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New Yorker: Poetry Podcast

  • Margaret Atwood joins Kevin to discuss “A Stranger,” by Saeed Jones, and her own poem “Flatline" (December 2020).
  • Arthur Sze joins Kevin to discuss “The Problem of Describing Trees,” by Robert Hass, and his own poem “Vectors" (November 2020).
  • Joy Harjo joins Kevin to discuss “Still-Life with Potatoes, Pearls, Raw Meat, Rhinestones, Lard, and Horse Hooves,” by Sandra Cisneros, and her own poem “Running" (September 2020).
  • In a special episode, Tracy K. Smith, Marilyn Nelson, and Terrance Hayes join Kevin to read their work and discuss its relationship to protest and liberation (July 2020).
  • Clarence Major joins Kevin to discuss "Downpour," by Billy Collins, and his own poem "Hair" (June 2020).
  • Elisa Gonzalez joins Kevin to discuss "Gathering Apricots," by Czeslaw Milosz, and her own poem, "Failed Essay on Privilege" (April 2020).
  • Ben Purkert joins Kevin to discuss "Notes on the Reality of the Self," by Jorie Graham, and his own poem "News" (March 2020).
  • Kwame Dawes jones Kevin to discuss "The Season of Phantasmal Peace," by Derek Walcott, and his poem "Before Winter" (February 2020).
  • Ellen Bass joins Kevin to discuss "Quahogs," by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem "Because" (January 2020).
  • Mary Jo Bang joins Kevin to discuss her translation of the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy (December 2019).
  • Shane McCrae joins Kevin to discuss his poetry sequence "Jim Limber in Heaven" (November 2019).
  • Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin to discuss "The Moon and the Yew Tree," by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem "Cliffhanging" (October 2019).
  • Eliza Griswold joins Kevin to discuss her poetry sequence "First Person" (September 2019).
  • Ariel Francisco joins Kevin to discuss "By a Lake in Minnesota," by James Wright, and his own poem "Along the East River and in the Bronx Young Men Were Singing" (August 2019). 
  • Campbell McGrath joins Kevin to discuss "Realism," by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem "The Human Heart" (July 2019).
  • Natasha Trethewey joins Kevin to read and discuss Charles Wright’s “Toadstools,” and her own poem “Repentance” (June 2019).
  • Safiya Sinclair joins Kevin to read and discuss Natalie Diaz’s poem “From the Desire Field” and her own poem “Gospel of the Misunderstood” (May 2019).
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths joins Kevin to discuss “Rain Light,” by W. S. Merwin, and her own poem “Heart of Darkness” (April 2019).
  • Peter Balakian joins Kevin to read and discuss Theodore Roethke’s poem “In a Dark Time” and his own poem “Eggplant” (March 2019).
  • Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin to read and discuss Forrest Gander’s poem “Son,” and his own poem, also titled “Son” (February 2019).
  • Deborah Landau joins Kevin to read and discuss Anne Sexton’s poem “Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman” and her own poem “Solitaire” (November 2018).
  • Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem “Groundhog” and his own poem “What Use Is Knowing Anything If No One Is Around” (October 2018).
  • Nick Flynn joins Kevin to read and discuss Zoë Hitzig’s poem “Objectivity as Blanket” and his own poem “The King of Fire” (September 2018).
  • Catherine Barnett joins Kevin to read and discuss Szymborska’s poem “Maybe All This” and her own poem “Son in August” (August 2018).
  • Nicole Sealey joins Kevin to read and discuss Ellen Bass’s poem “Indigo,” and her own poem “A Violence” (July 2018).
  • Tiana Clark joins Kevin to read and discuss Natasha Trethewey’s poem “Repentance,” and her own poem “Nashville” (June 2018).
  • Kevin discusses Ada Limón and Natalie Diaz’s collaborative letter-writing project, “Envelopes of Air” (May 2018).
  • Marie Howe joins Kevin to read and discuss Lucie Brock-Broido’s poem “The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act” and her own poem “The Star Market” (March 2018).
  • Meena Alexander joins Kevin to read and discuss Gerald Stern’s poem “Adonis” and her own poem “Kochi by the Sea” (February 2018).
  • Terrance Hayes joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Matthew Dickman’s poem “Fire” and his own poem “New York Poem” (January 2018).
  • David Lehman joins Kevin Young to read and discuss John Ashbery’s poem “Worsening Situation” and his own poem “Stages on Life’s Way” (December 2017).
  • Tracy K. Smith joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Dickman’s poem “Minimum Wage” and her own poem “Declaration” (November 2017).

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