Best contemporary poetry podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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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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PennSound Podcasts
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PennSound Podcasts are hosted by PennSound's co-director, Al Filreis. PennSound was created in 2003 in order to produce new audio recordings and to preserving existing audio archives of poets reading their own work and discussing poetry and poetics - and to make these available to everyone through free downloadable sound files. PennSound is a project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania
 
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The Guardian Books podcast
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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
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The Poetry Channel
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The Poetry Channel is where you'll find the finest contemporary poets, poems and poetry. Regular broadcast-quality programmes will bring you the very best of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival's rich audio archive plus newly recorded, specially commissioned interviews with national and international poets.
 
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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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New Letters - On the Air - Audio feed
 
A weekly radio program, hosted by Angela Elam. The program now stands as the longest continuously-running broadcast of a national literary radio series, with more than 1,200 programs by many of the world’s most prominent writers.
 
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Whispers from the Unseen
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Whispers from the Unseen is dedicated to finding, sharing, exploring and expressing those aspects of the world that should not be found, shared, explored, or expressed in the first place. How do you see a whisper? How do you speak what cannot be seen? There is a world inside of a neuron that lives inside of a memory that imagines another world. Some of us would like to go there. Others go there every day. Ultimately, this site is dedicated to art: the spirit of responding to the unknown and ...
 
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Kelly Writers House Podcast
 
Kelly Writers House Podcast
 
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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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Poetry on the Move
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Israel in Translation
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Israel in Translation explores Israeli literature in English translation through street names, famous literary sites, and popular music. From Biblical poetry to the yearning of Andalusia song, from memoirs of the founding of the State of Israel to contemporary speculative fiction, we will explore Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.
 
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Spoken Word
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A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.
 
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Stanza Poetry Festival Podcasts
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Each festival focuses on two themes which weave around each other to give every StAnza its own unique flavour.Our first theme for 2011 is Timepiece. Taking as a starting point the vibrant and significant history of Scotland, in 2011 StAnza will engage with the dynamic between verse and the recorded and unrecorded past, seminal moments from poetry and the daily routine of nations and communities, those local and those distant in space and time, as well as individual family histories. As part ...
 
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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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Poetica - Program podcast
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Contemporary and ancient, Australian and bilingual, live and recorded: here poetry speaks for itself in a rich radio world complete with sound and music.
 
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Mystical Musings
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You are invited to join Myron McClellan and Lawrence Phillips for a monthly gathering of spiritual renewal in the company of the like-minded.Mystical Musings is a celebration of the sacred that promotes growth and an evolution of consciousness. The musing doesn't present doctrine or dogma, but rather explores the mystical dimensions of life and spirituality that support you in connecting with the Divine.Myron and Lawrence present a specific theme each month—an idea or issue that arises organ ...
 
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Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
 
A thrilling spy story, a children's adventure, a charming portrait of early twentieth century life in London and the countryside and a heart warming family tale are all combined in this classic of children's literature The Railway Children by E Nesbit. The book has remained on the list of the best-loved children's books ever since it was first published as a serial story in The London Magazine in 1905. Later, it was published in book form and won acclaim from critics and readers across the w ...
 
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Red Lion Square
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Free weekly podcast of contemporary poetry that speaks.
 
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Poets Anonymous on Croydon Radio
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Poets Anonymous present poetry from contemporary Croydon poets.
 
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Poetry On The Move
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A podcast on contemporary poetry and poetics from IPSI, the International Poetry Studies Institute. It includes interviews and readings of contemporary poetry.
 
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Sandbox Radio Live
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The classic radio variety show reimagined with a contemporary spin - like Prairie Home Companion's younger, edgier (and naughtier) Seattle sibling. Plays, songs, poetry, adaptations of classic literature, public service announcements, special guest storytellers and more; all scored with original live music and sound effects and recorded in front of a live audience. Dig deeper: http://www.sandboxradio.org
 
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Iraj Fereshteh's Podcast
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Iraj Fereshteh is a contemporary Persian poet. This podcast hosts Fereshteh's poetry performances.
 
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Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer
 
Arthur Schopenhauer, an early 19th century philosopher, made significant contributions to metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. His work also informed theories of evolution and psychology, largely through his theory of the will to power – a concept which Nietzsche famously adopted and developed. Despite this, he is today, as he was during his life, overshadowed by his contemporary, Hegel. Schopenhauer’s social/psychological views, put forth in this work and in others, are directly derived fro ...
 
