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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
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.
 
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 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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KUSP's Poetry Show
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Reading & discussion of poetry by poets.
 
Your weekly appointment with the muse. Listen to interviews and readings with Canada's top spoken word, slam, and literary poets. Canadian poetry, at its best.
 
Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
 
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Poetry Says
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Interviews with poets from Australia and overseas about what they read and how they write.
 
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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.
 
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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Looking back in a meditative mood around Thanksgiving.
 
Joel Deane writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction. In this conversation, Joel and I talk honestly about the place of poetry in between the commitments of daily life. We discuss honouring the compulsion to write without becoming ‘an absolute arsehole’, taking care of oneself in order to be able to do the work, the feeling of not fitting in, and ...…
 
The editors discuss torrin a. greathouse’s poem “On Confinement” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Linda Simone shares her poetry from San Antonio, TX. Host Charlie Rossiter reviews Andy Clausen’s new book "BEAT: The Latter Days of the Beat Generation, a First-Hand Account."Listen to our episode remembering Jeff Poniewaz, here: https://soundcloud.com/poetry-spoken-here/episode-004-antler-remembers-jeff-poniewaz-gary-snyders-new-book-reviewed ...…
 
This week's poem is by the Somali poet Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Somali by Jaamac himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org. This ...…
 
Poetry's possible liberty or obligations in the wake of the US midterm elections.
 
The editors discuss Tiana Clark’s poem “My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
The editors discuss Frank Sherlock’s poem “The Next Last One” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Five months before her death, Sylvia Plath wrote to her mother that her bee sequence included ‘the best poems of my life’. But these aren’t the poems we remember her for. These are my thoughts on Plath’s long shadow (and my unsolicited beekeeping tips). As promised, here’s the person-sized swarm that inspired this episode: Show notes Ep 11. Stu ...…
 
Cheryl Denise joins us from her sheep farm in West Virginia to share poems and talk about the experience of having a panic attack. Host Charlie Rossiter discusses "Split Tooth" the new book of memoir, prose and poetry by Tanya Tagaq from Nunavut Canada.Listen to Tanya Tagaq, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNb2ZDjeiU4Get her book, here: h ...…
 
This week’s poem is 'Night Demon' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. This is from a set of new recordings we made of Azita reading her poems in October 2018 when she was in the UK to launch her new book 'Negative of A Group Photo' published by the PTC and Bloodaxe Books. First, you can hear Azita tell us a bit about the poem and read the original te ...…
 
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Max Ritvo’s “Dawn of Man” published in the September 2016 issue of Poetry.
 
This week's poem is by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Asha herself. This month we are celebrating the launch of the anthology, 'So At One With You', an anthology of modern poetry in Somali produced in collaboration with Kayd Somali Arts & Culture and Poetry Translatio ...…
 
I suspect this chat with A.J. Carruthers about experimental poetry in Australia will kick start your next poem. We cover a lot of ground, from defining sound poetry to whether experimental work needs more recognition. But my favourite moment is when A.J. says: ‘Poetry is not a profession. It doesn’t profess, but it does. It’s about doing and ab ...…
 
The editors discuss Jericho Brown’s poem “The Card Tables” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
In this special episode, host Charlie Rossiter shares free Information and resources for the autodidact in you to advance your knowledge of poetry and writing poems.Coursera's Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop Course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/poetry-workshopCoursera's "Modern and Contemporary poetry Course: https://www.coursera.org/lea ...…
 
This week’s poem is 'Red Bicycle' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. This is the first in a set of new recordings we made of Azita reading her poems in October 2018 when she was in the UK to launch her new book 'Negative of A Group Photo' published by the PTC and Bloodaxe Books. First, you can hear Azita tell us a bit about the poem and read the ori ...…
 
Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem "Groundhog" and his own poem "What Use is Knowing Anything If No One Is Around". Akbar is the author of the poetry collection “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” as well as the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the 201 ...…
 
Tishani Doshi's third collection Girls are Coming Out of the Woods is one of the great collections of 2018. In August, while appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Doshi visited the SPL where she spoke about the new collection. On the podcast, she discusses writing poems that address violence against women during the MeToo era, ...…
 
Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.
 
The editors discuss Sarah Gridley’s poem “Where Are the Days of Tobias” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Our Poem Podcast this week is 'Album' by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Reza himself. In October 2018 we are celebrating the publication of 'Negative of a Group Photograph', a new collection of poetry by Farsi poet Azita Ghahreman, with a national tour. From th ...…
 
My incredibly late take on the movie Paterson and a look at Paterson, the poem. Does it matter that William Carlos Williams’ women are often merely decorative? That one of his most famous poems is about stealing his wife’s breakfast? And should Jim Jarmusch have done better by his female lead? Show notes Ep 38. To get the news from poems Glenn ...…
 
The editors discuss Ari Banias’s poem “Fountain” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
West Virginia poet, Kirk Judd, talks about spirituality in poetry, his personal perspective on the mountain state he loves, and teaching the importance of getting poetry off the page. Recordings of his poetry with musical accompaniment are also featured.Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt= ...…
 
This week’s poem is 'Glaucoma' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita. In October 2018 we are celebrating the publication of 'Negative of a Group Photograph', a new collection of poetry by Farsi poet Azita Ghahreman, with an national tour and from the 6th to the 12t ...…
 
Rereading the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy.
 
