Search Results: Poetry


2009 Review (December 25, 2009)

2009 Review - In this special anthology of excerpts from previous programs, we look back at 2009 th

Addonizio, Kim (November 2, 2007)

Kim Addonizio - An author of both poetry and prose, Kim Addonizio is known for work that is confessi

Stone, Bianca (May 12, 2017)

2016 illustrated collection, Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours, and reveals how she uses her vis

González, Rigoberto (October 7, 2016)

Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American poets, Unpeopled Eden. He ta

Ai (February 5, 1988)

Ai - Ai is best known for her persona poems. She reads two from her book SIN and from a long poem-i

Alcosser (October 11, 1985)

Sandra Alcosser - Sandra Alcosser reads from A FISH TO FEED ALL HUNGER. In the collection, nature fo

Alegria I (April 5, 1991)

Claribel Alegria - The Nicaraguan-based poet and writer talks about her autobiographical novel LUISA

Alegria II (March 4, 1996)

Claribel Alegria - Alegria, one of Central America's most widely read poets, reads from her collecti

Alexander, Elizabeth (February 27, 2009)

Elizabeth Alexander - The woman chosen to write a poem for the Inauguration of President Obama, Eliz

Alexie, Sherman (September 24, 2003)

Sherman Alexie - A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reserv

Ali, Kazim (January 28, 2011)

Kazim Ali - Kazim Ali, a poet of Indian heritage, talks about his Muslim faith and its influences on

American Greats (June 29, 1998)

American Greats: A Celebration of American Writers - This program features archive recordings of som

American Poetry Medley (April 18, 2001)

American Poetry Medley - This audio collection contains poetry by some of America’s favorite w

Amichai, Yehuda (September 12, 2001)

Yehuda Amichai - In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most imp

Ammons (February 24, 1984)

A.R. Ammons - Ammons, recipient of many poetry prizes, reads from LAKE EFFECT COUNTRY and A COAST OF

Aplon (February 3, 1984)

Roger Aplon - The San Francisco poet reads from STILETTO and FROM DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT AT 120 MILES PE

Ashbery, John (September 26, 1986)

John Ashbery - John Ashbery, one of America's most acclaimed poets, reads from his Selected Poems in

Baca (April 12, 1991)

Jimmy Santiago Baca - A Mexican-American, Baca taught himself to read and write while in prison for

Baker D (February 14, 1992)

David Baker - Baker's collection of poems SWEET HOME SATURDAY NIGHT incorporates his perceptions of

Baker, David (December 1, 2004)

New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, and more than a hundred others.  Author

Baker W (July 26, 1985)

Will Baker - Poet and nonfiction writer Will Baker reads poems, some relating to farm life in Califo

Bakken (October 19, 1990)

Dick Bakken - Bakken is primarily known as a performance poet and a tireless organizer of poetry fes

Balaban I (May 6, 1983)

John Balaban - In this program, Balaban reads from WALKING DOWN INTO CEBOLLA CANYON and BLUE MOUNTAI

Balaban, John (September 29, 2017)

John Balaban - Discover the stories behind the poetry of John Balaban, who served as a conscientious

Balaban, John (April 14, 2004)

John Balaban - John Balaban reads from Spring Essence, his translations of the 18th century Vietname

Balakian, Peter (September 2, 2011)

Peter Balakian - Peter Balakian, a poet of Armenian descent, discusses his 2010 work, Ziggurat, with

Bang, Mary Jo (October 10, 2008)

Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, Mary Jo Bang reads from her prize-winning fifth collection, El

Banks, Stanley (February 20, 2009)

Stanley Banks - Stanley E. Banks' poetry explores the segregated Kansas City of his youth and some o

Baraka, Amiri (February 12, 1988)

Amiri Baraka - Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a poet, playwright, and essayist, whose 1960s

Baraka, Amiri (February 14, 2001)

Amiri Baraka - Prominent poet and playwright, Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) has been

Bargen, Walter (May 16, 2008)

Walter Bargen - In 2008, Missouri’s governor appointed Walter Bargen as the state’s firs

Barks, Coleman (September 4, 2002)

Coleman Barks - Georgia poet Coleman Barks is probably best known for his translations of the 13th c

Barnes (December 10, 1977)

Jim Barnes - Barnes reads poems from THE AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, FISH ON POTEAU MOUNTAIN, and fro

Barnes & Struthers (April 14, 1989)

Ann Struthers - Jim Barnes and Ann Struthers, two Midwest poets published in NEW LETTERS, read from

Barnes & Struthers A (April 14, 1989)

Jim Barnes - Jim Barnes and Ann Struthers read from their poetry. Poet and fiction writer Ann Struth

Barnstone, Willis (April 14, 1989)

Willis Barnstone - Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and recipient of the Guggenheim

Barnstone, Tony (January 4, 2013)

Tony Barnstone - Tony Barnstone, son of poet, translator, and scholar Willis Barnstone and visual ar

Barrax (May 12, 1989)

Gerard Barrax - Barrax worked in a steel mill, drove a cab, and carried mail before becoming a poet,

Baxter, Charles (September 15, 1989)

Charles Baxter - All Things Considered book reviewer, Alan Cheuse says, "Charles Baxter's stori

Beaumont, Jeanne Marie (August 31, 2012)

Jeanne Marie Beaumont - Poet Jeanne Marie Beaumont talks about how her work pays tribute to some of

Becker, Phyllis (February 10, 2017)

t Angela Hagenbach on the CD, Poetry of Love. In 2016, Phyllis Becker shared more of her jazz poetry

Becker, Robin (January 21, 2004)

Robin Becker - Poet and feminist Robin Becker talks about the development of her poetry and how her

Becker, Robin (March 10, 2004)

Robin Becker - The former poetry editor of Women's Review of Books, Robin Becker discusses the chang

Behn (May 11, 1990)

Robin Behn - Behn talks about the sometimes painful nature of her work, about illness and hope, and

Bell C I (April 14, 1980)

Charles Bell - Bell reads poems from DELTA RETURN, based on his childhood in the South.

Bell C II (May 12, 1980)

Charles Bell - Bell reads from a group of poems entitled The FIVE-CHAMBERED HEART and from his book

Bell M I (January 16, 1981)

Marvin Bell - Bell reads a selection of his poems including "The Self and the Mulberry Tree" and "St

Bell M II (January 25, 1985)

Marvin Bell - Bell talks about his work and reads poems including the title piece from DRAWN BY STON

Bell, Marvin (October 13, 1999)

Marvin Bell - The Flannery O’Connor Professor of Letters at the esteemed Writers’ Work-s

Bertolino (October 4, 1985)

James Bertolino - Bertolino, of Washington state, has edited more than 60 books and anthologies. Her

Black Women Writers in History (February 16, 2018)

Black Women Writers in History - We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important

Bly, Robert (November 30, 2012)

Robert Bly - Robert Bly, the preeminent poet, translator, and cultural commentator, reads from his 2

Bly I (February 3, 1979)

Robert Bly - The National Book Award-winning poet plays the dulcimer and reads his poetry, as well a

Bly II (December 6, 1991)

Robert Bly - In this program, Bly discusses his best-selling book IRON JOHN. It also features Bly re

Bogan (February 28, 1986)

James Bogan - Bogan, poet and folk humorist of the Missouri Ozarks, reads litanies and lists in Whit

Boisseau, Michelle (November 11, 1996)

Michelle Boisseau - Michelle Boisseau is a poet whose intricate work deals with language and its con

Boisseau, Michelle (December 30, 2011)

Michelle Boisseau - A Sunday in God-Years takes its title from the notion that inside the long stret

Boisseau, Michelle (March 23, 2007)

Michelle Boisseau - The author of three collections of poetry and co-author of the popular textbook,

Boland (November 28, 1994)

Eavan Boland - Among the top living Irish poets, Boland has been published in THE NEW YORKER. She r

Bowers (April 28, 1989)

Neal Bowers - An Iowa poet, Bowers reads from a series of love poems and from his book THE GOLF BALL

Bradley & Witherup (July 31, 1996)

John Bradley - Poets and editors John Bradley and William Winthrop discuss the book ATOMIC GHOST: P

Bradley & Witherup A (July 31, 1996)

William Witherup - Poets and editors John Bradley and William Witherup discuss the book ATOMIC GHOST

Bright (March 25, 1996)

Susan Bright - Bright reads from one of her 14 collections of poetry, HOUSE OF THE MOTHER and talks

Brinkmann (March 4, 1978)

Rolf Dieter Brinkmann - Brinkmann, a German poet and translator, died in 1975. This memorial program

Brock, Van K. (June 7, 2006)

Van K. Brock - In this public reading at Kansas City’s Writers Place, poet Van K. Brock shares

Brock-Broido (May 1, 1987)

Lucie Brock-Broido - The poetry winner of the 1986 NEW LETTERS Literary Awards reads from her prize-

Brodsky (September 6, 1991)

Joseph Brodsky - Exiled from his native Soviet Union in 1972, Brodsky won the Nobel Prize for litera

Brooks, Gwendolyn (April 20, 1984)

Gwendolyn Brooks - While at a live reading at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Gwendolyn Broo

Brooks, Gwendolyn (March 6, 1995)

Gwendolyn Brooks - In the first part of this interview, Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American

Brooks, Gwendolyn (February 8, 2019)

Gwendolyn Brooks: Past American Voice - We turn to our extensive archive to present this look back a

Brown R I (June 3, 1996)

Rosellen Brown - Rosellen Brown talks about CORA FRYE'S PILLOWBOOK, which combines two books of poet

Brown R II (August 12, 1996)

Rosellen Brown - Brown talks candidly about her best-selling book BEFORE AND AFTER, and the disappoi

Bruchac I (April 1, 1983)

Joseph Bruchac - Bruchac, who is part Native American, reads from his poetry book TRANSLATOR'S SON,

Bruchac II (March 12, 1993)

Joseph Bruchac - A member of the Abenaki nation, Bruchac chants and reads poems and stories ranging

Buckley (June 10, 1996)

Christopher Buckley - Poet and essayist Christopher Buckley talks about growing up in Southern Calif

Budy, Andrea Hollander (April 24, 2002)

Andrea Hollander Budy - Andrea Hollander Budy spent more than 20 years teaching herself the craft of

Burns, Michael (May 5, 2004)

Michael Burns - Noted Missouri poet Michael Burns draws inspiration from poets William Stafford and

Burroway, Janet (September 23, 1985)

Janet Burroway - Now the author of seven novels, and numerous collections of essays as well as liter

Bush & Harjo (May 13, 1983)

Barney Bush - Bush is a member of the Shawnee/Cayuga tribe of Oklahoma. He reads poems from PETROGLY

Bush & Harjo A (May 13, 1983)

Joy Harjo - Barney Bush is a member of the Shawnee/Cayuga tribe of Oklahoma. He reads poems from PET

Butts, Anthony (September 29, 1999)

Anthony Butts - Anthony Butts’ first book, a collection of poetry called Fifth Season, won the

Carruth I (October 2, 1995)

Hayden Carruth - The winner of the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award reads from two books of c

Carruth II (October 9, 1995)

Hayden Carruth - The winner of the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award reads from two books of c

Carter (September 24, 1993)

Jared Carter - Winner of the Walt Whitman Award for WORK FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING, Carter reads from

Cavalieri (March 2, 1984)

Grace Cavalieri - Cavalieri reads poems from several of her books, including BODY FLUIDS, CREATURE C

Cave Canem Symposium (April 24, 2009)

- As a conclusion to National Poetry Month we bring you a show featuring Cave Canem founders Toi Der

Cave Canem Anthology (February 5, 2010)

ult of winning the Cave Canem Poetry Prize--Natasha Tretheway, Major Jackson, and Kyle Dargan. We'll

Chandra I (September 23, 1983)

G.S. Sharat Chandra - Chandra, one of India's foremost poets, has lived in the U.S. for many years.

