Your weekly appointment with the muse. Listen to interviews and readings with Canada's top spoken word, slam, and literary poets. Canadian poetry, at its best.
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Episode 51: Money Tree. When Axton Betz-Hamilton was 11 years old, her parents' identities were stolen. At that time, in the early 90s, consumer protection services for identity theft victims were basically non-existent. So the family dealt with the consequences as best they could. But then when Axton got to college, she realized that her identity had been stolen as well. Her credit score was in the lowest 2%. As she was working to restore her credit, she inadvertently discovered who had stolen the family's identity. It would change everything forever. View the photograph Axton describes here. If you live in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Durham, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Toronto. . . come see us tell all new stories live! Learn more at http://thisiscriminal.com/live/. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3). [Part 3 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown. Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-3
Positive psychology—with Martin Seligman. During the 1960s the field of psychology focussed on the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms, and how to reduce people’s misery. Professor Martin Seligman wanted to change that focus. He’s become known as the Father of Positive Psychology, and he’s had a profound influence worldwide. In Part 1 of our 2 programs with Martin Seligman, hear him address an exclusive audience in Australia on happiness and human flourishing.
How Journaling Can Make You 25% Happier (TPS154). Journaling is a bit of a buzzword in the productivity space, but with good reason. And in this episode, Mike and Brooks explain why it’s so important. They dive into the many benefits of journaling, and share 5 tips for making journaling actionable and effective. They explain how to implement a journaling habit, recommend some different tools and apps you can use, and explain how to make the habit stick. If you’ve never understood why you should journal or you have trouble doing it consistently, then this episode is for you.Get Podcast UpdatesDo you want to get an email with shownotes each time a podcast goes live? Then let us know where to send the updates by entering your first name and email. Cheat SheetWhy there’s a stigma associated with journaling (and why’s it isn’t true) [1:39]The benefits that come from pairing journaling and meditation [5:13]How journaling increases your mindfulness [7:53]The ways that journaling actually increases the likelihood that you will actually achieve your goals [9:55]How journaling strengthens self-discipline and improves communication skills [14:15]Why many people do something called “morning pages” and how it sets their day up for success [18:24]Why you don’t need to take a long time each day to journal (it’s the consistency that counts) [20:27]Why it is so important to keep your journal positive [24:09]The benefits of keeping a gratitude journal and how it impacts your outlook on your life [26:07]Why it is important to see the gains you’ve made by reviewing your journal [32:17]How to use journaling to identify pain points in your life so you can fix and solve them [36:38]AE recommendations for digital journals and apps you can use [38:38]Why you might want to use an analog journal and the benefits of pen and paper [48:42]Why it is so important for you to pick a time to journal that works for you and stick to it [55:03]Using automation and prompts to make journaling more efficient [58:24]5 tips to make the most of your journaling experience [1:04:56]Why you should review your journal on a regular basis [1:06:19]LinksSELF JournalTPS2: How to Get Started with JournalingTPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra WrightHow to Take Massive Action on Your Goals by Implementing the 12 Week Year Effectively (TPS138)The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months10% Happier by Dan HarrisHuffington Post “10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal”MoodnotesDay OneThe Five Minute JournalTextExpanderEvernoteLaunch Center ProJourney appBaron Fig notebooksField NotesMoleskineRhodia notebookBullet JournalMiracle MorningIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.
Rank #1: Sleepwalking by Yu Yoyo. at three o’clock in the morning you put your arms around a tree because there’s no-one to put their arms around you Sleepwalking by Yu Yoyo is a set of 9 connected poems. In translating this poem the translators, Dave Haysom and AK Blakemore, were forced by the form of the English language to specify who the poem is addressing in a way that the Chinese original left totally open. You can buy an introduction to Yu Yoyo's poetry My Tenantless Body translated by Dave Haysom and AK Blakemore from the PTC online store: www.poetrytranslation.org/shop/my-tenantless-body This is part of our new rebranded weekly release: the Dual Poetry Podcast, one poem in two languages from the Poetry Translation Centre. As ever we will be releasing a translated poem each week. Please take a moment to rate and review this podcast on iTunes or wherever you download.
