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José Olivarez reads “Nation of Domination”

0:00 | Apr 15th

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

Ru Freeman reads “The Heart Shows No Signs”

0:00 | Apr 8th

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

Marilyn Nelson reads “The Boley Rodeo”

0:00 | Apr 1st

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

Vi Khi Nao reads “The Binchōtan Charcoal & Its Ash”

0:00 | Mar 25th

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

Ray Gonzalez reads “Body of Rags, International Bridge Between the US & Mexico”

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.

Fatimah Asghar reads “Main Na Bhoolunga”

0:00 | Mar 11th

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

Fanny Howe reads “The Definitions”

0:00 | Mar 4th

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

Rosebud Ben-Oni Reads “Poet Wrestling with Her Empire of Dirt”

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.

Traci Brimhall Reads “Resistance”

0:00 | Feb 18th

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

Bev Yockelson Reads “The Trans Haggadah Companion”

0:00 | Feb 11th

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

Monica Youn Reads “Study of Two Figures (Pasiphaë/Sado)”

0:00 | Feb 4th

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

Toi Derricotte Reads “Speculations about ‘I’”

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.

Stephen Duffy Reads "What the Fuck Was I Thinking"

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.

Jorie Graham reads "Overheard in the Herd"

0:00 | Jan 14th

The editors discuss Jorie Graham's poem "Overheard in the Herd" from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.

Willie Perdomo reads "That's My Heart Right There"

0:00 | Jan 7th

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

Khaled Mattawa Reads "The Boat Merchant's Wife"

0:00 | Jan 2nd

The editors discuss Khaled Mattawa's poem "The Boat Merchant's Wife" from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.

Paul Tran reads "Like Judith Slaying Holofernes"

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

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

Nikki Wallschlaeger reads "When the Devil Leads Us Home and Yells Surprise"

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.

Tarfia Faizullah reads "Yr Not Exotic, But Once Ya Wanted to Be"

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.

Luther Hughes reads "Tenor"

0:00 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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

Faylita Hicks reads “Featuring Tonight at the Street Hustler’s Circus: The Girls”

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.

torrin a. greathouse reads “On Confinement”

0:00 | Nov 19th, 2018

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

Tiana Clark reads “My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work”

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.

Frank Sherlock reads “The Next Last One”

0:00 | Nov 5th, 2018

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

Max Ritvo reads “Dawn of Man”

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.

Jericho Brown reads “The Card Tables”

0:00 | Oct 22nd, 2018

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

Sarah Gridley reads “Where are the Days of Tobias”

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.

Ari Banias reads “Fountain”

0:00 | Oct 8th, 2018

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

Khadijah Queen reads “If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is”

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.

Carolina Ebeid reads “Annotations for a Memorial”

0:00 | Sep 24th, 2018

The editors discuss Carolina Ebeid’s poem “Annotations for a Memorial” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.

Ange Mlinko reads “Don Giovanni”

0:00 | Sep 17th, 2018

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

Donika Kelly reads “A Dead Thing That, in Dying, Feeds the Living”

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.

sam sax reads “Prayer for the Mutilated World”

0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2018

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

John Ashbery reads “Bunch of Stuff” and “By Guess and by Gosh”

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.

Ali Cobby Eckerman reads “Black Deaths in Custody”

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.

Carolyn Forché reads “Mourning”

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2018

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

Terrance Hayes reads “How to Draw a Perfect Circle”

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.

Victoria Chang reads “Obit”

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2018

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

Jane Miller reads “Outshines Its Canopy of  Intent”

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.

Lynn Melnick reads “Twelve”

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2018

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

Safia Elhillo reads “yasmeen”

0:00 | Jul 9th, 2018

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

Yoko Ono Reads “Mother Earth"”

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.

Jennifer Elise Foerster reads from "Coosa"

0:00 | Jun 25th, 2018

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

Trevino L. Brings Plenty reads "Will"

0:00 | Jun 18th, 2018

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

Tacey M. Atsitty reads from "Lacing"

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

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

A Conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

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.

D.A. Powell reads two poems

0:00 | May 28th, 2018

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

Noah Baldino Reads "Passing"

0:00 | May 21st, 2018

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

Chase Berggrun reads from "R E D"

0:00 | May 14th, 2018

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

Hanif Abdurraqib Reads "For the Dogs Who Barked at Me on the Sidewalks in Connecticut"

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.

