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Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast

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Hear from the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine as they offer a behind-the-scenes preview of each new issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, share readings of new work by a variety of poets and writers, and discuss all things writing, books, and the literary community.

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Hear from the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine as they offer a behind-the-scenes preview of each new issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, share readings of new work by a variety of poets and writers, and discuss all things writing, books, and the literary community.

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By Daveiii - Oct 25 2019
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Really great podcast that has its finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary lit. I highly recommend checking it out!

The podcast I didn’t know I needed

By Regardingsamuel.com - Apr 22 2019
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I’m so glad I found this. Hands down my new favorite podcast. Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
2
1
1
0

& is an A+

By Daveiii - Oct 25 2019
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Really great podcast that has its finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary lit. I highly recommend checking it out!

The podcast I didn’t know I needed

By Regardingsamuel.com - Apr 22 2019
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I’m so glad I found this. Hands down my new favorite podcast. Thank you.
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Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast

Updated 4 days ago

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Hear from the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine as they offer a behind-the-scenes preview of each new issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, share readings of new work by a variety of poets and writers, and discuss all things writing, books, and the literary community.

Rank #1: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

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Helen Oyeyemi reads from her new novel, Gingerbread, published in March by Riverhead Books. Audio excerpted courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio.

Mar 05 2019

6mins

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Rank #2: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison

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Leslie Jamison reads from her new essay collection, Make It Scream, Make It Burn, published in September by Little, Brown.

Sep 03 2019

4mins

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Rank #3: Ampersand Episode Eight: Literary Agents, Yaa Gyasi, Imbolo Mbue, & Rumaan Alam

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Advice from literary agents, readings from debut novelists Yaa Gyasi, Imbolo Mbue, Rumaan Alam, and more.

Jun 13 2016

34mins

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Rank #4: Ampersand Episode 12: George Saunders, Patricia Smith, Juan Felipe Herrera

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George Saunders on his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo; U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on the importance of poetry in the current political climate; Patricia Smith and Elena Passarello read from their new books.

Feb 15 2017

31mins

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Rank #5: Ampersand Episode Five: Saeed Jones, Morgan Parker, Barry Lopez

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BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones on diversity in publishing; a reading by poet Morgan Parker; Barry Lopez on the origins of storytelling; Call Me Ishmael; and more.

Dec 15 2015

31mins

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Rank #6: Ampersand Episode 17: Jane Hirshfield, Kaveh Akbar, Layli Long Soldier

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Poets Kaveh Akbar, Eve Ewing, and Layli Long Soldier read from their debut books; Jane Hirshfield on reconnecting to your writing; Steve Almond on unlikable characters; Jay Baron Nicorvo on writing and post-traumatic stress disorder; and more.

Dec 13 2017

34mins

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Rank #7: The In-Betweens by Mira Ptacin

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Mira Ptacin reads from her memoir The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna, published in October by Liveright.

Oct 09 2019

3mins

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Rank #8: Ampersand Episode 10: Michael Chabon & Brit Bennett

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Michael Chabon on his new novel, Moonglow; readings by Brit Bennett and devorah major; Shakespearean Sonnets in the streets of NYC; and more.

Oct 11 2016

37mins

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Rank #9: Ampersand Episode 19: Leslie Jamison, Carmen Giménez Smith, Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leslie Jamison reads from her new book, The Recovering; Leesa Cross-Smith on writing quiet books; new poetry by Carmen Giménez Smith and Jenny Xie.

Apr 10 2018

38mins

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Rank #10: Ampersand Episode 21: Ada Limón, Rebecca Solnit

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Ada Limón reads from her new poetry collection, The Carrying; Rebecca Solnit reads from her new essay collection, Call Them by Their True Names.

Aug 15 2018

22mins

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Rank #11: Ampersand Episode 16: David Sedaris, Clint Smith, Victoria Chang

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David Sedaris reads from Theft by Finding; Clint Smith reads from his profile of Kevin Young; Kiki Petrosino reads from her poetry collection Witch Wife; Victoria Chang reads from her poetry collection Barbie Chang; and more.

Oct 11 2017

28mins

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Rank #12: Ampersand Episode 13: Gwendolyn Brooks, Lidia Yuknavitch, Writers Resist

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Lidia Yuknavitch on her new novel, The Book of Joan; Gwendolyn Brooks reads "We Real Cool" in 1983; writers, editors, and teachers resist.

Apr 11 2017

32mins

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Rank #13: Poem For Doom by Matthew Zapruder

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Matthew Zapruder reads from his new poetry collection, Father’s Day, published in September by Copper Canyon Press.

Sep 14 2019

2mins

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Rank #14: Ampersand Episode 15: Salman Rushdie, Nicole Sealey, Dawn Lundy Martin

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Salman Rushdie in conversation with Porochista Khakpour; readings by poets Dawn Lundy Martin and Nicole Sealey and essayist Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas; and more.

Aug 16 2017

33mins

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Rank #15: Ampersand Episode 18: Langston Hughes, Tayari Jones, Tarfia Faizullah

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Two archival poems by Langston Hughes; a craft essay on fiction and technology by Tayari Jones; and poetry readings by Tarfia Faizullah, David Tomas Martinez, and 2017 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud champion Amos Koffa.

Feb 14 2018

31mins

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Rank #16: Ampersand Episode 24: Marlon James, Ilya Kaminsky, Valeria Luiselli

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Marlon James reads from Black Leopard, Red Wolf; Ilya Kaminsky reads from Deaf Republic; Valeria Luiselli reads from Lost Children Archive; and more.

Feb 13 2019

32mins

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Rank #17: When I Walk Through That Door, I Am by Jimmy Santiago Baca

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Jimmy Santiago Baca reads an excerpt of a story from his new collection, When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest for Freedom, published in February by Beacon Press.

Feb 13 2019

2mins

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Rank #18: I Am a Stranger Here Myself by Debra Gwartney

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Debra Gwartney reads an excerpt from her memoir I Am a Stranger Here Myself, published in March by University of New Mexico Press.

Feb 13 2019

6mins

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Rank #19: Ampersand Episode 22: Susan Orlean, Barbara Kingsolver, Natasha Trethewey

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Susan Orlean reads from her new book, The Library Book; Barbara Kingsolver in conversation with Richard Powers; Natasha Trethewey reads from her new poetry collection, Monument.

Oct 10 2018

27mins

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Rank #20: Erou by Maya Phillips

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Erou by Maya Phillips by Poets & Writers

Sep 03 2019

2mins

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