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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.
||The Signature Public: A Discussion of Tyrone Williams's, "Written By H'Self" & "Cant" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Herman||Four colleagues in the world of poetry collaborate on a close (but not too close) reading o f a single poem. A co-production of the Poetry Foundation, Kelly Writers House, and PennSound.||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Day Like Any Other: A Discussion of James Schuyler's "February" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Bernadette Mayer, Julia Bl||Four colleagues in the world of poetry collaborate on a close (but not too close) reading o f a single poem. A co-production of the Poetry Foundation, Kelly Writers House, and PennSound.||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The I as Hieroglyph: A Discussion of H.D.'s Helen in Egypt Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Dee Morris, Annette Debo, and Jul||Four colleagues in the world of poetry collaborate on a close (but not too close) reading o f a single poem. A co-production of the Poetry Foundation, Kelly Writers House, and PennSound.||2/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||There It Was: A Discussion of Wallace Stevens's "The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring||12/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Remote Yet Present: A Discussion of Carl Rakosi's "In What Sense I Am I" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Anthony Madrid, Don||10/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Deep Descent: A Discussion of Two Poems by Fanny Howe Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Rae Armantrout, Laynie Browne, and Ker||10/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fail Better and Revolt: A Discussion of Tom Leonard's "Three Texts for Tape: the Revolt of Islam" Hosted by Al Filreis and feat||9/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Revolutionary Vibe: A Discussion of Joanne Kyger's “It's been a long time” Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch,||7/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Can They Write and Believe?: A Discussion of Muriel Rukeyser's "Ballad of Orange and Grape" Hosted by Al Filreis and featur||6/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||My Other Country: A Discussion of Lorine Niedecker's "Foreclosure" and "Wilderness" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jessica||5/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||I'm Coming Up: Anne Waldman, "To the Censorious Ones" ("Open Address to Senator Jesse Helms") Hosted by Al Filreis and featurin||5/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Strange Galvanics: A Discussion of Will Alexander's "Compound Hibernation" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Kristen Gallaghe||4/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Word Up: A Discussion of Walt Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch, T||2/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is It Over Already?: A Discussion of Steve Benson's "Did the lights just go out?" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Tyrone Wil||1/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gone Is the Word as Word: A Discussion of Bob Cobbing's "Portrait of Robin Crozier" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jaap Bl||11/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Constrained to Honor: A Discussion of Claude McKay's "If We Must Die" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Salamishah Tillet, Her||10/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||On the Convergence of War & Wedding: A Discussion of Laura Mullen's "Bride of the New Dawn" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring||9/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fierce Storehouses of Articulation: A Discussion of Rachel Blau DuPlessis's "Draft 85: Hard Copy" Hosted by Al Filreis and feat||7/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Perhaps a New Optimism: A Discussion of Ray DiPalma's "It makes of nonsense" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Charles Bernste||6/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGirl Head Mostly Eyes: A Discussion of Catherine Wagner's "This is a F***ing Poem" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Laura Elr||5/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Deep Heart's Core Sound: A Discussion of William Butler Yeats's "Lake Isle of Innisfree." Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring T||5/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Day Pours out Space: A Discussion of Lisa Robertson's The Weather Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Rachel Blau DuPlessis,||4/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Straight Path Gone Astray: A Discussion of Caroline Bergvall's "Via" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Charles Alexander,||3/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Daytime Never Ends: A Discussion of Laynie Browne's Daily Sonnets Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jessica Lowenthal, Sueyeun||3/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Space Only You Can Build: A Discussion of Charles Alexander's Near or Random Acts Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ken Jaco||1/28/2013||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.