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The Poetry Magazine Podcast

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The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
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0:00 | Sep 16th

The editors discuss beyza ozer’s poem “To Summarize a Galaxy” from the September 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 9th

The editors discuss Aria Aber’s poem “Mother of All Balms” from the September 2019 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Sep 2nd

The editors discuss C.R. Grimmer’s poem “Boylesque” from the September 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 26th

In this archival episode, the editors discuss Raymond Antrobus’s poem “Echo” from the March 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 19th

In this special crossover episode, recorded live at the AWP conference in Portland, VS cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith join Lindsay Garbutt in a conversation with Brenda Shaughnessy about her poem “Honeymoon,” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 12th

In this special crossover episode, recorded live at the AWP conference in Portland, VS cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith join Lindsay Garbutt in a conversation with Eloisa Amezcua about her poem “I Haven’t Masturbated in Five Days for Fear of Cryin...Show More

0:00 | Aug 5th

In this special crossover episode, recorded live at the AWP conference in Portland, VS cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith each read one of their recent poems in Poetry and talk with Lindsay Garbutt about poetry, podcasts, and friendship.

0:00 | Jul 29th

In this archival episode, the editors discuss Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “300 Goats” from the January 2016 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 22nd

The editors discuss Cathy Song’s poem “This Wonderful Opportunity” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 15th

The editors discuss Anu Lakhan’s poem “If suddenly” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 8th

The editors discuss Mai Der Vang’s poem “Look to the New Moon” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 1st

The editors discuss Sridala Swami’s poem “Barthes Tells the Story Wrong” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 24th

The editors discuss Ed Roberson’s poem “Architektonis: Twenty for the Chicago Architecture Center” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 17th

The editors discuss Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s poem “My partner wants me to write them a poem about Sheryl Crow” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 17th

The editors discuss Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s poem “My partner wants me to write them a poem about Sheryl Crow” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 10th

The editors discuss Javier Zamora’s poem “[Immigration Headline]” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 3rd

The editors discuss Maria Hummel’s poem “Letter to My Blackout” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 27th

The editors discuss Richard Garcia’s poem “Ladders” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 20th

The editors discuss Natalie Eilbert’s poem “Mediastinum” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 13th

The editors discuss Lily Zhou’s poem from “Moon Sonnet” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 6th

The editors discuss Randall Horton’s poem “#289-128 Property of the State” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 22nd

The editors discuss Ashanti Anderson’s poem “Ode to Black Skin” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 15th

The editors discuss José Olivarez’s poem “Nation of Domination” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 8th

The editors discuss Ru Freeman’s poem “The Heart Shows No Signs” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 1st

The editors discuss Marilyn Nelson’s poem “The Boley Rodeo” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 25th

The editors discuss Vi Khi Nao’s poem “The Binchōtan Charcoal & Its Ash” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 18th

The editors discuss Ray Gonzalez’s poem “Body of Rags, International Bridge Between the US & Mexico” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 11th

The editors discuss Fatimah Asghar’s poem “Main Na Bhoolunga” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 4th

The editors discuss Fanny Howe’s poem “The Definitions” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 25th

The editors discuss Rosebud Ben-Oni’s poem “Poet Wrestling with Her Empire of Dirt” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 18th

The editors discuss Traci Brimhall’​s poem “Resistance” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 11th

The editors discuss Bev Yockelson’s poem “The Trans Haggadah Companion” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 4th

The editors discuss Monica Youn’s poem “Study of Two Figures (Pasiphaë/Sado)” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 28th

In this archival episode, the editors discuss Toi Derricotte’s poem “Speculations about ‘I’” from the September 2016 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 21st

Stephen Duffy reads from “What the Fuck Was I Thinking,” his essay in the January 2019 issue of Poetry, and shares some of his music.