Rank #2: 'Bar' by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi. In this poem, Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi captured the deep-seated antipathy of the late night bartender ‘Nursing a drink that bores him’ translated by Atef Alshaer and Sarah Maguire. If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support the work of the Poetry Translation Centre then please visit poetrytranslation.org/support-us
Rank #1: Philip Mosley reads selections from his translation of Francois Jacqmin's The Book of the Snow. Griffin Poetry Prize 2011 International shortlist nominee Philip Mosley reads selections from his translation of Francois Jacqmin's The Book of the Snow
Rank #2: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads The Sister from The Sun-fish. Griffin Poetry Prize 2010 International winner Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads The Sister from The Sun-fish
Rank #1: Patrick Williams and Bob Herz reading. Readings by Patrick Williams and Bob Herz at SU's Bird Library Lunchtime Poetry Series.
Rank #2: James Tate. Discussion of the work of the brilliant late poet James Tate, focusing on two of his poems, "The Lost Pilot" and "The Wheelchair Butterfly." The discussion is led by four working poets, Stephen Kuusisto, Bob Herz, Paul Memmer, and Georgia Popoff.
Rank #1: Khairani Barokka introduces 'My Body Is Stone, My House Is the Moon’. For a full transcript please visit the project page http://modernpoetryintranslation.com/lakoat-kujawas-a-digital-pamphlet-curated-by-poet-in-residence-khairani-barokka/
Rank #2: Tim Saunders reads ‘Porthpean’ – in English and Cornish. Tim Saunders reads ‘Porthpean’ – in English and CornishFrom MPT 'Our Small Universe: Focus on Languages of the United Kingdom', Spring 2019See more at wwwmodernpoetryintranslation.com
Rank #1: Joanna Klink. In New Salon Series Reading and in conversation with Alice Quinn. Co-sponsored with New York University Creative Writing Program. March 10, 2011 Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House New York, New York
Rank #2: e.e. cummings and Edna St. Vincent Millay: 20th Century Stars. In Tributes WITH BLAIR BROWN, SUSAN CHEEVER, BILLY COLLINS, AND NANCY MILFORD Blair Brown is a theater, film, and television actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Copenhagen. She played Nina Sharp in the television series Fringe. Susan Cheever is the author of E.E. Cummings: A Life, just published by Alfred A. Knopf. She is also the author of fourteen books—among them Louisa May Alcott, American Bloomsbury, Home Before Dark, and Looking for Work. A Guggenheim fellow and a member of the Yaddo Corporation, she currently teaches at the MFA programs at Bennington College and The New School. She lives in New York City. Billy Collins is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems; Horoscopes for the Dead; Ballistics; and Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. Nancy Milford is the author of Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Zelda: A Biography. She has been an Annenberg Fellow at Brown University, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and has received Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. Thursday, March 6, 2014 The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Bruno Walter Auditorium
Rank #1: Let Love Lead You with Derek Askey of The Sun Magazine. The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendour and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue features personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them. Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize and been selected for numerous anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. About Derek Askey Derek Askey is the Editorial Assistant with The Sun and has an MFA from Colorado State University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. He writes about music. The Hogs, The Sow, The Wind by DAVID RUTSCHMAN: https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/497/the-hogs-the-sow-the-wind Episode Credits Host: Rachel Thompson Audio Editor: Meghan Bell Music: https://musicformakers.com/songs/the-return/ Production & Research Assistant: Gulnaz Saiyed Produced by Room magazine and Rachel Thompson The post Let Love Lead You with Derek Askey of The Sun Magazine appeared first on Lit Mag Love: For Creative Writers Who Want to Publish.
