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Audio Poem of the Day
From Audio Poem of the Day March 2024

by Alice Friman

Poetry Off the Shelf
From Poetry Off the Shelf March 2024

Monica Rico on cooking, grunt work, and the heat at General Motors.

  • From Poetry Off the Shelf February 2024

    Nam Le on commerce, irony vs. sincerity, and being in the Arctic. 

  • From Poetry Off the Shelf February 2024

    Gregory Pardlo on improv, therapy, and driving around with his father’s ashes.

  • From Poetry Off the Shelf January 2024

    Caitlin Cowan on rejection, tradwives, and poems from our better self.

  • From Poetry Off the Shelf January 2024

    Blake Butler on complex mourning, the suicide of his wife Molly Brodak, and finding his way back.

Poetry Magazine Podcast
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From The Poetry Magazine Podcast October 2023

This week, Cindy Juyoung Ok speaks with Kiki Petrosino, who has published five elegant and remarkable books, all with Sarabande, including the memoir Bright (2022) and the poetry collection White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia (2020). Petrosino speaks about crestfallenness and her new essay in the October issue of Poetry, “On Crestfallenness: A Pilgrim, Not a Tractor,” which appeared as part of the Hard Feelings series. She also talks about having her mother join her for her research, teaching across languages, and her love of cookbooks and the stories they tell.

With thanks to Danelle Cadena Deulen for the clip of her reading Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s poem “Closing Time; Iskandariya” on the podcast Lit from the Basement. And to Sarabande Books, Inc. for permission to include Kiki Petrosino’s poem “Pergatorio” from Witch Wife (2020).

Vs.
From VS November 2023

A short statement from Brittany and Ajanaé regarding current events.

  • From VS November 2023

    In today’s episode, Brittany and Ajanae have the pleasure of interviewing Safiya Sinclair. Join them as they discuss the craft of switching to memoir, maintaining self-confidence while navigating academia, what...

  • From VS October 2023

    On today’s episode of VS, Brittany and Ajanae interview Courtney Faye Taylor about their award winning collection Concentrate. Listen in as they discuss writing with an ethic of care, studying...

  • From VS October 2023

    Today Brittany and Ajanae interview Willie Lee Kinard III, author of Orders of Service. During this episode, they discuss Willie’s history with music, doublespeak as maximalism, queerness as a foundation...

  • From VS September 2023

    For this episode, Brittany and Ajanae interview Samiya Bashir. During this conversation, they discuss Samiya’s role as Executive Director of Lambda Literary, Black opera, opening the door for queer writers,...

Poem Talk
From Poem Talk June 2023

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Robert von Hallberg, Charles Altieri, and Marjorie Perloff.

PoetryNow
From PoetryNow December 2019

Sandra Doller meditates on aging and motherhood. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNow December 2019

    Stacy Szymaszek writes a poem in gratitude to her students. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNow December 2019

    Will Alexander finds ways of writing poems to revitalize language as a whole. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNow December 2019

    Christine Kanownik examines the place of religion and spirituality in secular life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From PoetryNow December 2019

    Evie Shockley expresses frustration over ongoing immigration policies and thinks about ways Americans might better live together. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Essential American Poets
From Essential American Poets March 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 Poets March 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 Poets January 2012

    Recordings of poet Gertrude Stein, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1934. Recording courtesy of PennSound.

  • From Essential American Poets January 2012

    Recordings of former poet laureate Charles Simic, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2003, Key West, FL.

  • From Essential American Poets December 2011

    Recordings of poet Alan Dugan, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1962, New York City, New York. Need a transcript of this episode? Request a transcript here.

Poetry Lectures
From Poetry Lectures November 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 Time January 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 Time September 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 Time July 2010

    Audio interpretations of Gertrude Stein from the UbuWeb archives. Need a transcript of this episode? Request a transcript here.

  • From Avant-Garde All the Time June 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. Need a transcript of this episode? Request a...

  • From Avant-Garde All the Time March 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. Need...

Chicago Poetry Tour
From Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast October 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.

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  • From Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast October 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 Podcast September 2010

    Margaret Walker's signature poem "For My People" encompasses the strengths and struggles of Blacks not only in Chicago but throughout America. Need a transcript of this episode? Request a transcript here.

  • From Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast September 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 Podcast August 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. Need a transcript of this...