0:00 | Jan 14th

The editors discuss Jorie Graham’s poem “Overheard in the Herd” from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 7th

The editors discuss Willie Perdomo’s poem “That’s My Heart Right There” from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 2nd

The editors discuss Khaled Mattawa’s poem “The Boat Merchant’s Wife” from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

The editors discuss Paul Tran’s poem “Like Judith Slaying Holofernes” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 17th, 2018

The editors discuss Nikki Wallschlaeger’s poem “When the Devil Leads Us Home and Yells Surprise” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 10th, 2018

The editors discuss Tarfia Faizullah’s poem “Yr Not Exotic, But Once Ya Wanted to Be” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 3rd, 2018

The editors discuss Luther Hughes’s poem “Tenor” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 26th, 2018

The editors discuss Faylita Hicks’s poem “Featuring Tonight at the Street Hustler’s Circus: The Girls” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 19th, 2018

The editors discuss torrin a. greathouse’s poem “On Confinement” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 12th, 2018

The editors discuss Tiana Clark’s poem “My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 5th, 2018

The editors discuss Frank Sherlock’s poem “The Next Last One” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2018

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Max Ritvo’s “Dawn of Man” published in the September 2016 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 22nd, 2018

The editors discuss Jericho Brown’s poem “The Card Tables” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 15th, 2018

The editors discuss Sarah Gridley’s poem “Where Are the Days of Tobias” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 8th, 2018

The editors discuss Ari Banias’s poem “Fountain” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2018

The editors discuss Khadijah Queen’s poem “If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 24th, 2018

The editors discuss Carolina Ebeid’s poem “Annotations for a Memorial” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Sep 17th, 2018

The editors discuss Ange Mlinko’s poem “Don Giovanni” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 10th, 2018

The editors discuss Donika Kelly’s poem “A Dead Thing That, in Dying, Feeds the Living” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2018

The editors discuss sam sax's poem “Prayer for the Mutilated World” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 27th, 2018

In this archival episode, the editors discuss John Ashbery’s poems “Bunch of Stuff” and “By Guess and by Gosh” from the September 2014 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

An archival episode in which the editors discuss Ali Cobby Eckerman’s poem “Black Deaths in Custody” from the May 2016 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2018

In this archival episode, the editors discuss Carolyn Forché's poem "Mourning" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2018

In this archival episode, the editors discuss Terrance Hayes’s poem “How to Draw a Perfect Circle” from the December 2014 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2018

The editors discuss Victoria Chang’s poem “Obit” in the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 23rd, 2018

The editors discuss Jane Miller’s poem “Outshines Its Canopy of  Intent” in the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2018

The editors discuss Lynn Melnick’s poem “Twelve” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 9th, 2018

The editors discuss Safia Elhillo’s poem “yasmeen” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 2nd, 2018

In this brief podcast, we listen to Yoko Ono read “Mother Earth” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 25th, 2018

The editors discuss Jennifer Elise Foerster's poem "Coosa" from the June 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 18th, 2018

The editors discuss Trevino L. Brings Plenty's poem "Will" from the June 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

The editors discuss Tacey M. Atsitty's poems from "Lacing" in the June 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2018

Heid E. Erdrich talks with the editors about Native poets and her introduction to the June 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 28th, 2018

The editors discuss two poems by D.A. Powell from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 21st, 2018

The editors discuss Noah Baldino’s poem “Passing” from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 14th, 2018

The editors discuss Chase Berggrun's poem “from R E D” from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | May 7th, 2018

The editors discuss Hanif Abdurraqib's poem "For the Dogs Who Barked at Me on the Sidewalks in Connecticut" from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 30th, 2018

In this archival edition, the editors discuss Camille T. Dungy’s poem "Frequently Asked Questions: 10" from the October 2015 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The editors discuss Ilya Kaminsky’s poem “Search Patrols” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 16th, 2018

The editors discuss Solmaz Sharif’s poem “The End of Exile” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

The editors discuss Elizabeth Acevedo’s poem “Iron” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Apr 2nd, 2018

The editors discuss Paul Tran’s poem “Scientific Method” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2018

The editors discuss Martín Espada’s poem “Letter to My Father” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 19th, 2018

The editors discuss Martha Silano’s poem “Ode to Autocorrect” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 12th, 2018

The editors discuss Danez Smith’s poem “how many of us have them?” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Mar 5th, 2018

The editors discuss Hieu Minh Nguyen’s poem “Outbound” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2018

The editors discuss Murray Edmond’s poem “What to Do If You Find a Dead Hobbit in Your Garden” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2018

The editors discuss Hera Lindsay Bird’s poem “Pyramid Scheme” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2018

The editors discuss Anahera Gildea’s poem “Sedition — a letter to the writer from Meri Mangakāhia” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2018

