The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
Ed Roberson and Lyn Hejinian in Conversation
When we asked Ed Roberson who he’d like to speak with on the show he said: Lyn Hejinian. Longtime friends despite living vastly far apart – Lyn in Berkeley and Ed in Chicago – they’ve been in close dialogue for almost 20 years. Now, for the first time, we have the pleasure of listening in. Topics discussed include the survival of the human species, the safety in friendship, and a pesky octopus at a Pittsburgh aquarium. Ed also reads from a new series of poems in the October 2020 issue of Poetry.
A Conversation with Oli Rodriguez and Xandria Phillips
Oli Rodriguez and Xandria Phillips on queer familia, ephemeral cruising spots, McDonald’s polaroid film, and much more. Rodriguez’s “Papi, Papi, Papi” appears in the October 2020 issue of Poetry.
A Conversation with Kit Fan and Alice Oswald
Kit Fan talks with Alice Oswald about her latest book, Nobody. Fan’s review of the book appears in the July/August 2020 issue of Poetry.
A Conversation with Justice Leah Ward Sears on Margaret Walker’s “For My People”
Justice Leah Wards Sears talks about how Margaret Walker’s poem “For My People” has been a resource for her throughout her life. Justice Sears’s essay, “Love for My People,” appears in the June 2020 issue of Poetry.
Karen An-hwei Lee reads “On June Blossoming in June”
The editors discuss Karen An-hwei Lee’s poem “On June Blossoming in June” from the June 2020 issue of Poetry.
Bradley Trumpfheller reads “Speculative Realism”
The editors discuss Bradley Trumpfheller’s poem “Speculative Realism” from the June 2020 issue of Poetry.
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Better Than The Magazine
I read the transcript or partial transcript of a recent podcast in my issue of Poetry Magazine. Note: I am a new subscriber to the magazine and now, the podcast. Then, I was listening to the very same transcript with a completely different and much improved appreciation. The interviews I listened to are deep and satisfying. The written version - not so much. Maybe I like to hear conversation or poetry read aloud. Clearly a transcript isn’t poetry or even good reading - for me.
Great Discussions of Great Poems
Christina, Don, and Lindsay offer personal, intelligent, and inviting reads of some of the best poetry being published today. Their conversations are organic in a way that’s a delight to listen to. Another great Poetry Foundation podcast
I love listening to this podcast on the subway omw to work. Sometimes before bed. I love listening to poets reading their own words + their rhythms and hear what others felt. It inspires me to feel big and keep writing.