Interesting People Reading Poetry
By Stermer Brothers
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Interesting People Reading Poetry is a short, sound-rich podcast where artists and luminaries read a favorite poem and share what it means to them. Created by Andy & Brendan Stermer. New episodes monthly.
||ExplicitHarrison David Rivers Reads Essex Hemphill||In this episode, playwright Harrison David Rivers reads “For My Own Protection” by Essex Hemphill and discusses the use of the poem in his recent play, This Bitter Earth. Rivers is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundatio||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Kraus Reads Steve Levine||In this episode, Chris Kraus reads “Miserable Life” by Steve Levine and discusses how New York School poetry influenced the development of her distinctive style. Kraus is the author of I Love Dick (now an Amazon Original Series) and, most recently,||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmy Thielen Reads Jim Harrison||In this episode, Amy Thielen reads “Death Again” by Jim Harrison and explores the relationship between great food and great literature. Amy Thielen is a chef and two-time James Beard Award-winning writer. She’s the author of The New Midwestern Ta||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDJ Rekha Reads Audre Lorde||In this episode, DJ Rekha reads "A Litany for Survival" by Audre Lorde and discusses dancing as an antidote to fear. DJ Rekha is a producer, curator, and educator based in New York City. Her classic debut album, DJ Rekha presents Basement Bhangra,||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Koza & Malena Handeen: Live!||We're celebrating the last episode of our first season with a special double feature, recorded live at Java River Cafe in Montevideo, Minnesota. Our guests are Chris Koza and Malena Handeen. - Chris Koza is the frontman of the Americana rock band Rogu.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarla Spivak Reads Rumi||In this episode, entomologist Dr. Marla Spivak reads "When Grapes Turn to Wine" by Rumi and discusses the changes in consciousness needed to rectify our relationship with the non-human world. Dr. Spivak is a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow known for her grou.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMary Mack Reads Roald Dahl||In this episode, comedian Mary Mack reads "Attention Please! Attention Please!" by Roald Dahl. Mack is a nationally touring stand-up comic, beloved for her singular oddball folk humor. She's been on Conan and WTF with Marc Maron.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNekima Levy-Pounds Reads Maya Angelou||In this episode, Nekima Levy-Pounds reads "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou and discusses the strength she draws from the resilience of her ancestors. Pounds is a decorated attorney, ordained Reverend, and former president of the Minneapolis NAACP. -||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKao Kalia Yang Reads Mai Der Vang||In this episode, Kao Kalia Yang reads "To the Placenta of Return" by Mai Der Vang and discusses the sacrifices mothers made to protect their families during America's Secret War in Laos. Over the course of two award-winning memoirs,||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRob Wallace Reads Derek Walcott||In this episode, evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace reads "The Sea is History" by Derek Walcott (pictured above) and discusses the importance of questioning historical narratives that justify the status quo.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGaelynn Lea Reads E. E. Cummings||In this episode Gaelynn Lea reads "53" by E.E. Cummings and discusses the importance of acknowledging the duality of light and darkness in life. Lea is a folk singer, disability advocate, and the winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKrista Tippett Reads Rainer Maria Rilke||In this episode, journalist Krista Tippett reads "God speaks to each of us as he makes us" by Rainer Maria Rilke. She shares how the poem gave her courage and resolve during the creation of her public radio show, On Being, in 2003. Today,||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWaziyatawin Reads John Trudell||In this episode, Waziyatawin reads "Cry Your Tears" by John Trudell (pictured above) and explores the complexities of solidarity. Waziyatawin is a leading Dakota intellectual, activist, and the executive director of Makoce Ikikcupi,||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBenjamin Percy Reads Brian Turner||In this episode, Benjamin Percy reads "At the Lowe's Home Improvement Center" by Brian Turner. Percy writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series’ for DC Comics, and recently published a terrifying fourth novel, “The Dark Net.” -||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaria Schneider Reads Ted Kooser||In this episode, composer Maria Schneider reads "Walking by Flashlight" by Ted Kooser and discusses the process of setting poems to music. Schneider’s 2016 album, The Thompson Fields, won the Grammy for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album and includes a mu||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIlhan Omar Reads Warsan Shire||In this episode, Minnesota State Representative Ilhan Omar reads "Conversations about home (at the deportation centre)" by Warsan Shire and reflects on the many meanings of home. Ms. Omar is first Somali-American Muslim legislator in the United States.||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Perfect commuting podcast
Something unique and thought provoking for the drive...
Aimed for all audiences- not just poetry enthusiasts!
This podcast offers a fresh approach to see poetry through the eyes of people from all fields of work- truly emphasizes the importance of art and literature in our society. If you don't like listening to long podcasts this insightful snackable is perfect for you!
Love the Teaser!
Looking forward to hearing this. Interesting concept, especially the Haiku Hotline. Sounds like a fun podcast that just might inspire me to write too!