Bitsui, Sherwin (November 2, 2012)

Sherwin Bitsui - Winner of the 2010 American Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award, poet Sherwin Bi

Chandra II (April 1, 1996)

G.S. Sharat Chandra - Chandra talks with NEW LETTERS editor Robert Stewart and reads from FAMILY OF

Chang, Victoria (January 9, 2009)

Victoria Chang - Victoria Chang, author of the poetry collections Circle and Salvinia Molesta, discu

Charters (May 1, 1995)

Ann Charters - Charters, editor of THE PORTABLE JACK KEROUAC and the BEAT READER, reads poetry by Ke

Cherry I (April 10, 1987)

Kelly Cherry - Widely published poet and fiction writer Kelly Cherry reads poems arising from coming

Cherry, Kelly (November 18, 1998)

Kelly Cherry - The author of over a dozen books, including poetry, novels and essays, Kelly Cherry r

Christensen (October 19, 1984)

Paul Christensen - Christensen, a Texan, reads from THE VECTORY and SIGNS OF THE WHELMING, two of hi

Ciardi I (December 1, 1983)

John Ciardi - The former poetry editor of THE SATURDAY REVIEW and host of National Public Radio's "A

Ciardi II (May 18, 1984)

John Ciardi - Ciardi reads several poems from THE BIRDS OF POMPEII and talks with NEW LETTERS ON THE

Ciardi III (May 2, 1986)

John Ciardi - This memorial to Ciardi, author of more than 35 books and long-time poetry editor of T

Zagajewski, Adam (October 21, 2016)

ement Prize for Excellence in Poetry, was born in Lwow, Poland, but when he was four months old

Clare (March 8, 1978)

Josephine Clare - Clare reads from MAMMOTO-CUMULUS, her book of poems about family and motherhood.

Clifton (January 13, 1989)

Lucille Clifton - Clifton talks about her poetry and reads excerpts from GOOD WOMAN, including a "me

Codrescu (January 1, 1988)

Andrei Codrescu - Codrescu is the author of several volumes of poetry and two autobiographies. He co

Codrescu, Andrei (August 24, 2007)

Andrei Codrescu - International Voices Andrei Codrescu, the wry, Romanian poet and essayist known to

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (May 5, 1998)

Judith Ortiz Cofer - Judith Ortiz Cofer's work often reflects her Puerto Rican heritage and her chil

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (October 7, 1998)

Judith Ortiz Cofer - Puerto Rican writer Judith Cofer talks about how her heritage has influenced he

Collier (June 23, 1997)

Michael Collier - A Pushcart Prize winner and director of the Breadloaf Writers Conference, Collier

Collins, Billy (March 31, 2004)

Billy Collins - U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins is considered one of America’s mo

Cook-Lynn (March 3, 1997)

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn - Poet, literary scholar, and Native American feminist, Cook-Lynn talks about he

Cooley (May 30, 1986)

Peter Cooley - In this recording, the New Orleans poet and contributing editor of the NORTH AMERICAN

Cooper J (November 14, 1986)

Jane Cooper - Cooper reads from her prize-winning book SCAFFOLDING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS and from

Creeley (September 25, 1981)

the Black Mountain School of Poetry, at a public reading.

Creeley II (April 15, 1988)

Robert Creeley - Creeley reads poems and discusses writing about personal subjects and aging.

Crenner (February 19, 1982)

James Crenner - Crenner reads from his book of poems MY HEAD FLIES ON AGAIN.

Cruz (March 27, 1995)

Victor Hernandez Cruz - In RED BEANS, Cruz's poetry and prose evoke the history of his native Puerto

Curtis (September 27, 1985)

ard from the British National Poetry Society, reads poems about Wales and about World War II.

Cutler (April 7, 1978)

Bruce Cutler - Cutler reads from his books of poetry THE YEAR OF THE GREEN WAVE, A WEST WIND RISES,

Dacey (February 18, 1983)

Philip Dacey - Dacey reads selections from published works, including ALL ABOUT GERARD MANLEY HOPKIN

Dana (October 5, 1980)

Robert Dana - Dana reads selections from three of his poetry collections: IN A FUGITIVE SEASON, SOME

Dana, Robert (April 16, 2010)

Robert Dana - Former Poet Laureate of Iowa, Robert Dana, reminisces about attending the Iowa Writers

Davison (April 8, 1983)

Peter Davison - Davison, a poet from Massachusetts, reads from WALKING THE BOUNDARIES and A VOICE IN

de Kok, Ingrid (August 3, 2007)

Ingrid de Kok - International Voices Accomplished South African poet Ingrid de Kok shares her work f

Deagon (July 11, 1986)

Ann Deagon - Deagon is a professor of classics and author of several books of fiction and poetry. He

DeFrees, Madeline (March 17, 1989)

Madeline DeFrees - A former Roman Catholic nun, Madeline DeFrees has written a series of "Holy Sonne

Di Blasi, Debra (May 10, 2000)

Debra Di Blasi - A screenwriter, fiction writer and poet, Debra Di Blasi’s work has been calle

Dickey I (December 4, 1987)

James Dickey - Dickey won the National Book Award in 1966 for BUCKDANCER'S CHOICE, but he is best kn

Dickey II (July 7, 1997)

James Dickey - This memorial program contains excerpts from Program I with updates about Dickey's li

Digges (February 14, 1992)

Deborah Digges - Digges discusses FUGITIVE SPRING, her prose memoir of life in a mid-20th century Mi

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee (September 6, 2000)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - The award-winning poet and writer of fiction and creative non-fiction,

Dobyns (April 18, 1986)

Stephen Dobyns - Poet, novelist, and screenwriter Stephen Dobyns reads poems from his collection CEM

Dor (June 8, 1990)

Moshe Dor - Dor is an Israeli poet who has won Israel's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, the Bialik

Doty, Mark (June 30, 1999)

Mark Doty - Mark Doty's poetic verse has been characterized as elegant and often melancholy, offerin

Dove I (August 9, 1985)

Rita Dove - Dove, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet now teaching in Virginia, reads from THE YELLOW HOUS

Dove II (May 7, 1993)

Rita Dove - Dove, America's first African-American Poet Laureate, reads poetry and prose and talks a

Dove, Rita (February 23, 2005)

Rita Dove - In 1993, Rita Dove was the youngest-ever person to be chosen as U.S. Poet Laureate, and

Dove, Rita (May 11, 2007)

Rita Dove - A former U.S. Poet Laureate and the current Poet Laureate of Virginia, Rita Dove shares

Dow (June 23, 1979)

Philip Dow - Dow reads from his published collections of poetry PAYING BACK THE SEA and POTLATCH. Do

Duemer (May 26, 1997)

Joseph Duemer - Poetry editor of the WALLACE STEVENS JOURNAL in upstate New York, Duemer talks about

Dunn I (November 24, 1980)

Stephen Dunn - Both Programs I & II include readings from Dunn's books of poetry and an intervie

Dunn II (May 27, 1988)

Stephen Dunn - Both Programs I & II include readings from Dunn's books of poetry and an intervie

Dunn III (December 30, 1996)

Stephen Dunn - Dunn talks about his movement from basketball to poetry and how a "lie\" he told on N

Dybek, Stuart (November 9, 2007)

Stuart Dybek - Short story writer Stuart Dybek grew up in a Polish-American neighborhood on the sout

Eady (February 16, 1998)

Cornelius Eady - The New York poet talks about his collection YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER, a remarkabl

Eady, Cornelius (June 13, 2008)

Cornelius Eady - Co-founder of Cave Canem for African-American poets, Cornelius Eady talks about his

Eberhart (January 4, 1985)

Richard Eberhart - Eberhart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reads from FLORIDA POEMS and talks about

Eberhart, John Mark (July 25, 2008)

John Mark Eberhart - Kansas City Star book critic and poet John Mark Eberhart's book, Broken Time, i

Edmond (March 20, 1987)

Lauris Edmond - A New Zealand poet and winner of the prestigious Commonwealth Award, Edmond reads po

Elliot (September 17, 1982)

Harley Elliot - Elliot's books include ANIMALS THAT STAND IN DREAMS and THE SECRET LOVER POEMS. His

Emerson, Claudia (December 14, 2007)

Claudia Emerson - Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for the book Late Wife, Claudia Emers

Engle & Langton (January 22, 1982)

Paul Engle - Paul Engle and Charles Langton are two poets closely associated with the Iowa Writers'

Engle & Langton A (January 22, 1982)

Charles Langton - Paul Engle and Charles Langton are two poets closely associated with the Iowa Writ

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen (January 7, 2007)

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen - Ten writers talk about what prompted them to begin writing in t

Erdrich, Heid (December 4, 2009)

2009 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.

Eshleman I (May 21, 1982)

Clayton Eshleman - Eshleman, a National Book Award winner evokes the 1950s in poetry influenced by t

Eshleman II (June 24, 1996)

Clayton Eshleman - Poet, translator, and literary editor, Clayton Eshleman, whose works take us from

Eshleman III (September 16, 1996)

Clayton Eshleman - Eshleman talks about the early influences in his artistic career and his work as

Espada, Martín (September 16, 1997)

Martín Espada - The author of five books of poetry, Martín  Espada's collection, 

Espada, Martín (April 1, 1998)

Martín Espada - In part two of the 1997 interview, lawyer-turned-poet, Martín&nbs

Espada, Martín (September 21, 2005)

Martín Espada - In this public poetry reading, Martín Espada, a tenant lawyer-turned-poet r

Etter, Dave (May 7, 1982)

Dave Etter - Dave Etter's books include Cornfields and Central Standard Time. The poems in this read

Ezekiel (May 28, 1982)

Nissim Ezekiel - Recorded in Bombay, this program features Ezekiel, one of India's foremost poets, r

Feminist Poets (March 2, 2007)

Feminist Poets - This program pays tribute to some of the feminist poets of the last century who ope

Fennelly, Beth (August 2, 2019)

Beth Ann Fennelly - Beth Ann Fennelly, appointed Poet Laureate of Mississippi in 2016, has written s

Field (April 18, 1994)

try scene. He won the Lamont Poetry Prize in 1963 and is a master of the narrative poem. He takes a

Finch (March 16, 1998)

Annie Finch - Women's experiences, past and present, real and invented, fill the pages of EVE, the d

Finkel & Urdang (January 11, 1984)

Donald Finkel - Poet Donald Finkel reads from WHAT MANNER OF BEAST and from THE DETACHABLE MAN. His

Finkel & Urdang A (January 11, 1984)

Constance Urdang - Poet Donald Finkel reads from WHAT MANNER OF BEAST and from THE DETACHABLE MAN. H

Finnell, Dennis (November 18, 1978)

Dennis Finnell - Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, poet Dennis Finnell, reads from his debut c

Finnell, Dennis (November 6, 2002)

he winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series Competition at the University of Georgia Press, Den

Flint (November 4, 1983)

Roland Flint - Roland Flint is a poet who writes of "nature, but mostly of human nature." He reads f

Forche (September 8, 1989)

Carolyn Forch - Forch reads from her book-length poem THE ANGEL OF HISTORY, which is told in sever

Foster, Linda Nemec (April 27, 2005)

Linda Nemec Foster - The first Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Linda Nemec Foster talks abo

Friman, Alice (May 18, 1998)

Alice Friman - Alice Friman's poems often reflect settings around the world and have been published

A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write (November 7, 2014)

A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write - Vietnam veterans and poets, Bill Bauer and H.C. Palmer

Fulton (October 14, 1983)

Alice Fulton - Fulton, winner of a poetry award from the Associated Writing Programs, reads from DAN

Fussell P (January 30, 1995)

Paul Fussell - Known primarily for his literary criticism and for the defense of the American bombin

Gallagher (January 22, 1993)

Tess Gallagher - The author of several books of short stories and poetry, Gallagher reads poems from

Galvin (November 24, 1989)

James Galvin - Wyoming poet James Galvin's work has what one critic calls, "a Western sensibility ti

Garrett (November 11, 1988)

George Garrett - Garrett is the author of dozens of books of poems, stories, and nonfiction, as well

Gerber I (January 3, 1986)

Dan Gerber - Gerber reads poems from his book SNOW ON THE BACKS OF ANIMALS.

