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 • 101 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.

    Don’t Refuse to Breathe: A discussion of Frank O’Hara: “Song (Is it dirty)” & “Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed)”

    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.

    • 52 min
    The Whole World Smiles: A discussion of John Giorno’s “Everyone Is a Complete Disappointment”

    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.

    • 51 min
    Present Plans Succeed: A discussion of Dodie Bellamy’s “Vomit Journal”

    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.

    • 55 min
    Woot of the Century: A discussion of “Welter” and “Static” by Douglas Kearney

    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.

    • 51 min
    Rhetorical Happenings: A discussion of Hoa Nguyen, “Long Light.”

    Rhetorical Happenings: A discussion of Hoa Nguyen, “Long Light.”

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Bethany Swann, Jonathan Dick, and Kate Colby.

    • 46 min
    Nothing Made of Ink: A discussion of seven poems by Lisa Fishman

    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.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 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.

Literally Upsidedown ,

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.

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.

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