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Poem Talk

By Poetry Foundation

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Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Linh Dinh, Randall Couch, Jessica Lowenthal, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, and others.

Customer Reviews

Really, really wonderful

I was fortunate enough to attend an undergrad institution with small classes. My creative writing advisor would hold classes in his living room, a tray of coffee and tea in the middle. Each discussion harkens back to those days of learning about and interpreting poetry with others. It even improves upon the experience in a specific area: every contributor is distinguished and has interesting insight into the works. (No stinky, weird guy who always has super weird feedback that seemingly has nothing to do with the topic at hand!) Thank you and please, please keep up the wonderful work!

A big thank you to poemtalk

A wonderful addition to the podcast library! Love that the poems are read by the actual authors. Insightful and entertaining discussion. Please make more!

I Love PoemTalk!

"A close...but not too close reading": perfect description. Panelists don't get so close to the poem that we can't see it, but they don't talk around the poem, either. Terrific podcast.