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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 Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.

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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 Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.

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Poem Talk? More Like Poem Rawk

By Daveiii - Sep 18 2019
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Al Filreis has a gravely, made-for-radio voice in the tradition of Bobby Dylan and Tommy Waits. The conversations are insightful and inviting. The breadth of poets covered is wonderful. The back catalog is extensive. What’s not to love?

🐯

By jahoolsbandana - Apr 04 2019
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The best available poetry podcast.

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
4
3
1
3

Poem Talk? More Like Poem Rawk

By Daveiii - Sep 18 2019
Read more
Al Filreis has a gravely, made-for-radio voice in the tradition of Bobby Dylan and Tommy Waits. The conversations are insightful and inviting. The breadth of poets covered is wonderful. The back catalog is extensive. What’s not to love?

🐯

By jahoolsbandana - Apr 04 2019
Read more
The best available poetry podcast.
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Poem Talk

Latest release on Dec 20, 2019

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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 Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.

Rank #1: Mind’s Not Right: A Discussion of Robert Lowell's "Skunk Hour"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Rafael Campo, Elisa New, and Christina Davis.

Jul 12 2016

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Rank #2: Deep Heart's Core Sound: A Discussion of William Butler Yeats's "Lake Isle of Innisfree."

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Taije Silverman, John Timpane, and Max McKenna.

May 14 2013

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Rank #3: Dead To Me: A discussion of Claudia Rankine's “Don't Let Me Be Lonely”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Kyoo Lee, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, and Simone White.

Jul 12 2017

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Rank #4: There It Was: A Discussion of Wallace Stevens's "The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Howe, Dee Morris, and Nancy Kuhl.

Dec 30 2014

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Rank #5: Amplitude and Awe: A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!" and "She rose to His Requirement"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Michelle Taransky, Cecilia Corrigan, and Lily Applebaum.

Apr 21 2015

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Rank #6: Constrained to Honor: A Discussion of Claude McKay's "If We Must Die"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Salamishah Tillet, Herman Beavers, and Kathy Lou Schultz.

Oct 08 2013

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Rank #7: Why Apples Can Cause Riots: A Discussion of Linh Dinh’s “Eating Fried Chicken”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Schultz, Leonard Schwartz, and Thomas Devaney.

Mar 26 2012

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Rank #8: Written in Water: A discussion of Bluets by Maggie Nelson

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jennifer Firestone, Adrienne Raphel, and Julia Bloch.

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #9: Tired, Poor, Huddled, Gentrified: A Discussion of Bernadette Mayer's "The Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Anne Waldman, Julia Bloch, and Katie Price.

Oct 16 2012

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Rank #10: Swear It Closed: A Discussion of Simone White’s book Of Being Dispersed

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Eileen Myles, Rachel Zolf, and erica kaufman.

Aug 09 2016

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Rank #11: To Rearrange the World: A discussion of Philip Whalen’s “Life at Bolinas. The Last of California.”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring poets Stephen Ratcliffe, Joanne Kyger, and Julia Bloch.

Mar 07 2017

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Rank #12: Obscure Things Have Already Been Said: A Discussion of Joan Retallack's "Not a Cage"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jonathan Monroe, Jena Osman, and Danny Snelson.

May 23 2012

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Rank #13: Laying Poems Away: A discussion of “The Ambition Bird” by Anne Sexton

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ellen Berman, Anthony Rostain, and Ahmad Almallah.

Jun 21 2019

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Rank #14: The After-Hell: A discussion of Sylvia Plath's poem “The Stones”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Schultz, Sally Van Doren, and Huda Fakhreddine.

Oct 17 2018

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Rank #15: Ill Angelic Poetics: A Discussion of Edgar Allan Poe's "Dream-Land"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring John Timpane, Thomas Devaney, and Jerome McGann.

Dec 19 2011

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Rank #16: The F*ck-You Bow: A discussion of Gertrude Stein's "How She Bowed to Her Brother"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch, Sarah Dowling, and Maxe Crandall.

Jul 14 2015

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Rank #17: But Too Beautiful: A discussion of Tracie Morris' “Slave Sho to Video aka Black but Beautiful”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Edwin Torres, Camara Brown, and Brooke O’Harra.

Jan 11 2017

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Rank #18: Boring in a Different Way: A discussion of John Ashbery's “The Short Answer”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Marjorie Perloff, Susan McCabe, and Robert von Hallberg.

Aug 21 2018

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Rank #19: How Can They Write and Believe?: A Discussion of Muriel Rukeyser's "Ballad of Orange and Grape"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Amy King, Mytili Jagannathan, and David Abel.

