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Poetry Now Podcast

Poetry Now Podcast

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PoetryNow is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem. Produced in partnership by the Poetry Foundation and WFMT.


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At the Vietnam Center and Archive


Mon, May 22, 2017


Hai-Dang Phan examines archival documents concerning the abduction of a young Vietnamese woman by Thai pirates in the 1980s. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Adriaen het Kint


Mon, May 15, 2017


Joyelle McSweeney thinks about various forms of infection and contagion facing the human race. Produced by Sarah Geis.



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Hour in which I consider hydrangea


Mon, May 08, 2017


Simone White documents a mother’s life with her infant son. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Chinese Dream 14


Mon, May 01, 2017


Timothy Yu meditates on perceptions of race, on television and in social media. Produced by Sarah Geis.



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Be More Like Bj?rk


Mon, Apr 24, 2017


Camille Guthrie discusses the virtues of living like Icelandic popstar Björk. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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The Editor's Ex


Mon, Apr 17, 2017


Caitlin Doyle thinks about romance novels at the end of a relationship. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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National Park


Mon, Apr 10, 2017


Fady Joudah describes a car ride through a national park and observes wildlife, both living and dead. Produced by Sarah Geis.



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P R N D


Mon, Apr 03, 2017


Tyrone Williams imagines a dark and rainy night in a strip mall, reminiscent of film noir. Produced by Sarah Geis.



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rudie can't fail in south padre


Mon, Mar 27, 2017


Quraysh Ali Lansana recalls a compromised night on the U.S./Mexico border. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Mon, Mar 20, 2017


Kaveh Akbar describes a nascent sexuality emerging in a life troubled by alcohol. Produced by Sarah Geis.



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Jim Limber the Adopted Mulatto Son of Jefferson Davis Was Another Child First


Mon, Mar 13, 2017


Shane McCrae imagines the life of the adopted son of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Dust Poem


Mon, Mar 06, 2017


Philip Jenks considers the word “dust,” from Biblical language to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Family Dollar


Mon, Feb 27, 2017


Hannah Brooks-Motl reflects on the course of a life and its future. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Two Guardians


Mon, Feb 20, 2017


Roberto Tejada guides through an underworld of surveillance. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Rx


Mon, Feb 13, 2017


Eric Amling remembers the death of a beloved celebrity and considers a world saturated in pharmaceuticals. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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San Marcos


Mon, Feb 06, 2017


Monica McClure remembers a river from her childhood as she experiences a sense of bitterness in her adult life. Produced by Sarah Geis.

 



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Warm Life


Mon, Jan 30, 2017


Garrett Caples pays tribute to poet Bill Berkson, a personal friend and a central figure in American poetry since the 1960s. Produced by Sarah Geis.



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Dworzec


Mon, Jan 23, 2017


Emily Pérez portrays a person on a train fleeing from a past life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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I Want to Read at the White House


Mon, Jan 16, 2017


For the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Joshua Clover offers to read poetry at the White House. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Our Side of the Creek


Mon, Jan 09, 2017


Yusef Komunyakaa remembers a swimming hole frequented as a child. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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In My Sights, Sister


Mon, Jan 02, 2017


Rachel Galvin contemplates the politics of complicity. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Hearsay Song


Mon, Dec 26, 2016


John Yau meditates on mortality and the remembrance of the dead. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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The Phrases of the Moon


Mon, Dec 19, 2016


Andrew Joron mediates on the cycle of the moon in language that shifts and slips in meaning. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Tin Woman's Lament


Mon, Dec 12, 2016


Yolanda Wisher wonders about the type of heart the Tin Woman might long to have. Produced by Katie Klocksin



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The Man Who Gave Birth to a Panda


Mon, Dec 05, 2016


Idra Novey imagines the thoughts of a man pregnant with a panda bear. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Beulah Peel Me a Grape


Mon, Nov 28, 2016


Patricia Spears Jones considers the dynamics of race through the lens of a 1930s Mae West film. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Orange Blood


