Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.
Don’t Refuse to Breathe: A discussion of Frank O’Hara: “Song (Is it dirty)” & “Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed)”
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Robert von Hallberg, Charles Altieri, and Marjorie Perloff.
The Whole World Smiles: A discussion of John Giorno’s “Everyone Is a Complete Disappointment”
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Brooke O’Harra, Michelle Taransky, and Chris Funkhouser.
Present Plans Succeed: A discussion of Dodie Bellamy’s “Vomit Journal”
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Chantine Akiyama Poh, Henry Steinberg, and Murat Nemet-Nejat.
Woot of the Century: A discussion of “Welter” and “Static” by Douglas Kearney
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Divya Victor, Whitney Trettien, and Dagmawi Woubshet.
Rhetorical Happenings: A discussion of Hoa Nguyen, “Long Light.”
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Bethany Swann, Jonathan Dick, and Kate Colby.
Nothing Made of Ink: A discussion of seven poems by Lisa Fishman
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Lisa Fishman, Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, and Laynie Browne.
Good, but not too good
Nice podcast, but at times it sounds like exactly what it is: poets in a closed room talking about poetry. I have listened to the podcast for several months, and found some of the readings are tight, and others drain the life blood from a poem ("I don't even accept my own reading, but I suppose I can accept hers"). Still one of the better podcasts on poetry.
MFA via podcast
Feels like listening to an MFA seminar. Cool resource that’s taught me lots and opened my perspective on familiar and new poems.
Something Imagined, not recalled.
Providing the original recordings of poets reading their work and the subsequent close readings provided by the podcast editors and guests gives me hope that poetry is not dead. Please keep up the great work. Thank you.