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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?

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

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
6
4
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 Oct 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

31mins

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Rank #2: Word Up: A Discussion of Walt Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Julia Bloch, Tom Pickard, and Amy King.

Feb 25 2014

33mins

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Rank #3: 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

44mins

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Rank #4: 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

34mins

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Rank #5: 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

38mins

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Rank #6: 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

44mins

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Rank #7: 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

31mins

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Rank #8: 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

47mins

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Rank #9: 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

47mins

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Rank #10: Girl Head Mostly Eyes: A Discussion of Catherine Wagner's "This is a F***ing Poem"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Laura Elrick, Rae Armantrout, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis.

May 28 2013

29mins

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Rank #11: 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

37mins

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Rank #12: 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

47mins

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Rank #13: Without House and Ground: A Discussion of Two Poems by Charles Reznikoff

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Peter Cole, Michelle Taransky, and Henry Steinberg.

Jul 26 2012

33mins

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Rank #14: Begin to Awaken: A discussion of “By the road to the contagious hospital” by William Carlos Williams

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Imaad Majeed, Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, and Irene Torra Mohedano.

Apr 24 2020

49mins

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Rank #15: It Is Time: A discussion of Paul Celan's "Corona"

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ariel Resnikoff, Anna Strong, and Pierre Joris.

Dec 06 2016

44mins

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Rank #16: 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

37mins

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Rank #17: Dear Conflicted Reader: A discussion of C.D. Wright's One Big Self

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Mel Nichols, Rob Casper, and Mark McMorris.

Nov 15 2016

48mins

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Rank #18: 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

47mins

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Rank #19: The Unabettable Bleak: A Discussion of Four Poems by William Bronk

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Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Joseph Massey, Julia Bloch, and Michelle Gil-Montero.

Apr 12 2016

39mins

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Rank #20: 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

47mins

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