Mon, Nov 21, 2016


David Trinidad describes a movie set for a cop film set in 1970s San Francisco. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Not Another Anthem


Mon, Nov 14, 2016


Dara Wier meditates on the mind’s need for security and sanctuary from a troubled world. Produced by Katie Klocksin



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What Jimmy Taught Me


Mon, Nov 07, 2016


Harmony Holiday meditates on her biracial heritage and the legacy of her parents. Produced by Katie Klocksin



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Saguaros


Mon, Oct 31, 2016


Javier Zamora describes his journey as a young migrant crossing the desert into the U.S. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Breadwinning for Birds


Sun, Oct 23, 2016


Alli Warren mingles tropes of baseball, horticulture, and birdwatching as she celebrates her life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Rosary (Prayer One)


Sun, Oct 16, 2016


J. Michael Martinez writes of love and the body through the language of the natural world. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Maine Coast


Mon, Oct 10, 2016


Lillian Yvonne Bertram meditates on conflicted romantic feelings during a summer spent in Maine. Produced by Ayana Contreras.



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What Do You Call


Sun, Oct 02, 2016


Cornelius Eady reenacts a scene of racial discrimination from the film A Raisin in the Sun. Produced by Ayana Contreras.



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Umpaowastewin


Mon, Sep 26, 2016


Margaret Noodin sings a poem in Anishinaabemowin and discusses Native American languages and heritage. Produced by Ayana Contreras.



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Barber of the Pea


Mon, Sep 19, 2016


Farnoosh Fathi reads a poem on the occasion of poet John Ashbery’s 87th birthday. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Wide Awake in a Field of Deadbolts


Mon, Sep 12, 2016


Nick Twemlow navigates the often bizarre and alienating world of the modern office. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Perspective


Mon, Sep 05, 2016


Amy King considers how the media represent race and police violence. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Orbit Music


Mon, Aug 29, 2016


Jennifer Moxley meditates on Eros, mythology, and the cosmos. Produced by Katie Klocksin.



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Black Flowers


Mon, Aug 22, 2016


Norma Cole meditates on the Syrian refugee crisis. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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Curtain Design for Victory Over the Sun


Mon, Aug 15, 2016


David Lau combines opera, theater, and avant garde art in a poem inspired by student protests. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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Virtual


Mon, Aug 08, 2016


Tsering Wangmo Dhompa meditates on political exile and personal loss. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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Ode to Coffee / Oda al Caf?


Mon, Aug 01, 2016


Urayoán Noel considers the pleasures of coffee and how those pleasures may differ between the English and Spanish languages. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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Midnight Office


Mon, Jul 25, 2016


Cynthia Cruz draws on Biblical language to imagine a world both concrete and virtual. Produced by Sara Murphy.



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Toy Boat


Mon, Jul 18, 2016


Ocean Vuong remembers Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy killed by police in Cleveland, OH in 2014. Produced by Sara Murphy.



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Decoy Gang War Victim


Mon, Jul 11, 2016


Carmen Giménez Smith reads a poem in response to a photograph by the 1970s East Los Angeles art collective Asco. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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gravity furnace


Mon, Jul 04, 2016


francine j. harris revisits her childhood home in Detroit and imagines the ways destruction can be an empowering act. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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Sissieretta Jones


Mon, Jun 27, 2016


Tyehimba Jess pays tribute to Sissieretta Jones, the first African-American to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1892. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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Gift


Mon, Jul 27, 2015


Alice Notley wanders through a Paris cemetery and speaks to her dead father about her life in France, where she has lived since 1992. Produced by Curtis Fox.



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Us vs Them


Thu, Jun 25, 2015


David Tomas Martinez considers the way collective fear is constructed as well as the systems of security we create. Produced by David Schulman.

