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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.
||CleanThe Unabettable Bleak: A Discussion of Four Poems by William Bronk||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Joseph Massey, Julia Bloch, and Michelle Gil-Montero.||4/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWeakness Stalks in Pride: A Discussion of James Weldon Johnson's “O Southland!”||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Herman Beavers, Salamishah Tillet, Chris Mustazza.||3/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArticulate beyond Walls: A Discussion of Three Poems by Larry Eigner||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ron Silliman, Daniel Bergmann, and Michael Kelleher||2/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Laurel Crown: A Discussion of Allen Grossman's "My Radiant Eye"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Peter Cole, Kathryn Hellerstein, and Ariel Resnikoff.||1/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanI too received identity: A Discussion of Rob Fitterman’s Sprawl||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Michelle Taransky, Laynie Browne, and Rodrigo Toscano.||12/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNo Spell Broken: A Discussion of CAConrad's (Soma)tic Midge||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Trace Peterson, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, and Erica Kaufman.||11/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDreams Not Spoiled by Roaches: A Discussion of Helen Adam’s “Cheerless Junkie’s Song"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Laura Sims, Corina Copp, Richard Deming.||10/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAn Abductee, in Theory: A discussion of Bob Perelman’s “Confession”||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Kathy Lou Schultz, Kristen Gallagher, and Bruce Andrews.||9/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Body in Pain: A discussion of Gill Ott's "The Forgotten"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jenn McCreary, Pattie McCarthy, and Frank Sherlock.||8/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe F*ck-You Bow: A discussion of Gertrude Stein's "How She Bowed to Her Brother"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch, Sarah Dowling, and Maxe Crandall.||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRequiem So Sweet We Forgot What It Lamented: A Discussion of Nathaniel Mackey's "Day after Day of the Dead"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring William J. Harris, Tsitsi Jaji, Herman Beavers.||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMe No One Will Take: A Discussion of Kathy Acker's "The Diseased" and "The Slave Trader"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Maria Damon, Catherine Wagner, and Kaplan Harris.||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAmplitude and Awe: A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!" and "She rose to His Requirement"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Michelle Taransky, Cecilia Corrigan, and Lily Applebaum.||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Signature Public: A Discussion of Tyrone Williams's, "Written By H'Self" & "Cant"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Herman Beavers, Alan Golding and Lily Applebaum.||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanA Day Like Any Other: A Discussion of James Schuyler's "February"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Bernadette Mayer, Julia Bloch and Erica Kaufman.||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe I as Hieroglyph: A Discussion of H.D.'s Helen in Egypt||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Dee Morris, Annette Debo, and Julia Bloch.||2/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThere It Was: A Discussion of Wallace Stevens's "The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Howe, Dee Morris, and Nancy Kuhl.||12/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRemote Yet Present: A Discussion of Carl Rakosi's "In What Sense I Am I"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Anthony Madrid, Don Share, and Laura Goldstein.||10/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDeep Descent: A Discussion of Two Poems by Fanny Howe||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Rae Armantrout, Laynie Browne, and Kerry Sherin Wright.||10/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFail Better and Revolt: A Discussion of Tom Leonard's "Three Texts for Tape: the Revolt of Islam"||Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Joe Milutis, Jenn McCreary, and Leonard Schwartz.||9/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
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!
proud and happy it's here
Well, I'm biased...but I'm very proud and happy that PoemTalk is finally launched. We are having fun with it. Next episode due out January 7, 2008. Then one new one after that every 3 weeks. Subsequent shows feature poems by Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsberg singing Blake, Ted Berrigan, George Oppen, Jaap Blonk, Jerry Rothenberg. Stay tuned.