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Toy Boat

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.

  • From PoetryNowSeptember 2017

    Gerard Malanga responds to the poaching and endangerment of elephants. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowSeptember 2017

    Kiki Petrosino imagines an escape from a fairy house. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowAugust 2017

    In the voice of her mother, Eileen Tabios reflects on the accomplishments and tragedies of her children. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowAugust 2017

    Kimberly Lyons interrogates the purchase of second-hand clothes and the writing of poetry. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Poetry Off the Shelf
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 emotions or the insignificant, an inside joke you may or may not be in on, and a reordering of the world and ourselves.

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastSeptember 2017

The editors discuss Linda Bierds's poem “The Underwings of War,” published in the September 2017 issue of Poetry.

Vs.
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 Young Adult novel I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. She talks finding her rituals, teenage Erika, and more.

  • 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,...

  • From VSAugust 2017

    Fatimah Asghar is a poet and creator of the hit web series Brown Girls, which received a development deal from HBO. She talks about...

  • 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.

Poem of the Day
From Poem of the DaySeptember 2017

Li-Young Lee

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkSeptember 2017

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Ariel Resnikoff, and Stephen Ross.

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...