The editors discuss Tim Upperton’s poem “The truth about Palmerston North” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2018

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Javier Zamora’s poem "Second Attempt Crossing" published in the November 2016 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2018

The editors discuss Joshua Bennett’s poem “The Book of Mycah” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 15th, 2018

The editors discuss Paige Lewis’s poem “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 8th, 2018

The editors discuss Ari Banias’s poem “A Symmetry” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2018

The editors discuss Wendy Xu’s poem “Five Chinese Verses” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2017

The editors discuss Sonnet L'Abbé’s poem “CXIV” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2017

The editors discuss Jane Yeh’s poem “A Short History of Silence” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2017

The editors discuss Forrest Gander’s poems “What It Sounds Like” and “Stepping Out of the Light” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2017

The editors discuss Monica Sok’s poem “ABC for Refugees” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2017

The editors discuss Roy G. Guzmán's poem “Queerodactyl” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2017

The editors discuss Shane McCrae’s poem “Jefferson Davis the Adoptive Father of the Mulatto Jim Limber Dreams He Is Crowned King of the Confederacy ” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2017

The editors discuss Franny Choi’s series of poems “Perihelion: A History of Touch” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2017

The editors discuss Natalie Shapero’s poem “Sunshower” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2017

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Frank Bidart's “The Fourth Hour of the Night” from the May 2015 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2017

The editors talk with Margo Price about songwriting, Bob Dylan, and poetry. Her essay, “Learning to Fly,” appears in the October 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2017

The editors discuss Harmony Holiday’s poem “Sex tape or Future and Audre Lorde fall in love” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2017

The editors discuss Duy Doan's poem “Rickshaw Boy” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Oct 2nd, 2017

The editors discuss Mark Waldron's poems “How scrubbed-up clean” and “The Stick” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

The editors discuss Emily Skillings's poem “Girls Online,” published in the September 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2017

The editors discuss Linda Bierds's poem “The Underwings of War,” published in the September 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2017

The editors discuss two poems by Terrance Hayes called "American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin" from the September 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 4th, 2017

The editors discuss Patricia Lockwood's “The Ode on a Grecian Urn,” published in the September 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2017

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss an excerpt from Danez Smith's “summer, somewhere,” published in the January 2016 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2017

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Jamila Woods's "Daddy Dozens" published in the April 2015 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 7th, 2017

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Erika L. Sánchez's poem “Narco” published in the June 2015 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2017

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Claudia Rankine's poem from Citizen: “You are in the dark, in the car...” published in the March 2014 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2017

The editors discuss Li-Young Lee's "Changing Places in the Fire" from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2017

The editors discuss two of Sarah Gambito's poems, both called "Citizenship," from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 10th, 2017

The editors discuss Oliver de la Paz's "Autism Screening Questionnaire — Speech and Language Delay" from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2017

The editors discuss Tishani Doshi's "Monsoon Poem" from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2017

Adrian Matejka and the editors discuss the essay "Family Pictures, Old & New" from the June 2017 issue of Poetry.

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2017

The editors discuss Mahogany L. Browne's "Coco(nut)" and "Marigold" from the June 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Jun 12th, 2017

The editors discuss Roger Reeves's "Domestic Violence" from the June 2017 issue of Poetry.  
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0:00 | Jun 5th, 2017

The editors discuss CM Burroughs's "Gwendolyn Brooks as Lover" and "Our People I" from the June 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | May 30th, 2017

In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Phillip B. Williams' "Do-rag" from the November 2013 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | May 22nd, 2017

The editors discuss Emily Berry's "The End" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | May 15th, 2017

The editors discuss sam sax's "On Alcohol" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | May 8th, 2017

The editors discuss D. Gilson's "Where the Wild Things Go" and "Harold & the Purple Crayon" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2017

The editors discuss Mary Karr’s “The Burning Girl" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Apr 24th, 2017

The editors talk with Sumita Chakrabroty about her poem "Dear, beloved" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Apr 17th, 2017

The editors discuss George Bowering's poems "Sense of Time" and "Any" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Apr 10th, 2017

The editors discuss S.J. Fowler's "Violence on the Internet" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2017

The editors discuss Momina Mela's "prayer is better than sleep" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Mar 27th, 2017