Gerber, Dan (October 20, 1999)

Dan Gerber - Long recognized as a meditative poet with an almost mystical connection to animals and

Gernes (June 16, 1990)

Sonia Gernes - A former nun, Gernes is now a feminist whose poems are largely about women and their

Gerstler (December 27, 1991)

Amy Gerstler - Los Angeles poet Amy Gerstler won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her 1990

Gibbons R (July 25, 1986)

Reginald Gibbons - Gibbons, former editor of TriQuarterly, reads poems from his books The RUINED MOT

Gilbert, Jack (January 17, 1994)

Jack Gilbert - The San Francisco poet, Jack Gilbert, reads from The Great Fires, his first book in o

Gildner I (November 3, 1979)

Gary Gildner - Gildner reads poems that reflect his own memories of childhood in post-war America.

Gildner II (January 21, 1980)

Gary Gildner - Gildner reads "Letters From Vicksburg," a sequence of sonnets based on letters writte

Gildner, Gary (December 31, 2003)

Gary Gildner - Gary Gildner, the author of 17 books of poetry, fiction, and memoir--all reflecting h

Ginsberg, Allen (April 1, 1988)

Allen Ginsberg - The best-known Beat poet Allen Ginsberg talks about the Beat movement, his battle a

Gioia, Dana (August 4, 1997)

troversial book of essays Can Poetry Matter, Dana Gioia, a poet himself, takes on such top

Gioia, Dana (August 23, 2019)

n his book, Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture, poet and critic Dana Gioia ponders

Giorno (April 22, 1988)

John Giorno - Giorno is one of the great innovators in combining poetry and technology. Giorno talks

Giovanni, Nikki (February 19, 1988)

Nikki Giovanni - Nikki Giovanni has written more than 17 books and has been called "the black prince

Giovanni, Nikki (January 31, 1994)

Nikki Giovanni - Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni, winner of the Langston Hughes Award, reads from her

Giovanni, Nikki (February 4, 2004)

Nikki Giovanni - A legend in her own time, Nikki Giovanni first gained popularity in the 1960s with

Glancy, Diane (November 24, 2006)

Diane Glancy - A writer whose Cherokee heritage has deeply influenced her work, Diane Glancy uses tr

Glass (March 29, 1991)

Malcolm Glass - Glass is the author of two books of poems and a text on writing poetry. Here he rea

Goedicke I (December 10, 1979)

Patricia Goedicke - Both Programs I & II feature Goedicke's poetry readings. In the second, she

Goedicke II (November 13, 1981)

Patricia Goedicke - Both Programs I & II feature Goedicke's poetry readings. In the second, she

Goedicke III (September 18, 1992)

Patricia Goedicke - "All poetry begins with the body,\" says Goedicke, who tries to reconcile physic

Goldbarth (September 4, 1992)

Albert Goldbarth - The 1992 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Goldbarth reads his po

Goldbarth, Albert (January 19, 2005)

Albert Goldbarth -  The only poet to twice win the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awa

Goldensohn (April 19, 1981)

Lorrie Goldensohn - Goldensohn reads poetry from her collections DREAMWORK and TETHER.

Goldring, Elizabeth (September 7, 1998)

Elizabeth Goldring - Exhibits and projects director at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the

Gomringer (September 28, 1990)

Eugen Gomringer - Eugen Gomringer, considered the father of concrete poetry, talks about his fascina

Gonzalez (October 16, 1992)

Ray Gonzalez - Gonzalez edited the anthology of essays, poems, and stories WITHOUT DISCOVERY: A NATI

Goodman (October 25, 1985)

Mitchell Goodman - Goodman, who is also known as a novelist and political activist, reads from his p

Gordone (December 30, 1978)

Charles Gordone - Gordone, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, reads poems about the experience of bein

Graham (March 9, 1990)

Jorie Graham - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham spent most of her early life in Italy. Here

Gregg (June 9, 1989)

Linda Gregg - Gregg's poems have been widely published and have won several awards. She reads from v

Gregor (February 7, 1986)

Arthur Gregor - Gregor, often ranked with the European symbolist poets, reads from EMBODIMENT AND OT

Grooms, Anthony (August 20, 2003)

Anthony Grooms - Poet, short story writer, novelist, and two-time recipient of the Lillian Smith Awa

Grossman (December 4, 1981)

Allen Grossman - Allen Grossman has written THE WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE OVER THE CHICAGO RIVER and other

Gubernat, Susan (January 26, 2000)

er of the 1998 Marianne Moore Poetry Prize for her debut book Flesh, Susan Gubernat reads from the w

Gurley & Novak (June 8, 1981)

George Gurley - George Gurley is the author of FUGUES IN THE PLUMBING, a book of poems. Novak's book

Gurley & Novak A (June 8, 1981)

Michael Novak - George Gurley is the author of FUGUES IN THE PLUMBING, a book of poems. Novak's book

Hacker I (June 1, 1979)

Marilyn Hacker - In a public reading, Hacker, a National Book Award winner, recites poems from PRESE

Hacker II (July 8, 1996)

Marilyn Hacker - Hacker, winner of the 1995 Poets Prize, talks about her poetry and her second love,

Hacker, Marilyn (March 26, 2003)

Marilyn Hacker - At this 2000 Midwest Poets Series reading, Marilyn Hacker, described as a master of

Hall D (May 8, 1987)

Donald Hall - Hall gave up his job as a professor to move with his wife, poet Jane Kenyon, to his an

Hall, Donald (April 6, 2007)

Donald Hall - The former state poet laureate of New Hampshire, Donald Hall has lived the last 30 yea

Hall, Donald (April 20, 2007)

Donald Hall - This program with the Poet Laureate of the United States features Hall's public readin

Hall J.B. I (March 3, 1978)

James B. Hall - For both Programs I & II, the California poet reads his poems. The second progra

Hall J.B. II (March 29, 1981)

James B. Hall - For both Programs I & II, the California poet reads his poems. The second progra

Halpern (November 27, 1981)

Daniel Halpern - Halpern, a well-known magazine editor, was recorded during a public reading of his

Hamill (May 22, 1992)

Sam Hamill - Sam Hamill is a Seattle poet, translator, and the co-founder and editor of Copper Canyo

Hanzlicek (December 31, 1977)

Charles Hanzlicek - Hanzlicek reads a variety of poems, including some from STARS.

Harjo, Joy (June 25, 1993)

Carlos Williams prize of the Poetry Society of America and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Pri

Joy Harjo: Save America's Treasures Selection (July 3, 2020)

the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry So

Harper I (October 17, 1980)

Michael Harper - Much of Harper's poetry concerns jazz musicians. Here he reads from IMAGES OF KIN:

Harper II (February 14, 1994)

Michael Harper - Harper's poetry struggles with questions posed by W.E.B. Du Bois about dualities of

Harrison (May 5, 1979)

Keith Harrison - Harrison, originally from Australia, also lived in Minnesota for 10 years. His poem

Harrison, Jim (October 19, 2005)

Jim Harrison - In this stand-alone second half of an earlier interview, Jim Harrison, author of Lege

Harrison, Jim (July 20, 2005)

ided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry.

Harteis (January 19, 1990)

Richard Harteis - What happens when an overweight, middle-aged man decides to run in the New York ma

Haskins (June 13, 1994)

Lola Haskins - Haskins is a Florida writer known for her poems told in the voices of women in histor

Haskins & Rogers (April 11, 1986)

Lola Haskins - Florida poet Lola Haskins reads from CASTINGS. Texas poet Pattiann Rogers reads poems

Haskins & Rogers A (April 11, 1986)

Pattiann Rogers - Florida poet Lola Haskins reads from CASTINGS. Texas poet Pattiann Rogers reads po

Hass, Robert (July 24, 2002)

Robert Hass - The U.S. Poet Laureate 1995-97, Robert Hass has been an acclaimed poet since the publi

Hathaway (April 6, 1984)

William Hathaway - Hathaway, a poet from upstate New York, reads from THE GYMNAST OF INERTIA.

Hausman (March 2, 1990)

Herald Hausman - Hausman is the author of books of poetry and fiction that recount the difficulties

Hayes, Terrance (July 6, 2005)

Terrance Hayes - Terrance Hayes, a young poet from South Carolina who currently teaches at Carnegie

Hayes, Terrance (February 10, 2012)

Terrance Hayes - Poet Terrance Hayes reads from his 2010 collection, Lighthead, which won the Nation

Hebald I (January 13, 1979)

Carol Hebald - Hebald, an actress, fiction writer, and poet, reads the first two chapters of her nov

Hebald II (March 24, 1979)

Carol Hebald - A continuation of Program I, Hebald, an actress, fiction writer, and poet, reads the

Hecht I (March 29, 1985)

Anthony Hecht - Hecht talks about the way poetry changed during the 1960s and shares his advice for

Hecht II (March 4, 1988)

Anthony Hecht - A continuation of Program I, Hecht talks about the way poetry changed during the 196

Heffernan (March 12, 1982)

Michael Heffernan - This program features Heffernan reading from THE CRY OF OLIVER HARDY, a book of

Herrera, Juan Felipe (January 17, 1992)

Juan Felipe Herrera - Chicano poet and writer Juan Felipe Herrera uses his work to reveal his evolut

Hill, Sean (February 6, 2009)

Sean Hill - Sean Hill, a native of Milledgeville, Georgia, is the author of the poetry collection Bl

Hillman (July 6, 1997)

Brenda Hillman - This celebrated poet talks about her collection LOOSE SUGAR, which explores time, s

Hirsch, Edward (March 8, 1991)

Edward Hirsch - Edward Hirsch won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his second book of poem

Hirshfield, Jane (March 7, 1994)

ed: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women.

