Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast
By Poets & Writers
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Hear from the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine as they offer a behind-the-scenes preview of each new issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, share readings of new work by a variety of poets and writers, and discuss all things writing, books, and the literary community.
||CleanAmpersand Episode 21: Ada Limón, Rebecca Solnit||Ada Limón reads from her new poetry collection, T…||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 20: Lauren Groff, Terrance Hayes, A. M. Homes||Lauren Groff reads from her new book, Florida; Te…||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 19: Leslie Jamison, Carmen Giménez Smith, Leesa Cross-Smith||Leslie Jamison reads from her new book, The Recov…||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 18: Langston Hughes, Tayari Jones, Tarfia Faizullah||Two archival poems by Langston Hughes; a craft es…||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 17: Jane Hirshfield, Kaveh Akbar, Layli Long Soldier||Poets Kaveh Akbar, Eve Ewing, and Layli Long Sold…||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 16: David Sedaris, Clint Smith, Victoria Chang||David Sedaris reads from Theft by Finding; Clint …||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 15: Salman Rushdie, Nicole Sealey, Dawn Lundy Martin||Salman Rushdie in conversation with Porochista Kh…||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 14: Sherman Alexie, Zinzi Clemmons, Jess Arndt, Erika L. Sánchez||Whitman, Alabama; debut fiction writers Jess Arnd…||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 13: Gwendolyn Brooks, Lidia Yuknavitch, Writers Resist||Lidia Yuknavitch on her new novel, The Book of Jo…||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 12: George Saunders, Patricia Smith, Juan Felipe Herrera||George Saunders on his novel, Lincoln in the Bard…||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 11: Colson Whitehead, Roxane Gay, Debut Poets||Colson Whitehead on his National Book Award–winni…||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode 10: Michael Chabon & Brit Bennett||Michael Chabon on his new novel, Moonglow; readin…||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Nine: Dear President, MFA Programs, & Tracy Sherrod||Dear President: A Message for the Next Commander …||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Eight: Literary Agents, Yaa Gyasi, Imbolo Mbue, & Rumaan Alam||Advice from literary agents, readings from debut …||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Seven: Adam Haslett, Leigh Stein, Brenda Shaughnessy & Tyehimba Jess||Adam Haslett on his new novel, Imagine Me Gone; L…||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Six: Jhumpa Lahiri, C.D. Wright, Melissa Broder||Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with translator Ann…||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Five: Saeed Jones, Morgan Parker, Barry Lopez||BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones on diversity in publishing…||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Four: Liu Xia, Camille Rankine, Donald Hall, Li-Young Lee||Poems by Liu Xia, as read by translator Ming Di i…||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Three: Ann Beattie, Parneshia Jones, Fiddling Poet||An interview with Ann Beattie; Ken Waldman, Alask…||8/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode Two: Kay Ryan, Rowan Ricardo Philips, Jesse Browner||Interview with author Jesse Browner; Kay Ryan at …||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmpersand Episode One: Mark Doty, Elizabeth McCracken, Benjamin Percy||An interview with Mark Doty, Elizabeth McCracken …||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Keep doing it - please. It's great. It's inspiring. It's important. We're probably so done with our writing that it's hard to write reviews too. But yes, we're listening.
Time well spent!
My first time listening. Salman Rushdie interview was excellent! Now, to go back and listen to the others. Keep up the excellence!
Great Transition to My Writer’s Life
I listen to the most recent Ampersand podcast as I drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to a cabin in the Sierra Foothills where I do most of my writing. Listening to writers and editors helps me get into the proper frame of mind.