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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
A poem each day, plus literary and historical notes from this day in history
 
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The New Yorker: Poetry
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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
 
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The Poetry Magazine Podcast
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The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
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Poetry Off the Shelf
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Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
The Poetry Translation Centre is dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Each week we bring you a new poem podcast from one of the world's greatest living poets, in both the original language and in English translation. To find out more about our work, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org. The Poetry Translation Centre is funded by Arts Council England.
 
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Poetry Series – PBS NewsHour
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Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
 
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KUSP's Poetry Show
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Reading & discussion of poetry by poets.
 
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Poetry Spoken Here
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A bi-weekly poetry podcast that features interviews with poets, reviews of poetry books, examinations of individual poems, and investigations of themes in poetry. New episodes are posted the first and third Friday of every month, so sit back, relax, and let poetry speak to you.
 
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Wax Poetic: Poetry from Canada
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Your weekly appointment with the muse.Listen to interviews and readings with Canada's top spoken word, slam, and literary poets. Canadian poetry, its best.
 
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Scottish Poetry Library Podcast
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Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
 
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Poetry Says
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Poems that keep us company, keep us sane and change our lives.
 
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The Poetry Gods
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The Poetry Gods are here to show you how to not be wack in 2016 & beyond. Interviews and stories about the people behind the poems. You don't have to love poetry to love the show. Hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez. Artwork by Jess X. Chen. If you dig the show, share the link.
 
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The Prose and Poesy Podcast
 
ThePOEMHOME Prose and Poesy Podcast, hosted by Ernesto Mora features his readings of dark poetry, poem inspirations, deep poetry discussion sessions and promoting releases of his poetry ebooks.
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
The darkness takes refuge beneath our bed again, and it doesn’t matter that the sun has risen a minute sooner than it did the day before. We have curated a warmth merely by lying here, and we take turns hitting the snooze button. The dog has not complained. The birds will not die down. We wait for the eggs to cook themselves.…
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
This week's poem is by David Huerta from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by Jamie McKendrick and then in Spanish by David himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about David Huerta and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org. If you would like to ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
The text of today’s poem is not available online.
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
I can hear her through the thin wall, singing, up before the sun: two notes, a kind of hushed half-breathing, each time the baby makes that little moan— can hear her trying not to sing, then singing anyway, a thing so old it might as well be Hittite or Minoan, and so soft no one would ever guess that I myself once sang that very song: back when ...…
 
Danielle Chapman joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Zbigniew Herbert's poem "Mr. Cogito and a Poet of a Certain Age," and her own poem "The Tavern Parlor."
 
For weeks we learned the alphabet—practicing it, reciting in unison singsong, printing letters in block capitals on paper with wide blue lines, responding out loud to flash cards. Then she said: "Tomorrow you learn to read." Miss Stephanie Ford wrote on the blackboard in large square letters: T H A T. “That," she said, gesticulating with her wo ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
for Jonathan Aaron It was late, and I was trying to remember what someone once said about our woes— how they rise out of our unwillingness to stay in our rooms. After which I opened the window, and both of us heard the rustling sounds outside, as if small furtive things were hurrying away, or hiding. You were reminded of the movie Frogs in whic ...…
 
The editors discuss Linda Bierds's poem “The Underwings of War,” published in the September 2017 issue of Poetry.
 
In this episode, we listen to Ernesto Mora’s reading of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. The post Episode 7 :The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe read by Ernesto Mora appeared first on The POEMHOME.
 
Ashbery’s poem ‘Your name here’ has been pinned up in my office for almost a decade now. Reading it again in light of his passing, I saw another element of the poem I’d never noticed before. Show notes A review of Your Name Here Sign up for ModPo 2017 on Coursera Al Filreis chats with Ashbery below:
 
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The Prose and Poesy Podcast
 
In this episode, we listen to Ernesto Mora’s poem ” Friend”. I’ve a friend I can’t explain, he is night and shade and pain, gentle as he gnaws my bones, and his voice is as the rain. His is the gloom, his berth and shroud, herald of lament, patron of the disavowed. Moon so pale, stars collapsed, the baying wolves snarl and snap, promenade in th ...…
 
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The text of this poem is not available online.
 