Hitchcock (March 15, 1981)

George Hitchcock - Hitchcock, a California poet and former editor of KAYAK magazine, talks about his

Hix, H.L. (May 19, 2004)

H. L. Hix - An award-winning poet and philosopher, H.L. Hix reads from his collections Perfect

Hoffmann I (May 31, 1991)

Roald Hoffmann - Hoffmann is a Nobel Laureate in chemistry. Although he still practices and teaches

Hoffmann II (June 8, 1998)

Roald Hoffmann - Hoffmann, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, talks with Barry Palevitz of the Universit

Hogan, Linda (April 6, 1990)

Linda Hogan - Linda Hogan's book of poems Seeing through the Sun won an American Book Award from the

Holden, Jonathan (June 1, 2007)

Jonathan Holden - The first poet laureate of Kansas, Jonathan Holden originally hails from New Jerse

Hollander (April 10, 1995)

John Hollander - Among the most erudite of contemporary poets, Hollander has strong opinions about w

Hollo (January 7, 1980)

Anselm Hollo - Hollo has published numerous volumes of translations of poetry. His own books of poem

Horovitz, Michael (December 23, 1978)

Michael Horovitz - Michael Horovitz, an English experimental poet and early champion of the poetry-a

Howard (September 22, 1989)

Richard Howard - Howard is one of the best-known translators of French to English. He won the Ameri

Howell (October 30, 1981)

Christopher Howell - Howell, author of WHY SHOULDN'T I and THE CRIME OF LUCK, reads poems about his

Hudgins, Andrew (May 22, 2009)

Andrew Hudgins - The author of After the Lost War: A Narrative about the Confederate soldier and poe

Hugo I (April 20, 1980)

Richard Hugo - In this program, Hugo reads poems from WHITE CENTER.

Hugo II

Richard Hugo - The long-time director of creative writing at the University of Montana reads poems f

Ignatow I (May 25, 1979)

David Ignatow - This program includes Ignatow reading at Syracuse University.

Ignatow II (November 22, 1991)

David Ignatow - Ignatow reads poems about dying from SHADOWING THE GROUND and talks about moving awa

Ignatow III (January 5, 1998)

David Ignatow - This program features excerpts from Ignatow's 1991 interview with updates about his

Inez (February 21, 1986)

Colette Inez - Inez, author of THE WOMAN WHO LOVED WORMS and EIGHT MINUTES FROM THE SUN, reads poems

Into the Millennium (December 29, 1999)

Into the Millennium - A special show that takes a comic look at our Y2K fears, while also presenting

Jackson, Major (February 22, 2008)

the recipient of a Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Whiting Writers Award, Jackson talks about and reads

Jackson, Angela (March 10, 1979)

Angela Jackson - Chicago poet Angela Jackson received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Creativ

Jackson, Angela (August 8, 1986)

Angela Jackson - Chicago poet Angela Jackson reads from her collections Voodoo/Love Magic and Solo i

Jaffe I (April 12, 1985)

Dan Jaffe - Jaffe reads a short story and excerpts from THE MUSCLES AND BONES THAT CARRY US TO LOVE,

Jaffe II (June 3, 1988)

Dan Jaffe - Jaffe reads from ROUND FOR ONE VOICE, poems about his New Jersey childhood and the exper

Jaffe, Dan (January 27, 2017)

Dan Jaffe - Poet Dan Jaffe, the guest co-editor of a recent issue of New Letters magazine that focus

Janik (November 8, 1985)

Phyllis Janik - Janik, a Chicago author, reads new poems, as well as an excerpt from her novel ENDIN

Jarman, Mark (July 20, 1998)

Mark Jarman - Co-editor of the controversial poetry anthology Rebel Angels, Mark Jarman talks a

Jensen (December 7, 1997)

Carolyn Jensen - Winner of the Heartland Short Fiction Prize, Jensen is a poet and fiction writer.

Jiles, Paulette (January 5, 2005)

Paulette Jiles - American-Canadian author Paulette Jiles reads from her book Enemy Women, a novel se

Jin, Ha (August 31, 2007)

Ha Jin - The Chinese born writer Ha Jin began his literary life as a poet, and though he still conti

Jong I (May 21, 1993)

Erica Jong - Jong, best known for her six novels, is also an acclaimed poet with seven volumes of po

Jong II (September 3, 1993)

Erica Jong - A continuation of Program I, Jong, best known for her six novels, is also an acclaimed

Jordan (February 5, 1993)

June Jordan - The outspoken poet and black activist talks about using poetry "to save lives.\" She

Jordan, Judy (April 19, 2006)

Judy Jordan - Judy Jordan talks about growing up hardworking and poor in rural North Carolina. 

Joseph (February 8, 1998)

Allison Joseph - Though born in England to parents from the Caribbean, Joseph spent most of her chil

Joyce I (August 9, 1978)

William Joyce - Poet and fiction writer Joyce reads his poems, including "Small Town" and "Lewisburg

Juergensen & Ciardi (November 29, 1985)

Hans Juergensen - Ciardi and Juergensen, two authors and veterans, share some poems and tales about

Juergensen & Ciardi A (November 29, 1985)

John Ciardi - These two authors and veterans share some poems and tales about their World War II exp

Justice I (October 26, 1980)

Donald Justice - Justice won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for SELECTED POEMS. On this program, he reads o

Justice II (December 15, 1989)

Donald Justice - Justice reads poems from THE SUNSET MAKER and talks about the theme of loss in his

Donald Justice: Past American Voice (August 17, 2005)

Donald Justice: Past American Voice - In memory of poet Donald Justice, a noted professor at the Iow

Kallet, Marilyn (July 12, 2006)

Marilyn Kallet - Marilyn Kallet’s 2005 poetic offering, Circe, After Hours—her 11th book

Kasischke, Laura (May 31, 2006)

Laura Kasischke - This young writer’s poetry and fiction "scratches the surface of daily life,

Kauffman (March 21, 1986)

Janet Kauffman - Kauffman, an award-winning fiction writer, reads poems from THE WEATHER BOOK and ta

Keillor, Garrison (May 18, 2007)

Garrison Keillor - The popular host of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Alma

Kenyon I (May 15, 1987)

Jane Kenyon - New Hampshire poet Kenyon was named as one of America's most promising poets at a Libr

Kenyon II (December 11, 1995)

Jane Kenyon - This program features the 1987 interview, along with more details about Kenyon's life

Kherdian (January 11, 1991)

David Kherdian - Kherdian is a proponent of the confessional mode of poetry. He learns about himsel

Kinnell I (February 26, 1982)

Galway Kinnell - Kinnell won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for SELECTED POEMS. This program was

Kinnell II (November 1, 1991)

Galway Kinnell - Kinnell reads poetry and discussed the debate between formal and freeverse poets. K


David Kirby - David Kirby is a nationally renowned poet who is influenced by popular culture from Da

Kisubi (March 27, 1987)

Alfred Kisubi - Originally from Uganda, Kisubi fled Kenya to escape the tyranny of Idi Amin. He read

Kizer, Carolyn (July 12, 1985)

Carolyn Kizer - A feminist poet before it was fashionable, Carolyn Kizer shares some of her longer p

Kizer, Carolyn (May 9, 1994)

Carolyn Kizer - Pulitzer Prize winner Carolyn Kizer shares her writing during a public reading in Te

Kizer, Carolyn (June 27, 1994)

Carolyn Kizer - In this continuation of a public reading in Tempe, Arizona, Pulitzer Prize winning p

Kizer, Carolyn (April 14, 1997)

editor of the poetry journal, Poetry Northwest. While discussing her career, which spans nearly half

Kizer, Carolyn (March 7, 2001)

Carolyn Kizer - In this Poets-At-Large reading in Kansas City, the grand dame of poetry, Carolyn Kiz

Knight, Etheridge (October 3, 1986)

Etheridge Knight - Knight began writing poetry in the 1960s when he was incarcerated at Indiana Stat

Knight II (February 17, 1989)

Etheridge Knight - This high-spirited interview with Knight includes poetry readings and the discuss

Knoepfle (March 9, 1981)

John Knoepfle - This program is a recording of Knoepfle at a Kansas City public reading. An Illinois

Knoepfle, John (June 8, 2005)

John Knoepfle - A prolific and plainspoken voice of Midwestern American poetry, John Knoepfle explor

Koch I (May 29, 1995)

Kenneth Koch - In this two-part interview made in his apartment shortly after his 70th birthday, Koc

Koch II (June 5, 1995)

Kenneth Koch - In this continuation of Program I, Koch reads from his selected poems, THE GREAT ATLA

Komunyakaa (November 13, 1995)

Yusef Komunyakaa - Komunyakaa reads from his 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winner, NEON VERNACULAR. He talks

Kooser (March 16, 1984)

Ted Kooser - Kooser, a native of Nebraska, reads poems from SURE SIGNS and LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES.

Kooser, Ted (April 5, 2006)

pearance in honor of National Poetry Month. Kooser describes the journey from insurance executive in

Kooser, Ted (April 12, 2006)

new. He also talks about his Poetry Home Repair Manual and the use of memory in creating poeti

Kricorian, Nancy (December 3, 1998)

Nancy Kricorian - A published poet, Nancy Kricorian talks about her first novel, Zabelle, which is l

Kumin, Maxine (September 22, 1980)

Maxine Kumin - Maxine Kumin reads poems from Up Country, for which she won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize i

Kumin, Maxine (June 10, 1988)

Maxine Kumin - The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Maxine Kumin, talks about the challenges she fa

Kumin, Maxine (October 2, 2002)

Maxine Kumin - One of America’s great formal poets, Maxine Kumin has authored more than three

Richardson, James (July 12, 2013)

has received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Kunitz I (December 11, 1992)

Stanley Kunitz - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his SELECTED POEMS, Kunitz is known as a fine craf

Kunitz II (December 25, 1992)

Stanley Kunitz - Kunitz reads poems and talks about gardening, which he sees as an activity equal to

Langland (October 9, 1987)

y as the best in the National Poetry Series. Here the Massachusetts poet reads and talks about the i

Rodriguez, Linda (October 4, 2013)

Linda Rodriguez - In this compilation program featuring archive audio from a 2009 interview as well

Lauterbach I (March 11, 1996)

Ann Lauterbach - Lauterbach, the winner of many awards including a MacArthur "genius\" grant, is kno

Lauterbach II (March 18, 1996)

Ann Lauterbach - Lauterbach, the winner of many awards including a MacArthur "genius\" grant, is kno

Laux, Dorianne (June 16, 1998)

e to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. She talks with New Letters magazine editor Robert St

Laux, Dorianne (January 9, 2002)

Dorianne Laux - Dorianne Laux reads from her 2000 book Smoke at this 2001 Midwest Poets Series

Lee I (December 7, 1990)

LOVE YOU was the 1990 Lamont Poetry selection. Here Lee reads from the work and recalls his father

Lee II (April 13, 1998)

Li-Young Lee - In this poetry reading for the Midwest Poets Series, Lee entertains the audience with

Lehman, David (May 19, 1999)

tor of The Best American Poetry series, David Lehman talks about his editorial work and ho

