Conversations in poetry & consciousness with Bianca Stone.
Generous Space: Emily Kendal Frey
Talking with the poet and therapist Emily Kendal Frey, about her most recent book, Loveability, and how In poems we’re not only making space to explore risky ideas of self, but space for a reader to do the same. It’s a relationship with narrative that leaves space for the reader to see and being seen. But also […]
Skateboarding, Poetry & Psychotherapy with Matt L. Roar
Ben Pease and I talk with the poet and psychotherapist, Matt L. Rohrer (now publishing under “Roar”), (who also used to play on an all-poets basketball team in NYC with Ben) about his evolution from being a poet and working with kids to being an independent clinical social worker. Fascinatingly, Matt’s work with young men […]
Oral Traditions & Issues of Space: Shanta Lee Gander on Lucy Terry Prince
Ben Pease and I talked with the amazing Vermont poet, writer and artist Shanta Lee Gander who gives lectures on the life of Lucy Terry Prince as a member of the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. As we are the end of Black History Month, we wanted to take a moment to really honor the […]
The Silent Theater of the Mind: Mark Leidner & Bianca Stone in Conversation
This episode is part-un-planned-conversation, part-mutual-interview–poets Bianca Stone and Mark Leidner discuss how the self functions in and outside of the poem, what it might say about the anxiety of the poet, how the speaker functions in the poem, the ecosystem of poetry and desire desire desire. What happens when poets sit down without much of […]
Episode 43: Talking Life & Poetry with Charles Simic
Bianca Stone talking with the acclaimed Serbian American poet and former co-poetry editor of the Paris Review, about what life and in Covid, marital squabbles of crows, the dullness of growing up between his grandfather’s farm in rural Serbia, and the excitement of Belgrade; how nature and city works in his poems, and the wandering […]
Episode 42: The Poems that Write Towards Nothing; Natalie Shapero
Talking today with acclaimed poet, Natalie Shapero about her most recent collection of poetry about the poetry that deal with the human being against an array of neoliberal and capitalistic systems; against the dynamics of people in proximity to one another; what it might look like to write towards oblivion; the wry truth of sadness; […]
A great new poetry podcast!
This is a wonderful local poetry podcast from Vermont. Bianca Stone and Ben Pease ask really interesting questions from the perspective of practicing writers, and the poets and themes highlighted are universally significant. Give it a try!