The Poetry Magazine Podcast

The Poetry Magazine Podcast

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The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.


Brenda Shaughnessy reads “Honeymoon”
Aug 19
In this special crossover episode, recorded live at the AWP conference in Portland, VS cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith join Lindsay Garbutt in a conversation with Brenda Shaughnessy about her poem “Honeymoon,” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
Eloisa Amezcua reads “I Haven’t Masturbated in Five Days for Fear of Crying”
Aug 12
In this special crossover episode, recorded live at the AWP conference in Portland, VS cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith join Lindsay Garbutt in a conversation with Eloisa Amezcua about her poem “I Haven’t Masturbated in Five Days for Fear of Crying,”…
A Special Live Crossover Episode Featuring Franny Choi and Danez Smith
Aug 5
In this special crossover episode, recorded live at the AWP conference in Portland, VS cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith each read one of their recent poems in Poetry and talk with Lindsay Garbutt about poetry, podcasts, and friendship.
Naomi Shihab Nye reads “300 Goats”
Jul 29
In this archival episode, the editors discuss Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “300 Goats” from the January 2016 issue of Poetry.
Cathy Song reads “This Wonderful Opportunity”
Jul 22
The editors discuss Cathy Song’s poem “This Wonderful Opportunity” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.
Anu Lakhan reads “If suddenly”
Jul 15
The editors discuss Anu Lakhan’s poem “If suddenly” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.
Mai Der Vang reads “Look to the New Moon”
Jul 8
The editors discuss Mai Der Vang’s poem “Look to the New Moon” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.
Sridala Swami reads “Barthes Tells the Story Wrong”
Jul 1
The editors discuss Sridala Swami’s poem “Barthes Tells the Story Wrong” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.
Ed Roberson reads from “Architektonis: Twenty for the Chicago Architecture Center”
Jun 24
The editors discuss Ed Roberson’s poem “Architektonis: Twenty for the Chicago Architecture Center” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.
Kayleb Rae Candrilli reads “My partner wants me to write them a poem about Sheryl Crow”
Jun 17
The editors discuss Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s poem “My partner wants me to write them a poem about Sheryl Crow” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.
Javier Zamora reads “[Immigration Headline]”
Jun 10
The editors discuss Javier Zamora’s poem “[Immigration Headline]” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.
Maria Hummel reads “Letter to My Blackout”
Jun 3
The editors discuss Maria Hummel’s poem “Letter to My Blackout” from the June 2019 issue of Poetry.
Richard Garcia Reads “Ladders”
May 27
The editors discuss Richard Garcia’s poem “Ladders” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.
Natalie Eilbert Reads “Mediastinum”
May 20
The editors discuss Natalie Eilbert’s poem “Mediastinum” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.
Lily Zhou Reads from “Moon Sonnet”
May 13
The editors discuss Lily Zhou’s poem from “Moon Sonnet” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.
Randall Horton Reads “#289-128 Property of the State”
May 6
The editors discuss Randall Horton’s poem “#289-128 Property of the State” from the May 2019 issue of Poetry.
Ashanti Anderson reads “Ode to Black Skin”
Apr 22
The editors discuss Ashanti Anderson’s poem “Ode to Black Skin” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.
José Olivarez reads “Nation of Domination”
Apr 15
The editors discuss José Olivarez’s poem “Nation of Domination” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.
Ru Freeman reads “The Heart Shows No Signs”
Apr 8
The editors discuss Ru Freeman’s poem “The Heart Shows No Signs” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.
Marilyn Nelson reads “The Boley Rodeo”
Apr 1
The editors discuss Marilyn Nelson’s poem “The Boley Rodeo” from the April 2019 issue of Poetry.
Vi Khi Nao reads “The Binchōtan Charcoal & Its Ash”
Mar 25
The editors discuss Vi Khi Nao’s poem “The Binchōtan Charcoal & Its Ash” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
Ray Gonzalez reads “Body of Rags, International Bridge Between the US & Mexico”
Mar 18
The editors discuss Ray Gonzalez’s poem “Body of Rags, International Bridge Between the US & Mexico” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
Fatimah Asghar reads “Main Na Bhoolunga”
Mar 11
The editors discuss Fatimah Asghar’s poem “Main Na Bhoolunga” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
Fanny Howe reads “The Definitions”
Mar 4
The editors discuss Fanny Howe’s poem “The Definitions” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
Rosebud Ben-Oni Reads “Poet Wrestling with Her Empire of Dirt”
Feb 25
The editors discuss Rosebud Ben-Oni’s poem “Poet Wrestling with Her Empire of Dirt” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.
