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Poem of the Day
From Poem of the DayFebruary 2018

By Patricia Spears Jones

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine PodcastFebruary 2018

The editors discuss Hera Lindsay Bird’s poem “Pyramid Scheme” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the ShelfFebruary 2018

Poems responding to past gun violence, mass murders, and school shootings.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfFebruary 2018

    For Valentines's Day, three poems exploring the most common symbol in love poetry.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfFebruary 2018

    After Martin Luther King's assassination 50 years ago, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfJanuary 2018

    How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfJanuary 2018

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

PoetryNow
From PoetryNowFebruary 2018

Harmony Holiday meditates on her biracial heritage and the legacy of her parents. Produced by Katie Klocksin

  • From PoetryNowFebruary 2018

    Jennifer Firestone recounts the state of dementia in a loved one. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowFebruary 2018

    David Shook responds to a poem by Pablo Neruda with his own poem set in present-day Middle East. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowJanuary 2018

    Joanna Klink meditates on personal loss. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNowJanuary 2018

    Eleni Sikelianos explores the evolution of the human body. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Vs.
From VSFebruary 2018

With Season 2 of VS on the way, Danez and Franny think back to some of their top Season 1 moments. Subscribe now, and listen to VS Season 2 when it premieres on March 6th!

  • From VSFebruary 2018

    Franny and Danez get ready for Season 2 of VS, the podcast where poets confront the ideas that move them! Get familiar, and subscribe...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Poem Talk
From Poem TalkFebruary 2018

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Frank London, Maria Damon, and Jake Marmer.

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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...