapses the continuum, shares some laughs, and ends the first season in style. Plus a very special treat at the end of the episode…

  • From VSOctober 2017

    VS gets communal with Jacinda Bullie and Darius Parker of Kuumba Lynx, a youth-focused radical arts organization based in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The squad...

  • From VSOctober 2017

    Chicago legend avery r. young comes through the VS studio and takes poetry off the page with Franny and Danez. The discussion bounces from...

  • From VSOctober 2017

    Raych Jackson swings through the VS studio to talk her win at NUPIC (The National Poetry Individual Competition), the brilliant kidlets in the third...

  • From VSSeptember 2017

    Erka L. Sánchez stops by the show around the release of not one, but two new books–her poetry collection Lessons on Expulsion and her...

Poem of the Day
From Poem of the DayNovember 2017

By Robert Duncan

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    By C. P. Cavafy

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    by Helen Dunmore

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    By Dylan Thomas

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    By Alicia Ostriker

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkNovember 2017

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Amber Rose Johnson, Tracie Morris, and Alexandria Johnson.

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...