Traci Brimhall Reads “Resistance”
Feb 18
The editors discuss Traci Brimhall’​s poem “Resistance” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.
Bev Yockelson Reads “The Trans Haggadah Companion”
Feb 11
The editors discuss Bev Yockelson’s poem “The Trans Haggadah Companion” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.
Monica Youn Reads “Study of Two Figures (Pasiphaë/Sado)”
Feb 4
The editors discuss Monica Youn’s poem “Study of Two Figures (Pasiphaë/Sado)” from the February 2019 issue of Poetry.
Toi Derricotte Reads “Speculations about ‘I’”
Jan 28
In this archival episode, the editors discuss Toi Derricotte’s poem “Speculations about ‘I’” from the September 2016 issue of Poetry.
Stephen Duffy Reads “What the Fuck Was I Thinking”
Jan 21
Stephen Duffy reads from “What the Fuck Was I Thinking,” his essay in the January 2019 issue of Poetry, and shares some of his music.
Jorie Graham reads “Overheard in the Herd”
Jan 14
The editors discuss Jorie Graham’s poem “Overheard in the Herd” from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.
Willie Perdomo reads “That’s My Heart Right There”
Jan 7
The editors discuss Willie Perdomo’s poem “That’s My Heart Right There” from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.
Khaled Mattawa Reads “The Boat Merchant’s Wife”
Jan 2
The editors discuss Khaled Mattawa’s poem “The Boat Merchant’s Wife” from the January 2019 issue of Poetry.
Paul Tran reads “Like Judith Slaying Holofernes”
Dec 24, 2018
The editors discuss Paul Tran’s poem “Like Judith Slaying Holofernes” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.
Nikki Wallschlaeger reads “When the Devil Leads Us Home and Yells Surprise”
Dec 17, 2018
The editors discuss Nikki Wallschlaeger’s poem “When the Devil Leads Us Home and Yells Surprise” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.
Tarfia Faizullah reads “Yr Not Exotic, But Once Ya Wanted to Be”
Dec 10, 2018
The editors discuss Tarfia Faizullah’s poem “Yr Not Exotic, But Once Ya Wanted to Be” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.
Luther Hughes reads “Tenor”
Dec 3, 2018
The editors discuss Luther Hughes’s poem “Tenor” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.
Faylita Hicks reads “Featuring Tonight at the Street Hustler’s Circus: The Girls”
Nov 26, 2018
The editors discuss Faylita Hicks’s poem “Featuring Tonight at the Street Hustler’s Circus: The Girls” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.
torrin a. greathouse reads “On Confinement”
Nov 19, 2018
The editors discuss torrin a. greathouse’s poem “On Confinement” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.
Tiana Clark reads “My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work”
Nov 12, 2018
The editors discuss Tiana Clark’s poem “My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.
Frank Sherlock reads “The Next Last One”
Nov 5, 2018
The editors discuss Frank Sherlock’s poem “The Next Last One” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.
Max Ritvo reads “Dawn of Man”
Oct 29, 2018
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Max Ritvo’s “Dawn of Man” published in the September 2016 issue of Poetry.
Jericho Brown reads “The Card Tables”
Oct 22, 2018
The editors discuss Jericho Brown’s poem “The Card Tables” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
Sarah Gridley reads “Where are the Days of Tobias”
Oct 15, 2018
The editors discuss Sarah Gridley’s poem “Where Are the Days of Tobias” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
Ari Banias reads “Fountain”
Oct 8, 2018
The editors discuss Ari Banias’s poem “Fountain” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
Khadijah Queen reads “If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is”
Oct 1, 2018
The editors discuss Khadijah Queen’s poem “If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is” from the October 2018 issue of Poetry.
Carolina Ebeid reads “Annotations for a Memorial”
Sep 24, 2018
The editors discuss Carolina Ebeid’s poem “Annotations for a Memorial” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
Donika Kelly reads “A Dead Thing That, in Dying, Feeds the Living”
Sep 10, 2018
The editors discuss Donika Kelly’s poem “A Dead Thing That, in Dying, Feeds the Living” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
sam sax reads “Prayer for the Mutilated World”
Sep 3, 2018
The editors discuss sam sax's poem “Prayer for the Mutilated World” from the September 2018 issue of Poetry.
