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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

Amaud Jamaul Johnson reads Linda Gregg‘s ”The Poet Goes About Her Business”

11/3/2021
Friends, lovers, bilches—this episode wraps up our pandemic season of The Poet Salon, and what an episode it is! After chopping it up with Amaud Jamaul Johnson on smoke, speakers, and silences, he brought us Linda Gregg's "The Poet Goes About Her Business." If this is your first encounter with the poem, we're excited for you but also very jealous. Born and raised in Compton, California, educated at Howard University and Cornell University, AMAUD JAMAUL JOHNSON is the author of three poetry...

Duration:00:39:29

Amaud Jamaul Johnson + Neat Glass of The Macallan Fine Whisky

11/3/2021
Good day, bilches! We're winding down this stab at a third season with our last, luminous guest, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, with whom we discuss advisorship, allusion, and arrangement. Born and raised in Compton, California, educated at Howard University and Cornell University, AMAUD JAMAUL JOHNSON is the author of three poetry collections, Red Summer, Darktown Follies, and Imperial Liquor (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020). A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford, MacDowell Fellow, and...

Duration:01:02:53

Jane Wong reads Gwendolyn Brooks‘ ”when you have forgotten sunday: the love story”

10/13/2021
Salami lovers, soup slurpers, and salad spinners—this week Jane Wong served up the one and only Gwendolyn Brooks. In this episode, you'll hear us eat up Brooks' "when you have forgotten sunday: the love story" JANE WONG is the author of How to Not Be Afraid of Everything from Alice James Books and Overpour from Action Books. A Kunidman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart prize and fellowships and residencies from the US Fulbright program, Artist Trust, 4Culture, The Fine Arts Work...

Duration:00:45:54

Jane Wong + Wild Fire Season

10/13/2021
Dear lovers and frenemies—we're marching along through the end of this season. Our latest offering is a lovely conversation with Jane Wong with whom we discuss food, framings and frontiers. Phew. JANE WONG is the author of How to Not Be Afraid of Everything from Alice James Books and Overpour from Action Books. A Kunidman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart prize and fellowships and residencies from the US Fulbright program, Artist Trust, 4Culture, The Fine Arts Work Center, Bread...

Duration:00:59:49

Carl Phillips reads Kobayashi Issa‘s ”[The world of dew]” trans. Noyobuki Yuasa

10/6/2021
Frenz, as promised, here is Carl Phillips' reading our first-ever haiku on The Poet Salon, Kobayashi Issa's "[The world of dew]" or "On the Death of a Child." CARL PHILLIPS is the author of fourteen books of poetry, most recently Pale Colors in a Tall Field (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020). He has won the Kingsley Tufts Award and been a finalist for the National Book Award. He currently teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. Japanese poet KOBAYASHI ISSA, also known as Kobayashi...

Duration:00:38:38

Carl Phillips + Italian Margarita in a Silver-Rimmed Buffalo Horn Goblet

10/6/2021
We're alive! Our hair is grown out. We brought you flowers. We missed you. For each of the next few weeks, we'll release both episodes with each of our guests. Today, we've got for you the inimitable Carl Phillips, with whom we discussed syntax, abstracts, and the brassiest of tacks. Enjoy! CARL PHILLIPS is the author of fourteen books of poetry, most recently Pale Colors in a Tall Field (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020). He has won the Kingsley Tufts Award and been a finalist for the...

Duration:01:04:53

Tommye Blount reads Spencer Reece's "Interlude"

6/14/2021
What's good, baby. We're back for the second part of our conversation with esteemed Tommye Blount. For us today, Tommy brought Spencer Reece's "Interlude," a short poem that imagines, does, asks so, so much. TOMMYE BLOUNTE grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College. He is the author of the poetry collection Fantasia for the Man in Blue (2020) and the chapbook What Are We Not For (2016). Blount has been awarded scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf...

Duration:00:32:01

Tommye Blount + Pellegrino with Lime

6/7/2021
Lovely loves, we went on a panda break but we're back now with our latest drop: a conversation with the inimitable Tommye Blount on color, order and desire. TOMMYE BLOUNTE grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College. He is the author of the poetry collection Fantasia for the Man in Blue (2020) and the chapbook What Are We Not For (2016). Blount has been awarded scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Cave Canem, and Kresge Arts. He...

Duration:01:20:19

Ada Limón reads Wanda Coleman's "Requiem for a Nest"

2/1/2021
Friends—here we are. Here you are. Here's Ada Limón reading Wanda Coleman's "Requiem for a Nest." It is almost certainly the record for times we thought we were done with the conversation and Luther realized he had more to say about the poem. Enjoy. We did—we serenely and delusionally did. ADA LIMÓN, a current Guggenheim fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things...

Duration:00:40:11

Ada Limón + January Gimlet

1/25/2021
O hi there, it's us, The Poet Salon, back in your ears with our third season—and what a season it is! We're kicking things off with the incomparable Ada Limón. After some quick updates from us, we discuss the virtues of poetic "play" before conversing with the one-and-only Ada about the human condition, carrying grief, and Kentucky. ADA LIMÓN, a current Guggenheim fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for...

Duration:01:09:28

Season 3 - Coming Soon!

12/30/2020
Beloveds, lovers, and loves—new episodes are coming to you, right here in this feed, starting January 25, 2021. Wash your hands. Get ready. It's gonna be good.

Duration:00:05:35

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