The Poetry Magazine Podcast
By Poetry Foundation
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The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
||CleanMay 2016: “My Darling Turns to Poetry at Night”||The May 2016 issue of Poetry is devoted entirely to Australian poets. The editors discuss new poems by Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jaya Savige, Lionel G. Fogarty, and Anthony Lawrence.||4/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 2016: “When I Think of Tamir Rice While Driving”||The editors discuss new poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts, Linda Hogan, Regie Cabico, and Aracelis Girmay.||3/31/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 2016: “Rollcall”||The editors discuss ekphrastic poems by Brenda Cárdenas and Maria Melendez Kelson, plus a sequence by Dante Micheaux.||2/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 2016: "The Obscure Lives of Poets"||The editors discuss new poems by CD Wright, Bernadette Mayer, Tyehimba Jess, and Phillis Levin.||1/31/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 2016: "If He Asks Where He Is, Say Gone"||This month's issue is devoted to ecojustice poetry. The editors discuss new poems by Jane Mead, Naomi Shihab Nye, Danez Smith, and Brenda Hillman.||12/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDecember 2015: "Nothing Is Too Small"||The editors discuss new poems by Jeffrey Skinner, Sheryl Luna, and Safiya Sinclair; plus a conversation with Michael N. McGregor on Robert Lax's poems.||11/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNovember 2015: "Beauty. Beauty. Beauty."||The editors discuss new poems by Kate Farrell, Meghan O'Rourke, Hai-Dang Phan, and Ed Roberson.||10/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOctober 2015: "Let It Happen Again If You Can”||The editors discuss new poems by Corey Mesler, Camille T. Dungy, Matt Hart, and Jennifer Chang.||9/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 2015: "Things No Longer There"||The editors discuss new poems by Michelle O'Sullivan, Billy Ramsell, and Victoria Kennefick; plus a discussion with Patrick Cotter on contemporary Irish poetry.||8/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly/August 2015: "Cranberry Cranberry Cranberry"||The editors discuss Amy Newman's "Howl," Alice Notley's "This Fire," and a series of limericks by Anthony Madrid.||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 2015: "You don't mean any harm"||The editors discuss new poems by Rebecca Gayle Howell, Erika L. Sánchez, and Carl Phillips; plus Michael Seth Stewart on falling in love with John Wieners's poems.||5/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 2015: "You don't go to visit the seaside, but the seaside visits you”||The editors discuss new poems, with readings by Thomas Lux, Karen Solie, and Frank Bidart.||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 2015: "Cast Poems in the River and Tell Them You Remember"||Quaraysh Ali Lansana describes how his life and poems have been shaped by hip hop, plus the editors discuss poems by Jamila Woods, Tara Betts, and Kristiana Rae Colón.||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 2015: "The Antihero"||Listen to new poems by Miller Oberman, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Aram Saroyan; plus Kate Farrell talks with the editors about an unfinished Kenneth Koch poem.||2/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 2015: "The Woman Who Quit"||The editors discuss new poems by Alice Lyons, Sally Wen Mao, and Elizabeth Willis; plus Michael Hofmann on the enigmatic Rosemary Tonks.||2/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 2015: "A tongue is a tongue is a tongue"||The editors discuss new poems by Tommye Blount and Tarfia Faizullah; plus Mike Chasar on memorization and poems in popular culture.||1/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDecember 2014: "I darned it out of myths"||Terrances Hayes and Melissa Broder read new poems, plus the editors talk with Jennifer Bartlett about poetry and disability.||12/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNovember 2014: "You are in Ithaca, but you are not yet home"||The editors discuss Matthew Rohrer's "Poem with Basho," selections from Grigori Dashevsky's "Ithaca" (tr. Valzhyna Mort), and Dafydd ap Gwilym's "The Wind" (tr. Gwyneth Lewis); plus James Longenbach on the medium of the English language.||10/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOctober 2014: "Widdershins"||New poems from Hugo Williams, Hannah Lowe, and Tim Wells; plus the editors talk with Maurice Riordan, editor of The Poetry Review, about relations between US and UK poetry.||9/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 2014: "Bunch of Stuff"||The editors discuss poems by Alli Warren and John Ashbery; plus a conversation on how The Waste Land sounds today, with Lesley Wheeler.||9/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
This podcast is exceptionally interesting to those interested in poetry. It discusses things about poetry and the poets themselves. Overall, it has a nice atmosphere of discussion, but if you are seeking a poetry podcast, this is not a podcast for you. I suggest looking up the NPR: Poetry Off the Shelf Podcast if you are interested in poetry readings.
Expansive and Entertaining
I truly admire how much the podcast enhances and expands Poetry Magazine. Even if you are not a subscriber to the magazine, the podcast gives great access to contemporary poetry. In addition to its usefulness it is highly entertaining. I enjoy the hosts' comments and I love hearing the poets reading their work. It adds immediate interaction and connects poet and audience. Please keep it going! Thanks for what you have given us so far.
Great podcast for poetry and conversation
I love this podcast and listen to each podcast several times throughout the month. The relaxed format provides context and the poem is the highlight, but we hear small sections of the poem later during the discussion to illustrate chosen moments or effects. With every hearing I feel I hear the poem better. A great way to join a welcoming wonderfully experienced poetry-loving conversation.