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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

    Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar

    Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar

    Ellen Bass joins Kevin Young to read “Quahogs,” by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem “Because.” A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass has received the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and fellowships from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

    • 34 min
    Mary Jo Bang Discusses Purgatorio

    Mary Jo Bang Discusses Purgatorio

    Mary Jo Bang joins Kevin Young to to discuss her translation of Dante’s Purgatorio, excerpts of which are featured on newyorker.com. Bang is a poet who has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Her latest book is “A Doll for Throwing.”

    • 37 min
    Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

    Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

    Shane McCrae joins Kevin Young to to discuss his poetry sequence “Jim Limber in Heaven,” featured on newyorker.com. McCrae is a poet whose whose work has received such honors as a Whiting Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Lannan Literary Award. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

    • 34 min
    Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

    Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

    Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin Young to read “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem “Cliffhanging.” Seshadri is a poet whose work has been honored with the James Laughlin Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His latest book is “3 Sections,” and he recently became the poetry editor of The Paris Review.

    • 36 min
    Eliza Griswold discusses "First Person"

    Eliza Griswold discusses "First Person"

    Eliza Griswold joins Kevin Young to discuss her poetry sequence "First Person," featured on newyorker.com. Griswold is a poet and journalist who has contributed to The New Yorker since 2003. She is the author of, most recently, "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America," which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Her new poetry collection, "If Men, Then," will be published in 2020. 

    • 33 min
    Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright

    Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright

    Ariel Francisco joins Kevin Young to read "By a Lake in Minnesota," by James Wright, and his own poem "Along the East River and in the Bronx Young Men Were Singing." Francisco is a poet and translator who published his debut poetry collection, "All My Heroes Are Broke," in 2017. His new book, "A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship," is forthcoming in 2020.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

Jane_Wellington ,

Kevin Young is The Best

Love this program and I follow it avidly. What a great format to hear my favourite poets reading the poems they love and their own work. Kevin Young is an excellent host! Deeply knowledgeable and able to meet his guest exactly where they are - and across the widest range of voices. Viva Kevin Young!

JeSuisUnMouton ,

Great

Thank you! I'm always waiting impatiently for new episodes :) A crossover someday with the allusionist ?

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life changing

this, and the fiction podcast, have been life changing for me. It is the highlight of my day :)

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