The editors talk with Matthew Bevis about "unknowing lyric," the subject of his essay in the March 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Mar 20th, 2017

The editors discuss Cortney Lamar Charleston's "Devotion ('I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord')" from the March 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Mar 13th, 2017

The editors discuss Zeina Hashem Beck's "Maqam" from the March 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Mar 6th, 2017

The editors discuss Raymond Antrobus's "Echo" from the March 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Feb 27th, 2017

The editors discuss Malika Booker's "A Parable of Sorts" from the February 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Feb 20th, 2017

The editors discuss Gregory Pardlo's "The Wedding Planners" from the February 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Feb 13th, 2017

The editors discuss Kiki Petrosino's "Nursery" from the February 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Feb 6th, 2017

The editors discuss Brian Kim Stefans's "The Future Is One of Place" and "Ecological Poem" from the February 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Feb 1st, 2017

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0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2017

The editors discuss excerpts from Paul Celan's "Microliths," previously unpublished prose translated into English by Pierre Joris, in the January 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Jan 16th, 2017

The editors discuss excerpts Tommy Pico's poem "Junk" from the January 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Jan 9th, 2017

The editors discuss Ishion Hutchinson's "Wheel of Fire" from the January 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2017

The editors discuss Mai Der Vang's "Mother of People Without Script" from the January 2017 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Dec 26th, 2016

The editors talk with Carl Phillips about poetry and politics. His essay "A Politics of Mere Being" appears in the December 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

The editors discuss Jorie Graham's "The Mask Now" from the December 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Dec 14th, 2016

Readings and conversations with recent Poetry contributors recorded live at the Poetry Foundation on November 16, 2016.
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0:00 | Dec 12th, 2016

The editors discuss Joseph O. Legaspi's "Your Mother Wears a House Dress" from the December 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Dec 5th, 2016

The editors discuss Marcus Wicker's poem "Conjecture on the Stained Glass Image of White Christ at Ebenezer Baptist Church" from the December 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Nov 21st, 2016

The editors discuss Angel Nafis’s poem “Ghazal for Becoming Your Own Country” from the November 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

The editors discuss Jos Charles’s poem “from 'feeld'” from the November 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Nov 7th, 2016

The editors discuss Alison C. Rollins’s poem "original [sin]" from the November 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2016

The editors discuss Javier Zamora’s poem "Second Attempt Crossing" from the November 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Oct 24th, 2016

The editors discuss Carolyn Forché's "Mourning" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Oct 17th, 2016

The editors discuss Kaveh Akbar's "Portrait of the Alcoholic Floating in Space with Severed Umbilicus" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Oct 10th, 2016

The editors discuss Victoria Chang's "Barbie Chang" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry. 
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0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2016

The editors discuss Carolyn Forché's "The Boatman" from the October issue of Poetry.
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0:00 | Aug 31st, 2016

The editors discuss new poems by Max Ritvo, Toi Derricotte, and Sylvia Legris; plus, an interview with Rachel Corbett about the relationship between Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin.
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2016

The editors discuss poems by Daniela Danz, translated by Monika Cassel; plus, an interview with Craig Santos Perez on Pacific Islander poetry, and poems by Teresia Teaiwa and Brandy Nālani McDougall.
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0:00 | Jun 1st, 2016

The editors discuss new poems by Peter Gizzi, Alice Oswald, Rodney Koeneke, and Laura Mullen.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2016

The May 2016 issue of Poetry is devoted entirely to Australian poets. The editors discuss new poems by Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jaya Savige, Lionel G. Fogarty, and Anthony Lawrence.
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2016

The editors discuss new poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts, Linda Hogan, Regie Cabico, and Aracelis Girmay.
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0:00 | Feb 26th, 2016

The editors discuss ekphrastic poems by Brenda Cárdenas and Maria Melendez Kelson, plus a sequence by Dante Micheaux.
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0:00 | Feb 1st, 2016

The editors discuss new poems by CD Wright, Bernadette Mayer, Tyehimba Jess, and Phillis Levin.
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0:00 | Jan 1st, 2016