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Love-Songs of Childhood by Eugene Field
 
If you've heard and loved that delightful nursery rhyme/lullaby, Wynken Blynken and Nod you'd certainly enjoy browsing through its creator Eugene Field's Love Songs of Childhood. The volume contains some forty or more poems for children, which are ideal for read aloud sessions with young folks. Parents will certainly enjoy reading them too. Most of these poems have been set to music and are ideal for family sing-alongs too. Eugene Field was a gifted humorist as well as being a talented child ...
 
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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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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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Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
 
This little gem of a book was probably the first introduction to Shakespeare that most readers have had as children. Tales from Shakespeare was written in 1807 by a young clerk called Charles Lamb in the offices of the East India Company. Lamb co-authored them with his beloved sister Mary. The pair lived together for life, having gone through immense trauma caused by mental illness and tragedy. However, far from being a melancholy duo, they led an active and ample social life in the company ...
 
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Penguin Island by Anatole France
 
An old monk is tricked by the Devil into undertaking a voyage to a remote island to save the souls of thousands who live there. He arrives on the island which is actually a desolate one, inhabited only by colonies of millions of penguins. The old monk whose eyesight and hearing are almost nonexistent, mistakes them for humans and begins baptizing them. In Heaven, God finds Himself in a dilemma; the old monk's unwavering faith compels him to regard the baptisms as genuine. However, in Christi ...
 
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Poets2 Podcast - Poetry for the Ages
 
Two contemporary poets read and review poetry and prose through the ages to present, review its integration into society and culture, and interview exceptional poets and writers of today. The podcast is affiliated with and produced by poets2.com.
 
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Poetry Radio
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GLT has collaborated with Illinois State University's Department of English since 1992 to produce Poetry Radio. Each program, between 2 and 5 minutes in length, spotlights a single poem, contemporary or classic, framed by a responsive piece of music.
 
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Break The Line
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Break The Line is a monthly podcast where artists engage with contemporary poetry. The catch: the guests aren't poets. Poet-host Rebecca Farivar ("Correct Animal," "American Lit") chats with actors, comedians, memoirists, and more about themes in poetry related to their own field.
 
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Red Room Poetry Podcast
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Supporting and promoting contemporary Australian poetry. We create poetic arts projects and learning programs in collaboration with a spectrum of poets, schools, communities and partners for positive social impact. Our mission is to make poetry accessible to all, especially those who face the greatest barriers to creative opportunities.
 
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Temple Echad - Podcast
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Temple Echad is an unaffiliated, post-denominational and interfaith synagogue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our services reimagine Jewish liturgy and prayer through an inclusive, contemporary style that brings together the mystical core of all traditions. Each week, our celebration of the Shabbat features stories, poetry, and music from around the world. The Temple Echad Podcast is one way to connect with an expression of Jewish identity that is more spiritual than religious and that deems all pat ...
 
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Israel in Translation
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Israel in Translation explores Israeli literature in English translation through street names, famous literary sites, and popular music. From Biblical poetry to the yearning of Andalusia song, from memoirs of the founding of the State of Israel to contemporary speculative fiction, we will explore Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.
 
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Israel in Translation
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Israel in Translation explores Israeli literature in English translation through street names, famous literary sites, and popular music. From Biblical poetry to the yearning of Andalusia song, from memoirs of the founding of the State of Israel to contemporary speculative fiction, we will explore Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.
 
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Anon Poetry Magazine
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Anon Poetry Magazine's podcast combines interviews with poets, readings of poems and views and news on the poetry scene. Anon is an anonymous submissions poetry magazine founded in 2003 by Mike Stocks and now under the editorship of Colin Fraser and Peggy Hughes. All poems are assessed without any knowledge of the poet's name. Publication is not anonymous - the editors only find out the poet's name if, and only if, a poem is accepted. If we reject a poem, we never find out who the author was ...
 
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Esopus
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ESOPUS is an annual arts publication that features multidisciplinary content presented in a striking visual format with minimal editorial framing and no advertising. Each issue includes contemporary artists' projects, materials from the Museum of Modern Art archives reproduced in facsimile, fiction, poetry, works on film, visual essays, and a themed audio CD featuring brand-new songs from a range of musical acts.
 
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Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection by VARIOUS
 
A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental ...
 