The editors discuss Khadijah Queen’s poem “If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Poetry is an important part of Georgian literature, and dates back to the 4th century AD. The first known woman poets are Queen Borena and Queen Tamar, who reigned in medieval times. Contemporary Georgian women’s poetry has its origins in the Soviet period, when a new form of free verse appeared. Salome Benidze is a poet, writer, blogger and tr ...…
 
I spoke with Petra White as she was preparing to leave Melbourne for London about her books Reading for a Quiet Morning (GloriaSMH Press, 2017) and A Hunger (John Leonard Press, 2014). We also covered whether it’s interesting to write about motherhood, the impossibility of writing at the office, and that one time I met Petra at Collected Works ...…
 
The editors discuss Carolina Ebeid’s poem “Annotations for a Memorial” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, newly designated National Student Poet for the Northeast, shares her poetry. In the second part of the show, host, Charlie Rossiter gives an appreciation of Sandra Simonds’ narrative-elliptical, intellectual-sensual poetry.Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt= ...…
 
A chilly poem: ‘Snow’ by the wonderful Iranian poet, Azita Ghahreman, who now lives in exile in snowy Sweden. The seemingly endless snow is a metaphor for the hopelessness the poet feels – she and her lover are lost in its vastness. Only ‘a single stray earring’ can be seen – ‘not a tree, not a rabbit, not a star’. If you enjoy this podcast and ...…
 
One of our terrific co-hosts, Kevin Spenst is also our guest today as Kevin reads from their new book Upend.
 
Nick Flynn joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Zoë Hitzig’s poem “Objectivity as Blanket" and his own poem “The King of Fire.” Flynn's latest poetry collection is “My Feelings"; he will publish two new books, "Stay" and "I Will Destroy You," in 2019. Flynn has received the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, as well ...…
 
The editors discuss Ange Mlinko’s poem “Don Giovanni” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
'Neighbour! You're like a fruit knife. There's never a time when you're not at our dinner table.' This poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Kurdish by the poet Choman Hardi. If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support the work of the Poetry Translation Centre then please visit poetrytranslation.org/supp ...…
 
Performance Poet, Rob Gee, was in town performing at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and joined us to talk about his show, Forget Me Not.
 
During the current nationwide prison strike, we look back at Etheridge Knight's influential poems he wrote while incarcerated.
 
Maybe it’s just me, but I think there’s some overlap between Ashbery’s Some Trees David Herd’s 3 notes towards a love song (from his book All Just). Both are something like love poems that also allow for things ‘to be difficult between us’. Another shoutout here to Al Filries and the ModPo gang for introducing me to Some Trees all those years a ...…
 
The editors discuss Donika Kelly’s poem “A Dead Thing That, in Dying, Feeds the Living” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Poet-priest Spencer Reece, joins us from Madrid, Spain, to share his poems. He also discusses the documentary, "Voices Beyond the Wall: 12 Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World," that focuses on his year of using poetry to help abandoned and abused girls at the only girls’ orphanage in Hondurus. Spencer is also organizing the upcoming ...…
 
The prize-winning Moroccan poet, Abdellatif Laâbi, is widely acknowledged as being one of the most important poets writing today. Laâbi was born in Fez in 1942. He began writing in the mid-1960s, publishing his first novel in 1969. In 1966 he founded the renowned literary magazine Souffles, a journal of literature and politics that was to earn ...…
 
Charlie Petch was in town to promote their Vancouver Fringe Festival Show, Mel Malarkey Gets the Bums Rush.
 
The editors discuss sam sax's poem “Prayer for the Mutilated World” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
 
Guest interviewer Suzannah V. Evans sits down with Mark Ford in an interview recorded at the StAnza Poetry Festival. Ford discusses the influence of Ashbery and O'Hara, Walt Whitman's 'children', and how he puts a set together for a reading.
 
Diana Anphimiadi is a poet, publicist, linguist and teacher. Jean Sprackland was the poem's poet-translator. She commented that the poem is about more than a simple dance, it is an erotic poem. Jean also worked hard to maintain the 3/4 time of the original poem in her translation. If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support the work of ...…
 
Acclaimed writer, Michael Turner joins us to talk about his new book 9x11 and his book launch on September 11th.
 
John Keats's life and body of work, then and now.
 
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