By Poetry Foundation
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.
||Word Up: A Discussion of Walt Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch, T||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.||2/24/14||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||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.||1/6/14||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||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.||11/18/13||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||10/7/13||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||7/29/13||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||6/24/13||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||5/27/13||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||5/13/13||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,||4/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Straight Path Gone Astray: A Discussion of Caroline Bergvall's "Via" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Charles Alexander,||3/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Daytime Never Ends: A Discussion of Laynie Browne's Daily Sonnets Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jessica Lowenthal, Sueyeun||3/4/13||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||1/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||I Can't Get Started: A Discussion of Bill Berkson's "Signature Song" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Marci Nelligan, David K||1/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Whelm Lessons: A Discussion of Clark Coolidge's "Blues for Alice" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Brian Reed, Maria Damon, a||12/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Yankee Go Home: A Discussion of Paul Blackburn's "7th Game : 1960 Series" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Joel Lewis, Daisy||11/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tired, Poor, Huddled, Gentrified: A Discussion of Bernadette Mayer's "The Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty" Hosted by||10/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cut from the Same Tongue: A Discussion of Gregory Djanikian's "Armenian Pastoral, 1915" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Pete||9/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Without House and Ground: A Discussion of Two Poems by Charles Reznikoff Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Peter Cole, Michell||7/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Find the Missing Line: A Discussion of Jennifer Moxley's "The Atrophy of Private Life" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Katie||7/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Value of a Pronoun: A Discussion of Ron Silliman's You Hosted by Michelle Taransky and featuring Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Bo||6/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Obscure Things Have Already Been Said: A Discussion of Joan Retallack's "Not a Cage" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jonatha||5/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Where the Real Exceeds the Ideal: A Discussion of Cole Swensen's "If a Garden of Numbers" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring A||5/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Apples Can Cause Riots: A Discussion of Linh Dinh's "Eating Fried Chicken" Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Schultz||3/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||State of Error: A Discussion of Tom Raworth's "Errory" Hosted by Al filreis and featuring Marjorie Perloff, Charles Bernstein,||2/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slow-Down: A Discussion of P. Inman's "reception.theory." and "lac[e]y." Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Michael Golston, Da||2/6/12||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.