Leonin, Mia (January 1, 2010)

Mia Leonin - Growing up in small-town Missouri with a single mother, Mia Leonin always thought she w

LeSueur (June 24, 1978)

Meridel LeSueur - Writer and activist LeSueur's stories of the Depression are collected in SALUTE TO

Levertov (April 22, 1983)

Denise Levertov - Levertov reads poems illustrating her frequent theme of mystical and spiritual exp

Levine, Philip (February 15, 1981)

Philip Levine - This program features National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award win

Levine, Philip (July 24, 1987)

Philip Levine - In this program, Philip Levine, a National Book Award winner in poetry for his book

Levis (October 29, 1977)

- Levis reads from his Lamont Poetry Prize winner, THE AFTERLIFE, and talks about his work. He was a

Life Distilled (April 6, 2012)

e Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is one of the most distinguished app

Lifshin (January 29, 1982)

Lyn Lifshin - Feminist poet Lifshin has published more than 40 books and pamphlets and has served as

Limón, Ada (August 3, 2012)

2005: the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize for a collection that became her 2006 book, Lucky Wreck,

Lopate (November 29, 1991)

Philip Lopate - Lopate writes poems and novels, but is best known for his personal essays. In his b

Lorde, Audre (June 7, 2000)

Audre Lorde - Audre Lorde discusses her ideas about poetry and her experiences in West Africa. She r

Louis (April 16, 1993)

Adrian C. Louis - An award-winning poet and member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe, Louis reads poems f

Low, Denise (July 13, 2007)

Denise Low - A fifth-generation Kansan whose poems and essays consider the openness and majesty of t

MacDonald (November 3, 1980)

Cynthia MacDonald - A former opera singer, MacDonald reads poems from her books WHOLES and TRANSPLAN

MacLean Field, Crystal (February 25, 1983)

Crystal MacLean Field - Crystal MacLean Field, a Kansas City poet who died in 1987, reads from MY SI

Mac Lochlainn, Gearoid (May 29, 2009)

Gearóid Mac Lochlainn - Irish poet Gearóid Mac Lochlainn is the author of three books o

Mahapatra (October 8, 1982)

Jayanta Mahapatra - Mahapatra, one of India's foremost English-writing poets, reads from his award-w

Mann, Randall (November 17, 2006)

e winner of the Kenyon Review Poetry Prize for his first collection of poems, Complaint in the Garde

Marquart, Debra (March 6, 2009)

Debra Marquart - Growing up on a North Dakota farm, Debra Marquart couldn't wait to leave. Now, she

Martinez (June 12, 1995)

Demetria Martinez - Poet and journalist Demetria Martinez won the Western States Book Award for her

Martinez, Valerie (August 10, 2010)

Valerie Martinez - Poet, translator, and playwright, Valerie Martinez served as the Poet Laureate of

Martinez, Demetria (April 30, 2010)

Demetria Martinez - Known for her journalistic investigations in the 1980s into stories about El Sal

Matthews W (May 14, 1993)

William Matthews - Poet William Matthews, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, talks ab

Mayo (January 26, 1981)

E. L. Mayo - E. L. Mayo is honored in this memorial program that features reading by David Ray and o

Mbembe (May 1, 1978)

Mbembe - Kansas City poet Mbembe (Milton Smith) reads his poems, as well as those by others include

Mbembe Memorial (September 16, 1983)

Mbembe Memorial - This memorial program features the late Kansas City poet Mbembe (Milton Smith) rea

McAnally (March 3, 1979)

Mary McAnally - McAnally, a poet from Tulsa, has published WE WILL MAKE A RIVER and ABSENCE OF THE F

McCarriston (June 5, 1987)

Linda McCarriston - McCarriston has received acclaim for her poems about spousal abuse. Here she rea

McDonald (April 8, 1996)

Walter McDonald - Texas poet Walter McDonald was a recipient of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's W

McDougall, Jo (November 13, 1987)

Jo McDougall - Even though she didn’t begin to write in earnest until her children were grown,

McDougall, Jo (June 2, 2004)

ted for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Interviews with Jo McDougall from 1987 and 

McElroy I (February 20, 1995)

Colleen J. McElroy - This Seattle poet reads from WHAT MADNESS BROUGHT ME HERE. She discusses her b

McElroy, Colleen J. (May 12, 2004)

Colleen J. McElroy - A former speech pathologist turned poet and scholar, Colleen J. McElroy has wri

McFerren (February 26, 1993)

Ferren won the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize in 1992; here she reads from her award-winning collection

McGrath I (June 8, 1978)

Thomas McGrath - Thomas McGrath, a Minnesota poet who died in 1990, reads from VOICES FROM BEYOND TH

McGrath II (June 20, 1986)

Thomas McGrath - Thomas McGrath was honored at the 1986 Associated Writing Programs conference. Read

McHugh (May 11, 1984)

r of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series Award for her books of poetry DANGERS and A WORLD OF DIF

McHugh, Heather (July 11, 2008)

Heather McHugh - Known for her poetry that is linguistically brash, playful and dazzling, this Natio

Meredith (October 21, 1988)

William Meredith - The winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for PARTIAL ACCOUNTS, Meredith is

Merrill (June 6, 1994)

Christopher Merrill - The New Mexico author's poetic trilogy, WATCHFIRE, combines his interests in s

Merwin, W.S. (September 29, 1979)

W.S. Merwin - W.S. Merwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Carrier of Ladders, shares some of his w

Merwin, W.S. (November 21, 1994)

W.S. Merwin - W.S. Merwin reads from his Selected Poems and discusses his role as an "oracular" poet

Merwin, W.S. (January 1, 2003)

W.S. Merwin - A former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, W.S. Merwin is known not only a

Metzger (December 23, 1983)

Deena Metzger - Metzger, a California poet, reads from THE WOMEN WHO SLEPT WITH MEN TO TAKE THE WAR

Miller (March 28, 1994)

E. Ethelbert Miller - Miller reads from FIRST LIGHT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. He also talks about ed

Miller, Leslie Adrienne (March 13, 2009)

Leslie Adrienne Miller - Poet Leslie Adrienne Miller became fascinated by 17th century medical illus

Miller, Wayne (August 24, 2012)

Wayne Miller - Wayne Miller calls himself an “obsessive reviser” who tries editors&rsquo

Minty (April 25, 1986)

Judith Minty - Feminist poet Judith Minty refers to the bear as her "totem" because it appears frequ

Mitchell (December 20, 1993)

Stephen Mitchell - Mitchell is much celebrated as the premier translator of spiritual texts, includi

Mora I (January 13, 1997)

Pat Mora - A Latina poet, essayist, and native of El Paso, Mora talks about the region she loves, th

Mora II (May 5, 1997)

Pat Mora - In the second part of this interview, Mora talks about the importance of writing for cult

More Life Distilled (April 4, 2008)

e Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is one of America’s most disti

Morin (December 6, 1985)

Edward Morin - Morin, a Michigan poet and author of THE DUST OF OUR CITY, reads a selection from HOT

Morley (September 18, 1981)

Hilda Morley - Morley, author of A BLESSING OUTSIDE US, reads about the lives of women in history an

Karlen (January 24, 1986)

Arno Karlen - Karlen, a New York writer, reads dramatic poems about historical and literary figures,

Moss I (April 18, 1978)

Howard Moss - These two programs feature readings by Howard Moss, a National Book Award winner. He r

Moss II (April 28, 1978)

Howard Moss - These two programs feature readings by Howard Moss, a National Book Award winner. He r

Mueller (June 11, 1982)

Lisel Mueller - The Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry for 1997, Mueller translated the SELECTED LATER

Muldoon, Paul (November 3, 2006)

Paul Muldoon - The work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon moves from his native County Arm

Muldoon, Paul (April 17, 2009)

Paul Muldoon - Paul Muldoon, the new poetry editor for The New Yorker, talks about his own rejection

Murphy (July 16, 1977)

Richard Murphy - Murphy, a renowned Irish poet, reads from his book HIGH ISLAND.

Murray (December 17, 1979)

G.E. Murray - Murray reads poems from REPAIRS, which won the 1979 Devins Award.

Nagai, Mariko (June 8, 2012)

inner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, explores different types of love and desire. In her 2010

Operation Homecoming (November 9, 2005)

Operation Homecoming - Operation Homecoming is a collaboration between the National Endowment for th

Nelson, Marilyn (February 21, 2001)

alist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the National Book Award.  In the first part of t

Nelson, Marilyn (July 23, 2003)

Marilyn Nelson - In part two of this interview, Marilyn Nelson reads more from her books, including

Nemerov I (June 24, 1983)

Howard Nemerov - A recording of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner at a public readi

Nemerov II (May 4, 1990)

Howard Nemerov - This program is a studio recording in which Nemerov reads from WAR STORIES. He rec

New Letters Poets (April 13, 2005)

s Poets - As part of National Poetry Month, this program features three winners of the New Letters p

New Years: Forward (December 24, 2003)

New Years: Forward - A look forward and back as we celebrate beginnings and endings with this show f

Nezhukumatathil, Aimee (January 22, 2010)

Aimee Nezhukumatathil - A first generation American poet and 2009 NEA fellow, Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Nicholson & Taylor (May 17, 1985)

Joseph Nicholson - Nicholson reads a sequence of prose poems and short fiction pieces; Taylor reads

Nicholson & Taylor A (May 17, 1985)

William E. Taylor - Nicholson reads a sequence of prose poems and short fiction pieces; Taylor read

Nims (May 9, 1986)

John Frederick Nims - Nims, the distinguished Chicago poet, translator, and critic, reads poems and

Norris, 2

Kathleen Norris - A forgotten word returns in the book ACEDIA & ME by writer Kathleen Norris. Sh

Nye, Naomi Shihab (June 1, 2005)

Naomi Shihab Nye - Naomi Shihab Nye reads from her 2002 book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the M

Nye, Naomi Shihab (April 13, 2007)

Naomi Shihab Nye - Poet Naomi Shihab Nye has a wide crossover appeal between young and old. In this

O'Brien M & Olds (April 19, 1985)

Michael O'Brien - Two New York poets read from their work; O'Brien from VEIL, HARD RAIN and Olds fro

O'Brien M & Olds A (April 19, 1985)

Sharon Olds - Two New York poets read from their work; O'Brien from VEIL, HARD RAIN and Olds from SA

Ochester (May 24, 1985)

Ed Ochester - Ochester reads poems, mostly from his book WEEHAKWEN FERRY.

O'Keefe (May 6, 1996)

Claudia O'Keefe - In this program, O'Keefe talks about editing the anthology MOTHERS: FAMOUS WRITERS

Older, Julia (March 8, 1985)

Julia Older - Julia Older reads poems from Hermaphroditus in America and Oonts and Others; she

Olds, Sharon (January 1, 1993)

Sharon Olds - Sharon Olds' poetry "is remarkable for its candor, its eroticism, and its power to mov

Oles (September 6, 1985)


Oliphant (April 28, 1980)

Dave Oliphant - Oliphant, a Texas poet, reads from LINES AND MOUNDS and FOOTPRINTS: POEMS 1961-1978.

Olson E (July 13, 1980)

Elder Olson - This poet and critic reads from OLSON'S PENNY ARCADE and his COLLECTED POEMS.

