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PoetryNow
From PoetryNowJanuary 2018

Ben Fama meditates on the loss of a job and the world view of corporate America. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJanuary 2018

    Matthew Zapruder considers the challenges facing recent college graduates. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJanuary 2018

    Marie Buck describes relaxing activities many people like to do, and one rather unpleasant one. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2017

    Brenda Coultas describes the act of writing as it unfolds during the course of a day. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2017

    Jennifer Foerster imagines encountering her younger self on a walk through the streets of Vienna. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfJanuary 2018

Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schapp discuss poetry over a few cocktails.

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJanuary 2018

The editors discuss Paige Lewis’s poem “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJanuary 2018

    The editors discuss Ari Banias’s poem “A Symmetry” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.

  • Audio
    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJanuary 2018

    The editors discuss Wendy Xu’s poem “Five Chinese Verses” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.

  • Audio
    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastDecember 2017

    The editors discuss Sonnet L'Abbé’s poem “CXIV” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

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    From The Poetry Magazine PodcastDecember 2017

    The editors discuss Jane Yeh’s poem “A Short History of Silence” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

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 DayJanuary 2018

By Ana Božičević

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkJanuary 2018

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Matvei Yankelevich, Kate Colby, and Christina Davis.

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...