John Ashbery reads “Bunch of Stuff” and “By Guess and by Gosh”
Aug 27, 2018
In this archival episode, the editors discuss John Ashbery’s poems “Bunch of Stuff” and “By Guess and by Gosh” from the September 2014 issue of Poetry.
Ali Cobby Eckerman reads “Black Deaths in Custody”
Aug 20, 2018
An archival episode in which the editors discuss Ali Cobby Eckerman’s poem “Black Deaths in Custody” from the May 2016 issue of Poetry.
Carolyn Forché reads “Mourning”
Aug 13, 2018
In this archival episode, the editors discuss Carolyn Forché's poem "Mourning" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry.
Terrance Hayes reads “How to Draw a Perfect Circle”
Aug 8, 2018
In this archival episode, the editors discuss Terrance Hayes’s poem “How to Draw a Perfect Circle” from the December 2014 issue of Poetry.
Victoria Chang reads “Obit”
Jul 30, 2018
The editors discuss Victoria Chang’s poem “Obit” in the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.
Jane Miller reads “Outshines Its Canopy of  Intent”
Jul 23, 2018
The editors discuss Jane Miller’s poem “Outshines Its Canopy of  Intent” in the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.
Lynn Melnick reads “Twelve”
Jul 16, 2018
The editors discuss Lynn Melnick’s poem “Twelve” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.
Safia Elhillo reads “yasmeen”
Jul 9, 2018
The editors discuss Safia Elhillo’s poem “yasmeen” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.
Yoko Ono reads “Mother Earth”
Jul 2, 2018
In this brief podcast, we listen to Yoko Ono read “Mother Earth” from the July/August 2018 issue of Poetry.
Jennifer Elise Foerster reads from “Coosa”
Jun 25, 2018
The editors discuss Jennifer Elise Foerster's poem "Coosa" from the June 2018 issue of Poetry.
Trevino L. Brings Plenty reads “Will”
Jun 18, 2018
The editors discuss Trevino L. Brings Plenty's poem "Will" from the June 2018 issue of Poetry.
Tacey M. Atsitty reads from “Lacing”
Jun 11, 2018
The editors discuss Tacey M. Atsitty's poems from "Lacing" in the June 2018 issue of Poetry.
A Conversation with Heid E. Erdrich
Jun 4, 2018
Heid E. Erdrich talks with the editors about Native poets and her introduction to the June 2018 issue of Poetry.
D.A. Powell reads two poems
May 28, 2018
The editors discuss two poems by D.A. Powell from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.
Noah Baldino Reads “Passing”
May 21, 2018
The editors discuss Noah Baldino’s poem “Passing” from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.
Chase Berggrun reads from “R E D”
May 14, 2018
The editors discuss Chase Berggrun's poem “from R E D” from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.
Hanif Abdurraqib Reads “For the Dogs Who Barked at Me on the Sidewalks in Connecticut”
May 7, 2018
The editors discuss Hanif Abdurraqib's poem "For the Dogs Who Barked at Me on the Sidewalks in Connecticut" from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.
Camille T. Dungy Reads “Frequently Asked Questions: 10”
Apr 30, 2018
In this archival edition, the editors discuss Camille T. Dungy’s poem "Frequently Asked Questions: 10" from the October 2015 issue of Poetry.
Ilya Kaminsky Reads “Search Patrols”
Apr 23, 2018
The editors discuss Ilya Kaminsky’s poem “Search Patrols” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.
Solmaz Sharif Reads “The End of Exile”
Apr 16, 2018
The editors discuss Solmaz Sharif’s poem “The End of Exile” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.
Elizabeth Acevedo Reads “Iron”
Apr 9, 2018
The editors discuss Elizabeth Acevedo’s poem “Iron” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.
Paul Tran Reads “Scientific Method”
Apr 2, 2018
The editors discuss Paul Tran’s poem “Scientific Method” from the April 2018 issue of Poetry.
Martín Espada Reads “Letter to My Father”
Mar 26, 2018
The editors discuss Martín Espada’s poem “Letter to My Father” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.
Martha Silano Reads “Ode to Autocorrect”
Mar 19, 2018
The editors discuss Martha Silano’s poem “Ode to Autocorrect” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.
Danez Smith Reads “how many of us have them?”
Mar 12, 2018
The editors discuss Danez Smith’s poem “how many of us have them?” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.