Camille T. Dungy Reads "Frequently Asked Questions: 10"

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.

Ilya Kaminsky Reads “Search Patrols”

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

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

Solmaz Sharif Reads “The End of Exile”

0:00 | Apr 16th, 2018

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

Elizabeth Acevedo Reads “Iron”

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

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

Paul Tran Reads “Scientific Method”

0:00 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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

Martín Espada Reads “Letter to My Father”

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2018

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

Martha Silano Reads "Ode to Autocorrect"

0:00 | Mar 19th, 2018

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

Danez Smith Reads “how many of us have them?”

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.

Hieu Minh Nguyen Reads “Outbound”

0:00 | Mar 5th, 2018

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

Murray Edmond Reads “What to Do If You Find a Dead Hobbit in Your Garden”

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.

Hera Lindsay Bird Reads “Pyramid Scheme”

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2018

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

Anahera Gildea Reads “Sedition — a letter to the writer from Meri Mangakāhia”

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.

Tim Upperton Reads “The truth about Palmerston North”

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2018

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

Javier Zamora reads “Second Attempt Crossing”

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.

Joshua Bennett Reads “The Book of Mycah”

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2018

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

Paige Lewis Reads “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm”

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.

Ari Banias Reads “A Symmetry”

0:00 | Jan 8th, 2018

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

Wendy Xu Reads “Five Chinese Verses”

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2018

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

Sonnet L'Abbé Reads “CXIV”

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2017

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

Jane Yeh Reads “A Short History of Silence”

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2017

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

Forrest Gander Reads “What It Sounds Like” and “Stepping Out of the Light”

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.

Monica Sok Reads “ABC for Refugees”

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2017

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

Roy G. Guzmán Reads “Queerodactyl”

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2017

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

Shane McCrae Reads “Jefferson Davis the Adoptive Father of the Mulatto Jim Limber Dreams He Is Crowned King of the Confederacy”

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.

Franny Choi Reads From “Perihelion: A History of Touch”

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.

Natalie Shapero Reads “Sunshower”

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2017

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

Frank Bidart Reads “The Fourth Hour of the Night”

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.

A Conversation with Margo Price

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.

Harmony Holiday Reads “Sex tape or Future and Audre Lorde fall in love”

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.

Duy Doan Reads “Rickshaw Boy”

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2017

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

Mark Waldron Reads “How scrubbed-up clean” and “The Stick”

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.

Emily Skillings Reads “Girls Online”

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

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

Linda Bierds Reads “The Underwings of War”

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2017

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

Terrance Hayes Reads “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin”

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.

Patricia Lockwood Reads "The Ode on a Grecian Urn"

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.

Danez Smith Reads From "summer, somewhere"

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.

Jamila Woods Reads "Daddy Dozens"

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.

Erika L. Sánchez Reads "Narco"

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.

Claudia Rankine Reads From Citizen: “You are in the dark, in the car...”

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.

Li-Young Lee Reads "Changing Places in the Fire"

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.

Sarah Gambito Reads "Citizenship"

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.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for July 10, 2017: Oliver de la Paz Reads "Autism Screening..."

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.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for July 3, 2017: Tishani Doshi Reads "Monsoon Poem"

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2017

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

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for June 26, 2017: Adrian Matejka and the editors discuss "Family Pictures, Old & New"

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2017

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

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for June 19, 2017: Mahogany L. Browne Reads Two Poems

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2017

The editors discuss Mahogany L. Browne's "Coco(nut)" and "Marigold" from the June 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for June 12, 2017: Roger Reeves Reads "Domestic Violence"

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2017

The editors discuss Roger Reeves's "Domestic Violence" from the June 2017 issue of Poetry.  