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ABR's States of Poetry
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Australian Book Review's States of Poetry Podcast is part of a major new project intended to highlight the quality and diversity of contemporary Australian poetry. Funded by Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, this is one of the first federally arranged poetry anthologies published in this country. All states and territories will be covered with separate anthologies, each of them edited by a senior poet living in, or closely associated with, that state. The state editors will choose six local ...
 
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The Shetland and Orkney Connection
 
The Shetland Islands are situated in the North Sea 200 miles north of Aberdeen, Scotland and 250 miles west of Bergin, Norway. They consist of 100 islands, with only about a dozen of them inhabited. Its weather gets a bad rap but its people are intensely hospitable neighbourly.In April 2002, a small group of enthusiasts - Jack, Irene, Barbara and myself, Nan – first gathered to explore the possibility of creating a regular radio programme. Nervous at our lack of radio experience as producers ...
 
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TAO G. Vrhovec Sambolec - 7 skladateljev ZVO.ČI.TI (So.und.ing) 2010
 
TAO G. Vrhovec Sambolec, (text by: Luka Zagoričnik)A composer of contemporary music, clarinettist and electronica musician, sound artist and maker of multimedia environments Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec creates in all of the mentioned areas, while retaining his individuality and recognisability in each of the fields. This does not only unveil his acute sonic sensibility and a careful consideration of its traits but also an ear for a sound environment through which meanings are disclosed on differ ...
 
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Growing Old by ARNOLD, Matthew
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Growing Old by Matthew Arnold. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 17, 2011. Matthew Arnold was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterized as a sage writer, a type of writer wh ...
 
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Temple Echad - Podcast
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Temple Echad is an unaffiliated, post-denominational and interfaith synagogue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our services reimagine Jewish liturgy and prayer through an inclusive, contemporary style that brings together the mystical core of all traditions. Each week, our celebration of the Shabbat features stories, poetry, and music from around the world. The Temple Echad Podcast is one way to connect with an expression of Jewish identity that is more spiritual than religious and that deems all pat ...
 
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Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher by LANDOR, Walter Savage
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher by Walter Savage Landor. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 1, 2011. Walter Savage Landor was an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations, and the poem Rose Aylmer, but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was, it was equaled by his rumbustious character and li ...
 
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Two Musicians by JEWETT, Sarah Orne
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Two Musicians by Sarah Orne Jewett. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 16, 2011. She published her first important story in the Atlantic Monthly at age 19, and her reputation grew throughout the 1870s and 1880s. Her literary importance arises from her careful, if subdued, vignettes of country life that reflect a contemporary interest in local color rather than plot. Jewett possessed a keen descriptive gift that William Dean Howe ...
 
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Studies in Pessimism by SCHOPENHAUER, Arthur
 
Arthur Schopenhauer, an early 19th century philosopher, made significant contributions to metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. His work also informed theories of evolution and psychology, largely through his theory of the will to power – a concept which Nietzsche famously adopted and developed. Despite this, he is today, as he was during his life, overshadowed by his contemporary, Hegel. Schopenhauer's social/psychological views, put forth in this work and in others, are directly derived fro ...
 
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To Celia by JONSON, Ben
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of To Celia by Ben Jonson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 6th, 2011. Benjamin Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled bread ...
 
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In Harmony with Nature by ARNOLD, Matthew
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of In Harmony with Nature. by Matthew Arnold. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 8, 2012. Matthew Arnold was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterized as a sage writer, a type of writ ...
 
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On the Beach
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ON THE BEACH is a podcast that is interested in the intersection of contemporary art and fiction. It is a space to record and publish writing that lies between art criticism, fiction, poetry and script writing. It takes an idea, an exhibition, or an artist’s work or practice as a departure point and creates something poetic from both the aesthetic and the conceptual elements. It is a kind of writing that reflects upon artistic practice, broader cultural themes and issues, and also examines f ...
 
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TAO G. Vrhovec Sambolec - ZVO.ČI.TI (So.und.ing) 2010
 
TAO G. Vrhovec Sambolec, (text by: Luka Zagoričnik)A composer of contemporary music, clarinettist and electronica musician, sound artist and maker of multimedia environments Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec creates in all of the mentioned areas, while retaining his individuality and recognisability in each of the fields. This does not only unveil his acute sonic sensibility and a careful consideration of its traits but also an ear for a sound environment through which meanings are disclosed on differ ...
 
