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Audio Poem of the Day
From Audio Poem of the DayMay 2015

By Frank Bidart

  • From Audio Poem of the DayJanuary 2019

    By Alice Fulton

  • From Audio Poem of the DayJanuary 2019

    By Ocean Vuong

  • From Audio Poem of the DayJanuary 2019

    By W. S. Di Piero

  • From Audio Poem of the DayJanuary 2019

    by Isabella Gardner

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastJanuary 2019

The editors discuss Jorie Graham's poem "Overheard in the Herd" from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfJanuary 2019

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in the U.S., we discuss drinking poems over a few cocktails.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfDecember 2018

    Remembering and listening to those who died this year.

  • 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.

PoetryNow
From PoetryNowJanuary 2019

Kim Parko considers the politics of the word “bitch.”

  • Vow

    From PoetryNowJanuary 2019

    Diana Khoi Nguyen meditates on the importance of exchanging marital vows.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2018

    Hayan Charara considers how the world would be different today if certain historically significant events had not taken place in the late 1990s. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2018

    francine j. harris revisits her childhood home in Detroit and imagines the ways destruction can be an empowering act. Produced by Colin McNulty.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2018

    Gabriel Ojeda-Sague describes a strange dream and considers the domestic space he has built with his partner.

Vs.
From VSDecember 2018

Can we fanperson out for a goshdarn second? We have the one and only Jamila Woods in the building! She talks about her family’s penchant for healing, sampling loopholes, lactose tolerance, bad interviews, and more.

  • 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,...

  • 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...

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkJanuary 2019

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Erín Moure, Karis Shearer, and Deanna Fong.

This episode was filmed in Montreal, at the home of Erín Moure. The video can be found here: https://media.sas.upenn.edu/app/public/watch.php?file_id=224488.

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.