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for June 5, 2017: CM Burroughs Reads Two Poems

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.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for May 29, 2017: Phillip B. Williams reads "Do-rag"

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.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for May 22, 2017: Emily Berry reads "The End"

0:00 | May 22nd, 2017

The editors discuss Emily Berry's "The End" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for May 15, 2017: sam sax reads "On Alcohol"

0:00 | May 15th, 2017

The editors discuss sam sax's "On Alcohol" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for May 8, 2017: D. Gilson reads "Where the Wild Things Go" and "Harold & the Purple Crayon"

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.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for May 1, 2017: Mary Karr Reads “The Burning Girl”

0:00 | May 1st, 2017

The editors discuss Mary Karr’s “The Burning Girl" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for April 24, 2017: Sumita Chakraborty on "Dear, Beloved"

0:00 | Apr 24th, 2017

The editors talk with Sumita Chakrabroty about her poem "Dear, beloved" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for April 17, 2017: George Bowering Reads "Sense of Time" and "Any"

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2017

The editors discuss George Bowering's poems "Sense of Time" and "Any" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for April 10, 2017: S.J. Fowler Reads "Violence on the Internet"

0:00 | Apr 10th, 2017

The editors discuss S.J. Fowler's "Violence on the Internet" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for April 3, 2017: Momina Mela reads "prayer is better than sleep"

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2017

The editors discuss Momina Mela's "prayer is better than sleep" from the April 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for March 27, 2017: Matthew Bevis on "Unknowing Lyric"

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.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for March 20, 2017: Cortney Lamar Charleston Reads "Devotion"

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.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for March 13, 2017: Zeina Hashem Beck Reads "Maqam"

0:00 | Mar 13th, 2017

The editors discuss Zeina Hashem Beck's "Maqam" from the March 2017 issue of Poetry.

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for March 6, 2017: Raymond Antrobus Reads "Echo"

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2017

The editors discuss Raymond Antrobus's "Echo" from the March 2017 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for February 27, 2017: Malika Booker Reads "A Parable of Sorts"

0:00 | Feb 27th, 2017

The editors discuss Malika Booker's "A Parable of Sorts" from the February 2017 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for February 20, 2017: Gregory Pardlo Reads "The Wedding Planners"

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2017

The editors discuss Gregory Pardlo's "The Wedding Planners" from the February 2017 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for February 13, 2017: Kiki Petrosino Reads "Nursery"

0:00 | Feb 13th, 2017

The editors discuss Kiki Petrosino's "Nursery" from the February 2017 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for February 6, 2017: Brian Kim Stefans Reads Two Poems

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.

Weekly Podcast for January 23, 2017: Paul Celan's "Microliths"

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.

Weekly Podcast for January 16, 2017: Tommy Pico reads from "Junk"

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2017

The editors discuss excerpts Tommy Pico's poem "Junk" from the January 2017 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for January 9, 2017: Ishion Hutchinson reads "Wheel of Fire"

0:00 | Jan 9th, 2017

The editors discuss Ishion Hutchinson's "Wheel of Fire" from the January 2017 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for January 2, 2017: Mai Der Vang reads "Mother of People Without Script"

0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2017

The editors discuss Mai Der Vang's "Mother of People Without Script" from the January 2017 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for December 26, 2016: Carl Phillips on poetry and politics

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.

Weekly Podcast for December 19, 2016: Jorie Graham reads "The Mask Now"

0:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

The editors discuss Jorie Graham's "The Mask Now" from the December 2016 issue of Poetry.

The LIVE Poetry Magazine Podcast! Featuring Tarfia Faizullah, Tina Boyer Brown, and Marianne Boruch

0:00 | Dec 14th, 2016

Readings and conversations with recent Poetry contributors recorded live at the Poetry Foundation on November 16, 2016.

Weekly Podcast for December 12, 2016: Joseph O. Legaspi reads "Your Mother Wears a House Dress"

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.

Weekly Podcast for December 5, 2016: Marcus Wicker reads "Conjecture on the Stained Glass Image of White Christ at Ebenezer Baptist Church"

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.

Weekly Podcast for November 21, 2016: Angel Nafis reads "Ghazal for Becoming Your Own Country"

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.

Weekly Podcast for November 14, 2016: Jos Charles reads "from 'feeld'"

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

The editors discuss Jos Charles’s poem “from 'feeld'” from the November 2016 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for November 7, 2016: Alison C. Rollins reads "original [sin]"

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2016

The editors discuss Alison C. Rollins’s poem "original [sin]" from the November 2016 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for November 1, 2016: Javier Zamora reads "Second Attempt Crossing"

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2016

The editors discuss Javier Zamora’s poem "Second Attempt Crossing" from the November 2016 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for October 24, 2016: Carolyn Forché reads "Mourning"

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2016

The editors discuss Carolyn Forché's "Mourning" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry.