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Sherman Alexie is acclaimed for prose that ''startles and dazzles with unexpected, impossible-to-anticipate moves'' (The Boston Globe). His books include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, winner of the National Book Award; the interconnected short-story collections The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Ten Little Indi ...…
 
Sherman Alexie is acclaimed for prose that ''startles and dazzles with unexpected, impossible-to-anticipate moves'' (The Boston Globe). His books include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, winner of the National Book Award; the interconnected short-story collections The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Ten Little Indi ...…
 
Two interviews about one book: former and current poets laureate Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord have collaborated to edit a new collection, Roads Taken - Contemporary Vermont Poetry (Green Writers’ Press: Dede Cummings, Publisher). This week’s Write the Book Prompt is to go outside and listen to the sounds around you - be they from birds, frogs, ...…
 
Episode 41 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. How can shared space drive artistic, healing collaborations? In what ways can art address themes of global warming, gender identity, ancestral teachings, and the importance of local community? In episode 41 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach interviews artists Rosanna Raymond, Léu ...…
 
Ruminate - Sheena Baharudin Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene. Marking the end of the ‘Ruminate: Live Recordings’ series, we feature a true shining beacon in the scene. Her mastery in performance poetry has earned her many titles - ...…
 
Highlights 100 Year Ago: Flag Day 1917 like no other |@ 00:45 100 Year Ago: First Liberty Bond drive big success |@ 02:30 Guest: Mike Shuster - Pershing Arrives in Europe |@ 09:15 Guests: Eileen Dumont & Paul Callens on Ralph Talbot |@ 13:00 Feature: The Storyteller and The Historian: on the selective service |@ 19:00 PTSD Month: Charles Whittl ...…
 
Episode 40 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. What would happen if we designed art exhibitions around social justice community organizing principles? How can collaboration between artists, curators, scholars, and participants generate a radical art making experience? In Episode 40 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach interviews ...…
 
Ruminate - Jamal Raslan Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene. In this penultimate episode of the Ruminate series, we present you a poet who has an almost cult-like following in the scene. Through the years, Jamal has helped shape and m ...…
 
Ryan Makhani and Shaida Adatia, Sufi meditationRyan Makhani and Shaida Adatia discussed and led participants through a diverse range of Sufi meditative traditions with an emphasis on spiritual and mystical practices from around the world, highlighting the ideas of compassion and prayer. Participants were exposed to Islamic traditions from count ...…
 
The main goal of this show is to provide an educated insight into everything from politics, religion, mythology, and the lives of notorious of famous people of history. This show provides multiple formats for covering each of these topics. On our this episode we will talk.......We'll be talking about the talk about the concept of authoritariani ...…
 
Truj had some rosé, Brian geeks out about Steven Universe, and they both talk about their favorite midnight breakfast experiences. Make sure to tweet us your breakfast routines for next week's episode! We are @MIMPodcast on Twitter and we'd love to hear from you. Links and Shownotes Soylent.com - Coffiest South Street Diner - Boston, MA Constan ...…
 
Ruminate – Azam Rais Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene. In this fifth episode of the Ruminate series, we present to you our very own Azam Rais. Azam Rais writes and performs exclusively in rhythm and rhyme. His poetry aims at invoki ...…
 
Ruminate - Fazleena Hishamuddin Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene. In this fourth episode of the Ruminate series, we present you a multi-talented artist across numerous fields. With a background in literature, Fazleena has won vario ...…
 
Mary Gaitskill, one of the most distinctive and celebrated contemporary American writers, spoke with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer at a special LARB event in Silver Lake last month. Mary opened the evening with a reading from her new collection of essays, Somebody with a Little Hammer. The conversation flowed through countless subjects from there: ...…
 
Mary Gaitskill, one of the most distinctive and celebrated contemporary American writers, spoke with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer at a special LARB event in Silver Lake last month. Mary opened the evening with a reading from her new collection of essays, Somebody with a Little Hammer. The conversation flowed through countless subjects from there: ...…
 
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Book Cougars Podcast - Book Cougars Podcast
 
Episode Sixteen Show Notes CW = Chris Wolak EF = Emily Fine Follow up: Kathleen Rooney’s Poems While You Wait proceeds go to her imprint Rose Metal Press – Just Read – Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For – ...…
 