Rank #2: Be Generous & Wise with Jónína Kirton of Turtle Island Responds. In this episode of Lit Mag Love: A podcast for creative writers who want to publish, host Rachel Thompson interviews Jónína Kirton from Room’s Turtle Island Responds. Room Magazine’s Turtle Island Responds, is creating an online library of lived experience, offered in verse. This news related online poetry series was inspired by Rattle Magazine’s Poets Respond and the many conversations I have had with others who have found themselves on the fringes. So much of the news is offered through the lens of those in positions of power, but we rarely hear from the communities directly affected. This is an opportunity to voice your responses to current events through the medium of poetry. Jónína Kirton is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet. Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (Treaty One) she currently lives in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh. She received the 2016 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. In addition to being a member of Room Magazine’s Editorial board she is currently the curator of their on-line news related poetry series, Turtle Island Responds and one of the co-founders of the reading series, Indigenous Brilliance. A graduate of the SFU Writers Studio she is a longstanding member of their advisory board.She also published her first book at 60, and shares her wisdom for older emerging writers, and she talks with host Rachel Thompson about learning and growing politically through their involvement with Room. Links from the episode http://roommagazine.com/turtle-island-responds Host: Rachel ThompsonSound Editor: Mica LemiskiPresented by Room magazine and the Lit Mag Love Course The post Be Generous & Wise with Jónína Kirton of Turtle Island Responds appeared first on Lit Mag Love: For Creative Writers Who Want to Publish.
Rank #1: Episode 59 - Christie Davids interviews Sue Landers. Christie Davids interviews Sue Landers on her 2016 book, Franklinstein.
Rank #2: Episode 58 - Davy Knittle interviews Rachel Levitsky. Davy Knittle interviews Rachel Levitsky
Rank #1: Tommy Pico & Sasha Smith - March 13th, 2017. Monday Reading SeriesTommy “Teebs” Pico is a poet from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation. He authored the books IRL, Nature Poem, and Junk, & myriad keen Tweets including “Love in the time of climate change.” He is co-curator of the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, and co-host of the podcast Food 4 Thot. His Myers-Briggs is IDGAF. @heyteebsSasha Smith is a Poetry Project 2016-2017 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow. She is currently studying literature at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. She is a native Bronx resident and cofounder of the Bronx Blaqlist, a community arts organization. Her poetry can be found in Poet’s Country No. 1 as of January 2017. Prior to publication in NYU’s Literary Journal Dovetail, her work has been published by CUNY’s Literary and Arts Journal Thesis. She is currently working on a project about gentrification in the Bronx, and the voices of Mount Everest. She ‘blogs’ at http://stesseract.com.
Rank #2: Lara Durback & Aldrin Valdez - December 11th, 2015. Friday Reading SeriesLara Durback is a poet who has been living in Oakland for 10 years. She has published books collectively under NoNo Press and Mess Editions. You can see her printed and/or written work in Drift Magazine, Mrs. Maybe, Bombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and Tripwire. Her archiving work is online at deepoakland.org. In 2013, with designer Andrew Kenower, she produced the letterpress publication Field Work: Poems on the Occasion of Mark diSuvero at Crissy Field for SFMOMA. She has taught a letterpress printing course at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. Lara is a founding member of the new press collective Material Print Machine at the Omni Commons in Oakland, https://omnicommons.org. Her book is forthcoming from Publication Studio Oakland: psoakland.com.Aldrin Valdez is a Pinoy painterpoet. They grew up in Manila and Long Island and currently live in Brooklyn. Aldrin studied at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. They have been awarded fellowships from Queer/Art/Mentorship and Poets House. Their work has been published in Art21 Magazine, ArtSlant, BRIC Blog, The Cortland Review, In the Flesh Magazine, and Uncompromising Tang.
