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Read Me Something You Love is an online project. But it is also, hopefully, an offline experience. There is perhaps nothing as moving and transcendent as having someone read to you something that they truly and utterly love. The atavistic thrill of this activity may (as many atavistic thrills) stem from childhood where a parent, grandparent, or favourite aunt or uncle read to us something that they probably adored when they were young.




Episode 54: Finn Menzies prescribes AFTERNOON by Max Ritvo + FACTS OF LIFE by Jim Ferris

So pleased to have Finn Menzies in the Poetry Pharmacy this week! Finn prescribes Max Ritvo‘s AFTERNOON which can be found here, and I reciprocate with Jim Ferris‘s FACTS OF LIFE (read Jim’s poem here). We also read and talk about … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:45:08

Episode 53: Chen Chen prescribes Keegan Lester’s TO THE TIN BAND THAT READ: KEEGAN MATTHEW LESTER + jayy dodd’s ARS POETICA

Today in the Poetry Pharmacy, we’re hanging out with Chen Chen. Chen prescribed a Keegan Lester poem which can be found here, and I reciprocated with jayy dodd‘s incredible ars poetica. We also read and talked about Chen’s poem Poplar Street. … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:45:49

Episode 52: Mary Jean Chan prescribes Adrienne Rich’s DEDICATIONS + Chen Chen’s WINTER

Today in the Poetry Pharmacy, we had a visit from Mary Jean Chan, Mary Jean’s work has appeared in The Poetry Review, Ambit, The Rialto, The London Magazine, Callaloo and elsewhere. She is also a Co-Editor at Oxford Poetry. Her poem … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:42:48

RMSYL #51: The Predicament of Or with Amaan Hyder

Welcome to a new season of RMSYL! You might notice that we have a slightly different format: two readers, three poems, and even more POETRY LOVE than ever before. We’re kicking off the new season with Amaan Hyder, author of a … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:41:55