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From PoetryNowJuly 2017

Sunnylyn Thibodeaux mediates on the anxieties and ambitions of adult life. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowJuly 2017

    Amanda Nadelberg reflects on life accomplishments and what has been left unachieved. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowJuly 2017

    Douglas Kearney pays tribute to the late music icon Prince. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowJuly 2017

    Juan Delgado describes a dangerous journey by a series of freight trains that migrants from Central America use to reach the U.S. border. Produced...

  • From PoetryNowJune 2017

    John Tipton looks at the Rosetta Spacecraft’s September 2016 landing on a comet going around the Sun between the orbits of Earth and Jupiter....

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfJuly 2017

Our series dedicated to the women's movement continues with the changing cultural roles of the 1970s, when women poets refused to be marginalized or tokenized, and public poetry readings and writing workshops for women spread across the U.S.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfJuly 2017

    A deep look into W.S. Merwin's influential book, which speaks to our moment 50 years after its publication.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfJune 2017

    Margarita Engle on the subject of her poetry, and her message to young readers.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfJune 2017

    This year's Lilly Prize winner discusses the intersection of poetry and music, as well as the women's rights and Indigenous rights movements that much...

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfMay 2017

    An appreciation of an underrecognized poet's vision, lyricism, fragments, and humor

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJuly 2017

The editors discuss Li-Young Lee's "Changing Places in the Fire" from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry.

Vs.
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From VSJuly 2017

Poet, educator, and Young Chicago Authors Marketing Director José Olivarez explores adulting and gives some podcast-veteran advice to Danez and Franny.

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    From VSJune 2017

    Poet, scholar, and community builder Eve Ewing joins cohosts Danez Smith and Franny Choi to talk survival, Samurai Jack, desire-based thinking, and more on...

  • poem
    By Franny Choi

    in the first grade i asked my mother permission

  • poem
    By Eve L. Ewing

    yo chocolate milk for breakfast kid.

  • poem
    By Fatimah Asghar & Eve L. Ewing

     

Poem of the Day
From Poem of the DayJuly 2017

by Sadiqa de Meijer

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkJuly 2017

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Kyoo Lee, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, and Simone White.

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...