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Episode #071 Tamar Samuel-Siegel and Ross Gay's Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude Reviewed

6/15/2018
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Tamar Samuel-Siegel from Virginia (and other places) shares her views on embodiment of language and poetry, and reads poems from her time spent in Israel. Host Charlie Rossiter reviews Ross Gay's latest book, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Find Ross Gay's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Catalog-Unabashed-Gratitude-Pitt-Poetry/dp/0822963310 Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on...

Duration:00:34:17

Episode #070 Mark O'Brien and Bobbie Louise Hawkins Remembered

6/1/2018
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Mark O'Brien from upstate NY talks about his interests in visual art and poetry, haibun and more. Host Charlie Rossiter remembers recently deceased Beat poet and novelist Bobbie Louise Hawkins. Bobbie Louise Hawkins Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/obituaries/bobbie-louise-hawkins-beat-poet-and-author-dies-at-87.html Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook:...

Duration:00:30:35

Episode #069 Gayle Lauradunn and Can Poetry Matter Revisited

5/18/2018
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Gayle Lauradunn from New Mexico reads from her new book, All the Wild and Holy: A Life of Eunice Williams 1696-1785. Host Charlie Rossiter considers Dana Gioia's "Can Poetry Matter" essay on ways to make poetry a more significant part of the culture. Read "Can Poetry Matter?" here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1991/05/can-poetry-matter/305062/ Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website:...

Duration:00:31:15

Episode #068 Bill Morgan and Wait Till I'm Dead Reviewed

5/4/2018
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Bill Morgan, archivist to Allen Ginsberg, talks about "The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats," a book created from Allen's lectures, edited by Bill. Host Charlie Rossiter reviews "Wait Till I'm Dead," a collection of Ginsberg's previously uncollected poems also edited by Morgan. Find "The Best Minds of My Generation here: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Minds-My-Generation-Literary/dp/0802126499 Find Wait Til I'm Dead here:...

Duration:00:31:46

Episode #067 Poetry Month Special ft. Billy Collins Writing Advice, Sam Hamill Remembrance and More

4/20/2018
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This special Poetry Month episode features host Charlie Rossiter relaying writing advice from Billy Collins, reading the poetry of Kodojin, and remembering Sam Hamill who recently passed away. Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHere Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/poseyspokenhere (@poseyspokenhere) Send us an e-mail: poetryspokenhere@gmail.com

Duration:00:15:49

Episode #066 Alan Catlin and Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 Reviewed

4/6/2018
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Alan Catlin from upstate New York talks about his writing process and reads from two forthcoming collections. In the second part of the show, host Charlie Rossiter reviews and reads from Bettering American Poetry, Vol 2, part of a series of collections described as "an ongoing act of resistance and celebration." Find out more about the Bettering American Poetry series here: https://www.betteringamericanpoetry.com/ Find Vol. 2 in the series, here:...

Duration:00:32:13

Episode #065 Beate Sigriddaughter and Split This Rock

3/16/2018
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New Mexico poet Beate Sigriddaughter reads from her new book "Xanthippe and Her Friends" and host Charlie Rossiter looks at the program for Split This Rock 2018. Find Xanthippe and Her Friends, here: https://www.amazon.com/Xanthippe-Her-Friends-Beate-Sigriddaughter/dp/1942371462 Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHere Follow us on twitter:...

Duration:00:29:37

Episode #063 Alexis Rhone Fancher and Banned Poetry

2/16/2018
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L.A. poet, Alexis Rhone Fancher, compulsive writer of erotica, irreverent photographer and lover of all things "bent" shares her no-hold-barred poetry while discussing sex and power. In the second part of the show, Charlie Rossiter examines poetry that has been banned. Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHere Follow us on twitter:...

Duration:00:34:22

Episode #062 Arya F. Jenkins and Bullets Into Bells Reviewed

2/2/2018
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Arya F. Jenkins, poet-photographer from Ohio is featured and discusses her ekphrastic poetry. Host Charlie Rossiter reviews "Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence" a new anthology of poetry and prose focused on gun violence from Beacon Press. Find "Bullets into Bells" here: https://www.amazon.com/Bullets-into-Bells-Citizens-Violence/dp/0807025585 Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website:...

Duration:00:23:23

Episode #061 James Laughlin pt. 2 and Wishbone

1/19/2018
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This episode features the second part of our historic interview with James Laughlin from 1997. Find the first part in Poetry Spoken Here Episode 060. In the second part of the show, host Charlie Rossiter talks about Wishbone, the little dog who teaches classic literature. To listen to Part 1 of the James Laughlin interview, go here: https://soundcloud.com/poetry-spoken-here/episode-060-james-laughlin-and-ee-cummings Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes:...

