15 episodes

Welcome to Multi-Verse, a podcast that offers a listening space for poems usually confined to the page. With host Evangeline Riddiford Graham, poets read and discuss their poems, and unwind the multitude of meanings contained in every verse.

Multi-Verse Poetry Podcast Multi-Verse

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to Multi-Verse, a podcast that offers a listening space for poems usually confined to the page. With host Evangeline Riddiford Graham, poets read and discuss their poems, and unwind the multitude of meanings contained in every verse.

    Philip Metres: Fugitive

    Philip Metres: Fugitive

    In Episode 15 of Multi-Verse, poet Philip Metres reads “Fugitive” and talks with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham about memory, home-longing, and paying attention to the accordion of time.
    “Fugitive” can be found in Metres's latest collection, Fugitive/Refuge (Copper Canyon Press, 2024).

    • 21 min
    14. Barbara Tran: Loon Song

    14. Barbara Tran: Loon Song

    In Episode 14 of Multi-Verse, poet Barbara Tran reads “Loon Song” and chats with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham about the fever, living with uncertainty, and the wisdom of the beehive.
    “Loon Song” can be found in Tran's debut collection, Precedented Parroting (Palimpsest Press, 2024).

    • 21 min
    13. Eugene Ostashevsky: Five Sonnets

    13. Eugene Ostashevsky: Five Sonnets

    In Episode 13 of Multi-Verse, poet Eugene Ostashevsky reads five sonnets and talks with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham about mixing humor with horror and the stupidity of war.
    Eugene Ostashevsky's latest poetry collection is The Feeling Sonnets (New York Review Books, 2022).

    • 34 min
    Timothy Liu: Last Christmas

    Timothy Liu: Last Christmas

    In Episode 12 of Multi-Verse, poet Timothy Liu reads “Last Christmas” and chats with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham about the poem's themes of love, desire, and loneliness—and how much detail is enough to tell a story.

    “Last Christmas” can be found in Liu's collection “Down Low And Lowdown: Timothy Liu’s Bedside Bottom-Feeder Blues” (Barrow Street Press, 2023).
     
     

    • 24 min
    Monica Youn: Study of Two Figures (Agave / Pentheus)

    Monica Youn: Study of Two Figures (Agave / Pentheus)

    In Episode 11 of Multi-Verse, poet Monica Youn reads and discusses “Study of Two Figures (Agave / Pentheus).” In a conversation with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham, Youn explores representations of Asian identity in Greek myth and the immigrant family sitcom—"Euripides meets Margaret Cho."
    “Study of Two Figures (Agave / Pentheus)” can be found in Youn's collection “From From” (Graywolf, 2023), available here: www.graywolfpress.org/books/from-from

    • 23 min
    10. Niina Pollari: How to Read This Poem

    10. Niina Pollari: How to Read This Poem

    In Episode 10 of Multi-Verse, poet Niina Pollari reads and discusses “How to Read This Poem.” In a conversation with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham, Pollari talks about what it means to be honest in a poem about grief.
    “How to Read This Poem” can be found in Pollari's collection “Path of Totality” (Soft Skull, 2022), available here: softskull.com/books/path-of-totality/
    Listen to more poetry: www.multiversepoetry.org
    Explore the Multi-Verse newsletter: eriddifordgraham.substack.com/

    • 19 min

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What a gem!!

Graham has created here an intimate setting to chance upon a new generation of poets and the stories/memories/emotions behind each poem. I am so happy to have found this. I love it and can’t wait for the next episode!

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