40 episodes

Podcast by Bob Sykora and Chris Corlew

The Line Break Bob Sykora and Chris Corlew

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Podcast by Bob Sykora and Chris Corlew

    reading in the catastrophe of our age

    reading in the catastrophe of our age

    On today's episode, what begins as a gentle "what have you been reading lately" morphs into Bob and Chris gushing about how rad poetry is even when the world is difficult. Bob reads "Snow Theory" by Ocean Vuong, Chris reads "Ethos, Pathos" by Sebastian Castillo, and then Bob says nice things about the Boston Celtics.

    • 37 min
    the poets are asking forgiveness (for taking over the Waffle House)

    the poets are asking forgiveness (for taking over the Waffle House)

    Guest time! Today, Bob and Chris welcome Hannah Cohen to the show! The three talk about everything from manuscript length to wrestling with abstractions to Tommy Wiseau. Hannah reads "Under One Small Star" by Wislawa Szymborska, as well as her poem "Some Covenant." Then the three plot to become Poet Laureate of Waffle House.

    Hannah Cohen bio and publications: https://hannahcohen.carrd.co/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    poems with the perfect image

    poems with the perfect image

    If poems are made of music, metaphor, and image, well, we're certainly talking about one of those today. What makes an image in a poem *just* the right one? Bob reads "Quabban Reservoir" James Tate, Chris reads "revaluation" by MJ Santiago, and then the guys talk about how basketball looks cool.

    • 46 min
    short poems

    short poems

    If brevity is the soul of wit, what's an hourlong podcast? Today, Bob and Chris are exploring short poems. Bob reads "Invisible Fish" by Joy Harjo, Chris reads "Ghosting" by Andrea Cohen, and then the guys celebrate NBA players under six feet tall.

    • 58 min
    poets you've been meaning to read

    poets you've been meaning to read

    The poets are back! This week, Bob and Chris discuss poets they just haven't gotten around to yet. Bob reads "Rodedendrons" by Larry Levins, then Chris reads "M**********R I'M ILL" by Beyza Ozer.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    winter pastoral

    winter pastoral

    The poets are back, and they need coats, hats, and gloves. It's cold outside, and we're breaking lines over it. Bob reads "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden, Chris reads "In Winter" by Michael Ryan, and then the guys discuss watching full days of basketball.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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