The Bio of Brian Routh from SoundCloud: I have been a performance artist since 1971 performing as one of the Kipper Kids until 2003. I have also worked as a solo performance artist collaborating and appearing with Karen Finley, Henry Rollins, Public Image, Genesis P. Orridge, Sex Pistols, Joanna Went, Eric Bogosian, Anne Bean, Bow Gamelan, Lol ...…
 
Ruminate - Yohanna Yusrinal Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene. In the third episode of the Ruminate series, we present you a true force of nature who lives in words and breathes words into life. A captivating performer, she oozes co ...…
 
This is one of the papers from our 2016 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found here on our society website. Abstract Sam Riviere’s 2015 collection “Kim Kardashian’s Marriage” is an example of Post-Internet poetry. Post-internet poetry is the practice of using Web content as the b ...…
 
Ruminate - Tulangkata Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene. The second poet we feature in this Ruminate series is Tulangkata. An artistic soul through and through, Tulangkata wanders this world and sees it in words unexpressed. He is a ...…
 
We're happy to welcome to the pod the poet Emma Catherine Perry, who was kind enough to help us talk through Claudia Rankine's most recent wonderful, challenging work of poetry, as well as situate it within the contemporary world of poetry. We couldn't resist asking Emma, a current denizen of Oakland, what the vibe is like as the Golden State W ...…
 
** Introduction Song: Moor Mother - Deadbeat Protest ** This week, we have a special episode of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk which features audio from an mini-interview we had during Moogfest 2017 with musician, MC, activist and more, Moor Mother about her background, music, Black Woman Rage, Afrofuturism, cr ...…
 
** Introduction Song: Moor Mother - Deadbeat Protest ** This week, we have a special episode of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk which features audio from an mini-interview we had during Moogfest 2017 with musician, MC, activist and more, Moor Mother about her background, music, Black Woman Rage, Afrofuturism, cr ...…
 
Billy Bragg talks to John Wilson about the music that changed the world - skiffle. His book arguing this, Roots, Radicals and Rockers, is also an insightful survey of post-war youth culture. This was simple music, played on homemade instruments by teenagers - punk before punk. But many skiffle players went on to great things - members of The Be ...…
 
Billy Bragg talks to John Wilson about the music that changed the world - skiffle. His book arguing this, Roots, Radicals and Rockers, is also an insightful survey of post-war youth culture. This was simple music, played on homemade instruments by teenagers - punk before punk. But many skiffle players went on to great things - members of The Be ...…
 
Ruminate - Muhammad Zhafir Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene. Muhammad Zhafir was the opening act for Ruminate and proceeded to set the stage and standard for the night. From the onset, Zhafir blew the audience away with his focus o ...…
 
Lessons from the School of Night"I generally find that language will just open up again every time you hit a wall"— Eric LangleySean Robinson met with Eric Langley at the Topping bookshop, before Eric's appearance at the School of Night, where he read from his first book of poetry, Raking Light. They discussed Eric's childhood holidays with J.H ...…
 
Author and Scholar Richard Bushman joins us with Glen Nelson, founder of the Mormon Artists Group to discuss their upcoming Mormon Arts Center Festival. They also discuss a work chosen from the Church History Museum Collection by Daniel Everett, a photographer who captured an abstract image of the Provo City Center Temple. Daniel Everett (Utah, ...…
 
On May 8, I had the pleasure of recording Marjorie Perloff’s talk Reading the Verses Backward, Poetry for the Digital Age.” Marjorie Perloff is a leading scholar of contemporary poetry. She served as the president of the ACLA from 1993-95, and was the president of the MLA in 2006. Her most influential books include Radical Artifice: Writing Poe ...…
 
Today’s episode features an interview with the Book Artist and Creative Business Coach, Kiala Givehand, and the Chinese folktale, The Story of Tanabata. Kiala Givehand is a creativity and empowerment coach, poet/writer/editor, mixed media book artist, and workshop leader. Givehand received an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry from Mills Colleg ...…
 
300 Arguments (Graywolf Press) A “Proustian minimalist on the order of Lydia Davis” (Kirkus Reviews), Sarah Manguso is one of the finest literary artists at work today. To read her work is to witness acrobatic acts ofcompression in the service of extraordinary psychological and spiritual insight. 300 Arguments, a foray into the frontier of cont ...…
 
