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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

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Beautiful Merwin poem

By Jeff from boulder - Apr 23 2019
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Intelligent discussion. Beautiful

Charles sonic

By SF CA Lin - Jul 06 2018
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Great interview and readings!

iTunes Ratings

304 Ratings
Average Ratings
189
80
15
9
11

Beautiful Merwin poem

By Jeff from boulder - Apr 23 2019
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Intelligent discussion. Beautiful

Charles sonic

By SF CA Lin - Jul 06 2018
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Great interview and readings!
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The New Yorker: Poetry

Latest release on Apr 29, 2020

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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

Rank #1: Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

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Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin Young to read “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem “Cliffhanging.” Seshadri is a poet whose work has been honored with the James Laughlin Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His latest book is “3 Sections,” and he recently became the poetry editor of The Paris Review.

Oct 31 2019

36mins

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Rank #2: John Ashbery Reads Charles Simic

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John Ashbery reads Charles Simic and his own work, and has a discussion with the New Yorker poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.

Feb 21 2014

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Rank #3: Nick Laird Reads Elizabeth Bishop

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Nick Laird joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Elizabeth Bishop's “The Moose,” and his own poem “Feel Free.”

May 18 2016

31mins

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Rank #4: Robert Pinsky Reads Elizabeth Bishop

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Robert Pinsky joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Elizabeth Bishop’s “At the Fishhouses” and a poem of his own.

Apr 16 2015

23mins

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Rank #5: Marie Howe Reads Lucie Brock-Broido

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Marie Howe joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Lucie Brock-Broido's poem "The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act" and her own poem "The Star Market."

Mar 21 2018

38mins

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Rank #6: Meghan O'Rourke Reads John Ashbery

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Meghan O'Rourke joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss John Ashbery's "Tapestry,” and her own poem “Apartment Living."

Nov 18 2015

26mins

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Rank #7: Joyce Carol Oates Reads John Updike

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Joyce Carol Oates joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss John Updike's “A Lightened Life,” and her own poem “This Is the Season.”

Aug 17 2016

24mins

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Rank #8: Jana Prikryl Reads Anne Carson

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Jana Prikryl joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Anne Carson’s “Stanzas, Sexes, Seductions,” and her own poem “Thirty Thousand Islands.”

Jun 15 2016

26mins

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Rank #9: Sharon Olds Reads Rodney Jones

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Sharon Olds reads Rodney Jones and her own work, and has a discussion with the New Yorker poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.

Mar 20 2014

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Rank #10: Tom Sleigh Reads Seamus Heaney

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Tom Sleigh joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Seamus Heaney’s poem “In the Attic” and his own poem “The Fox.”

May 20 2017

31mins

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Rank #11: Mary Karr Reads Terrance Hayes

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Mary Karr joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Terrance Hayes’s poem “Ars Poetica with Bacon” and her own poem “Face Down.”

Mar 15 2017

24mins

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Rank #12: Deborah Landau Reads Anne Sexton

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Deborah Landau joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Anne Sexton's poem "Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman" and her own poem "Solitaire." Landau's poetry collections include “The Uses of the Body” and “The Last Usable Hour,” both Lannan Literary Selections; the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry, she directs the creative writing program at New York University.

Nov 30 2018

25mins

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Rank #13: Billy Collins Reads Eamon Grennan

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Billy Collins joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Eamon Grennan’s “Sea Dog,” and his own poem “Table Talk.”

Jul 20 2016

28mins

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Rank #14: David Lehman Reads John Ashbery

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David Lehman joins Kevin Young to read and discuss John Ashbery's Poem "Worsening Situation," and his own poem "Stages on Life's Way."

Dec 20 2017

28mins

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Rank #15: Charles Simic Reads Sharon Olds

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Charles Simic joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Sharon Olds’ poem “Her Birthday as Ashes in Seawater,” and his own poem “The Infinite.”

Oct 18 2017

23mins

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Rank #16: Kevin Young Reads John Berryman

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Kevin Young joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss John Berryman’s poem “A Sympathy, A Welcome” and his own poem “Oblivion.”

Feb 15 2017

22mins

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Rank #17: Andrew Motion Reads Alice Oswald

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Andrew Motion joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Alice Oswald’s poem “Evening Poem” and his own poem “Waders.”

Apr 19 2017

40mins

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Rank #18: Erica Jong Reads John Updike

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Erica Jong joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss John Updike's poem "The City Outside," and her own poem "Dear Keats."

Jul 19 2017

23mins

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Rank #19: Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

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Shane McCrae joins Kevin Young to to discuss his poetry sequence “Jim Limber in Heaven,” featured on newyorker.com. McCrae is a poet whose whose work has received such honors as a Whiting Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Lannan Literary Award. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

Nov 22 2019

34mins

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Rank #20: Catherine Barnett Reads Wislawa Szymborska

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Catherine Barnett joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Wislawa Szymborska's poem "Maybe All This" (translated, from the Polish, by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Barańczak) and her own poem "Son in August." Barnett is the author of the poetry collections "Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced," "The Game of Boxes," and "Human Hours," out in September.

Aug 21 2018

28mins

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Elisa Gonzalez Reads Czeslaw Milosz

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Elisa Gonzalez joins Kevin Young to read “Gathering Apricots,” by Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Robert Hass, and her own poem “Failed Essay on Privilege.” Gonzalez was recently a Fulbright scholar in Poland, and her work has received support from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Apr 29 2020

37mins

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Ben Purkert Reads Jorie Graham

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Ben Purkert joins Kevin Young to read “Notes on the Reality of the Self,” by Jorie Graham, and his own poem “News.” Purkert began contributing poetry to The New Yorker in 2012, and his début poetry collection, “For the Love of Endings,” was published in 2018. 

