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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.

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    • 4.4, 44 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Bob's yer uncle ,

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.

Daveiii ,

Poem Talk? More Like Poem Rawk

Al Filreis has a gravely, made-for-radio voice in the tradition of Bobby Dylan and Tommy Waits. The conversations are insightful and inviting. The breadth of poets covered is wonderful. The back catalog is extensive. What’s not to love?

ALham the fatAL ,

Awful

I love poetry but the poems presented here are ‘meh’ at best, performed lazily, and the discussion that follows is nothing but effete say-nothingness that speaks more to the sensibilities of the “hosts” rather than the craft, history, or medium of poetry itself. If you like poetry that lacks spirit in favor of experimentation, and analysis akin to fly-fishing on a frozen lake then go right ahead.

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