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Making the world safer for poetry.

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Dr. Jeffery U. Darensbourg joins us to talk about the new zine Bulbancha is Still A Place: Indigenous Culture from New Orleans, share with us some poems by  Native writers from the first issue, and talk about the too often forgotten and ignored contributions of indigenous culture to Louisiana culture.

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This week we talk about giving poems titles. What strategies are there to titling poems? Why might a poet decide not to title their poems? How do titles set reader expectations?

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Poet Zena Smith joins us to talk about 6 poets that are lesser known, and we read some of their poetry: Frank Stanford, Kate Sopko, David Schubert, Mike Lala, Matthew Timmons, and Corrado Costa.

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This week is all about sonnets, both traditional and modern. We read and talk about sonnets by John Keats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, John Berryman, e.e. cummings, Ted Berrigan, Bernadette Mayer, Ron Padgett, and Terrance Hayes.

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Rapper #FFFFFF of Sex Party joins us this week to talk about how performing rap and poetry intersect, we read a couple poems from the used copy Of Jim Tate's Viper Jazz that I just got in the mail, and Makkos shares a collaborative poem that he and Xena Smith wrote.

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Aime'SansSavant and Shadow Angelina, hosts of the Esoterotica Reading Series, join us this week to talk about their reading series and erotic poetry.

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In this episode we are joined by special guests Sidney Manuel and David Moss of the Parking Lot Movie Podcast to review another poetry flick: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Endless Poetry. Spoilers abound, so if you plan on watching the movie, watch it before you listen.

 

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Caroline Zimmer, poet and bartender, joins us to talk about 6 poets that are lesser known, and we read some of their poetry: Hannah Weiner, Paul Klee, Henri Michaux, Richard Hugo, Bernard Heidsieck, and Albert Goldbarth.

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This week Todd Cirillo joins us to talk about his belief that poetry should be fun and accessible and that poets should be at home in barrooms, bowling alleys and truck stops. We discuss what accessibility in poetry might mean, what could be different about poetry readings, and how to expand poetry's audience, and Todd shares some of his own poems and some poems by other poets that he loves.

 

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This week poet Lauren Burgess joins us to talk about her experience of making a videopoem, what videopoetry is, and all the aesthetic opportunities videopoetry offers as a medium.

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