Category: PoemTalk

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PoemTalk on “Zong!”

Today in KWH’s Wexler Studio I had the great pleasure of convening & moderating a new episode of PoemTalk. Amber Rose Johnson, Tracie Morris, Alexandria Johnson & I discussed six sections of NourbeSe Philip’s “Zong!” (It will be a few months before this episode will be available.)

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Joanne Kyger (November 19, 1934 – March 22, 2017)

The great poet Joanne Kyger passed yesterday. I had the honor of hosting an on-location episode of PoemTalk a few months ago not far from her home in Bolinas, California. You can hear that conversation here. That afternoon was brilliant: a late summer day, clear skies, the mesa field behind...

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Philip Whalen PoemTalk recorded “on location” in Bolinas

With elation we are today releasing episode #110 of PoemTalk—recorded (including video) “on location” in Bolinas, CA, as we discussed Philip Whalen’s “Life at Bolinas” with Stephen Ratcliffe, Joanne Kyger & Julia Bloch. http://jacket2.org/podcasts/rearrange-world-poemtalk-110 & https://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audio/detail/92707 (also available on iTunes & Soundcloud).

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Paul Celan PoemTalk

Pierre Joris, Anna Strong, and Ariel Resnikoff joined Al Filreis to talk about Paul Celan’s well-known poem “Corona.” Celan had chosen to continue writing in German after the elimination of Jews from his town and the murder of his parents by the Nazis and their fascist allies — and maintained,...