Rank #1: Patricia Spears Jones, “A Lucent Fire: New and Collected Poems” (White Pines Press, 2015). Jackson Poetry Prize Winner Speaks Patricia Spears Jones has been writing poetry since she was twenty and then she was “good.” Today, the prolific poet is the winner of one of the most prestigious poetry prizes–the Jackson Poetry Prize. She has numerous published collections, and A Lucent Fire, New & Collected Poems (White Pines Press, 2015), is a report on the current state of everything. “Poetry is hard work,” Jones says. Yet the job of the poet is to say something that will matter, that can improve the daily and momentary experience of living and speak back to American capitalist business when it comes to gentrification, stolen history, and racist hatred. Rachel Levistsky of Bomb Magazine writes “Jones’s poems insist on making vibrantly possible American, black, female, queer, poor, jazz, assimilated, heroic, unemployed, crazy, displaced lives that, considering the constant assault on them, can appear merely endangered and precarious.” Additionally, A Lucent Fire croons with blues and gospel, on Cuban and opera. “Her poems are full of harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, songs, and a meticulous aesthetic,” says Linda Rodriguez of La Bloga. When asked “what is Poetry?” Spear Jones suggest checking out George Quasha’s wonderful video. Spears Jones is the author of Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press, 2010), Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha Press, 2006), and The Weather That Kills (Coffee House Press, 1995). She has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Goethe Institute, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A resident of New York City since the 1970s, Spears Jones currently serves as a fellow of the Black Earth Institute and has long been involved with the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. She has taught at Cave Canem, Parsons School of Design, The New School, Sarah Lawrence College, and Naropa University, and she currently teaches at CUNY.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Emily Jungmin Yoon, "A Cruelty Special to Our Species" (Ecco Books, 2018). In her first full-length collection, A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco Books, 2018), Emily Jungmin Yoon examines forms of violence against women. At its core these poems delves into the lives of Korean comfort women of the 1930s and 40s, reflecting on not only the history of sexual slavery, but also considering its ongoing impact. Her poems beautifully lift the voices of these women, helping to make them heard and remembered — while also providing insight into current events, environmentalism, and her own personal experiences as a woman in the world.During her interview, Emily Jungmin Yoon recommends Autobiography of Death (New Directions Books, 2018), written by Kim Hyesoon and translated by Don Mee Choi, and Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016) by Choi.Andrea Blythe is a co-host of the New Books in Poetry podcast. She is the author of Your Molten Heart / A Seed to Hatch (2018) a collection of erasure poems, and coauthor of Every Girl Becomes the Wolf (Finishing Line Press, 2018), a collaborative chapbook written with Laura Madeline Wiseman. She serves as an associate editor for Zoetic Press and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Learn more at: www.andreablythe.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: The Purpose of Poetry. Poets Jackie Kay and W.N. Herbert talk about the importance and function of poetry, and read some of their own work to demonstrate their thoughts.
Rank #2: Getting Started. Joined by Paul Muldoon, the poets take a look at methods of being inspired, the purpose of meaning in poetry and the importance of reading contemporary poetry.
Rank #1: Euphorbia. Eric Baus demonstrates how the powerful can learn from something seemingly small and weak.
Rank #2: Nothing Happened in 1999. Hayan Charara considers how the world would be different today if certain historically significant events had not taken place in the late 1990s. Produced by Sarah Geis.
Rank #1: Sarah Kay - The First Poem in the Imaginary Book. Sarah Kay on the IndieFeed Performance Poetry. Show number 1533.
Rank #2: "Mighty" Mike McGee - On Pitting All of Your Achievements Against Your Loneliness (Campbell, California). "Mighty" Mike McGee on IndieFeed Performance Poetry. Show number 1544.
Rank #1: The 2019 Poem-A-Thon: Part 5. On Saturday 18 May 2019, The Poetry Society hosted an all day poetry fundraising extravaganza, including a 10 hour sponsored poetry reading from a line-up of 60 poets. This is part 5 of 5 - you can listen to the first 8 (!) hours of the reading in parts 1-4 on our SoundCloud or via your podcasting app of choice. See below for the timings of featured poets' sets, and remember that you can still donate to the fundraising campaign via bit.ly/poemdonate. PART 5: FEATURED POETS0:00 - Isabel White12:00 - Mark Waldron20:15 - Chris Hardy29:10 - Lantern Carrier39:15 - Fran Lock46:00 - Isy Mead55:00 - Rick Dove1:06:20 - Sue Johns1:15:00 - Kat Francois1:28:30 - Siddharta Bose