Weekly Podcast for October 17, 2016: Kaveh Akbar reads "Portrait of the Alcoholic Floating in Space with Severed Umbilicus"

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.

Weekly Podcast for October 10, 2016: Victoria Chang reads ​"Barbie Chang"

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2016

The editors discuss Victoria Chang's "Barbie Chang" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry. 

Weekly Podcast for October 3, 2016: Carolyn Forché reads "The Boatman"

0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2016

The editors discuss Carolyn Forché's "The Boatman" from the October issue of Poetry.

September 2016: “Dawn of Man”

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.

July/August 2016: “Fear of Flying (in Broken Gilbertese)”

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.

June 2016: “Broken thought-machines”

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2016

The editors discuss new poems by Peter Gizzi, Alice Oswald, Rodney Koeneke, and Laura Mullen.

May 2016: “My Darling Turns to Poetry at Night”

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.

April 2016: “When I Think of Tamir Rice While Driving”

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2016

The editors discuss new poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts, Linda Hogan, Regie Cabico, and Aracelis Girmay.

March 2016: “Rollcall”

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2016

The editors discuss ekphrastic poems by Brenda Cárdenas and Maria Melendez Kelson, plus a sequence by Dante Micheaux.

February 2016: "The Obscure Lives of Poets"

0:00 | Feb 1st, 2016

The editors discuss new poems by CD Wright, Bernadette Mayer, Tyehimba Jess, and Phillis Levin.

January 2016: "If He Asks Where He Is, Say Gone"

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.

December 2015: "Nothing Is Too Small"

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.

November 2015: "Beauty. Beauty. Beauty."

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Kate Farrell, Meghan O'Rourke, Hai-Dang Phan, and Ed Roberson.

October 2015: "Let It Happen Again If You Can”

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems by Corey Mesler, Camille T. Dungy, Matt Hart, and Jennifer Chang.

September 2015: "Things No Longer There"

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.

July/August 2015: "Cranberry Cranberry Cranberry"

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.

June 2015: "You don't mean any harm"

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.

May 2015: "You don't go to visit the seaside, but the seaside visits you”

0:00 | May 1st, 2015

The editors discuss new poems, with readings by Thomas Lux, Karen Solie, and Frank Bidart.

April 2015: "Cast Poems in the River and Tell Them You Remember"

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.

March 2015: "The Antihero"

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.

February 2015: "The Woman Who Quit"

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.

January 2015: "A tongue is a tongue is a tongue"

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.

December 2014: "I darned it out of myths"

0:00 | Dec 2nd, 2014

Terrances Hayes and Melissa Broder read new poems, plus the editors talk with Jennifer Bartlett about poetry and disability.

November 2014: "You are in Ithaca, but you are not yet home"

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.

October 2014: "Widdershins"

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.

September 2014: "Bunch of Stuff"

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.

July/August 2014: "We a Wild Life"

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.

June 2014: "There is magic in decay"

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2014

Poems by Dan Chelotti, April Bernard, Nick Flynn, and Harry Mathews.

May 2014: "Sostahnence"

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.

Poetry at the End of the World

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2014

Poems by Sheryl Luna, Samiya Bashir, Ishion Hutchinson, and Gabrielle Calvocoressi; plus, Michael Klein on end-time poetry.

"Without the Blues There Would Be No Jazz"

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.

February 2014: "a joke that ends with—huh?"

0:00 | Feb 1st, 2014

Poems from Nance Van Winckel, Ocean Vuong, and a soundscape from Matthea Harvey.

January 2014: Filets of Sounds

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2014

The editors discuss poems from Adrian Matejka, Marion McCready, and Adam Fitzgerald.

December 2013: Bring a Poetry Book

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2013

Poems from Emilia Phillips, Tomás Q. Morín, Eileen Myles, and more. 

November 2013: The Truth About Her Tongue

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.

