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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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English


Episodes

Season 2, Episode 12 Featuring Willie Perdomo

9/5/2017
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
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 a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist who has performed in...

Duration:01:48:15

Season 2, Episode 10 Featuring Lauren Whitehead

8/8/2017
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
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 has...

Duration:00:59:30

Season 2, Episode 8 Featuring John Manuel Arias

7/11/2017
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
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
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
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 4 Featuring Noel Quiñones

5/16/2017
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 more! Check out the episode and let us know what you think. As always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. NOEL QUIÑONES BIO: Noel Quiñones is a writer, performer, and educator raised in the Bronx. A CantoMundo, Brooklyn Poets, and...

Duration:01:35:10

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

5/2/2017
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 2 Featuring Patricia Smith (Part 1)

4/18/2017
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 the episode and look out for Part 2 on May 2nd, 2017. 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 author of...

Duration:01:18:30

Season 2, Episode 1 Featuring Tim Seibles

4/4/2017
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 16 Featuring Where It All Started-- Season One Finale

10/7/2016
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 Residence. We wanted to take a step back to share where all of this started as we get ready to launch Season Two Of The Poetry Gods. See you soon, and as always you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. Special Reminder: We are looking to...

Duration:00:43:50

Episode 15 Featuring Your Questions-- Part 1

9/12/2016
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 poets and writers, how we try to cultivate joy and love in our communities, talk about gatekeeping and answer a v important question from Safia Elhillo. We had so many questions that we could not answer all of them. Fret not! We will do a...

Duration:01:24:15

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

9/2/2016
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

Episode 13 Featuring Camonghne Felix

8/16/2016
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 please send us questions and comments, and we will shout you out on an episode. Email us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. Special Reminder 2: We are looking to book shows for Fall 2016 & Winter 2017. Bring The Poetry gods to your campus! We would...

Duration:01:10:11

Episode 12 Featuring Safia Elhillo

8/2/2016
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 emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We are looking to book shows for Fall 2016. Bring The Poetry gods to your campus! SAFIA ELHILLO BIO: Safia Elhillo’s first full-length collection, The January Children, is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in 2017. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, a Cave Canem fellow and poetry...

Duration:01:33:22

Episode 11 Featuring Morgan Parker

7/19/2016
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 at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. We are looking to book shows for Fall 2016. Bring The Poetry gods to your campus! MORGAN PARKER BIO: Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected...

Duration:01:22:16

Episode 10 Featuring Mahogany L. Browne PART 2

7/5/2016
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 part one, you should go back and catch up. As always, you can reach us at emailthepoetrygods@gmail.com. MAHOGANY L. BROWNE BIO: The Cave Canem and Poets House alumnae is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed...

Duration:01:06:46

Episode 9 Featuring Mahogany L. Browne

6/21/2016
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 Mahogany. We couldn't stop after just an hour, so look out for Part 2 dropping on July 5th. Shout out to the sponsors: Drake! Thank you for the OVO chains. Shouts to SquareSpace-- y'all are not an official sponsor yet, but we're trying to make it...

Duration:01:26:50