Streams

 

 

Poetry

The New Yorker: Poetry

Rowan Ricardo Phillips reads “Feel Free” by Nick Laird

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rowan Ricardo Philips reads and discusses with host Paul Muldoon a poem by Nick Laird and poem of his own.

Comment

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Music & Poetry - Maria Schneider

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Sometimes making music new is as simple as adding a few new elements. For ground-breaking jazz composer Maria Schneider, that meant adding words to her work.

Comment

To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Poet Laureate of Twitter

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Patricia Lockwood is a rising star on the poetry scene. She's been dubbed the "poet laureate of Twitter,” and her latest collection, “Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals" is making waves. This also includes a bonus reading of Lockwood's poem, "Revealing Nature Photographs."

Comment

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Elegy for a Dead World

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Elegy for a Dead World is a new video game developed by Dejobaan Games, and it's based on some very old-school romantic poets: Shelley, Keats, and Byron. Game designer Ichiro Lambe described the inspiration and execution of a game where players write the story as the game unfolds.

Comment

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Narrator-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Poet Anja Sieger, who often writes under the pen name Notanja, is the current Narrator-in-Residence at the storied Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Her writing implement of choice? A vintage typewriter.Hear the interview as well as the bonus reading of a poem that she wrote on-site for producer Seth Jovaag's daughter, Lydia.

Comment

To the Best of Our Knowledge

A Poet's Glossary

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The celebrated poet Edward Hirsch says the history of poetry is the history of poetic forms. And to prove it he wrote a 700-page compendium about all things poetry.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Philip Levine

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Philip Levine's poetry celebrated grease monkeys, firefighters, and milkmen. Levine was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate for 2011–2012. He died at 87. He spoke to Leonard in 1991.

Comment

Specials

The Power of African-American Art

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This special from State Of The Re:Union explores the role of African-American art in black history and American life as a whole.

Comment

Studio 360

Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen” Shows What Racism Really Feels Like

Thursday, February 12, 2015

With her latest book of poetry, "Citizen," Claudia Rankine writes beautifully about one of our ugliest realities: racism.

Comment

Studio 360

Tracy K. Smith: Life on Mars

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet found inspiration in the sci-fi visions of David Bowie.

Comment

On Being

Mary Oliver — Listening to the World

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

Comment

On Being

[Unedited] Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

Comments [1]

To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Poetry of Race

Sunday, February 01, 2015

In her book "Citizen: An American Lyric," poet Claudia Rankine challenges readers to explore their underlying assumptions about race. She tells Charles Monroe-Kane what compelled her to write the book, and about visiting Ferguson, Missouri.

Comment

To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: The Poetry of Race

Sunday, February 01, 2015

On our minds this week is the continuing racial tension in our country. And Poet Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem about race really got us thinking.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Rod McKuen

Friday, January 30, 2015

Rod McKuen called “the unofficial poet laureate of America,” he sold millions of copies of books of verse, and also branched out into songwriting. He died at the age of 81.

Comment

The New Yorker: Poetry

Timothy Donnelly reads “Fortress” by Yusef Komunyakaa

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Timothy Donnelly reads and discusses with host Paul Muldoon a poem by Yusef Komunyakaa and poem of his own.

Comment

The Takeaway

Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

Comments [2]

The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: A CELEBRATION HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Watch archived video of our powerful event showcasing movement and activism in performance, with a cast of artists inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comment

On The Media

Tweet to a Grecian Urn: Behind #TwitterPoetryClub

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snap snap snap. Twitter has its own poetry salon. Snap snap snap.
Read More

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Borscht Belt Hotels; NYC's Youth Poet; NY in 101 Objects

Friday, December 26, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
Read More

Comment