In this episode, we listen to Ernesto Mora’s standpoint on Art. The post Episode 5: Why is Art – A philosophical standpoint on the allure of art appeared first on The POEMHOME.
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
This week's poem podcast contains three short poems by Kurdish-Turkish Poet Bejen Matur, translated by Canan Marasligil and UK poet Jen Hadfield. The poems are 'Dead Sun', 'There is no Sun' and 'Truth'. You can buy a chapbook of Bejan's poems entitled 'If This Is a Lament' from the PTC shop. If you would like to support the Poetry Translation C ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
Listen: there are those of us from somewhere else, the names of birthplaces, of hometowns, under our skin, tattoos always felt, never seen. We live here now, though we always meant to leave. And there are those of us who were born here, passing the landmarks of our lives so often we don’t think about them. We never meant to stay. This place was ...…
 
Sally Rhoades, upstate NY poet and playwright, discusses her influences and shares her autobiographical poems. In the second part of the show, host Charlie Rossiter takes a look at zen and zen poetry through the translations of Lucien Stryk.Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2Visit our we ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
There is a Smile of Love And there is a Smile of Deceit And there is a Smile of Smiles In which these two Smiles meet And there is a Frown of Hate And there is a Frown of disdain And there is a Frown of Frowns Which you strive to forget in vain For it sticks in the Hearts deep Core And it sticks in the deep Back bone And no Smile that ever was ...…
 
My father was trying to fix something and I sat there just watching, like I used to, whenever something went wrong. I kept asking where he’d been, until he put down a wrench and said Listen: dying’s just something that happens sometimes. Who knows where that kind of dream comes from? Why some things vanish, and some just keep going forever? Lik ...…
 
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At the front door the shoes are amazing combinations of some plastic and some unknown material developed by NASA. Even at rest the shoes have the urgency of teenage boys the jumping, etc., as a courtship display. Now they rest at the front door in skewed and knock-kneed and pigeon-toed repose they mostly are very large the shoes—at rest but not ...…
 
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.
 
The editors discuss two poems by Terrance Hayes called "American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin" from the September 2017 issue of Poetry.
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
This week's poem is by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Partaw himself. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Partaw Naderi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org. If you would like to su ...…
 
Can poets learn something from the world of improv? After chatting with Alistair Baldwin I’m more convinced than ever that the best elements of poetry and comedy are basically aligned. This episode is also for you if you’ve ever hit a wall writing that dreaded 100-word bio… Show notes ‘Disability Impressions Offensive’ Decrees Meryl Streep To R ...…
 
On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Willie Perdomo about how he got started writing poetry, The Crazy Bunch, friendships in poetry, and so much more.As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We love to hear from you, so please drop us a line! Leave us a review on iTunes! Bring us to your college/ local hummus empori ...…
 
The editors discuss Patricia Lockwood's “The Ode on a Grecian Urn,” published in the September 2017 issue of Poetry.
 
NEW PODCAST: Chicago poet Cynthia Gallaher discusses a wide range of topics from poems about the eclipse and her new book, to how her yoga practice informs her creativity. In the second part of the show, Charlie Rossiter talks about the upcoming 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global Event Day on Sept 30.Find Cynthia Gallaher's book here: https:/ ...…
 
Our back-to-school episode covers alternative approaches to poetry, including student choice.
 
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss an excerpt from Danez Smith's “summer, somewhere,” published in the January 2016 issue of Poetry.
 
Feeling a little sketchy, I went back to Joanne Kyger’s On Time, which led me to a poem about why calendars can be so very scary. Show notes I am afraid (the younger) I am afraid (the elder) I’m Very Busy Now So I Can’t Answer All Those Questions About Beat Women Poets
 
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Scottish Poetry Library Podcast
 
Joni Wallace grew up in Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atom bomb. Her latest collection Kingdom Come Radio Hour (Barrow Street Press), which is inspired by her childhood, focuses on the extraordinary life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the nuclear bomb. Wallace discusses her personal connection to Oppenheimer, 'documentary poetics', ...…
 
On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Eboni Hogan about courtship: the do's and don'ts, fragile masculinity, poetry, New York City, making the transition from poetry to screenwriting, and so much more. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We love to hear from you, so please drop us a line! Leave us a review on iT ...…
 
In this 4th episode of The Prose & Poesy Podcast, we listen to the reading of Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan, read by Ernesto Mora The post Episode 4: Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe appeared first on The POEMHOME.
 
