7 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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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.

    William Archila: Northern Triangle Dissected

    William Archila: Northern Triangle Dissected

    In Episode 7 of Multi-Verse, poet William Archila reads and discusses his poem “Northern Triangle Dissected” with host Evangeline Graham, in a conversation about the migration stories of unaccompanied minors, the legacy of the Central American Crisis, and using metaphor to convey psychology.
    “Northern Triangle Dissected” is part of William Archila's new manuscript All Things Dark & Invisible. An early version of the poem can also be found in Poetry Magazine: www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazi…le-dissected
    Listen to more poetry: www.multiversepoetry.org




     

    • 27 min
    CM Burroughs: Dear Liver

    CM Burroughs: Dear Liver

    In Episode 6 of Multi-Verse, poet CM Burroughs reads her trio of “Dear Liver” poems and discusses themes of grief, agency, and questioning one’s faith with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham.
    Read CM Burroughs’s “Dear Liver” poems in her second collection, Master Suffering (Tupelo Press, 2021), here: www.tupelopress.org/product/master-suffering/
    Listen to more poetry: www.multiversepoetry.org

    • 16 min
    Amanda Gunn: What You Meant

    Amanda Gunn: What You Meant

    In Episode 5 of Multi-Verse, poet Amanda Gunn reads her poem “What You Meant” and discusses its themes of love, grief, and memory—and the pleasurable possibilities of rhyme and iambic meter—with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham.
    Learn more about Amanda Gunn and her forthcoming debut collection, Things I Didn't Do with This Body (Copper Canyon Press, 2023): www.coppercanyonpress.org/authors/amanda-gunn/
    Listen to more poetry: www.multiversepoetry.org

    • 14 min
    Gregory Kan: Under Glass

    Gregory Kan: Under Glass

    In Episode 4 of Multi-Verse, poet Gregory Kan reads and discusses poetry from his book Under Glass with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham. This conversation explores world-building, how to approach the experience of trauma in text, what humans have that artificial intelligence doesn’t, and how much information is just enough.
    Gregory Kan’s Under Glass (2019) is available from Auckland University Press: aucklanduniversitypress.co.nz/under-glass/
    Listen to more poetry at www.multiversepoetry.org

    • 15 min
    Mikko Harvey: Let the World Have You

    Mikko Harvey: Let the World Have You

    In Episode 3 of Multi-Verse, poet Mikko Harvey reads and discusses his poem “Let the World Have You” with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham, in a conversation that explores the inner desires of objects and how to let go of reality in writing about nature.
    Find the full text for “Let the World Have You” in Mikko Harvey's new book by the same name (Let the World Have You, House of Anansi Press, 2022), available here: houseofanansi.com/products/let-the-world-have-you
    Listen to more poetry at www.multiversepoetry.org

    • 15 min
    2. Wendy Xu: A Sound Not Unlike a Bell

    2. Wendy Xu: A Sound Not Unlike a Bell

    In Episode 2 of Multi-Verse, poet Wendy Xu reads her poem “A Sound Not Unlike a Bell,” and chats with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham about the poem's themes of family, migration, and revision as a practice of love. It's a special opportunity to hear a poem of this length performed in a single sitting—sit back and feast your ears.
    Find “A Sound Not Unlike a Bell” in Wendy Xu's new book, The Past (Wesleyan University Press, 2021), available here: https://www.weslpress.org/9780819580467/the-past/
    Listen to more poetry at multiversepoetry.org

    • 23 min

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