Category: PoemTalk

Top 5 PoemTalk episodes

I am often asked to recommend my five favorite episodes of PoemTalk. I mean, there have been 158 of them since 2007, so naming five is a tall order. I’ve loved many of them. Found dozens of them so powerful—such a moving experience, even in the middle of my scrambling...

Podcast interview with Rolf Potts (“Deviate”): on collaborative learning & the end of the lecture

Rolf Potts returned to the Writers House recently and, after leading a public program he and I went into the Wexler Studio to record an episode of his fine podcast series, “Deviate.” It was a long interview. Even after some editing, it’s still 93 minutes long. You can listen to...

ModPo—note of thanks

It’s that time of year. For counting blessings & discerning why we’re grateful. The ModPo team, based here at the Kelly Writers House, makes ModPo (ever expanding, ever further elaborating) available to you as truly a labor of love. Can you tell? We just love doing this, and reaching out...

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.)

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...

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).