This month's issue is devoted to ecojustice poetry. The editors discuss new poems by Jane Mead, Naomi Shihab Nye, Danez Smith, and Brenda Hillman.
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0:00 | Dec 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Jeffrey Skinner, Sheryl Luna, and Safiya Sinclair; plus a conversation with Michael N. McGregor on Robert Lax's poems.
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Kate Farrell, Meghan O'Rourke, Hai-Dang Phan, and Ed Roberson.
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Corey Mesler, Camille T. Dungy, Matt Hart, and Jennifer Chang.
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0:00 | Sep 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Michelle O'Sullivan, Billy Ramsell, and Victoria Kennefick; plus a discussion with Patrick Cotter on contemporary Irish poetry.
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2015

The editors discuss Amy Newman's "Howl," Alice Notley's "This Fire," and a series of limericks by Anthony Madrid.
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0:00 | Jun 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Rebecca Gayle Howell, Erika L. Sánchez, and Carl Phillips; plus Michael Seth Stewart on falling in love with John Wieners's poems.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems, with readings by Thomas Lux, Karen Solie, and Frank Bidart.
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2015

Quaraysh Ali Lansana describes how his life and poems have been shaped by hip hop, plus the editors discuss poems by Jamila Woods, Tara Betts, and Kristiana Rae Colón.
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0:00 | Mar 1st, 2015

Listen to new poems by Miller Oberman, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Aram Saroyan; plus Kate Farrell talks with the editors about an unfinished Kenneth Koch poem.
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0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Alice Lyons, Sally Wen Mao, and Elizabeth Willis; plus Michael Hofmann on the enigmatic Rosemary Tonks.
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0:00 | Jan 5th, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Tommye Blount and Tarfia Faizullah; plus Mike Chasar on memorization and poems in popular culture.
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0:00 | Dec 2nd, 2014

Terrances Hayes and Melissa Broder read new poems, plus the editors talk with Jennifer Bartlett about poetry and disability.
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2014

The editors discuss Matthew Rohrer's "Poem with Basho," selections from Grigori Dashevsky's "Ithaca" (tr. Valzhyna Mort), and Dafydd ap Gwilym's "The Wind" (tr. Gwyneth Lewis); plus James Longenbach on the medium of the English language.
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2014

New poems from Hugo Williams, Hannah Lowe, and Tim Wells; plus the editors talk with Maurice Riordan, editor of The Poetry Review, about relations between US and UK poetry.
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0:00 | Sep 5th, 2014

The editors discuss poems by Alli Warren and John Ashbery; plus a conversation on how The Waste Land sounds today, with Lesley Wheeler.
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2014

Readings by Rosanna Warren and Thomas Sayers Ellis (with saxophone accompaniment by James Brandon Lewis). Dorothea Lasky talks with the editors about color in poetry.
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0:00 | Jun 1st, 2014

Poems by Dan Chelotti, April Bernard, Nick Flynn, and Harry Mathews.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2014

The editors discuss a poem by Bob Hicok and talk with Michael Robbins about James Dickey; plus, readings from Cynthia Cruz and Rodrigo Toscano.
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2014

Poems by Sheryl Luna, Samiya Bashir, Ishion Hutchinson, and Gabrielle Calvocoressi; plus, Michael Klein on end-time poetry.
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0:00 | Mar 1st, 2014

The editors discuss poems by Danez Smith, Franny Choi, and Claudia Rankine, plus Nikky Finney on the poetry of James Baldwin.
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0:00 | Feb 1st, 2014

Poems from Nance Van Winckel, Ocean Vuong, and a soundscape from Matthea Harvey.
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0:00 | Jan 1st, 2014

The editors discuss poems from Adrian Matejka, Marion McCready, and Adam Fitzgerald.
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0:00 | Dec 1st, 2013

Poems from Emilia Phillips, Tomás Q. Morín, Eileen Myles, and more. 
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2013

Poems from Tiffany Higgins, Phillip B. Williams, and Hannah Sanghee Park; plus Tom Sleigh on the poetry of David Jones.
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2013

Poems from Hannah Gamble, Nate Marshall, and CAConrad, plus Peter Quartermain on "stubborn poetries."
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0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2013

Poems by Maureen N. McLane, Nate Klug, and Dorothea Lasky; plus, Lemony Snicket on poetry that children might enjoy.
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0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2013

Poems from Hailey Leithauser, Katie Ford, Rickey Laurentiis, and Idra Novey; plus Clive James on how poetry worms its way into the mind.
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2013

