99 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 85 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.

    This Unwitting Monument: A discussion of two poems from Sarah Dowling’s book Entering Sappho

    This Unwitting Monument: A discussion of two poems from Sarah Dowling’s book Entering Sappho

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Larissa Lai, Maxe Crandall, and Julia Bloch.

    • 53 min
    Biologically Speaking: A discussion of “Love Is Not All” and “I Shall Forget You Presently” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Biologically Speaking: A discussion of “Love Is Not All” and “I Shall Forget You Presently” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jane Malcolm, Sophia DuRose, and Lisa New.

    • 50 min
    Adore Adore: A discussion of “Dada Lama” and “A Small Song That Is His” by bpNichol

    Adore Adore: A discussion of “Dada Lama” and “A Small Song That Is His” by bpNichol

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Derek Beaulieu, Tracie Morris, and Douglas Kearney.

    • 52 min
    With a Little String & a Sharp Stone: A discussion of “Suicide” by Bob Kaufman

    With a Little String & a Sharp Stone: A discussion of “Suicide” by Bob Kaufman

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Christopher Stackhouse, Maria Damon, and Devorah Major.

    • 53 min
    A Way to Haunt Me: A discussion of “It All over My Face?” by Kevin Killian

    A Way to Haunt Me: A discussion of “It All over My Face?” by Kevin Killian

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, Trisha Low, and Eric Sneathen.

    • 57 min
    A Way to Haunt Me: A discussion of “It All over My Face?” by Kevin Killian

    A Way to Haunt Me: A discussion of “It All over My Face?” by Kevin Killian

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, Trisha Low, and Eric Sneathen.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Jeffreypoetbaltimore ,

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.

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?

toshokes ,

Men spoil things for me

What a shame it is to have a host for a poetry podcast - speak over guests - not taking standard cues of breaks and breaths - and curtailing and controlling the art of conversation. The form has great potential, but the ego here trumps the magic.

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