Podcast by Bob Sykora and Chris Corlew
the poets are sleepy
In this week's episode, Bob and Chris read poems dealing with sleep. Bob talks anxiety while reading "Dream Song #17" by Daniel Borzutzky, Chris talks childcare while reading "Chicago is a chorus of barking dogs" by Eve Ewing. Then the two reminiscence on NBA teams worth staying up for.
what have you been reading lately 4
On this week's episode, Bob and Chris are back for another installment of "what have you been reading." Bob reads "(Earth), The" by Natalie Eilbert, Chris reads an excerpt from "They All Seemed Asleep" by Matthew Rohrer, and there's plenty of lighthearted discussion about climate change and antifascism.
leadbelly by tyehimba jess part two
This week, Bob and Chris continue their discussion of Tyehimba Jess's leadbelly. They talk how hard living and difficult conditions affects more than just the person doing the hard living, how exploitative academic study can be, and great moments in NBA labor history.
leadbelly by tyehimba jess part one
This week, Bob and Chris break down Tyehimba Jess's book "leadbelly," a poetic biography of the legendary bluesman. Bob reads "fanin street signifies" and "brownie and leadbelly: stipulations and apprenticeship," and the guys mispronounce the word "contrapuntal" a whole bunch.
be holding by ross gay part 2
This week, Bob and Chris continue their discussion of Ross Gay's book-length poem, Be Holding. The dudes cover how repetition can be an effective writer's tool, the dogwhistling early aughts sports writers did when talking about Allen Iverson, and the importance of being good to one another.
be holding by ross gay part one
This week, Bob and Chris do a deep dive on Ross Gay's book-length poem, Be Holding. They discuss how Julius Erving is mystical, how being good is a daily practice, and which dunks we'd write book-length poems about.