Olson T I (March 10, 1980)

Toby Olson - Philadelphia poet Toby Olson's books include VECTORS, CITY, and a novel, THE LIFE OF JE

Olson T II (September 20, 1985)

Toby Olson - Olson reads a selection of poems from WE ARE THE FIRE and an excerpt from his award-win

Orr (September 24, 1982)

Gregory Orr - This is a recording of Orr at a public reading in Kansas City. He reads from BURNING T

Ostriker, Alicia (August 16, 2019)

Alicia Ostriker - Once called "America's most fiercely honest poet" by Progressive magazine, Alicia

Outtake Heaven (October 14, 1998)

Outtake Heaven - In tandem with public radio station fundraisers around the country, we present this

Packard, William (May 20, 1983)

William Packard - William Packard, a poet, playwright, novelist, and founding editor of New York Qua

Pastan I (October 29, 1982)

Linda Pastan - Maryland poet Pastan is the author of FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF and ASPECTS OF EVE. This r

Pastan II (May 19, 1997)

Linda Pastan - A poet who has been described as a modern Emily Dickinson, Pastan explores her world

Pastan, Linda (September 15, 2004)

Linda Pastan - Linda Pastan, the former Poet Laureate of Maryland, reads from and discusses her work

Peacock, Molly (January 14, 1981)

Molly Peacock - Canadian-American poet, essayist, and biographer Molly Peacock reads poems from her

Peacock, Molly (April 29, 2000)

years as the president of the Poetry Society of America. She discusses her writing career with fello

Peacock, Molly (May 9, 2001)

Molly Peacock - Molly Peacock is the author of four collections of poetry. Her book, Paradise, Piece

Perera (March 6, 1987)

Padma Perera - Originally from India, Perera reads from her poetry and prose, including the book BIR

Peters (June 9, 1983)

Robert Peters - Peters, a California poet, reads from SONGS FOR A SON and recites the dramatic seque

Pettet, Simon (August 3, 2005)

Simon Pettet - British-born poet Simon Pettet moved to New York City in the 1970s and became a devot

Pettit (November 18, 1988)

Michael Pettit - Pettit talks about his writing and reads poems from CARDINAL POINTS.

Phillips, Carl (February 10, 1999)

he Blood, winner of the Morse Poetry Prize, and Cortege: Poems, a finalist for both the National Boo

Phillips, Robert (June 6, 2001)

Robert Phillips - Author or editor of over 25 books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, Robert Philli

Piercy (October 27, 1989)

Marge Piercy - The author of WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME and GONE TO SOLDIERS reads poems and talks ab


Robert Pinsky - Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads poetry from his new collection GULF MU

Pinsky, Robert (October 22, 2010)

about his book, The Sounds of Poetry, and gives an update on his Favorite Poem Project that was deve

Pinsky I (October 7, 1983)

Robert Pinsky - Poet and critic Pinsky, the Poet Laureate of the United States in 1997, reads from H

Pinsky II (April 28, 1998)

Robert Pinsky - In this 1998 interview by Kay Bonetti, Pinsky, then U.S. Poet Laureate, talks about

Plumly (October 24, 1994)

Stanley Plumly - Plumly reads from three books of poems, which he considers a trilogy. Plumly says

Pollack & Simak (May 25, 1984)

Felix Pollack - Pollack is a Wisconsin poet whose work is strongly influenced by his life in Vienna,

Pollack & Simak A (May 25, 1984)

Cilfford D. Simak - Pollack is a Wisconsin poet whose work is strongly influenced by his early exper

Prufer, Kevin (December 5, 2008)

2007 NEA Literature Fellow in Poetry, Prufer is also editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing an

Quinn & Moses (February 14, 1986)

Sister Bernetta Quinn - Two Midwestern poets read poems about poets, the prairie, and American pione

Quinn & Moses A (February 14, 1986)

W.R. Moses - Two Midwestern poets read poems about poets, the prairie, and American pioneer history.

Ragan (October 18, 1985)

James Ragan - Poet-playwright Ragan reads from a variety of his works, including his first book of p

Raine (November 26, 1979)

Kathleen Raine - Raine is a distinguished English poet and critic of the generation of Auden and Spe

Rakosi (October 28, 1983)

Carl Rakosi - Rakosi is both poet and psychotherapist, and his many publications include COLLECTED P

Ramke (March 23, 1990)

Bin Ramke - Ramke won the Yale Younger Poets Award for THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY, his fir

Randolph (June 25, 1977)

Leonard Randolph - Randolph reads poems from his book SCAR TISSUE.

Rankine, Claudia (February 13, 2009)

Claudia Rankine - Jamaican-born poet Claudia Rankine’s work “goes directly to the object

Ray D 2 (November 12, 1982)

David Ray - In public readings, Ray reads poems from THE TOUCHED LIFE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. He al

Ray D 3 (April 5, 1987)

David Ray - Ray reads from SAM'S BOOK, which is dedicated to the memory of Ray's son, Samuel Cyrus D

Ray D 4 (January 28, 1981)


Ray D 5 (January 30, 1984)

David Ray - Ray reads from "Images of India," poems inspired by his year-long stay in India, and a s

Ray D 6 (April 26, 1985)


Ray, David (November 5, 2003)

David Ray - Poet, essayist, fiction writer, and former editor of New Letters and New

Ray D I (December 3, 1979)

arlos Williams award from the Poetry Society of America.

Ray D IV (January 28, 1981)

David Ray - David Ray reads from AT THE LEVEE.

Ray J I (May 29, 1980)

Judy Ray - Judy Ray, a co-founder of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, reads from PEBBLE RINGS, which recalls

Ray J II (October 1, 1982)

Judy Ray - This program is a recording of Judy Ray at a public poetry reading at the Mark Twain Writ

Ray, David (July 5, 2006)

David Ray - New Letters founder and former editor David Ray reads from his latest book of poems The

Rayford (June 4, 1977)

Julian Lee Rayford - Rayford, the late folklorist and artist from Mobile, Alabama, here recreates st

Raz, Hilda (August 28, 2009)

Hilda Raz - A literary editor since she graduated from college, Hilda Raz became a public poet after

Reed II (February 24, 1989)

Ishmael Reed - Reed, an outspoken and controversial proponent of intercultural art events, reads poe

Reed, Ishmael (February 20, 2002)

Ishmael Reed - The author of numerous books of poetry, plays, essays and fiction, Ishmael Reed conti

Reeves (September 23, 1988)

Trish Reeves - This Kansas City writer reads from her award-winning first book of poems, RETURNING T

Reeves, Trish (November 9, 2012)

Trish Reeves - Midwestern poet Trish Reeves discusses her latest work in New Letters magazine, which

Reiss (March 7, 1986)

James Reiss - Two-time first-prize winner from the Academy of American Poets, Reiss reads poems from

Revell (November 2, 1990)

Donald Revell - Revell's work has been called "constantly exciting\" by one critic and "stunning and

Rich, Adrienne (January 2, 1995)

Adrienne Rich - Among the most important poets of her time, Adrienne Rich started her writing career

After 9/11 (September 11, 2002)

After 9/11 - This theme show examines the value of the written word and the importance of poetr

Riley, Tomás (September 19, 2008)

Tomás Riley - Chicano writer and activist Tomás Riley began his writing career officially in

Ríos, Alberto (February 27, 1995)

Alberto Ríos - Alberto Ríos reads from several books of poems, including Teodoro Luna's

Ríos, Alberto (August 9, 2019)

Alberto Ríos - Alberto Ríos, named Arizona Poet Laureate in 2013, grew up in a mixed family

Rivers (December 27, 1985)

J.W. Rivers - Rivers reads from WHEN THE OWL CRIES, INDIANS DIE, which tells about Mexican history a

Rodriguez (January 24, 1992)

Luis Rodriguez - Raised in the barrio of east Los Angeles where he fought with gangs and witnessed b

Rodriguez, Linda (September 25, 2009)

Linda Rodriguez - Winner of the 2009 Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, Linda Rodriguez talks about her

Rodriguez, Luis

Luis Rodriguez - Writer and activist Luis J. Rodriguez is an influential Latino poet and founder of

Rogers (February 28, 1994)

Pattiann Rogers - Rogers' poetry often focuses on nature and science, sometimes finding whole ecosph

Romtvedt (September 25, 1992)

as part of the 1992 National Poetry Series. Here Romtvedt reads his poems and talks about giving u

Root (October 31, 1986)

William Pitt Root - William Pitt Root reads poems from two of his books: FAULTDANCING and REASONS FO

Rosenberg (June 10, 1983)

L. M. Rosenberg - Poet, teacher, and editor, Rosenberg's poems have appeared in numerous national pu

Roskolenko (December 16, 1983)

Harry Roskolenko - The late New York writer and world traveler reads from his work in this post-humo

Rothenberg (April 21, 1979)

Jerome Rothenberg - Rothenberg, author of many poetry books, including A SENECA JOURNAL and POLAND 1

Rukeyser, Muriel (January 7, 1983)

c reading at the 1964 YM-YWHA Poetry Center in New York by guest producer Dennis Bernstein. Her fir

Ryan, Kay (October 16, 2009)

Kay Ryan - In honor of the start of her second year as the 16th U.S. Poet Laureate, we present this


Kay Ryan - Kay Ryan talked with NEW LETTERS editor Robert Stewart, about the experience of being Uni

Saenz (March 26, 1993)

Benjamin Saenz - The Chicano writer and former Catholic priest reads from his book of poems CALENDER

Salisbury, Ralph (June 8, 1984)

Ralph Salisbury - Raph Salisbury talks about his Native American heritage, and reads poems from Goin

Saloy, Mona Lisa (February 15, 2006)

Winner of the 2005 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize, Mona Lisa Saloy reads from her award-winning collection

Salter, Mary Jo (December 8, 2006)

or of the Norton Anthology of Poetry, Salter talks with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart a

Sanchez, Sonia (March 23, 2012)

Sonia Sanchez - One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement and author of more than

Sanchez, Sonia (October 27, 1979)

Sonia Sanchez - This program was recorded inside Attica Prison in New York, where the poet and activ

Sanchez, Sonia (February 26, 2003)

Sonia Sanchez - A poet, activist, and professor, Sonia Sanchez is a well-known member of the Black A

Santos B I (May 8, 1978)

Bienvenido Santos - This Filipino writer reads several of his poems as well as the short story "A Vi

Santos B II (May 8, 1978)

Bienvenido Santos - Santos reads poems and his short story "The House That I Built." He also discuss

Santos S (November 1, 1993)

Sherod Santos - Santos third book of poems, CITY OF WOMEN, is "a sustained meditation on the nature

Sapphire (August 17, 2012)

Sapphire - Born Ramon Lofton, the poet and fiction writer took the name “Sapphire” beca

Schaefer, Ted (October 15, 1977)

Ted Schaefer - Though he was born in Philadelphia, educated at University of Missouri, and spent tim

Scheerer (December 7, 1984)

Constance Scheerer - Scheerer, a Kansas poet, reads from her book WRITING IN WINTER, written in her

Schevill (June 1, 1984)

James Schevill - Schevill, who writes poetry, fiction, and plays, reads from THE AMERICAN FANTASIES:

Schnackenberg, Gjertrud (March 18, 2011)

Gjertrud Schnackenberg - Gjertrud Schnackenberg is the author of six poetry collections, including t

Schulman (July 13, 1984)

Grace Schulman - Schulman reads poems from her books BURN DOWN THE ICONS and HEMISPHERES.

