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PoetryNow
From PoetryNowAugust 2017

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

  • From PoetryNowAugust 2017

    Sara Deniz Akant considers the virtues and meaning of one’s name. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowAugust 2017

    Nikki Wallschlaeger meditates on issues of accountability. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJuly 2017

    Francisco Aragón describes a threatening incident against a college student after the 2016 election. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJuly 2017

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

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfAugust 2017

Matthew Zapruder discusses the role of language and meaning in poetry and his book of criticism, Why Poetry.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfAugust 2017

    Fatimah Asghar on telling the stories that need to be told, in poetry and on television.

  • 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...

  • 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.

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastAugust 2017

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Teresia Teaiwa's “Fear of Flying (in Broken Gilbertese),” published in the July/August 2016 issue of Poetry.

Vs.
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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 the show's evolution, finding her people, and loving her mediocrity.

  • Audio
    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.

  • Audio
    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 of the Day

Wide Receiver

From Poem of the DayAugust 2017

By Mark Halliday

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkAugust 2017

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring William J. Harris, Aldon Nielsen, and Tyrone Williams.

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...