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No Good Poetry

Making the world safer for poetry.

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No guest this week and Joseph and Joseph's poetic conversation drifts off into all kinds of unexpected areas: Dada collage, the Personal Universe Deck, and transcribing poetry in the International Phonetic Alphabet, Christopher's Ricks idea of the anti-pun, and the value and dangers of poetry outreach.

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This week we talk with past guest and friend Bill Lavender about World Poetry, writing fiction as a poet, how photography changed the world and his current poetry projects.

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Joseph Makkos is just back from Mundial Poético de Montevideo and tells us all about his poetry adventures in Uruguay.

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This week we talk about typewriter poets and interview two poets who have spent some time hawking poems on the street, Cubs The Poet and Eric Carter.

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This week poet Madeline Lavoie joins us to play some surrealist poetry games and share some of her poetry.

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Guest Cameron (aka Mixson) Lovejoy joins us this week to talk about free verse and instagram poetry.

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Geoff Munsterman joins us this week to chat about making books,publishing poetry, and what makes a book feel one of a kind.

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Poet, musician, sound-man, and galley cook Bernard Pearce joins us to talk about his experiences with poetry, Louisiana, life on the sea, music, cooking, and writing from the heart.

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Poet Nathan Hoks joins us to talk about 6 poets that are lesser known, and we read some of their poetry: Jim Lang, Zena Smith, Antonio Porta, John Wheelwright, Chika Sagawa, and Joyce Mansour.

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This episode is a tribute to John Ashbery with a discussion of his poetry and readings of some of my favorite Ashbery poems, including a recording of the two voice poem Litany from As We Know. A special thanks to Jeff Pagano this week, as his music features heavilly in the episode.

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