Mar 25 2020

35mins

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Kwame Dawes Reads Derek Walcott

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Kwame Dawes joins Kevin Young to read “The Season of Phantasmal Peace,” by Derek Walcott, and his own poem “Before Winter.” Dawes is the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His many honors include a 2019 Windham Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the Ford Prize for Poetry.

Feb 26 2020

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Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar

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Ellen Bass joins Kevin Young to read “Quahogs,” by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem “Because.” A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass has received the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and fellowships from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Jan 22 2020

34mins

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Mary Jo Bang Discusses Purgatorio

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Mary Jo Bang joins Kevin Young to to discuss her translation of Dante’s Purgatorio, excerpts of which are featured on newyorker.com. Bang is a poet who has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Her latest book is “A Doll for Throwing.”

Dec 23 2019

37mins

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Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

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Shane McCrae joins Kevin Young to to discuss his poetry sequence “Jim Limber in Heaven,” featured on newyorker.com. McCrae is a poet whose whose work has received such honors as a Whiting Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Lannan Literary Award. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

Nov 22 2019

34mins

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Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

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Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin Young to read “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem “Cliffhanging.” Seshadri is a poet whose work has been honored with the James Laughlin Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His latest book is “3 Sections,” and he recently became the poetry editor of The Paris Review.

Oct 31 2019

36mins

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Eliza Griswold discusses "First Person"

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Eliza Griswold joins Kevin Young to discuss her poetry sequence "First Person," featured on newyorker.com. Griswold is a poet and journalist who has contributed to The New Yorker since 2003. She is the author of, most recently, "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America," which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Her new poetry collection, "If Men, Then," will be published in 2020. 

Sep 19 2019

33mins

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Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright

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Ariel Francisco joins Kevin Young to read "By a Lake in Minnesota," by James Wright, and his own poem "Along the East River and in the Bronx Young Men Were Singing." Francisco is a poet and translator who published his debut poetry collection, "All My Heroes Are Broke," in 2017. His new book, "A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship," is forthcoming in 2020.

Aug 28 2019

30mins

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Campbell McGrath Reads Czeslaw Milosz

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Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss “Realism” by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem, “The Human Heart.” McGrath has published several poetry collections and received fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. His latest book is "Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems."

Jul 17 2019

36mins

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Natasha Trethewey Reads Charles Wright

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Natasha Trethewey joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Charles Wright's poem "Toadstools," and her own poem "Repentance." Trethewey, a former United States Poet Laureate, is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent poetry collection is "Monument."

Jun 19 2019

37mins

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Safiya Sinclair Reads Natalie Diaz

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Safiya Sinclair joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Natalie Diaz's poem "From the Desire Field" and her own poem "Gospel of the Misunderstood." Sinclair is the author of the poetry collection "Cannibal" and the forthcoming memoir "How to Say Babylon."

May 22 2019

32mins

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths Reads W.S. Merwin

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths joins Kevin Young to discuss "Rain Light" by W.S. Merwin, and her own poem "Heart of Darkness." Griffiths is a poet and artist who has received fellowships from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Cave Canem Foundation, and Yaddo, among others. Her latest book is "Lighting the Shadow."

Apr 17 2019

29mins

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Peter Balakian Reads Theodore Roethke

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Peter Balakian joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Theodore Roethke's poem "In a Dark Time" and his own poem "Eggplant." Balakian's latest book is "Ozone Journal," which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Mar 20 2019

31mins

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Craig Morgan Teicher Reads Forrest Gander

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Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Forrest Gander’s poem “Son” and his own poem, also titled “Son.” Teicher is a poet and critic whose collection "The Trembling Answers" received the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.  His latest book is "We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress."

Feb 20 2019

29mins

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Deborah Landau Reads Anne Sexton

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Deborah Landau joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Anne Sexton's poem "Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman" and her own poem "Solitaire." Landau's poetry collections include “The Uses of the Body” and “The Last Usable Hour,” both Lannan Literary Selections; the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry, she directs the creative writing program at New York University.

Nov 30 2018

25mins

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Kaveh Akbar Reads Ellen Bryant Voigt

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Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem "Groundhog" and his own poem "What Use is Knowing Anything If No One Is Around". Akbar is the author of the poetry collection “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” as well as the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2018 Levis Reading Prize.

Oct 17 2018

29mins

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Nick Flynn Reads Zoë Hitzig

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Nick Flynn joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Zoë Hitzig’s poem “Objectivity as Blanket" and his own poem “The King of Fire.” Flynn's latest poetry collection is “My Feelings"; he will publish two new books, "Stay" and "I Will Destroy You," in 2019. Flynn has received the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, as well as awards and fellowships from PEN, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Library of Congress.

Sep 19 2018

33mins

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Catherine Barnett Reads Wislawa Szymborska

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Catherine Barnett joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Wislawa Szymborska's poem "Maybe All This" (translated, from the Polish, by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Barańczak) and her own poem "Son in August." Barnett is the author of the poetry collections "Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced," "The Game of Boxes," and "Human Hours," out in September.

Aug 21 2018

28mins

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Nicole Sealey Reads Ellen Bass

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Nicole Sealey joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bass' poem "Indigo" and her own poem “A Violence." Sealey is the executive director at the Cave Canem Foundation and the author of the poetry collection "Ordinary Beast."

Jul 27 2018

27mins

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iTunes Ratings

304 Ratings
Average Ratings
189
80
15
9
11

Beautiful Merwin poem

By Jeff from boulder - Apr 23 2019
Read more
Intelligent discussion. Beautiful

Charles sonic

By SF CA Lin - Jul 06 2018
Read more
Great interview and readings!