Scott H (October 14, 1978)

Herbert Scott - Scott reads poems from his books DISGUISES and GROCERIES.

Scott, Joanna Catherine (June 5, 2002)

h won the 2000 Longleaf Press Poetry Award, a chapbook that celebrates human resilience in troubled

Seibles, Tim (November 10, 2004)

Tim Seibles - The author of five books of poetry, including, Hammerlock, Tim Seibles is known f

Seyburn, Patty & Peacock, Molly (April 14, 1999)

of winning the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize. Her reading includes not only personal poetry that explo

Shelton (June 14, 1985)

Richard Shelton - Shelton reads from SELECTED POEMS, 1969-1981, about the Sonora Desert and the coll


Evie Shockley - Poet, and scholar, Evie Shockley, reads from her poetry collections, A HALF_RED SEA

Silkin (October 18, 1991)

Jon Silkin - This English poet is also one of the foremost experts on literature about World War I.

Simic, Charles (April 3, 2009)

Charles Simic - U.S. Poet Laureate in 2007-08, Charles Simic is known for his surreal, humorous poet

Simic I (June 17, 1983)

Charles Simic - Simic reads from his award-winning book CLASSIC BALLROOM DANCES, as well as other po

Simic II (November 23, 1990)

Charles Simic - Simic, whose work is often described as "surrealistic,\" reads from his Pulitzer Pri

Simpson L (May 27, 1983)

Louis Simpson - Simpson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet for his 1964 collection AT THE END OF THE OPE

Skeen, Tim (August 23, 2006)

Tim Skeen - A winner of the John Ciardi Prize for his book of poetry, Kentucky Swami, Tim Skeen give

Smith, Dave (May 18, 1981)

Dave Smith - The poet, writer, critic, editor, and educator Dave Smith reads a selection of his

Smith, Dave (September 9, 1988)

Dave Smith - Considered a Romantic poet, Dave Smith sees the writing of poetry as a redemptive act a

Smith, W (January 1, 1982)

William Jay Smith - Smith reads from THE TRAVELER'S TREE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS and talks about his

Sobin (March 28, 1986)

Anthony Sobin - Sobin reads from THE SUNDAY NATURALIST, which contains poems about the visual arts a

Soto I (April 9, 1982)

Gary Soto - Soto writes about his childhood among the migrant farm workers of California's San Joaqu

Soto II (January 10, 1992)

Gary Soto - Soto writes about his childhood among the migrant farm workers of California's San Joaqu

Soto, Gary (October 2, 2009)

Gary Soto - Gary Soto talks about his early beginnings as a poet, and as a poor Mexican-American kid

Southwick (November 5, 1977)

Marcia Southwick - Southwick reads from her book of poems WHAT THE TREES GO INTO.

Spud Songs (November 26, 2003)

Spud Songs - A favorite archive recording for Thanksgiving, this show is a poetic salute to the pota

Stafford, William (June 13, 2001)

William Stafford - National Book Award-winner William Stafford reads poems published in New Let

Stafford, William (February 8, 1985)

William Stafford - Winner of the National Book Award, William Stafford is the author of many books o

Stanford (September 4, 1985)

Ann Stanford - The California poet was recorded in a live reading of her nature poems, as well as po

State Poets Laureate

State Poets Laureate - State Poets Laureate featured from this reading include South Carolina's Wen

Stern G I (November 9, 1984)

Gerald Stern - Gerald Stern was in his late 40s when he published his first book; in 1991 he was nam

Stern G II (March 6, 1992)

Gerald Stern - Stern reads from BREAD WITHOUT SUGAR and talks about themes of loss and about the rel

Stewart, Robert (November 18, 1983)

Robert Stewart - Robert Stewart, then managing editor of New Letters magazine, reads poems from his

Stewart, Robert (May 2, 2008)

Robert Stewart - New Letters magazine is the winner of the National Magazine Award in the category o

Stokesbury, Leon (January 10, 2001)

Leon Stokesbury - A 1999 recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry, Leon Stokesbury was also the 1996

Stout, Renee (September 3, 2003)

Renee Stout - Renee Stout, a visual artist who often blends the written word into her work, talks wi

Strand, Mark (April 26, 2006)

Mark Strand - With wit and style, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand ta

Stryk (June 22, 1984)

Lucien Stryk - Stryk is a poet who does not consider his work a part of any particular school of poe

Svoboda (December 13, 1985)

Terese Svoboda - Svoboda reads from her book ALL ABERRATION, poems about the prairie, urban life, an

Swander (October 16, 1995)

Mary Swander - Swander reads both poetry and prose about her rural life among the Amish of Iowa. He

Swanger (March 19, 1981)

David Swanger - California writer Swanger is the author of THE SHAPE OF WATER and INSIDE THE HORSE.

Sward (March 15, 1985)


Swenson I (April 16, 1982)

Karen Swenson - Swenson, a feminist poet, is author of AN ATTIC OF IDEALS and EAST WEST. She reads 1

Swenson II (March 16, 1998)

Karen Swenson - Swenson reads from her collection of poetry THE LANDLADY IN BANGKOK, which reflects

Sze, Arthur (March 13, 1987)

Arthur Sze - Arthur Sze is a second-generation Chinese-American poet. In this program, he reads from

Tafolla (April 19, 1991)

Carmen Tafolla - Tafolla reads from her persona poems, which present various characters from the bar

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (October 23, 2009)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - America's Pastime comes to a close for another year in October with th

Tate, James (December 25, 1981)

poems during the New England Poetry Conference held at Harvard University.

Tapahonso I (October 9, 1992)

Luci Tapahonso - Tapahonso was born on the Navajo reservation at Shiprock, New Mexico, and grew up t

Tate, James (August 17, 1998)

James Tate - Called one of the most important and original poets of his generation, James Tate won b

Taylor H I (January 20, 1989)

Henry Taylor - This Virginia poet won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his book THE FLYING CHANGE. Her

Taylor, Henry (April 11, 2001)

Henry Taylor - The well-known translator and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Henry Taylor, gives a ligh

The Cruelest Month (April 1, 2011)

The Cruelest Month - "April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land..." The famo

The Elegy (October 31, 2008)

The Elegy - With a nod to the Day of the Dead, this program looks at the poetic form that honors dea

The Symphony Poets (February 5, 2016)

iversity's 2011 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, they discuss writing about the African-American male ex

Thomas (February 12, 1982)

Lorenzo Thomas - Thomas, a Panama-born poet now living in Texas, is the author of JAMBALAYA, FIT MUS

Tohe, Laura (April 21, 2004)

Laura Tohe - A Diné (Navajo), Laura Tohe was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in nor

Tolson, Melvin B. (June 4, 1982)

Melvin B. Tolson - Robert M. Farnsworth discusses the influence of the writer and educator Melvin B.

Tolson, Bonnie (February 15, 2008)

Bonnie Tolson - The late Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) was a poet and educator, who has re-emerged in

Townley, Roderick (April 21, 1999)

Roderick Townley - The author of two collections of poetry, Roderick Townley’s discusses his a

Trethewey, Natasha (March 29, 2013)

hich won the first Cave Canem Poetry Prize. 

Troupe I (February 2, 1990)

Quincy Troupe - Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Troupe's poetry reflects his African-America

Troupe II (January 31, 1992)

Quincy Troupe - Co-author with Miles Davis of the best-selling book MILES: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Troupe

Troupe, Quincy (June 11, 2003)

Quincy Troupe - Award-winning poet Quincy Troupe reads from his book, Transcircularities: New and Se

Trowbridge, William (April 27, 2012)

William Trowbridge - The author of three chapbooks and five poetry collections, including The Compl

Turner, Brian (May 27, 2011)

Brian Turner - A veteran of the Iraq War, Brian Turner brings the realities of battle and its impact

Ullman (June 30, 1979)

Leslie Ullman - Ullman reads from NATURAL HISTORIES, the winner of the 1978 Yale Younger Poets Serie

Updike I (April 24, 1987)

John Updike - On both programs, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the four "Rabbit" novels reads

Updike II (September 25, 1987)

John Updike - On both programs, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the four "Rabbit" novels reads

Valentine (April 24, 1995)

Jean Valentine - Valentine's surreal, evocative poems have been featured in THE NEW YORKER. She talk

Van Brunt (June 23, 1989)

Lloyd Van Brunt - The founding poetry editor of the Pushcart Prize and the former book review editor

Van Duyn I (March 30, 1984)

Mona Van Duyn - Mona Van Duyn, a National Book Award winner and former professor at Washington Unive

Van Duyn II (October 4, 1991)

Mona Van Duyn - Here she reads from her Pulitzer Prize-winning volume, NEAR CHANGES, and comments on

Woven Voices (March 22, 2013)

Woven Voices: Gloria Vando & Anika Paris - Award winning Poet Gloria Vando—daughter of poet, p

Vando I (May 28, 1993)

Gloria Vando - Vando's poems often deal with her childhood, growing up Puerto Rican in New York, the

Vando, Gloria (March 19, 2003)

Gloria Vando - Founder of the women’s literary magazine, Helicon Nine, in 1997, Gloria Vando&r

Viereck (June 12, 1987)

Peter Viereck - Viereck won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1949 for TERROR AND DECORUM. Here he rea

Vinner (June 7, 1991)

Shlomo Vinner - This Israeli poet talks about his disillusionment with his hometown and reads poems

Vinz (June 16, 1979)

Mark Vinz - Vinz, a poet, is author of WINTER PROMISES, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, and RED RIVER BLUES.

Voigt, Ellen Bryant (December 9, 1988)

Ellen Bryant Voigt - Acclaimed Southern poet Ellen Bryant Voigt reads from The Lotus Flowers&nb

Voznesensky (May 18, 1979)

Andrei Voznesensky - This is a recording of Voznesensky, the noted Russian poet, at a public reading

Wakoski I (November 26, 1977)

Diane Wakoski - Wakoski reads poems about the petty, bourgeois aspects of urban life, from her books

Wakoski, Diane (February 10, 1984)

Diane Wakoski - In this live reading for the Midwest Poets Series, the widely published poet Diane W

Walcott (December 14, 1990)

Derek Walcott - This 1992 Nobel Laureate has long been the leading exponent of the written culture o

Waldman, Anne (September 28, 1989)

Anne Waldman - Anne Waldman, one of the few women to rise to prominence among the Beats, reads poems

Waldman, Anne (July 23, 2010)

Anne Waldman - Co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Ann

Conger Beasley: Past American Voice (August 18, 2017)

Conger Beasley: Past American Voice - We honor the Past American Voice of Conger Beasley Jr.(1940-20

Wally-Serote (April 13, 1979)

Mongane Wally-Serote - Wally-Serote, a South African poet who suffered under apartheid, reads from a

Waterman (October 12, 1984)

Cary Waterman - Waterman, a Minnesota poet, reads from THE SALAMANDER MIGRATION.

