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Gregory Pardlo

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Camille T. Dungy, Gregory Pardlo and Joshua Bennett | There's A Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis

Free Library Podcast

In conversation Trapeta Mayson, Philadelphia Poet Laureate A reflection of the heartrending turmoils of racial injustice and brutality against Black Americans amidst the fear and uncertainty of a pandemic, There's a Revolution Outside, My Love is a kaleidoscopic collection of letters, poems, and essays penned by a diverse field of writers.  Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade, winner of the Colorado Book Award. Her debut collection of personal essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019. Gregory Pardlo won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection Digest. Also the recipient of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, he is the poetry editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review and teaches at the MFA program at Rutgers University, Camden. A professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College University, Joshua Bennett is the 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar at Friends Seminary in New York City. He is the author of three books of poetry and literary criticism, including The Sobbing School and Owed. Books available through the Joseph Fox Bookshop (recorded 5/19/2021)


20 May 2021

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Gregory Pardlo — Wishing Well

Poetry Unbound

What’s a chance encounter in a city that’s never left you? In this poem the speaker is asked a question by a stranger while standing near the water outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “Pardon me Old School he / says you know is this a wishing well?” He initially brushes off the stranger, but something happens: a shared coin, a well, a wish that is answered as it is made.Gregory Pardlo won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection Digest. He is poetry editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) and Director of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden. His most recent book is Air Traffic, a memoir in essays.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org


2 Oct 2020

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Gregory Pardlo: From "Giornata: On Faith"


Recorded by Gregory Pardlo for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on May 19, 2020. www.poets.org

19 May 2020

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BONUS EPISODE: Gregory Pardlo Reads Carrie Fountain's "The Jungle"

The PEN Pod

In this special bonus episode of the podcast, Pulitzer-winner Gregory Pardlo reads Carrie Fountain's poem "The Jungle."--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/support


28 Mar 2020

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Episode 8: Poet Gregory Pardlo Gets Reacquainted With Himself

The PEN Pod

On this episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo on getting reacquainted with his favorite books on the craft of writing, and reflecting on his own past. Also, tips on how to stay mentally fit while working from home. And, we want to hear from you. Record a voice message for us! https://anchor.fm/penamerica/message--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/support


27 Mar 2020

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Fatherhood, Performance and Labor: A Family Portrait, with Gregory Pardlo


Continuing with fatherhood this preseason, Remoy and Samantha meld minds with Pulitzer prize winning-author Greg Pardlo, on his book Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America. His father was one of the 11,000 air traffic controllers fired by Ronald Reagan in 1981, and with this book, Pardlo paints a vivid picture of his family life growing up, providing intimate insight into the connection between masculinity and labor in American society with the fallout of his father's career. The three look at the intersection blackness, masculinity and labor, then addiction, and how a man's sense of self can be based on everything outside of himself.


17 May 2019

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Season 2: Gregory Pardlo

New Limestone Review Podcast

Editor Jeremy Flick sat down with Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo to talk about his new book "Air Traffic", his poetry, and other interesting things.Original music composed by Evan Flick.Gregory Pardlo's ​collection​ Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors​ include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. Air Traffic, a memoir in essays, was released by Knopf in April 2018.


1 Oct 2018

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Episode 128: Gregory Pardlo’s Digest

Literary Disco

Today we dive deep into a single poetry collection: Digest, by Gregory Pardlo.Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer, and with good reason. This is one of the most universally loved books we’ve had on the show. It’s incredibly personal, and yet it has enough intertextuality and historical references to keep you re-reading for days.Between bouts of effusive praise, we manage to read and analyze a couple of these magnificent poems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


23 Jul 2018

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Gregory Pardlo | Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America with Kevin Young | Brown: Poems

Free Library Podcast

''Intensely personal ... funny and poignant'' (New York Times), Gregory Pardlo's poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA student and teacher, it was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, among other honors. In his new memoir, Pardlo tells the story of his strained New Jersey upbringing, fatherhood, addiction, and African American masculinity. The poetry editor for The New Yorker and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, Kevin Young is the author of the poetry collections Blue Laws, Book of Hours, and Jelly Roll, a finalist for the National Book Award. His nonfiction books include Bunk and The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. From James Brown to John Brown's raid to Brown v. the Topeka Board of Education, Young's new poetry collection riffs on the themes of collective experience and color. Watch the video here. (recorded 4/24/2018)

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10 Jul 2018

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Ep 47: KT Billey, Anna Rosenwong, & Gregory Pardlo

The Catapult

Let's call this our Translation Special! Pulitzer Prize–winner Gregory Pardlo reads his essay, "On Translation," and poet/translators KT Billey and Anna Rosenwong read their translated work. ~review The Catapult in iTunes~ CatapultPodcast.com // @CatapultPodcast // The Trebuchet


1 Feb 2016