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Audio Poem of the Day
From Audio Poem of the DayJuly 2015

By Paisley Rekdal

  • From Audio Poem of the DayDecember 2018

    by Juan Felipe Herrera

  • From Audio Poem of the DayDecember 2018

    by George Herbert (read by Forrest Gander)

  • From Audio Poem of the DayDecember 2018

    By William Matthews

  • From Audio Poem of the DayDecember 2018

    By Kay Ryan

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastDecember 2018

The editors discuss Tarfia Faizullah’s poem “Yr Not Exotic, But Once Ya Wanted to Be” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfDecember 2018

The centenary of the first volume by Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Jesuit Victorian experimentalist was posthumously published among the Modernists.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfNovember 2018

    Looking back in a meditative mood around Thanksgiving.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfNovember 2018

    Poetry's possible liberty or obligations in the wake of the US midterm elections.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfOctober 2018

    What copywriting and poetry have in common.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfOctober 2018

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

PoetryNow
From PoetryNowDecember 2018

Tongo Eisen-Martin examines the institutions artists and artworks occupy and uses writing as a challenge to power. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2018

    Ruben Quesada remembers a friend who died under mysterious circumstances and meditates on his own friends, loved ones, and mortality. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowNovember 2018

    Mark Tardi begins a poem with a line from the journal of the artist Francesca Woodman, a photographer known for her haunting self-portraits. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowNovember 2018

    Brenda Hillman explores the many nuances of human emotions and articulates the moment before a feeling comes into being. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowNovember 2018

    Toby Altman visits a hospital in Washington State designed by Bertrand Goldberg and considers the costs of making art in contemporary America. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Vs.
From VSDecember 2018

This episode’s guest Kara Jackson is a poet, and she’s got the honorary prefix to prove it. She talks with Danez and Franny about being Chicago’s third Youth Poet Laureate, family nicknames in the South, introversion, and JONI MITCHELL. OH YES, JONI MITCHELL!

  • From VSNovember 2018

    Hop in the wayback machine with us for our very first ReVS episode, in which we return to an already-released VS conversation and catch up with the ideas and themes...

  • From VSNovember 2018

    Jonathan Mendoza is a poet, performer, and organizer who’s just getting his feet under him here in Chicago. He previously did his organizing thang in Boston and San Antonio, and...

  • From VSOctober 2018

    Kimiko Hahn joins Danez and Franny as they go down some rabbit holes, and maybe even through a few portals. They talk her tenth book, poetic auntie status, Japanese poetry...

  • 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...

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkNovember 2018

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Amber Rose Johnson, Tonya Foster, and Davy Knittle.

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, and scads more from the archive.

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 reads from his collection They Shall...

  • 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 childhoods there.