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Season 2, Episode 12 Featuring Willie Perdomo
Sep 5, 2017 • 110 min
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 [email protected] We love to hear from you, so…
Season 2, Episode 11 Featuring Eboni Hogan
Aug 22, 2017 • 108 min
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…
Season 2, Episode 10 Featuring Lauren Whitehead
Aug 8, 2017 • 101 min
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 [email protected] We…
Season 2, Episode 9 Featuring Adam Falkner
Jul 25, 2017 • 59 min
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…
Season 2, Episode 8 Featuring John Manuel Arias
Jul 11, 2017 • 67 min
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…
Season 2, Episode 7 Featuring Nicole Shanté
Jun 27, 2017 • 81 min
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…
Season 2, Episode 6 Featuring Desiree C. Bailey
Jun 13, 2017 • 90 min
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…
Season 2, Episode 5 Featuring Aracelis Girmay
May 30, 2017 • 91 min
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…
Season 2, Episode 4 Featuring Noel Quiñones
May 16, 2017 • 95 min
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to 2016 Poets House Emerging Fellow and one of the co-founders of Project X, Noel Quiñones! We talk about Ice-T, Soulja Boy, poetry, community, and so much…
Season 2, Episode 3 Featuring Patricia Smith (Part 2)
May 2, 2017 • 52 min
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,…
Season 2, Episode 2 Featuring Patricia Smith (Part 1)
Apr 18, 2017 • 78 min
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 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 all the books we won’t get to read, poetry, music, and beyond. Check out…
Season 2, Episode 1 Featuring Tim Seibles
Apr 4, 2017 • 82 min
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…
Episode 16 Featuring Where It All Started— Season One Finale
Oct 7, 2016 • 43 min
Welcome to Episode 16 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we take you back to where it all started: the unreleased pilot episode of The Poetry Gods. We recorded this at the Solid Sound Fest where we were the WanderWord Poets In…
Episode 15 Featuring Your Questions— Part 1
Sep 12, 2016 • 84 min
Welcome to Episode 15 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we answer your questions! We had a raucous time answering your questions about what to do when event organizers misidentify you as a slam poet, we talk about our influences as…
Episode 14 Featuring The BreakBeat Poets LIVE From Berl’s Poetry Shop
Sep 2, 2016 • 116 min
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…
Episode 13 Featuring Camonghne Felix
Aug 16, 2016 • 70 min
Welcome to Episode 13 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Camonghne Felix about growing up in The Bronx & how she got started writing poetry. Special Reminder: Episode 15 will be dedicated to clearing out our inbox, so…
Episode 12 Featuring Safia Elhillo
Aug 2, 2016 • 93 min
Welcome to Episode 12 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Safia Elhillo about her writing journey & much more. As always, you can reach us at [email protected] We are looking to book shows for Fall 2016. Bring…
Episode 11 Featuring Morgan Parker
Jul 19, 2016 • 82 min
Welcome to Episode 11 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we skip our usual segment of “What’s on Your Mind?” to talk about names, phases, brands, publishing, & so much more with genius poet Morgan Parker. As always, you can reach us…
Episode 10 Featuring Mahogany L. Browne PART 2
Jul 5, 2016 • 66 min
Welcome to Episode 10 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk about language, whiteness, community, and much much more. This is part two of our conversation with genius poet, educator, organizer Mahogany L. Browne. If you missed…
Episode 9 Featuring Mahogany L. Browne
Jun 21, 2016 • 86 min
Welcome to Episode 9 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, José apologizes to Nas, & we talk extensively about community and creating space with genius poet & organizer Mahogany L. Browne. This is Part 1 of our conversation with…
Episode 8 Featuring Jive Poetic
Jun 7, 2016 • 84 min
Welcome to Episode 8 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk about love poems (including of one of our favorite love poems: Matthew Olzmann’s “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised As A Love Poem”), being present, and we talk to…
Episode 7 Featuring Nabila Lovelace
May 23, 2016 • 85 min
Welcome to Episode 7 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, Aziza talks about her trip to Dubai, José is raspy (ask Aziza about what raspy means) & recovering from the flu, Jon talks about waiting for the Podcast to drop and we talk to…
Episode 6 Featuring Paul Tran
May 9, 2016 • 94 min
Welcome to Episode 6 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we introduce a new segment: Unpopular Opinions! What don’t we like? Find out & get your Twitter fingers ready! we talk to poet, educator, and historian Paul Tran! ALSO: on…
Episode 5 Featuring Joshua Bennett
Apr 26, 2016 • 69 min
Welcome to Episode 5 of The Poetry Gods! This episode is brought to you by Robitussin & Vaporub. On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to poet, educator, and doctoral candidate, Joshua Bennett! We talk about Robert Kelly, mammalian solidarity, &…
Episode 4 Featuring Jeanann Verlee
Apr 12, 2016 • 88 min
Welcome to Episode 4 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to the extraordinary Jeanann Verlee about social media, the struggle of leisure, & we have the return of Aziza’s guide to dating 101 plus so much more! If you haven’t…
Episode 3 Featuring Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
Mar 29, 2016 • 89 min
Welcome to Episode 3 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to poet, essayist, and relentless Ohioan Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib about The Revenant and why one would go on a date to go see The Passion Of The Christ, amongst other…
Episode 2 Featuring Jeremy Michael Clark
Mar 15, 2016 • 81 min
Welcome to Episode 2 of The Poetry Gods! In this episode we talk to Jeremy Michael Clark about the worst performances we’ve ever done, tattoo ideas, vulnerability and more. If you like what you hear, please follow us on soundcloud, subscribe on iTunes,…
Episode 1 featuring Jayson P Smith
Feb 28, 2016 • 68 min
Welcome to episode 1 of The Poetry Gods. In this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to poet Jayson P Smith about love, how to spit game, growing up the oldest child and more. If you like what you hear, please subscribe. Episode 2 coming soon featuring…