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The Poetry Gods

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The Poetry Gods are here to show you how to not be wack in 2016 & beyond. Interviews and stories about the people behind the poems. You don't have to love poetry to love the show. Hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez. Artwork by Jess X. Chen. If you dig the show, share the link.

The Poetry Gods are here to show you how to not be wack in 2016 & beyond. Interviews and stories about the people behind the poems. You don't have to love poetry to love the show. Hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez. Artwork by Jess X. Chen. If you dig the show, share the link.
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The Poetry Gods are here to show you how to not be wack in 2016 & beyond. Interviews and stories about the people behind the poems. You don't have to love poetry to love the show. Hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez. Artwork by Jess X. Chen. If you dig the show, share the link.

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Episodes

Season 2, Episode 12 Featuring Willie Perdomo

9/5/2017
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On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Willie Perdomo about how he got started writing poetry, The Crazy Bunch, friendships in poetry, and so much more. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We love to hear from you, so please drop us a line! Leave us a review on iTunes! Bring us to your college/ local hummus emporium! WILLIE PERDOMO BIO: WILLIE PERDOMO is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Poets), a finalist for the National Book...

Duration: 01:50:04


Season 2, Episode 11 Featuring Eboni Hogan

8/22/2017
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On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Eboni Hogan about courtship: the do's and don'ts, fragile masculinity, poetry, New York City, making the transition from poetry to screenwriting, and so much more. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We love to hear from you, so please drop us a line! Leave us a review on iTunes! Bring us to your college/ local hummus emporium! EBONI HOGAN BIO: Eboni Hogan is an award-winning poet, playwright and teaching artist who has...

Duration: 01:48:15


Season 2, Episode 10 Featuring Lauren Whitehead

8/8/2017
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On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Lauren Whitehead about courting rejection, writing in multiple disciplines, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, masculinity, & much more. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We love to hear from you, so please drop us a line! Leave us a review on iTunes! Bring us to your college/ local hummus emporium! LAUREN WHITEHEAD BIO: Lauren Whitehead is a writer, performer and Master of Fine Arts recipient in Dramaturgy from...

Duration: 01:41:37


Season 2, Episode 9 Featuring Adam Falkner

7/25/2017
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9 of The Poetry Gods! “If we commit to telling particular stories, we need to tell the circumference of them, and not just just the wound.” - Adam Falkner On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Adam Falkner about The Dialogue Arts Project, Urban Word NYC, writing, teaching, the music video for The One & much more . As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. ADAM FALKNER BIO: Adam Falkner is an artist, educator and consultant. His work...

Duration: 00:59:30


Season 2, Episode 8 Featuring John Manuel Arias

7/11/2017
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8 of The Poetry Gods! We realized many of the poetry podcasts we listened to were wildly dull. Hyper self-serious, self-agrandizing, and totally exclusive to high academic circles. That’s not the way the three of us know or love poetry. It’s also not the way any of our homies and idols dig into this craft. Poets are fucking hilarious. Joyful and absurd, with stories for days. We hear them at the bar, during their banter at the reading. We wanted to hear it in a...

Duration: 01:07:10


Season 2, Episode 7 Featuring Nicole Shanté

6/27/2017
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of The Poetry Gods! We realized many of the poetry podcasts we listened to were wildly dull. Hyper self-serious, self-agrandizing, and totally exclusive to high academic circles. That’s not the way the three of us know or love poetry. It’s also not the way any of our homies and idols dig into this craft. Poets are fucking hilarious. Joyful and absurd, with stories for days. We hear them at the bar, during their banter at the reading. We wanted to hear it in a...

Duration: 01:21:20


Season 2, Episode 6 Featuring Desiree C. Bailey

6/13/2017
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6 of The Poetry Gods! We realized many of the poetry podcasts we listened to were wildly dull. Hyper self-serious, self-agrandizing, and totally exclusive to high academic circles. That’s not the way the three of us know or love poetry. It’s also not the way any of our homies and idols dig into this craft. Poets are fucking hilarious. Joyful and absurd, with stories for days. We hear them at the bar, during their banter at the reading. We wanted to hear it in a...

Duration: 01:30:13


Season 2, Episode 5 Featuring Aracelis Girmay

5/30/2017
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Aracelis Girmay about poetry, wolves, and more. Check out the episode and let us know what you think. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. ARACELIS GIRMAY BIO: Born and raised in Santa Ana, California, poet Aracelis Girmay earned a BA at Connecticut College and an MFA from New York University. Her poems trace the connections of transformation and loss across cities and...

Duration: 01:31:50


Season 2, Episode 3 Featuring Patricia Smith (Part 2)

5/2/2017
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to one of our favorite poets and people, Patricia Smith live from Vassar College about experiencing setbacks on the path forward, what community means, Prince, & more. Check out the episode and let us know what you think. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. PATRICIA SMITH BIO: Patricia Smith has been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives.” She is the...

Duration: 00:52:43


Season 2, Episode 1 Featuring Tim Seibles

4/4/2017
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Welcome to Season 2 of The Poetry Gods! We're back! Thank you to everyone who has been politely and not so politely asking us about when Season 2 would drop. It's here. On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Tim Seibles about the body as embassy for communication, writing poems that are not just diplomatic, and much more. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. TIM SEIBLES BIO: Tim Seibles is the author of several collections of poetry, including Body Moves...

Duration: 01:22:11


Episode 14 Featuring The BreakBeat Poets LIVE From Berl's Poetry Shop

9/2/2016
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Welcome to Episode 14 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we have a brand new "What's On Your Mind?" along with an archival recording of a poetry reading The Poetry Gods hosted at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop on May 11th, 2016. Featured readers include: Camonghne Felix, Nate Marshall, José Olivarez, Aziza Barnes, Adam Falkner, Carvens Lissaint, Idris Goodwin, & Mahogany L. Browne. Special Reminder: Episode 15 will be dedicated to clearing out our inbox, so please send us...

Duration: 01:56:24