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The Poet Salon is a podcast where poets talk over drinks prepared especially for them.

The Poet Salon is a podcast where poets talk over drinks prepared especially for them.

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The Poet Salon is a podcast where poets talk over drinks prepared especially for them.

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English


Episodes

Justin Phillip Reed reads Reginald Shepherd's "Occurrences across the Chromatic Scale"

7/13/2020
Congrats! You, us, we have made it through two whole seasons of this wacky little experiment to get poets to talk to us about poems. Can't think of more lovely way to close us out than with this conversation with the one and only Justin Phillip Reed on Reginald Shepherd's "Occurrences across the Chromatic Scale". Listen to us astonish, awe, swell, delight, and learn from, over, below this poem. Then be sure to go back and re-listen the very first episode. It's a treat! JUSTIN PHILLIP REED...

Duration:00:32:48

Justin Phillip Reed + Whiskey From The Bottle

6/30/2020
Hello beautifuls—we're nearing the end of our second season (one more episode to go!) and we're grateful you're here with us. This week we answer TWO audience questions about capital-P Poetry and reading rituals. Then, we get the chance to (virtually) chop it up with the one and only delight Justin Phillip Reed. JUSTIN PHILLIP REED is an American poet, essayist, and amateur bass guitarist. His preoccupations include horror cinema, poetic form, morphological transgressions, and uses of the...

Duration:01:27:16

Keetje Kuipers reads Eavan Boland's "Quarantine"

6/5/2020
Donate to bailout fund, pass it on. Following up on last week's conversation with one of our favs Keetje Kuipers, today, we dig into one of her mentor's poems "Quarantine" by Eavan Boland. Writer and editor KEETJE KUIPERS (pronounced Kay-tcha Ky-pers) is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions. Her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, was selected by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Named one of the top ten debut poetry books of 2010 by Poets &...

Duration:00:24:14

Keetje Kuipers + The Small Town Drag Show

5/27/2020
Another week, another hundred hand-washes. This week we get dig into ways to unstick writer's block before the blessing that was the virtual company of Keetje Kuipers. Together, we talk about symmetry, sadness, and sticking cold cheese in unexpected places. Buckle up! Writer and editor KEETJE KUIPERS (pronounced Kay-tcha Ky-pers) is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions. Her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, was selected by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin,...

Duration:01:02:57

Aria Aber reads Solmaz Sharif's "The Master's House"

5/20/2020
Yooo we did it! Another week, another episode. In this one, the one-and-only Aria Aber brings in Solmaz Sharif's "The Master's House" to binge and revel and geek and play and laugh and pray. And oh did we— ARIA ABER was raised in Germany. Her debut book Hard Damage won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September 2019. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Poem-A-Day, Narrative, Muzzle...

Duration:00:42:07

Aria Aber + Duino Mojito

5/14/2020
Friends! Lovers! Nemeses! Hope you're washing your hands! This episode is our first recording entirely remotely—including our interview with special guest Aria Aber, who was gracious enough to deal with a combination of technical difficulties and our muddled quarantine brains. No amount of ambient noise could get in the way of her sheer brilliance though. ARIA ABER was raised in Germany. Her debut book Hard Damage won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September...

Duration:01:05:55

Michelle Peñaloza reads Douglas Kearney's "Tallahatchie Lullabye, Baby"

5/4/2020
Hi loves, we're back with part deux of our conversation with the vibrant Michelle Peñaloza. Coming off of last week's lovely conversation about her own work, for this episode, she brought in Douglas Kerney's "Tallahatchie Lullabye, Baby". We excited to share the poem and this chat with you. Hope you're staying safe! MICHELLE PEÑALOZA is the author of Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, winner of the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Poetry Prize (Inlandia Books, 2019). She is also the...

Duration:00:26:53

Michelle Peñaloza + Fire and Chrysanthemums

4/24/2020
This week, friends, we're sitting with the question "So what do you write about?" ahead of a lovely conversation with Michelle Peñaloza. We chop it up about confession, contrast, and kasamas while sipping on Fire and Chrysanthemums. Enjoy! MICHELLE PEÑALOZA is the author of Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, winner of the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Poetry Prize (Inlandia Books, 2019). She is also the author of two chapbooks, landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias, 2015), and Last...

Duration:00:49:09

Bonus: The Craft of the Literary Podcast Interview

4/17/2020
Hope you're staying safe, loves! This week we've got a special bonus episode for you: The Craft of the Literary Podcast Interview, which was initially slated to be an AWP panel. Due to pandemic, it was cancelled, but you still get to hear the conversation between Mike Sakesegawa of Keep the Channel Open, Rachel Zucker of Commonplace, David Naimon of Between the Covers, and our very own Dujie Tahat. They discuss topics like how do we come up with questions, is the podcast inherently selfish,...

Duration:01:59:48

Paisley Rekdal reads Brigit Pegeen Kelly's "Black Swan"

4/8/2020
O dear ones—hope you're staying safe and well! We're coming to you from our respective apartments for our second conversation with Paisley Rekdal, who was kind enough to bring in Brigit Pegeen Kelley's "Black Swan". We geeked. If you haven't yet, be sure to check out last week's episode and leave us a sweet review! PAISLEY REKDAL is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; the hybrid photo-text memoir, Intimate; and five books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos; Six...

