Poetry Off the Shelf

Poetry

Producer Helena de Groot talks to poets about language, dreams, love and loss, identity, connection, anger, discomfort, the creative process, the state of the world and the world of the soul. Hard conversations are welcomed—laughter is, too.

Location:

United States

Description:

Producer Helena de Groot talks to poets about language, dreams, love and loss, identity, connection, anger, discomfort, the creative process, the state of the world and the world of the soul. Hard conversations are welcomed—laughter is, too.

Language:

English


Episodes

Intimate Distance

1/24/2023
Gabrielle Bates on betrayal, home church, and living in her mother's slaughterhouse.

Duration:00:46:49

Sonic Trust Fund

1/10/2023
Marisa Tirado on Selena, cow skulls, and the memory of adobe brick.

Duration:01:05:18

Sonic Trust Fund

1/10/2023
Marisa Tirado on Selena, cow skulls, and the memory of adobe brick.

Duration:01:06:04

Poets We Lost in 2022

12/27/2022
Remembering Richard Howard as a poet, mentor, and friend, plus a few words on money by Bernadette Mayer.

Duration:00:52:03

Attica, Again

12/13/2022
Celes Tisdale on similarities, teaching after the uprising, and his mother's favorite poet.

Duration:00:40:49

Hiding Between the Loaves

11/29/2022
Belarussian poets Valzhyna Mort and Julia Cimafiejeva on magic, transformation, and what's hidden underneath the forest floor.

Duration:01:02:15

Please Poem

11/15/2022
JoAnna Novak on islands, a plush placenta, and a gift from the suicide hotline.

Duration:00:45:43

The Poet and the Riot

11/14/2022
Shortly after Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots. Need a transcript of this episode? Request a transcript here.

Duration:00:15:31

Give Me a Sign

11/1/2022
Alexandra Lytton Regalado on fate, snake mirrors, and the daily work of letting go.

Duration:01:01:26

As I Am

10/4/2022
Ama Codjoe on normal naked bodies, solving problems, and her childfree life.

Duration:00:55:32

The Land Is the Center

9/20/2022
Noʻu Revilla on ancestral history in newspapers, ocean consciousness, and how to be a guest.

Duration:00:49:43

Remember Every Ginseng Seed

9/6/2022
Chelsea Harlan on knowledge, creaturehood, and the quest for her mother’s secret sadness.

Duration:00:59:23

Before We Return to Dust

8/23/2022
André Naffis-Sahely on desert sand, rootlessness, and the long shadow of fascism.

Duration:00:48:58

The Future Trembles

8/9/2022
Elisa Gabbert on commitment, boredom, and the poem as theater.

Duration:00:48:24

Trickster God

7/26/2022
Saeed Jones on accuracy, being funny, and creating what we need.

Duration:01:02:03

Trickster God

7/26/2022
Saeed Jones on accuracy, being funny, and creating what we need.

Duration:01:01:22

The Healing Brush-test

7/18/2022
Chantal Gibson on ancestors, laundry, and Franz Fanon for Beginners.

Duration:00:43:43

The Healing Brush

7/14/2022
Chantal Gibson on ancestors, laundry, and Frantz Fanon for beginners.

Duration:00:43:38

Yelling Down the Phone

6/28/2022
Nina Mingya Powles on muscle memory, Haka tutorials, and the shock of home.

Duration:00:51:57

Telling the Truth

6/14/2022
Niina Pollari on sunflowers, redemption, and the most depressing phone note in the world.

Duration:00:45:58