October 2013: "what we came here to do"

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2013

Poems from Hannah Gamble, Nate Marshall, and CAConrad, plus Peter Quartermain on "stubborn poetries."

September 2013: The Strangeness of Poetry

0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2013

Poems by Maureen N. McLane, Nate Klug, and Dorothea Lasky; plus, Lemony Snicket on poetry that children might enjoy.

Who Brings the Joy

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.

July/August 2013: Talking to the Dead

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2013

Poems from Christina Davis, James Galvin, Sadiqa de Meijer; plus, Bianca Stone remembers her grandmother, poet Ruth Stone.

June 2013: Poems from Afghanistan

0:00 | May 31st, 2013

Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy discuss landays written by anonymous Pashtun women.

May 2013: Yes, Tarp

0:00 | May 1st, 2013

Poems from Marie Ponsot, Jessica Greenbaum, and Rick Barot; plus Amiri Baraka on the Black Arts Movement.

April 2013: Goodbye, Luck

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2013

Poems from Gwyneth Lewis, J.T. Barbarese, Jamaal May, Anna Maria Hong; plus Marjorie Perloff with advice for poets.

Save the Candor

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.

Engineering an April

0:00 | Feb 1st, 2013

Poems from Joshua Mehigan, Lisa Russ Spaar, and Sara Peters; plus Peter Campion on Mad Tom.

"We All Exist, Wetly"

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2013

Poems from Sara Miller, Kelly Cherry, Barbara Perez, Matthew Nienow; plus Laura Kasischke on not liking Wallace Stevens.

Healing by Mistake

0:00 | Dec 3rd, 2012

Poems from Richard Kenney, Eliza Griswold, Lucie Brock-Broido, Atsuro Riley, and Mary Karr.

The Effect of Small Things

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.

"You've Never Seen My Shower"

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.

Your Other Heart

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2012

Poetry by Adrian Matejka, Saskia Hamilton, and Natalie Shapero, plus Jill Alexander Essbaum on mowing lawns.

"That discrete first pock"

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.

Just Now Between Positions

0:00 | May 1st, 2012

Poems from Adam Vines, Judith Hall, Kimiko Hahn, and Devin Johnston, plus Maureen McLane on Marianne Moore.

Looking Animals in the Eye

0:00 | Apr 2nd, 2012

Poems from Yusef Komunyakaa, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Kathy Nilsson, and Anthony Madrid, plus Patricia Smith on Gwendolyn Brooks.

"you and your olives, me and my rhyme"

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2012

Poems by Geoffrey Brock and Peter Cole, plus translations of Marina Tsvetaeva by Jean Valentine and Ilya Kaminsky.

The Post-Secular Age

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.

Dumb Pig Fate

0:00 | Jan 3rd, 2012

Poems by Michael Ryan, Louise Glück, Eliza Griswold, and Michelle Boisseau from the January 2012 issue of Poetry magazine.

I Smell the Blood of Low-Definition Attorneys

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.

All This Havoc

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2011

Poems by Dean Young, Marianne Boruch, and Robert VanderMolen, along with prose from David Shapiro.

They Do Darkness Where There Was Light

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.

The Fish is Also Cooked

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2011

Poems by Sharon Olds, Brenda Shaughnessy, Mary Ruefle, Reginald Dwayne Betts; plus David Yezzi on Anthony Hecht.

"You are what's fallen"

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2011

Poems from David Ferry, Calvin Forbes, Spencer Reece, plus Joshua Mehigan on poetry and madness.

Fruit Don’t Fall Far

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2011

Translations of Bertolt Brecht, Amrita Pritam, Edith Södergran, and Eugénio de Andrade.

Charms that Forestall Harm

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.

Stitched to a Wish

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2011

Ashbery translations of Rimbaud, plus poems from Laura Kasischke, Atsuro Riley, and C.K. Williams.

Expert in Earth, Eager in Flesh

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2011

Poems from Carolyn Forché and Paul Hoover; plus translations from Kabir and Gottfried Benn.

Poetry Cannot be Skimmed

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.

Why Can’t Lust be Love?

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.

The Possibility of an Answer

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2010

The editors talk to Linda Gregerson, Tom Pickard, and Vijay Seshadri about their poems from the Q & A issue.

