Refresh your life with THE POET AND THE POEM. Hear America’s most beloved poets in reading and conversation. Award winning poet/host Grace Cavalieri presents poets reading their work and talking about their art. After 41 years consecutive on public radio, cited by The Encyclopedia of Broadcasting for longevity, THE POET AND THE POEM has made history for one reason: It’s powerful. Voted top in the nation for ENTERTAINMENT IN MEDIA by The National Commission On Working Women, ALL NEW 30-minute shows are now available. (Made possible by donors McNeil and Shashaani.)
Raised by Diplomats, author of nine books of poems; holds 12 national awards in poetry.
Jona Colson and Caroline Bock
Editors of Washington Writers' Publishing House Anthology, "This Is What America Looks Like."
Tom Kirlin is the 2019 William Meredith Award Winner for Poetry.
Howard Nemerov was Poet Laureate of the U.S .from 1963 -1964 and again from 1988-90.
He was the recipient of the National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, Bollingen Prize among other honors.
Francisco Aragón is the son of Nicaraguan immigrants. His books include, After Rubén (Red Hen Press 2020), Glow of Our Sweat, and Puerta de Sol. He's also the editor of, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry.
Didi (Dulce) Menendez is a Cuban-born American publisher and digital artist. Her publications are scheduled to be archived on the moon by Dr. Samuel Peralta's payload the Peregrine Collection.
Poetry at Its Best
Grace Cavalieri’s interviews bring out the best in poets. Her questions elicit answers that reveal the poet’s inner thoughts and feelings. Each episode helps us to appreciate a particular poet and better understand his or her poems. Grace offers us a very enlightening listening experience.
A brilliant poet interviews poets
Cavalieri interviews such a variety of gifted poets. I wander through this garden of poet podcasts and the artists’ words like bird songs enchant me as I pause and listen. Cavalieri gives the poets time to read their poems to us.
Simply the Best
This podcast is and has been the most consequential chronicle of American poetry in recent history. Grace Cavalieri has been a life force for poets and poetry and that without peer.