Duration:00:25:50

Paisley Rekdal + The Dark Sister

4/3/2020
Have you washed your hands yet? Please take care of your selves and each other. This week, we recorded remotely for the first time. After chopping it up about how COVID-19 has affected our relationships to poetry, we dive into a conversation with Paisley Rekdal from a few months ago about mythology, movement, and making difficult editorial choices. PAISLEY REKDAL is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; the hybrid photo-text memoir, Intimate; and five books of...

Duration:01:00:32

Taneum Bambrick reads Aria Aber's "The Only Cab Service of Farmington, Maine"

3/24/2020
Hope your washing your hands, friends! We're back this week with a cute little episode in which Taneum Bambrick reads Aria Aber's "The Only Cab Service of Farmington, Maine". Last week we kicked it with Taneum talking about sturgeon, sex, and stuff thrown in the trash, and if you haven't heard that yet, we'd highly recommend booping back over in the feed and hitting play ASAP. Taneum Bambrick is the author of Vantage, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry...

Duration:00:21:04

Taneum Bambrick + End of Tour Toddy

3/17/2020
Hello dearest dearests—what a time to be alive listening to podcasts! If you're here, you probably know the drill already. If not, you're about to hear a thoughtful and laugh-filled conversation with Taneum Bambrick about sturgeon, sex, and stuff you throw in the trash. If you're new to The Poet Salon, stay tuned for next week, where she brings a poem for us to fawn over. Taneum Bambrick is the author of Vantage, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry...

Duration:00:58:30

Oliver de la Paz reads Laura Jensen's "Bad Boats"

3/9/2020
Look. Last week we got into it over sonnets (which, it turns out, we know a lot more about than prosody!) before diving into a conversation with Oliver de la Paz about his work. This week he brought in Laura Jensen's much-beloved poem "Bad Boats". OLIVER DE LA PAZ is the author of five collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby (SIU Press 2001, 2007), and Requiem for the Orchard (U. of Akron Press 2010), winner of the Akron Prize for poetry chosen by Martìn Espada, Post...

Duration:00:17:02

Oliver de la Paz + The Long Line

3/3/2020
Our people, our people! We're back this week with a fresh new episode featuring the one and only Oliver de la Paz. He came through The Poet Salon to talk about parenting, prose poems, and myths. OLIVER DE LA PAZ is the author of five collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby (SIU Press 2001, 2007), and Requiem for the Orchard (U. of Akron Press 2010), winner of the Akron Prize for poetry chosen by Martìn Espada, Post Subject: A Fable (U. of Akron Press 2014), and the...

Duration:00:56:22

Bettina Judd reads from Aracelis Girmay's "The Black Maria"

2/19/2020
Good ppl, good ppl—last week we chopped it up with THEE Dr. Bettina Judd on so many goodness. This week, she brought in Aracelis Girmay's "The Black Maria" for us to melt our hearts over. Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist and performer whose research focus is on Black women's creative production and our use of visual art, literature, and music to develop feminist thought. Her current book manuscript argues that Black women’s creative production is feminist knowledge...

Duration:00:37:09

Bettina Judd + JOY! Spritzes

2/11/2020
Hey you! This week we pop off on prosody before sitting down with the amazing Bettina Judd. Bettina takes us through her interdisciplinary approach to poems, patience, and of course, JOY! Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist and performer whose research focus is on Black women's creative production and our use of visual art, literature, and music to develop feminist thought. Her current book manuscript argues that Black women’s creative production is feminist knowledge...

Duration:01:00:21

Bill Carty reads Jennifer Chang's "Dorothy Wordsworth"

2/3/2020
Friends— last week, Bill Carty schooled us on clouds, clarity, and clowns. For this week's episode, Bill brought in Jennifer Chang's "Dorothy Wordsworth" to boot, scoot, n' boogie with. Enjoy! Bill Carty is the author of Huge Cloudy (Octopus Books) and the chapbook Refugium. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College (BA) and University of North-Carolina-Wilmington (MFA), and he has received poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Artist Trust, Hugo House, and Jack...

Duration:00:24:25

Bill Carty + Grecian Laurel 75

1/28/2020
Hello hello! This week we're thrilled to wax poetic about Brigit Pegeen Kelly—who is she? and why do poets love her so??—and to interview our dear friend Bill Carty about clouds, clarity, clowns, etc. Bill Carty is the author of Huge Cloudy (Octopus Books) and the chapbook Refugium. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College (BA) and University of North-Carolina-Wilmington (MFA), and he has received poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Artist Trust, Hugo House,...

Duration:00:57:27

Jericho Brown reads Lucille Clifton's "The Lost Baby Poem"

1/20/2020
Hello there! After last week's episode with Jericho Brown in which we hashed it out over rhyme and why we write, Jericho brought us Lucille Clifton's "The Lost Baby Poem" to nerd out over. Hear us out. Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer's Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book...

Duration:00:21:34