May We Blossom Every Fifty Years

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2010

Poems from Karen An-hwei Lee and Brooklyn Copeland, plus Giacomo Leopardi translated by W.S. Di Piero.

Loneliness Rhymes and Slippery Slopes

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2010

Poems from Jane Mead, Bob Hicok, Rachel Wetzsteon, and Eleanor Ross Taylor; Ange Mlinko discusses poetry and the brain.

Nothing Plus the Idea of Chocolate

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.

Meat Wants Sweet

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.

Iamb What Iamb

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.

The Farmer’s in the Dell

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.

Don’t Hold Out for Love

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.

No Me, No You, No Opinions

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.

Why Live Without Writing?

0:00 | Feb 1st, 2010

New poems from Robert Hass, Sam Willetts, and Martha Zweig, plus Michael Hofmann on German poet Durs Grünbein.

Are Poets Lazy Bastards?

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.”

Poems Can Stop Bulldozers

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2009

The editors discuss how poems are good for true love, break ups, and the environment.

Poetry Takes a Walk

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2009

New poems from James Schuyler, new translations of Gottfried Benn, plus Peter Cole on walking in Jerusalem.

We Live in a Time Full of Love

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.

We Don't Have Cold Feet

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.

"There's No Creativity, There's Just Decisions"

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.

The Dark Has No Teeth

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2009

Poems by D. Nurkse, Rae Armantrout, Averill Curdy, and Michael Hofmann, plus Tom Sleigh's take on Thom Gunn.

Rhapsodies and Rude Epics

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.”

Bringing a Different Music Into English

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.

You're Always Moving Toward Silence

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.

I Love Originality So Much I Keep Copying It

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2009

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

Of All the Poems in the World, Why Would You Pick This One?

0:00 | Dec 30th, 2008

Previously unpublished poems by Langston Hughes, a preview of Michael Hofmann's essay on Lowell and Bishop, and a phone call to readers in Texas who don't like the poems in this month's issue!

Her Victorian Roots are Showing

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2008

The editors pick highlights from an interview with Seamus Heaney and Fanny Howe's notebooks; and listen and comment on poems by Joan Houlihan, Roddy Lumsden, and Fred D'Aguiar.

The Savage Detective Turns to Poetry

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2008

Hear some of the first poetry by the Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño to be translated into English, plus a discussion of Visual Poetry, left-leaning political poetry, and poems read by Mary Szybist and Jorge Sánchez.

"Accident Plays a Part in Art"

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2008

The editors talk with Kasischke on Ken Burns, Lindsay on Krakatau, Sheffield on fishing, and Logan on Hart Crane (and David Foster Wallace).

Requiem, Vindication, and a Gas Station Restroom

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2008

Poems from the September issue and a phone call from Clive James.

Killing Him

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2008

An excerpt from the satirical radio play by Yehuda Amichai.

Feeling Like a Worm in Tequila?

0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2008

Poets chasing poets, Dean Young vs. Tony Hoagland, a theory of hats, and more.

Our Birds, Our Selves

0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2008

Donald Revell, Marianne Boruch—and your feisty letters.

Wild Bard—or Professional?

0:00 | May 1st, 2008

What kinds of skills are poets supposed to have? Plus Jane Hirshfield, Chris Dombrowski, and more.

Found in Translation

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2008

Poems from the Russian, Welsh, and other tongues.

Something Has Come Between Us!

0:00 | Mar 3rd, 2008

Is simile a species of metaphor? And other catchy concepts.

When Guns Talk the Muses Fall Silent

0:00 | Feb 4th, 2008

Dispatches from Alexei Tsvetkov and George Szirtes. Plus: Samuel Beckett, Lynn Emanuel, Jeffrey Schultz, and Jorie Graham.

First. Time. Ever.

0:00 | Jan 4th, 2008

Prose fiction by Stuart Dybek in the pages of Poetry? Plus: new work by Kay Ryan and Wendy Videlock.

When I Fell Out of Love with the Cantos

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2007

Poetry magazine editors talk about Clive James’ brutal re-evaluation of the Cantos, and other work in the new issue.

The Editors Speak

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2007

Ladybugs, war, and the consolation of poetry: The debut of the Poetry Magazine Podcast.