Duration:00:24:46

Episode #059 Tom Montag and Kanopy aka Arthouse Netflix

12/15/2017
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Wisconsin Poet, Tom Montag, talks about poetry, life, and place. Host Charlie Rossiter highlights Kanopy, a streaming service available on many campuses, and through an ever-increasing number of public libraries, that is essentially an arthouse Netflix. Check out Kanopy here: https://www.kanopystreaming.com/ Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHere...

Duration:00:25:36

Episode #058 Tribute to Maria "Mama" McCray

12/1/2017
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This special tribute episode of Poetry Spoken Here is dedicated to the late Maria McCray, Vietnam War veteran, former U.S. Marine, and member of eight consecutive Chicago National Slam Teams. An historic recording of her reading for a live audience in 2000 and an interview with Poetry Spoken Here host, Charlie Rossiter, make this a podcast not to miss. Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like...

Duration:00:42:18

Episode #057 Sarah Giragosian and Copper Canyon Reader

11/17/2017
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Sarah Giragosian reads poems from her recently published work, Queer Fish inspired by her fascination with animal-human similarities including one from the perspective of a horseshoe crab. Host Charlie Rossiter recommends Copper Canyon’s unique catalog that is also a mini poetry anthology. Find Queer Fish available for purchase, here: https://www.amazon.com/Queer-Fish-Sarah-Giragosian/dp/1935716433/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1510932039&sr=8-1&keywords=queer+fish Subscribe to...

Duration:00:31:04

Episode #054 Perfect Poems

10/6/2017
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Host Charlie Rossiter explores the idea of the perfect poem with examples from Gary Snyder and Kenneth Rexroth. He also looks back on the previous 53 episodes of Poetry Spoken Here. Snyder's Poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47754/i-went-into-the-maverick-bar Rexroth's Poem: https://onceadaypoetry.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/no-word-by-kenneth-rexroth/ Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website:...

Duration:00:12:33

Episode #053 Sally Rhoades and the Zen Translations of Lucien Stryk

9/15/2017
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Sally Rhoades, upstate NY poet and playwright, discusses her influences and shares her autobiographical poems. In the second part of the show, host Charlie Rossiter takes a look at zen and zen poetry through the translations of Lucien Stryk. Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHere Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/poseyspokenhere...

Duration:00:31:58

Episode #052 Cynthia Gallaher and 100k Poets For Change

9/2/2017
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NEW PODCAST: Chicago poet Cynthia Gallaher discusses a wide range of topics from poems about the eclipse and her new book, to how her yoga practice informs her creativity. In the second part of the show, Charlie Rossiter talks about the upcoming 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global Event Day on Sept 30. Find Cynthia Gallaher's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Frugal-Poets-Guide-Life-Poetic-ebook/dp/B01GU416UC Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes:...

Duration:00:33:24

Episode #051 John McKenna and Joyce Carol Oates

8/18/2017
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New Jersey poet John Mckenna, reflects on Beats, rhythm and performance. Host Charlie Rossiter looks into Joyce Carol Oates' creative process using her own words from her journals. Find John McKenna's book, "Sessions" here: http://cms.reddashboard.com/john-mckenna/ Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHere Follow us on twitter:...

Duration:00:34:03

Episode #050 Carlos Cumpian and Sam Shepard

8/4/2017
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Chicago poet Carlos Cumpian, editor of MARCH/Abrazo press, shares his poems and talks about survival and more. Host, Charlie Rossiter pays tribute to the recently deceased Sam Shepard with excerpts from Shepard's poems and short prose. Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit our website: poetryspokenhere.com Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHere Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/poseyspokenhere (@poseyspokenhere) Send...

Duration:00:40:01

Episode #48 Juliet Cook and Paterson Light and Shadow Reviewed

7/9/2017
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Juliet Cook from Ohio shares her poems, talks about her press, Blood Pudding Press, and how she re-learned language and continues to write poetry following a stroke. Host, Charlie Rossiter, reviews Paterson Light and Shadow, a collection of Poems by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and photographs by Mark Hillringhouse. For more on Blood Pudding Press, go here: http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/ For more on Maria Gillan, go here: http://www.mariagillan.com/ For more on Mark Hillringhouse, go here:...

Duration:00:32:27

Episode #047 John Roche and Jules Nyquist and Poetic Prose

6/16/2017
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New Mexico poets, John Roche and Jules Nyquist talk about poetry in the age of Trump and share poems from their publishing project, "Poets Speak." In the second part of the show, host Charlie Rossiter looks at poetic prose using examples from Zora Neale Hurston and Sherman Alexie. Learn more about the "Poets Speak" series here: http://www.julesnyquist.com/catalog/item/1420675/10304443.htm Subscribe to Poetry Spoken Here on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poetr…d1030829938?mt=2 Visit...

Duration:00:33:08