examining metaphor

June 14, 2018

The National Pubic Radio program In Contrast explores “creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians.”

In the latest podcast (Episode #25), poet/essayist/physician Dr. Rafael Campo (previously mentioned here) talks about his personal journey in medicine and poetry.

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The Library of Congress has just launched a new poetry podcast series: From the Catbird Seat. Every Thursday for eight weeks, the series will explore poetry’s past, present and future.

Hosts Rob Casper, head of the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, and Anne Holmes, Digital Content Manager for the Poetry and Literature Center, will share archived recordings from nearly 80 years of literary events featuring poets reading and discussing their work at the Library of Congress. Each podcast will include highlights from a single event or series and will also feature a special guest. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the guest for the first program and Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post’s Book World, is the guest for the second broadcast.

Listen and/or subscribe (it’s free) on the Library’s podcast site or on iTunes.

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Listen!

April 23, 2018

The Poetry Foundation has launched a new podcast series, A Change of World, an oral history of poetry in 20th-century feminism and the second-wave women’s movement. Each of the six episodes explores the cumulative sources and voices of feminism through readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries.

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thanks to Doug VanderHoof for the heads up on this series

poetry talk

December 4, 2017

If you like listening to no-holds-barred conversation about poetry, check out The Poetry Gods. The podcast series, hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez, features interviews with poets and stories about the people behind the poems. To date, there are 28 podcasts on their Sound Cloud channel, including interviews with Mahogany L. Browne, Patricia Smith, and Tim Seibles. Plenty of lively listening here.

are you listening?

July 10, 2017

A note from the keyboard: when you’ve put up 2490 posts on the subject of poetry over the course of seven years, it’s surprising to happen upon poetry news that has somehow entirely missed the radar. One such, now happily discovered, is Commonplace. Commonplace features conversations between Rachel Zucker and other poets, exploring advice, lists, anecdotes, politics, phobias, spirituality, and more.

Launched in June 2016 with an interview with David Trinidad, the collection now numbers 32 — the latest last week’s conversation with Laynie Browne. The recorded sessions vary in length, from about an hour to more than two, and make fine listening for all your podcast needs. You can also find Commonplace on Facebook.

Listen

February 6, 2017

Radio Open Source

Radio Open Source calls itself “an American conversation with global attitude.” In each weekly segment, host Christopher Lydon converses with his guest about ideas, politics and culture. Poets and poetry are a regular topic and recent shows have included Stephen Burt’s World of Poetry, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, For C.D. Wright, Poet of the Ozarks, Eileen Myles’s Moment and many more. Worthwhile and free.

poetry to keep you company

January 27, 2017

Poetry Off the Shelf

Poetry Off the Shelf is a twice-monthly podcast series offered free by The Poetry Foundation. In each audio segment, producer Curtis Fox “explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries.” With podcasts dating back to April 2006, you will find new and favorite poets as well as conversations addressing topics timely and traditional. Have a listen.

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Thanks to Sheila Sondik for the suggestion

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