Rank #2: David Constantine reads ‘When I Left You, Afterwards…’ by Bertolt Brecht. David Constantine reads ‘When I Left You, Afterwards…’ from his Popescu Prize shortlisted translation of Bertolt Brecht’s collection Love Poems, published by Liveright. The Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize has been awarded biennially by The Poetry Society for a volume of poetry translated from a European language into English. The judges this year are Olivia McCannon and Clare Pollard. The prize is supported in 2015 by the British Council. For more information on the 2015 Popescu Prize and selected poems please visit our website: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/popescu-prize/2015-2/
Rank #1: Write About Now featuring Button Poetry!. This week we present Button Poetry.Sam Cook, Dylan Garity, and Hieu Minh Nguyen are from Button Poetry. Button produces and distributes poetry media, including: video from local and national events, chapbooks, collaborative audio recordings, scholarship and criticism, and many other products. Find them at http://buttonpoetry.com @WANPoetrywriteaboutnowpoetry.comyoutube.com/WANpoetryfacebook.com/WANpoetrywanpoetry.tumblr.comHosted by Davis Land.davisland.infoButton's performance recorded at AvantGarden in Houston, TX.Recorded and Arranged at WCAI in Woods Hole, MAMusic from the FMA from BOPD, 6th Sense, and Cheese N Pothttp://feeds.feedburner.com/WANPoetryhttp://archive.org/download/ButtonMixdown/Button_mixdown.mp3
Rank #2: Write About Now featuring the Southern Fried Poetry Slam Winners!. This week we present the Southern Fried Poetry Slam Winners.Southern Fried is a 23 year arts festival celebrating poetry, spoken word and slam. The name alone evokes a sense of home cooked meals and good ol’ Southern food, and Southern Fried shares the absolute best southern offerings-- hospitality, comfort and tradition.@WANPoetrywriteaboutnowpoetry.comyoutube.com/WANpoetryfacebook.com/WANpoetrywanpoetry.tumblr.comHosted by Davis Land.davisland.infoSouthern Fried recorded in Little Rock, AR.Recorded and Arranged at WCAI in Woods Hole, MAMusic from the FMA from Anitekhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/WANPoetryhttp://archive.org/download/SouthernFriedMixdown/southern%20fried_mixdown.mp3
Rank #1: Episode 72: Ilya Kaminsky. EXTRA RESOURCES FOR EPISODE 72Books by Ilya KaminskyPoetry Collections:Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019)Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004)Anthologies:The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (co-editors Susan Harris, Ecco, 2010)In the Shape of a Human I Am Visiting the Earth: Poems from Far and Wide (co-editors Dominic Luxford and Jesse Nathan, McSweeney’s, 2017)Gossip and Metaphysics: Russian Modernist Poems and Prose (co-editors Katie Farris and Valzhyna Mort, Tupelo Press, 2014)A God in the House: Poets Talk about Faith, (co-editor Katherine Towler, Tupelo Press, 2012)Translations/Readings:Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (with Jean Valentine, Alice James, 2012)This Lamentable City by Polina Barskova (Tupelo Press, 2010)If I Were Born in Prague: Poems of Guy Jean (with Katie Farris, Argos Press, 2011)Other Books and Writers Featured in the EpisodeIsaac BabelLeslie ScalapinoCatullusPropertiusAnna AkhmatovaCzeslaw MiloszTomas TranströmerOther Relevant Links“Searching for a Lost Odessa — and a Deaf Childhood” published in the New York Times, Aug. 9, 2018Ilya reads “Search Patrols” for the Poetry FoundationInterview with Ilya in the Adirondack ReviewPolish poet Adam Zagajewski talks to American translator Clare Cavanaugh and Ilya Kaminsky about contemporary Polish poetry, for the Poetry FoundationEPISODE TRANSCRIPT
Rank #2: Episode 18: Terrance Hayes. Host Rachel Zucker talks with award-winning poet Terrance Hayes about Terrance’s new work, living in New York City, the election, teaching workshop, painting, sharing work with peers, not wanting help, provocation, offensive language, the role of audience, and staying true to oneself. Terrance reads a selection of new poems all titled “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” to start the conversation. EXTRA MATERIALS FOR EPISODE 18Books by Terrance HayesHow to Be Drawn (Penguin, 2015) Lighthead (Penguin, 2010)Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006)Muscular Music (Re-printed by Carnegie Mellon, 2006)Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002)Other Writers, Artists and Musicians Mentioned in the EpisodeYona HarveyLynn EmanuelAmiri Baraka Patricia SmithDean YoungGertrude SteinEddie MurphyYoung ThugOther Relevant LinksCave Canem