Poems from Christina Davis, James Galvin, Sadiqa de Meijer; plus, Bianca Stone remembers her grandmother, poet Ruth Stone.
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0:00 | May 31st, 2013

Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy discuss landays written by anonymous Pashtun women.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2013

Poems from Marie Ponsot, Jessica Greenbaum, and Rick Barot; plus Amiri Baraka on the Black Arts Movement.
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2013

Poems from Gwyneth Lewis, J.T. Barbarese, Jamaal May, Anna Maria Hong; plus Marjorie Perloff with advice for poets.
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0:00 | Mar 1st, 2013

Poems from Rachel Jamison Webster, Amit Majmudar, Douglas Kearney, and Amy Gerstler; plus Reginald Dwayne Betts on what not to do if you want to write poetry.
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0:00 | Feb 1st, 2013

Poems from Joshua Mehigan, Lisa Russ Spaar, and Sara Peters; plus Peter Campion on Mad Tom.
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0:00 | Jan 1st, 2013

Poems from Sara Miller, Kelly Cherry, Barbara Perez, Matthew Nienow; plus Laura Kasischke on not liking Wallace Stevens.
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0:00 | Dec 3rd, 2012

Poems from Richard Kenney, Eliza Griswold, Lucie Brock-Broido, Atsuro Riley, and Mary Karr.
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2012

Poems from Marie Ponsot, Laura Kasischke, Todd Boss, Campbell McGrath, and Kathleen Jamie; plus C.K. Williams on the foreboding of environmental doom.
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0:00 | Sep 4th, 2012

Poems by Dana Levin, John Longenbach, Deborah Paredez, and Frederick Seidel; plus A. E. Stallings on the Greek economic crisis.
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2012

Poetry by Adrian Matejka, Saskia Hamilton, and Natalie Shapero, plus Jill Alexander Essbaum on mowing lawns.
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0:00 | Jun 1st, 2012

Poems by Kathleen Raine, Denise Levertov, W.S. Di Piero, Claudia Emerson, and Stuart Dybek; plus Mary Ruefle on fear and poetry.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2012

Poems from Adam Vines, Judith Hall, Kimiko Hahn, and Devin Johnston, plus Maureen McLane on Marianne Moore.
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0:00 | Apr 2nd, 2012

Poems from Yusef Komunyakaa, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Kathy Nilsson, and Anthony Madrid, plus Patricia Smith on Gwendolyn Brooks.
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0:00 | Mar 1st, 2012

Poems by Geoffrey Brock and Peter Cole, plus translations of Marina Tsvetaeva by Jean Valentine and Ilya Kaminsky.
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0:00 | Feb 1st, 2012

Poems and prose by Robert Pinsky, José Antonio Rodríguez, Connie Voisine, and Philip Metres in the February issue of Poetry magazine.
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0:00 | Jan 3rd, 2012

Poems by Michael Ryan, Louise Glück, Eliza Griswold, and Michelle Boisseau from the January 2012 issue of Poetry magazine.
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0:00 | Dec 1st, 2011

Poems by Camille T. Dungy, Eduardo C. Corral, Linda Kunhardt, Alice Lyons, and Stephen Yenser from December's Q&A issue.
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2011

Poems by Dean Young, Marianne Boruch, and Robert VanderMolen, along with prose from David Shapiro.
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0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2011

Poems by Melanie Braverman, Gerald Stern, plus Boing-Boing founding partner Xeni Jardin on the poetry of the film Alphaville.
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0:00 | Sep 1st, 2011

Poems by Sharon Olds, Brenda Shaughnessy, Mary Ruefle, Reginald Dwayne Betts; plus David Yezzi on Anthony Hecht.
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2011

Poems from David Ferry, Calvin Forbes, Spencer Reece, plus Joshua Mehigan on poetry and madness.
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0:00 | Jun 1st, 2011

Translations of Bertolt Brecht, Amrita Pritam, Edith Södergran, and Eugénio de Andrade.
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0:00 | May 2nd, 2011

Poems from Kay Ryan, James Arthur, Fanny Howe, Sarah Lindsay and the Thai Elephant Orchestra; plus Carolyn Forché on the poetry of witness.
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2011