Hieu Minh Nguyen Reads “Outbound”
Mar 5, 2018
The editors discuss Hieu Minh Nguyen’s poem “Outbound” from the March 2018 issue of Poetry.
Murray Edmond Reads “What to Do If You Find a Dead Hobbit in Your Garden”
Feb 26, 2018
The editors discuss Murray Edmond’s poem “What to Do If You Find a Dead Hobbit in Your Garden” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.
Hera Lindsay Bird Reads “Pyramid Scheme”
Feb 19, 2018
The editors discuss Hera Lindsay Bird’s poem “Pyramid Scheme” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.
Anahera Gildea Reads “Sedition — a letter to the writer from Meri Mangakāhia”
Feb 12, 2018
The editors discuss Anahera Gildea’s poem “Sedition — a letter to the writer from Meri Mangakāhia” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.
Tim Upperton Reads “The truth about Palmerston North”
Feb 5, 2018
The editors discuss Tim Upperton’s poem “The truth about Palmerston North” from the February 2018 issue of Poetry.
Javier Zamora reads “Second Attempt Crossing”
Jan 29, 2018
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Javier Zamora’s poem "Second Attempt Crossing" published in the November 2016 issue of Poetry.
Joshua Bennett Reads “The Book of Mycah”
Jan 22, 2018
The editors discuss Joshua Bennett’s poem “The Book of Mycah” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.
Paige Lewis Reads “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm”
Jan 15, 2018
The editors discuss Paige Lewis’s poem “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.
Ari Banias Reads “A Symmetry”
Jan 8, 2018
The editors discuss Ari Banias’s poem “A Symmetry” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.
Wendy Xu Reads “Five Chinese Verses”
Jan 1, 2018
The editors discuss Wendy Xu’s poem “Five Chinese Verses” from the January 2018 issue of Poetry.
Sonnet L’Abbé Reads “CXIV”
Dec 25, 2017
The editors discuss Sonnet L'Abbé’s poem “CXIV” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.
Jane Yeh Reads “A Short History of Silence”
Dec 18, 2017
The editors discuss Jane Yeh’s poem “A Short History of Silence” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.
Forrest Gander Reads “What It Sounds Like” and “Stepping Out of the Light”
Dec 11, 2017
The editors discuss Forrest Gander’s poems “What It Sounds Like” and “Stepping Out of the Light” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.
Monica Sok Reads “ABC for Refugees”
Dec 4, 2017
The editors discuss Monica Sok’s poem “ABC for Refugees” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.
Roy G. Guzmán Reads “Queerodactyl”
Nov 27, 2017
The editors discuss Roy G. Guzmán's poem “Queerodactyl” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.
Shane McCrae Reads “Jefferson Davis the Adoptive Father of the Mulatto Jim Limber Dreams He Is Crowned King of the Confederacy”
Nov 20, 2017
The editors discuss Shane McCrae’s poem “Jefferson Davis the Adoptive Father of the Mulatto Jim Limber Dreams He Is Crowned King of the Confederacy ” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.
Franny Choi Reads From “Perihelion: A History of Touch”
Nov 13, 2017
The editors discuss Franny Choi’s series of poems “Perihelion: A History of Touch” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.
Natalie Shapero Reads “Sunshower”
Nov 6, 2017
The editors discuss Natalie Shapero’s poem “Sunshower” from the November 2017 issue of Poetry.
Frank Bidart Reads “The Fourth Hour of the Night”
Oct 30, 2017
In a special archival edition, the editors discuss Frank Bidart's “The Fourth Hour of the Night” from the May 2015 issue of Poetry.
A Conversation with Margo Price
Oct 23, 2017
The editors talk with Margo Price about songwriting, Bob Dylan, and poetry. Her essay, “Learning to Fly,” appears in the October 2017 issue of Poetry.
Harmony Holiday Reads “Sex tape or Future and Audre Lorde fall in love”
Oct 16, 2017
The editors discuss Harmony Holiday’s poem “Sex tape or Future and Audre Lorde fall in love” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.
Duy Doan Reads “Rickshaw Boy”
Oct 9, 2017
The editors discuss Duy Doan's poem “Rickshaw Boy” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.
Mark Waldron Reads “How scrubbed-up clean” and “The Stick”
Oct 2, 2017
The editors discuss Mark Waldron's poems “How scrubbed-up clean” and “The Stick” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.