Jul 01 2014

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Rank #20: A Space Only You Can Build: A Discussion of Charles Alexander's Near or Random Acts

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ken Jacobs, Mark Nowak, and Ron Silliman.

Jan 29 2013

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Beside the Mind: A discussion of Clairvoyant Journal by Hannah Weiner

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Davy Knittle, Charles Bernstein, and Kate Colby.

Dec 20 2019

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These Squiggles: A discussion of “As if the Trees by Their Very Roots Had Hold of Us” by Charles Bernstein

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Tracie Morris, Marjorie Perloff, and Danny Snelson. (With a cameo appearance by Charles Bernstein himself at the end.)

Nov 22 2019

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September 1941: A discussion of “Memory Tree” by Rosmarie Waldrop

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Laynie Browne, Mónica de la Torre, Kate Colby, and Rosmarie Waldrop.

Oct 28 2019

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The Republic of Space: A discussion of “The Blue Stairs” by Barbara Guest

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Simone White, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Kristin Prevallet.

Sep 27 2019

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Worker’s Tanka: A discussion of six tankas (2 each) by three worker poets, Christine Yvette Lewis, Lorraine Garnett and Davidson Garrett

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Husnaa Hashim, Meg Pendoley, and Mark Nowak.

Aug 27 2019

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Written in Water: A discussion of Bluets by Maggie Nelson

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jennifer Firestone, Adrienne Raphel, and Julia Bloch.

Jul 19 2019

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Laying Poems Away: A discussion of “The Ambition Bird” by Anne Sexton

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ellen Berman, Anthony Rostain, and Ahmad Almallah.

Jun 21 2019

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Saw the Lie: A discussion of three short poems in “SKY WRI TEI NGS” by Nasser Hussain

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ujjwala Maharjan, Kevin Platt, and Nasser Hussain.

May 17 2019

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Hadbeen Variety: A discussion of “Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake” by John Cage

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Marjorie Perloff, Danny Snelson, and Nancy Perloff.

Apr 24 2019

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Slowing the Rate of Perception: A discussion of “Hello, the Roses” by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Joshua Schuster, Evelyn Reilly, and James Sherry.

Mar 20 2019

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Flesh Ekes Ink: A discussion of Divya Victor’s “W Is for Walt Whitman’s Soul” from her book Kith.

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Mytili Jaganathan, Angela Carr, and Anna Strong Safford.

Feb 20 2019

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Light filtering through: A discussion of G. Maria Hindmarch's “Kitsilano”.

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Erín Moure, Karis Shearer, and Deanna Fong.

This episode was filmed in Montreal, at the home of Erín Moure. Watch the video.

Jan 16 2019

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Filter, Impose, Trespass: A discussion of Rachel Zolf’s Human Resources.

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jeff T. Johnson, Whitney Trettien, and Amy Paeth.

Dec 19 2018

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Not Detainable: A discussion of Gwendolyn Brooks’s “Riot”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Amber Rose Johnson, Tonya Foster, and Davy Knittle.

Nov 16 2018

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The After-Hell: A discussion of Sylvia Plath's poem “The Stones”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Schultz, Sally Van Doren, and Huda Fakhreddine.

Oct 17 2018

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Of Beautiful Tangents: A discussion of two poems from Perfect Villagers by Sueyeun Juliette Lee

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Sawako Nakayasu, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, and Donato Mancini.

Sep 20 2018

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Boring in a Different Way: A discussion of John Ashbery's “The Short Answer”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Marjorie Perloff, Susan McCabe, and Robert von Hallberg.

Aug 21 2018

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Something in the Way: A discussion of Amiri Baraka’s “Something in the Way of Things (In Town)”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring William J. Harris, Tyrone Williams, and Aldon Nielsen.

Jul 25 2018

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Fallout from Cooling: A discussion of three poems from Erica Baum

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Christine Nelson, Davy Knittle, and Erica Baum

Jun 13 2018

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Our Endless Ear: A discussion of Jack Kerouac’s “Old Angel Midnight”

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring J. C. Cloutier, Michelle Taransky, and Clark Coolidge.

May 16 2018

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iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
4
3
1
3

Poem Talk? More Like Poem Rawk

By Daveiii - Sep 18 2019
Read more
Al Filreis has a gravely, made-for-radio voice in the tradition of Bobby Dylan and Tommy Waits. The conversations are insightful and inviting. The breadth of poets covered is wonderful. The back catalog is extensive. What’s not to love?

🐯

By jahoolsbandana - Apr 04 2019
Read more
The best available poetry podcast.