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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

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Dear New Yorker,

My favorite poets are Ian Bavitz, Robert Smith (Bobby Freedom), and Charles Bukowski.

I like dimly lit barrooms, where the barflies cannot see where the crows have scratched me under my eyes. I like cooked spoons under half moons. Used cotton swabs and Reynolds Wrap blackened by bics. Popcorn bowls filled with bile, bedside for your glimpse. Linens provide gag rags...while the gauze won’t absorb men’s fluids or ruins. Surrender. Live. Don’t tie off the world. Finally, the horse is dead.

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Daveiii ,

A Really Wonderful Poetry Pod

I started listening when Paul Muldoon was host. His voice, oh his voice. I was a big fan and then Kevin Young took over and the podcast got even better! Kevin has a wonderful talent, in both his poems and on the podcast, for teasing out what’s REALLY going on with something. He situates the guests’ poems, and those they pick from the archive, within larger structures and contexts. Plus he just picks great guests. 10/10 would recommend this podcast!

Claire Elise S.P. ,

Beautiful and educational

I’ve listened to every episode. Beautiful conversations, especially since Kevin Young’s start. Also— if you’re new to it definitely go back and listen to the conversation between Kevin and Paul M. (Kevin being the guest poet, rather than the host-beautiful.) I really appreciate the way Kevin talks to poets about their process and also teaches about different types and aspects of poetry form and rhyme. I’ve learned so much, thank you.

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