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Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.

Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.

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United States

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Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Tracie Morris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, Charles Bernstein, Sawako Nakayasu, Simone White, and others.

Language:

English


Episodes

Find Me the Rage: A discussion of “Negus” by Kamau Brathwaite

6/24/2020
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jacob Edmond, Amber Rose Johnson, and Huda Fakhreddine.

Duration:00:47:59

A Word For Me: A discussion of “Should You Find Me” by Erica Hunt

5/27/2020
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Tyrone Williams, William J. Harris, Aldon Nielsen, and Erica Hunt.

Duration:00:49:44

Begin to Awaken: A discussion of “By the road to the contagious hospital” by William Carlos Williams

4/24/2020
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Imaad Majeed, Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, and Irene Torra Mohedano.

Duration:00:49:18

The Gaps I Mean: A discussion of “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost

3/27/2020
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Anna Strong Safford, Stephen Metcalf, and Ahmad Almallah.

Duration:00:54:30

Knots of a Woman: A discussion of A Swarm of Bees in High Court by Tonya Foster

2/20/2020
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Stephanie Burt, Bonnie Costello, and Anna Strong Safford.

Mammal Patriot: A discussion of Ghost Tantras by Michael McClure

1/22/2020
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jerome Rothenberg, Selena Dyer, and Jonathan Dick.

Beside the Mind: A discussion of Clairvoyant Journal by Hannah Weiner

12/20/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Davy Knittle, Charles Bernstein, and Kate Colby.

These Squiggles: A discussion of “As if the Trees by Their Very Roots Had Hold of Us” by Charles Bernstein

11/22/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Tracie Morris, Marjorie Perloff, and Danny Snelson. (With a cameo appearance by Charles Bernstein himself at the end.)

Duration:00:44:47

September 1941: A discussion of “Memory Tree” by Rosmarie Waldrop

10/28/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Laynie Browne, Mónica de la Torre, Kate Colby, and Rosmarie Waldrop.

Duration:00:47:27

The Republic of Space: A discussion of “The Blue Stairs” by Barbara Guest

9/27/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Simone White, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Kristin Prevallet.

Duration:00:47:08

Worker’s Tanka: A discussion of six tankas (2 each) by three worker poets, Christine Yvette Lewis, Lorraine Garnett and Davidson Garrett

8/27/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Husnaa Hashim, Meg Pendoley, and Mark Nowak.

Duration:00:47:59

Written in Water: A discussion of Bluets by Maggie Nelson

7/19/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jennifer Firestone, Adrienne Raphel, and Julia Bloch.

Duration:00:47:33

Laying Poems Away: A discussion of “The Ambition Bird” by Anne Sexton

6/21/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ellen Berman, Anthony Rostain, and Ahmad Almallah.

Duration:00:47:21

Saw the Lie: A discussion of three short poems in “SKY WRI TEI NGS” by Nasser Hussain

5/17/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Ujjwala Maharjan, Kevin Platt, and Nasser Hussain.

Duration:00:39:36

Hadbeen Variety: A discussion of “Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake” by John Cage

4/24/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Marjorie Perloff, Danny Snelson, and Nancy Perloff.

Duration:00:57:04

Slowing the Rate of Perception: A discussion of “Hello, the Roses” by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

3/20/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Joshua Schuster, Evelyn Reilly, and James Sherry.

Duration:00:49:39

Flesh Ekes Ink: A discussion of Divya Victor’s “W Is for Walt Whitman’s Soul” from her book Kith.

2/20/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Mytili Jaganathan, Angela Carr, and Anna Strong Safford.

Duration:00:46:31

Light filtering through: A discussion of G. Maria Hindmarch's “Kitsilano”.

1/16/2019
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Erín Moure, Karis Shearer, and Deanna Fong. This episode was filmed in Montreal, at the home of Erín Moure. Watch the video.

Duration:00:49:41

Filter, Impose, Trespass: A discussion of Rachel Zolf’s Human Resources.

12/19/2018
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Jeff T. Johnson, Whitney Trettien, and Amy Paeth.

Duration:00:48:04

Not Detainable: A discussion of Gwendolyn Brooks’s “Riot”

11/16/2018
Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Amber Rose Johnson, Tonya Foster, and Davy Knittle.

Duration:00:43:43