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Poem of the Day

The Red Sea

From Poem of the DayJuly 2018

By Stephen Edgar

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJuly 2018

The editors discuss Lynn Melnick’s poem “Twelve” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJuly 2018

    The editors discuss Safia Elhillo’s poem “yasmeen” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJuly 2018

    In this brief podcast, we listen to Yoko Ono read “Mother Earth” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJune 2018

    The editors discuss Jennifer Elise Foerster's poem "Coosa" from the June 2018 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJune 2018

    The editors discuss Trevino L. Brings Plenty's poem "Will" from the June 2018 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfJuly 2018

For July 4, we talk about US immigration, Central American refugees, and poems across borders with Javier Zamora.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfJune 2018

    Poems about soccer, aka football, aka the beautiful game, in time for the World Cup.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfJune 2018

    When poets used tape recorders to compose not for the page, but for the audio environment.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfMay 2018

    Maureen McLane on semi-autobiographical epic poems, narrative melodrama, and the dissociation of sensibility.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfMay 2018

    Exploring the work of the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner Martín Espada.

PoetryNow

Red Sea

From PoetryNowJuly 2018

Daniel Poppick thinks about fear and recalls a woman from Queens who was disfigured in an acid attack in 2015. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJuly 2018

    Alan Felsenthal lists and blesses aspects of his life, large and small, for which he is grateful. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJuly 2018

    Gillian Conoley discusses the devastation wrought by the October 2017 Northern California wildfires, the most destructive in the state’s history. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJune 2018

    After an artist residency at Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science, Carrie Olivia Adams celebrates the lives of pioneering women in medicine during the...

  • From PoetryNowJune 2018

    Kenyatta Rogers distracts himself with writing during an uncomfortable flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. Produced by Sarah Geis.

Vs.
From VSMay 2018

Angel Nafis is paying attention. She talks with Danez and Franny about learning to rescale her sight, getting through grad school with some new skills in her pocket, activated charcoal, and her two Franks (Ocean and O’Hara).

  • From VSMay 2018

    Safia Elhillo is a goshdarn timespace-suspending poet. She’s also this week’s guest. Danez, Franny, and Safia talk unraveling shame, opening the door to a...

  • From VSMay 2018

    Danez and Franny dive deep with Divedapper creator, poet, professor, and voracious reader Kaveh Akhbar. The squad talks Twitter, trees, memorizing poems while in...

  • From VSApril 2018

    Britteney Black Rose Kapri joins Danez and Franny for a hoot of a podcast, in which the squad breaks down Hoe Poetics, the joys...

  • From VSApril 2018

    Jamaal May blasts off into hyperspace on this episode of VS. Danez and Franny run with the poet, MC, professor, and thinker as they...

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkJune 2018

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Christine Nelson, Davy Knittle, and Erica Baum

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...