98 episodes

Producer Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously

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Producer Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously

    Empire State of Mind

    Empire State of Mind

    Take a walk through post-WWI Paris in this recently reissued Modernist epic.

    • 40 min
    The Fire This Time

    The Fire This Time

    Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Alexander, and Haki Madhubuti on America’s perennial struggle to recognize that Black Lives Matter.

    • 19 min
    I Come From Love

    I Come From Love

    Nikky Finney on her father, her childhood, and the memories that made her.

    • 43 min
    Phillis Reimagined

    Phillis Reimagined

    Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on listening to her ancestors.

    • 52 min
    Poverty’s History, Episode 1: In the Beginning Was the Word

    Poverty’s History, Episode 1: In the Beginning Was the Word

    The first installment of a special series about the intersections between poetry and poverty.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Invention of the Self

    The Invention of the Self

    Peter Murphy on a 16th-century poem that still speaks to us today.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

Lizardspa ,

Masterful

Helena de Groot is a masterful interviewer! This podcast is a treasure. Thank you!

Isaac😂 ,

Exposure and Examination

I enjoy being exposed to new poetry and poets. Hearing the conversations and insights has really helped me in examining the way I look at life and has had a tangible effect on my life.

onestarinthegalaxy ,

Great podcast!

Helena de Groot asks all the right questions at the right time to her guests. When a new podcast appears I’m excited and grateful. Many thanks to Helena and our Poetry Foundation.

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