Rank #1: Deep Heart's Core Sound: A Discussion of William Butler Yeats's "Lake Isle of Innisfree."
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Taije Silverman, John Timpane, and Max McKenna.
May 14 2013
Rank #2: Word Up: A Discussion of Walt Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch, Tom Pickard, and Amy King.
Feb 25 2014
Rank #3: Mind’s Not Right: A Discussion of Robert Lowell's "Skunk Hour"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Rafael Campo, Elisa New, and Christina Davis.
Jul 12 2016
Rank #4: Amplitude and Awe: A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!" and "She rose to His Requirement"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Michelle Taransky, Cecilia Corrigan, and Lily Applebaum.
Apr 21 2015
Rank #5: There It Was: A Discussion of Wallace Stevens's "The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Howe, Dee Morris, and Nancy Kuhl.
Dec 30 2014
Rank #6: These Squiggles: A discussion of “As if the Trees by Their Very Roots Had Hold of Us” by Charles Bernstein
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
Rank #7: Tired, Poor, Huddled, Gentrified: A Discussion of Bernadette Mayer's "The Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Anne Waldman, Julia Bloch, and Katie Price.
Oct 16 2012
Rank #8: September 1941: A discussion of “Memory Tree” by Rosmarie Waldrop
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Laynie Browne, Mónica de la Torre, Kate Colby, and Rosmarie Waldrop.
Oct 28 2019
Rank #9: Boring in a Different Way: A discussion of John Ashbery's “The Short Answer”
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Marjorie Perloff, Susan McCabe, and Robert von Hallberg.
Aug 21 2018
Rank #10: Girl Head Mostly Eyes: A Discussion of Catherine Wagner's "This is a F***ing Poem"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Laura Elrick, Rae Armantrout, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis.
May 28 2013
Rank #11: The F*ck-You Bow: A discussion of Gertrude Stein's "How She Bowed to Her Brother"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch, Sarah Dowling, and Maxe Crandall.
Jul 14 2015
Rank #12: The After-Hell: A discussion of Sylvia Plath's poem “The Stones”
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Susan Schultz, Sally Van Doren, and Huda Fakhreddine.
Oct 17 2018
Rank #13: Without House and Ground: A Discussion of Two Poems by Charles Reznikoff
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Peter Cole, Michelle Taransky, and Henry Steinberg.
Jul 26 2012
Rank #14: Begin to Awaken: A discussion of “By the road to the contagious hospital” by William Carlos Williams
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Imaad Majeed, Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, and Irene Torra Mohedano.
Apr 24 2020
Rank #15: It Is Time: A discussion of Paul Celan's "Corona"
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ariel Resnikoff, Anna Strong, and Pierre Joris.
Dec 06 2016
Rank #16: Swear It Closed: A Discussion of Simone White’s book Of Being Dispersed
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Eileen Myles, Rachel Zolf, and erica kaufman.
Aug 09 2016
Rank #17: Dear Conflicted Reader: A discussion of C.D. Wright's One Big Self
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Mel Nichols, Rob Casper, and Mark McMorris.
Nov 15 2016
Rank #18: Written in Water: A discussion of Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jennifer Firestone, Adrienne Raphel, and Julia Bloch.
Jul 19 2019
Rank #19: The Unabettable Bleak: A Discussion of Four Poems by William Bronk
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Joseph Massey, Julia Bloch, and Michelle Gil-Montero.
Apr 12 2016
Rank #20: Laying Poems Away: A discussion of “The Ambition Bird” by Anne Sexton
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ellen Berman, Anthony Rostain, and Ahmad Almallah.
Jun 21 2019