Ashbery translations of Rimbaud, plus poems from Laura Kasischke, Atsuro Riley, and C.K. Williams.
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0:00 | Mar 1st, 2011

Poems from Carolyn Forché and Paul Hoover; plus translations from Kabir and Gottfried Benn.
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0:00 | Feb 1st, 2011

Poems from Carolyn Forché, Thomas Lynch, Alicia Ostriker, and Jessica Jopp; plus Adam Kirsch considers what rap can teach poetry.
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0:00 | Jan 1st, 2011

Poems from Jennifer Chang, Mark Strand, Jill Alexander Essbaum, and Franz Wright; plus reflections on memorizing poetry by Madeleine Avirov.
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0:00 | Dec 1st, 2010

The editors talk to Linda Gregerson, Tom Pickard, and Vijay Seshadri about their poems from the Q & A issue.
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2010

Poems from Karen An-hwei Lee and Brooklyn Copeland, plus Giacomo Leopardi translated by W.S. Di Piero.
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2010

Poems from Jane Mead, Bob Hicok, Rachel Wetzsteon, and Eleanor Ross Taylor; Ange Mlinko discusses poetry and the brain.
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0:00 | Sep 1st, 2010

Poems from David Shapiro, Jacob Saenz, Maria Hummel, and Matthew Zapruder; Tony Hoagland on communication sickness and the poetics of vertigo.
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2010

Poetry from Robert P. Baird, Wilmer Mills, Connie Voisine, Sandra Simonds, plus a libretto by Robert Pinsky, and psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist on poetry and the brain.
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0:00 | Jun 1st, 2010

Poems from Ron Silliman, Averill Curdy, Paul Hoover, and Allen Edwin Butt. Plus Clare Cavanagh talks about translating the notebooks of Anna Kamienska.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2010

Poems from Eleanor Ross Taylor, Linda Kunhardt, and Andrew Hudgins. Plus David Biespiel on why American poets should quit following in their own footsteps.
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2010

The editors talk with contributors to the Q & A issue, including Randall Mann, Cathy Park Hong, and H.L. Hix.
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0:00 | Mar 1st, 2010

Poems from Dorothea Grossman, Gisela Kraft, Carlo Betocchi, and Dan Gerber. Plus Adam Kirsch explains what gets lost in translation.
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0:00 | Feb 1st, 2010

New poems from Robert Hass, Sam Willetts, and Martha Zweig, plus Michael Hofmann on German poet Durs Grünbein.
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0:00 | Jan 1st, 2010

New poems from Timothy Murphy, Andrea Cohen, Ezra Pound's daughter Mary de Rachewiltz, plus Carmine Starnino on the fiction of the “ordinary reader.”
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0:00 | Dec 1st, 2009

The editors discuss how poems are good for true love, break ups, and the environment.
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2009

New poems from James Schuyler, new translations of Gottfried Benn, plus Peter Cole on walking in Jerusalem.
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2009

Poems from A.V. Christie, Kevin Young, W.S. di Piero, plus Richard Zenith on the notebooks of Fernando Pessoa.
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0:00 | Sep 1st, 2009

The editors discuss poems from Katia Kapovich, Lucia Perillo, Don Paterson and more. Plus, Ange Mlinko on poetry and motherhood.
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0:00 | Jul 10th, 2009

Kenneth Goldsmith talks flarf, conceptual writing, and poetry in the age of the internet. Plus, poems by Hailey Leithauser, Sandra Beasley, Tim Dlugos, and Amy Beeder.
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0:00 | Jun 1st, 2009

Poems by D. Nurkse, Rae Armantrout, Averill Curdy, and Michael Hofmann, plus Tom Sleigh's take on Thom Gunn.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2009

The editors of the magazine discuss Ilya Kaminsky's “Deaf Republic”, Inger Christensen's musical poetry, and Hanoch Levin's “Lives of the Dead.”
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2009

Poetry magazine goes meta with a translation of a fictitious translation, the Greek version of a poetry slam, and more from the April issue.
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0:00 | Feb 27th, 2009

The editors discuss a new John Ashbery poem from the March issue. Plus, Seth Abramson, Katy Didden, and Fanny Howe on her memoir The Winter Sun.
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0:00 | Jan 30th, 2009

The editors talk about another manifesto moment, love poems and war poems, and new translations from the Aeneid.
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