At night, when the fleeting dreams haunt my flesh and tear at my walls, And the waking voices hold vigil on my fantasy, it is then, cloaked in the shroud of gloom that I see where you have gone. Without regards to the fevered twilight, who bids no clemency to the maddening vision, into that damnation so willing I go. A gait amid the scentless r ...…
 
New Jersey poet John Mckenna, reflects on Beats, rhythm and performance. Host Charlie Rossiter looks into Joyce Carol Oates' creative process using her own words from her journals.Find John McKenna's book, "Sessions" here: http://cms.reddashboard.com/john-mckenna/Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030 ...…
 
UK-based psychotherapist Steve Wasserman sees poetry as having a kind of medicinal power, especially when memorised. We chat about using memorisation to step outside the churn of the mind, then Steve recites the very tricky Wallace Stevens poem Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour (newly memorised!). Show notes Steve’s podcast Poetry Pharma ...…
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
This week's poem is by Maria Clara Sharupi Jua from Ecuador. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Shuar by Maria Clara herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Maria Clara Sharupi Jua and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our websitewww.poetrytranslation.or ...…
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
All this month we are celebrating Women In Traslation. This poem was written and translated by women. Enjoy! 'But' is by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Azita and all the other poets we'v ...…
 
Stephen Mitchell joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Richard Wilbur's poem "Two Voices in a Meadow," and his own translation of "The Death of Argos," from Homer’s Odyssey.
 
Matthew Zapruder discusses the role of language and meaning in poetry and his book of criticism, Why Poetry.
 
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Jamila Woods's "Daddy Dozens" published in the April 2015 issue of Poetry.
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
Featuring: Shakila Azizzada, Mimi Khalvati I had the opportunity to meet Shakila Azizzada at her home on 6th November 2011 when I travelled to the Netherlands on other business. During this visit, it was a pleasure to get to know Shakila and her family and learn about her life and the story of her immigration to the Netherlands. This provided v ...…
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
This week’s poem is 'The Bridal Veil' by Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Dari by Shakila. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Shakila Azizzada and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.…
 
On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Lauren Whitehead about courting rejection, writing in multiple disciplines, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, masculinity, & much more. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We love to hear from you, so please drop us a line! Leave us a review on iTunes! Bring us to your ...…
 
Would you let a mic into your poetry workshop? Sydney poets Benjamin Dodds and Mran-Maree Laing were brave enough to let me record while we workshopped three unpublished poems. We wanted to show what the workshop process can be like for those who might feel intimidated by the idea. I think the result is pretty representative of what a top-notch ...…
 
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Erika L. Sánchez's poem “Narco” published in the June 2015 issue of Poetry.
 
Chicago poet Carlos Cumpian, editor of MARCH/Abrazo press, shares his poems and talks about survival and more. Host, Charlie Rossiter pays tribute to the recently deceased Sam Shepard with excerpts from Shepard's poems and short prose.Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2Visit our website: ...…
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
This week's poem is by Kajal Ahmad from Kurdistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Kurdish by the poet Choman Hardi. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Kajal Ahmad and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org. If you would l ...…
 
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Poetry Off the Shelf
 
Fatimah Asghar on telling the stories that need to be told, in poetry and on television.
 
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Claudia Rankine's poem from Citizen: “You are in the dark, in the car...” published in the March 2014 issue of Poetry.
 
Grab yourself a beverage, pull up a chair and listen in as I ask Toby Fitch to help me understand Rimbaud, figure out where the keys to poetry are hiding and keep my sense of humour about me along the way. Toby reads us a new, very funny poem during this chat and talks a little bit about his latest manuscript-in-progress, along with how he find ...…
 
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