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You've Got to Start Somewhere


Tue, Jun 23, 2015


Deborah Landau plays with the tension between digital communication and the intimacy implicit in a lyric poem. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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Man / Dela


Thu, Jun 18, 2015


Thomas Sayers Ellis performs a new poem with the accompaniment of James Brandon Lewis on saxophone and Luke Stewart on bass. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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The News


Tue, Jun 16, 2015


Wendy Xu takes us through Brooklyn and behind its industrial space to meditate on labor both visible and hidden. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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It Is with Words as It Is with People


Thu, Jun 11, 2015


Anthony Madrid offers a new take on the ancient poetic form the ghazal, and a meditation on qualities beauty and language share. Produced by David Schulman.

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The Moon Has a Head But No Body


Tue, Jun 09, 2015


Catherine Wagner dismantles common poetic tropes with a long and gendered history. Produced by David Schulman.

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Two Nudes


Thu, Jun 04, 2015


Mary Jo Bang discusses a photograph taken at the Bauhaus in 1920s Germany. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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Tonight, in Oakland


Tue, Jun 02, 2015


Danez Smith describes a night of celebration and the sanctuary two men find together, physically, and in the presence of God. Produced by David Schulman.

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Slaves of Hope Live Only for Tomorrow


Thu, May 28, 2015


CAConrad reads and discusses his performance at the Museum of Modern Art that alarmed the museum’s security staff. Produced by Colin McNulty.

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Persistence of Vision with Gwendolyn Brooks


Thu, May 21, 2015


Solmaz Sharif takes a drive from Oakland to Palo Alto and interrogates the lonely spaces inhabited by wealth. Produced by David Schulman.

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Shift


Tue, May 19, 2015


Jamaal May questions the value of work when working a job that returns little value. Produced by David Schulman.

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[I want to be near you]


Mon, May 18, 2015


Oli Hazzard connects chains of information pulled from the Internet, and creates music through a chorus of distraction. Produced by Colin McNulty.



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This Is a Shout Out (For the Tenants of the Red Little Building on Ocean Avenue)


Thu, May 14, 2015


Amber Atiya reads a composition of portraits from her childhood in 1980s Brooklyn. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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A Gift for You


Tue, May 12, 2015


Eileen Myles opens her apartment to us and considers the way relationships have shaped that space. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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The Birth


Thu, May 07, 2015


Dorothea Lasky brings us inside the pain of childbirth, and navigates the emotions that follow a new mother. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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The Mauve Notebook


Tue, May 05, 2015


John Ashbery takes the noon balloon to Rangoon, along with some home economics, and our old friend Dr. Singalong. Produced by David Schulman.

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My Loved Blacknesses & Some Blacknesses I Knew


Thu, Apr 30, 2015


Khadijah Queen pays homage to the community of her childhood. Produced by David Schulman.

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Poem


Tue, Apr 28, 2015


Lucy Ives poses a series of propositions that meditate on the knowledge of her body and presence in the world. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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LA Odyssey


Mon, Apr 27, 2015


Cedar Sigo travels down the Pacific coast and shows us a unique and personal vision of Los Angeles. Produced by David Schulman.



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And


Thu, Apr 23, 2015


Robert Fernandez discusses composer Franz Schubert, poet Jack Spicer, and the fraility of our own mortality. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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A Poem for Ciaran


Tue, Apr 21, 2015


Fanny Howe takes us on a walking tour to a monastery in rural Ireland. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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If You Are Over Staying Woke


Fri, Apr 17, 2015


Morgan Parker discusses the exhaustion that often accompanies our moments of intense vigilance. Produced by Sara Murphy.



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Pickpocket


Tue, Apr 14, 2015


Kevin Killian imagines a dalliance between a classic French film and an iconic Motown song. Produced by David Schulman.

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Visions at 74


Thu, Apr 09, 2015


Frank Bidart imagines what we might find at the end of a life, at a vantage point simultaneously beyond and on the earth, inside the moment and posthumous. Produced by Sara Murphy.

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Life's Work


Tue, Apr 07, 2015


Rae Armantrout examines not only life and work but also arguments we have with our selves and contradictions we contain. Produced by David Schulman.

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Herman Finley


Wed, Apr 01, 2015


Jericho Brown invokes the legacy of a man central to his childhood and his entry into poetry. Produced by David Schulman.

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