Highlights: Feature: Mothers in WW1 | @ 00:45 Guest: Mike Shuster on poetry in the trenches | @ 06:30 War In The Sky: Colonel Rene Fonck | @ 10:15 Recipe: The Monkey Gland | @ 13:05 Guest: Nathan King on new National Park Service WW1 web site | @ 14:00 International: Albert Ball new journal released | @ 20:00 Media: Gordon Thomas Ward new singl ...…
 
On this week’s episode, we have pop-soul singer-songwriter Shubhangi Joshi. She talks about being a self-taught musician, publishing a book of poetry, and her touring band with Titus Pinto & Aamir Ishmail - the Shubhangi Joshi collective. She’ll be performing acoustic versions of her music exclusively for Maed In India so tune in to keep up wit ...…
 
On this week’s episode, we have pop-soul singer-songwriter Shubhangi Joshi. She talks about being a self-taught musician, publishing a book of poetry, and her touring band with Titus Pinto & Aamir Ishmail - the Shubhangi Joshi collective. She’ll be performing acoustic versions of her music exclusively for Maed In India so tune in to keep up wit ...…
 
California poetry has looked to the future, as well as to its complex past and the present, as a way of understanding our place at the edge of the continent. California is about the magic of the land and the promise of possibility— yet the question remains, for whom? Seven contemporary California poets celebrate the diverse poetry of seven dist ...…
 
For this upcoming Lag B'Omer, the Jewish holiday of light celebrated by lighting bonfires, Marcela reads work by poet Agi Mishol. Here's a glimpse of his very own Lag B'Omer bonfire: "You piss on my love as if it were a bonfire, extinguishing it ember by ember with the arrogance of the perfect crime..." One of Israel's most popular living poets ...…
 
Black Talk Sacramento #031: Current Show Date: May 9, 2017 / 5pm-7pm Every Second TuesdayHosted by: Marichal J Brown, Gerry Gos Simpson, NSAA, Tony HarveySpecial Guitarist: Norman Mcdaniel Introduction: We would like to welcome Black Talk Sacramento podcast, held at Underground Books 2814 35th Street Sacramento, CA(916) 737-3333Every Second Tue ...…
 
Hi, everyone, and welcome to episode 1 of my podcast Leading A Double Life. I’m Kwei Quartey, a physician and author of the Inspector Darko Dawson novels. On my podcast, stories of what it’s like to be a medical doctor and a writer. This episode, Doctor-Writer, Incorporated. We’re going to look at a well-established but curious bond between wri ...…
 
David is joined by Neil and Fiona again today with Brendan interstate again for family reasons. Fiona is in the hot seat later today, doing her first monthly segment for Sunday Arts Magazine–an interview with […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_archives/p/joy.org.au/sundayarts/wp-content/uploads/sites/276/2017/05/2017-04-30-SundayArtsMagazine-Tal ...…
 
Do you despise your body? Can the body be a source of transcendence? Can one, however, have nothing but only the body? Are we embedded in this world as bodies with other objects, texts, rituals, spectators, and bodies? Is everybody also a biological, physical, social, & political object? Do you see yourself through the eyes of others? Can there ...…
 
In this third instalment of the podcast, Rhianna Dhillon keeps it contemporary by listening to the nominees for both Best Interview and Current Affairs categories, plus the candidates for the Represent award, championing podcasts that are reaching audiences that other media have not.You’ll hear extracts from the New Statesman and the BBC World ...…
 
For this week' episode, we have an Independence day special featuring contemporary folk fusion act Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe. Inspired by the revered and controversial 15th century poet Kabir, they talk about how they came together as a band, they’re common love for Kabir’s poetry and why his message is still relevant today. Releasing their debu ...…
 
For this week' episode, we have an Independence day special featuring contemporary folk fusion act Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe. Inspired by the revered and controversial 15th century poet Kabir, they talk about how they came together as a band, they’re common love for Kabir’s poetry and why his message is still relevant today. Releasing their debu ...…
 
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of one of contemporary poetry’s most prestigious awards—Claremont Graduate University’s Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, given for poetry volumes published in the preceding year and created to both honor the poet and provide the resources that allow artists to continue working towards the pinnacle of their craft. In ...…
 
This week on The Reading Life: Megan Burns and Bill Lavender, co-founders of the New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Book Fair, coming up April 20-23. We’ll also hear from poet Biljana Obradovic, who has two new books out – "Incognito" and "Cat Painters: An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Poetry." **Lagniappe Audio**…
 
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