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PoetryNow
From PoetryNowOctober 2017

Barbara Jane Reyes remembers and praises the life of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina domestic worker who was swindled into becoming a drug mule. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowOctober 2017

    Noelle Kocot investigates the politics and power of the pronoun “they.”

  • From PoetryNowOctober 2017

    Reginald Dwayne Betts recalls a fellow inmate with respect and admiration for the man’s integrity. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowSeptember 2017

    Ana Božičević explores the feelings and emotions of spring.

  • From PoetryNowSeptember 2017

    Ocean Vuong remembers Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy killed by police in Cleveland, OH in 2014. Produced by Sara Murphy.

Poetry Off the Shelf
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...

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfAugust 2017

    Our back-to-school episode covers alternative approaches to poetry, including student choice.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfAugust 2017

    Matthew Zapruder discusses the role of language and meaning in poetry and his book of criticism, Why Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastOctober 2017

The editors discuss Harmony Holiday’s poem “Sex tape or Future and Audre Lorde fall in love” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.

Vs.
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 writing in an enclave, to pain and survival, to holding his mule. Plus, a very special performance.

  • 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...

  • From VSSeptember 2017

    Natalie Diaz joins Danez and Franny to talk the talk on love, language, and words creating worlds on episode 5 of VS.

  • From VSAugust 2017

    Danez and Franny head to Motown and talk with poet, artist, playwright, and self-described sea witch Casey Rocheteau. Together, they write themselves into myth,...

Poem of the Day

Monsters

From Poem of the DayOctober 2017

by Dorothea Lasky

  • From Poem of the DayOctober 2017

    by Jan Owen

  • From Poem of the DayOctober 2017

    By Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • From Poem of the DayOctober 2017

    By Averill Curdy

  • From Poem of the DayOctober 2017

    By Carmen Giménez Smith

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkOctober 2017

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Colin Browne, Daphne Marlatt, and Fred Wah.

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...