Waters, Michael (December 1, 2006)

Michael Waters - In this public reading at the Writers Place in Kansas City, Michael Waters shares w

Waters, Michael (May 25, 1998)

Michael Waters - Michael Waters reads from his collection, Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum and

Wathan (November 12, 1979)

Ronnie Wathan - Wathan recites his own poetry and plays music on Irish bagpipes, a tin whistle, and

Weigel (September 30, 1988)

Bruce Weigel - Song of Napalm

Weiss (October 13, 1989)

Theodore Weiss - Weiss and his wife, Renee, edited the QUARTERLY REVIEW OF LITERATURE for many years

Wheeler (April 28, 1979)

Sylvia Wheeler - Wheeler, a Midwestern poet, reads from THIS CAN'T GO ON FOREVER, a book of poems.

When She Named Fire (November 4, 2011)

When She Named Fire - When She Named Fire is an anthology of contemporary poetry by American w

Whitman (December 5, 1986)

Ruth Whitman - Whitman reads poems about women in history from her books TAMSEN DONNER: A WOMAN'S JO

Whittemore (January 29, 1988)

Reed Whittemore - This two-time poetry consultant for the Library of Congress reads humorous poems a

Wier (March 11, 1988)

Dara Wier - Poet Dara Wier is a native of Louisiana, the state that often serves as the setting for

Wilbur, Richard (August 9, 1991)

Richard Wilbur - Richard Wilbur, the former Poet Laureate of the United States, reads from his 

Williams C. K. I (May 8, 1995)

C.K. Williams - This National Book Critics Circle Award winner reads from his book POEMS 1963-1983 a

Williams C. K. (April 12, 2000)

C.K. Williams - Pulitzer Prize winning poet, C.K. Williams, reads from his award-winning book, Repai

Williams, Miller (August 22, 1986)

Miller Williams - Miller Williams, the winner of the 1990 Poets' Prize, is a noted poet, editor, and

Wilner, Eleanor (March 28, 2008)

former editor of The American Poetry Review, Eleanor Wilner is known for her poetry that captures "c

Young, Al (December 29, 2017)

included in The Best American Poetry 2016. In the first half of our conversation, he discusses how h

Witt (October 17, 1986)

Harold Witt - Witt, the author of over 10 books, reads poems from WINESBURG BY THE SEA and other wor

Wolf, Michele (May 12, 1999)

nner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Wolf reads from the work, which ranges from the “Healing

Trowbridge, William (May 26, 2017)

William Trowbridge - Missouri Poet Laureate (2012-2016), William Trowbridge is the third person

Wolff D (April 27, 1984)

Daniel Wolff - New York poet Wolff reads a series of poems printed as NEWS OF THE STREET and posted

Women Writers and Community (March 16, 2012)

Women Writers and Community - In this special anthology, we examine how some women writers create ar

Woods (January 16, 1987)

John Woods - Woods is a Michigan poet and author of many books of poetry. On this recording, he read

Working Class Poets (August 29, 2008)

Working-Class Poets - The rigors and joys of work are celebrated in contemporary verse, including B.

Wright, C.D. (June 12, 2009)

C.D. Wright - Born and raised in the Arkansas Ozarks, C.D. Wright later lived and taught in Rhode Is

Wright C (February 4, 1983)

Carolyne Wright - Wright reads from her books STEALING THE CHILDREN, RETURNING WHAT WE OWED and PREM

Wright, C.D. (March 31, 1999)

ing Light, which won the 1992 Poetry Center Book Award. In this interview with fellow poet, H.L. Hix

Yevtushenko (May 3, 1991)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko - The Russian poet and member of the former Soviet parliament reads from his COL

Young, Al (November 7, 1986)

Al Young - Poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer Al Young reads the story "Green Onions, Booker T. a

Young, Al (November 22, 1993)

Al Young - Poet, novelist, and non-fiction writer Al Young discusses combatting black stereotyp

Young Bear (January 20, 1997)

Ray Young Bear - A recognized contributor to the field of Native American literature, Young Bear rea

Young D (February 26, 1981)

David Young - Young, a poet, is author of SWEATING OUT THE WINTER, BOXCAR, and THE NAMES OF A HARE I

Young G (July 22, 1996)

Gary Young - The author of several collections of poetry, as well as a series of artists' books, You

Young, Kevin (October 12, 2007)

Roll, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award.

Young K (October 25, 1995)

ished as part of the National Poetry Series. This Harvard graduate wrote a series of poems about fam

Young, C. Dale (August 12, 2011)

C. Dale Young - A poet who admits that "90% of his time" is taken up by his day-job, oncologist C. D

Young, Kevin (February 8, 2008)

Kevin Young - In the second part of this interview with poet Kevin Young, he talks in-depth about hi

Zimmer (January 2, 1987)

Paul Zimmer - Zimmer is the former director of the University of Iowa Press and author of eleven poe

Knight, Etheridge: Past American Voice (June 12, 2020)

Etheridge Knight: Past American Voice - The late Etheridge Knight began writing poetry in the 1960s,

Finney Nikky (June 19, 2020)

Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems and Artifacts. The first half of this interview foc

Adrienne Rich: Past American Voice (March 13, 2020)

Adrienne Rich: Past American Voice - This Past American Voice episode features the late, great poet

Bargen, Walter (January 24, 2014)

Walter Bargen - Poet Walter Bargen, the author of over a dozen books, served as Missouri's first Poe

Harvey, Yona and Hayes, Terrance (April 12, 2013)

Yona Harvey and Terrance Hayes - Husband and wife poets, Terrance Hayes and Yona Harvey talk about

Ciardi, John: Save America's Treasures Selection (May 24, 2013)

John Ciardi: Save America's Treasures Selection - This month's Save America's Treasures Archive sele

Shumaker, Peggy (July 19, 2013)

Peggy Shumaker - After recovering from a nearly fatal accident, all Peggy Shumaker wanted to do was

Kumin, Maxine (August 9, 2013)

Maxine Kumin - American master of form, Maxine Kumin, discusses her poetry and its topics as va

Snyder, Gary (August 16, 2013)

p;the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Gary Snyder discusses the changing worlds of poetics and the e

Fairchild, B.H. (August 30, 2013)

B.H. Fairchild - We celebrate the working man by revisiting B.H. Fairchild's poetry collection, The

Latino Writers Collective (September 13, 2013)

ogy Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland. They also talk about the group&

Fred Arroyo & Richard Blanco (October 10, 2014)

Fred Arroyo & Richard Blanco - Part of UMKC's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month in 201

Anne Waldman & The Beats (October 18, 2013)

Anne Waldman & The Beats - Prolific poet and winner of the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship Award, An

Williams, Philip Lee (December 11, 2015)

Philip Lee Williams - The author of 19 books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, Philip Lee William

Rankine, Claudia (June 5, 2020)

Claudia Rankine - A 2016 MacArthur "Genius" and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Claudia Rankine discusses

Clewell, David (November 29, 2013)

David Clewell - The former Poet Laureate of Missouri, David Clewell, has only ever wanted to be a po

Friman, Alice (December 13, 2013)

honors include the Ezra Pound Poetry Award for her third book, Zoo.  In this public poetry

Clarion Collection (January 3, 2014)

Clarion Collection - We celebrate our 2013 Clarion Award for Best Radio Talk/Interview Program from

Doty, Mark (April 3, 2020)

Mark Doty - Esteemed poet Mark Doty discusses his work, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Po

Pai, Shin Yu (January 10, 2014)

Shin Yu Pai - Taiwanese-American poet Shin Yu Pai was born in Illinois, raised in California, school

Amiri Baraka: Past American Voice (January 17, 2014)

Amiri Baraka: Past American Voice - In this compilation of archive interviews from 1988 and 1996 alo

Sanchez, Sonia (February 7, 2014)

Sonia Sanchez - February 2014 marks the release of the book adaptation of the documentary, The Black

Baraka, Amiri (July 16, 2003)

Amiri Baraka - In this special celebration of Poet Laureates, we revisit this 1996 interview with pr

Serpas, Martha (August 21, 2015)

Martha Serpas - Growing up in bayou country, the poet Martha Serpas is attached to the landscape and

Maxine Kumin: Past American Voice (February 28, 2014)

of 88. A former Consultant in Poetry to Library of Congress (now known as the US Poet Laureate), Kum

Kumin, Maxine (August 21, 2002)

Maxine Kumin - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Maxine Kumin, is known for her grace with formal poetry

American Sanctuaries (October 3, 2014)

American Sanctuaries - New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special antholog

Smith, Tracy K. (April 18, 2014)

Tracy K. Smith - Poet Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Prize for her first collection T

Barot, Rick (May 30, 2014)

Rick Barot - Filipino-American poet Rick Barot wanted to be a lawyer, but after a writing class with

Bar-Nadav, Hadara (June 6, 2014)

inner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, she converses with Emily Dickinson, who helped her recov

Burroway, Janet (June 20, 2014)

Janet Burroway - Renowned poet, novelist, playwright, creative writing teacher and author of the tex

Robertson, Robin (August 24, 2018)

h won the prestigious Forward Poetry Prize for best book. Now selections from that and his othe

James Tolan & Olivia Stiffler (July 25, 2014)

James Tolan & Olivia Stiffler - Olivia Stiffler always wanted to be a poet, but writing took a backs

González, Rigoberto (June 26, 2015)

Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American poets. In 2013, two memoirs

Harrington, Janice N. (September 5, 2014)

Janice N. Harrington - Though she came to writing late, having spent nearly two decades as a librari

Espada, Martín (September 19, 2014)

iversity's 2013 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, Mart&iac

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers (November 28, 2014)

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers - This show features excerpts from six of our 2013 prog

Mark Strand: Past American Voice (December 19, 2014)

Mark Strand: Past American Voice - We honor the life of poet Mark Strand, who passed away on Novembe

Claudia Emerson: Past American Voice (December 26, 2014)

Claudia Emerson: Past American Voice - We pay tribute to Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson, th

Mort, Valzhyna (January 2, 2015)

n Slovenia and the 2008 Burda Poetry Prize in Germany, discusses her work, in particular her book,&n

Mort, Valzhyna (January 9, 2015)

ed in 2014 Best American Poetry.

Jackson, Angela (January 16, 2015)

Angela Jackson - In this public reading entitled "Love Letters to Generations," Angela Jackson, a Ch

Greg Field and Denise Low (November 27, 2015)

Greg Field and Denise Low - Drawing upon his Native American heritage, poet Greg Field (shown) reads

Rodriguez, Linda (November 13, 2015)

Linda Rodriguez - Linda Rodriguez is a self-proclaimed "feminist, activist, and unashamed liberal,"

Kizer, Carolyn (May 14, 1982)

Carolyn Kizer - In this public reading, furnished by The Watershed Foundation of Washington D.C., Ca

Feminist Poets: Past American Voices (March 27, 2020)

Feminist Poets: Past American Voices - This program pays tribute to the past American voices of femi

Carolyn Kizer: Past American Voice (March 20, 2015)

mina. She was creator of Poetry Northwest, where she served as an editor for six years, and the

Friman, Alice (January 6, 2017)

Alice Friman - Alice Friman, the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year for her book, Vinculum, discusses t

Philip Levine: Past American Voice (April 3, 2015)

Philip Levine: Past American Voice - We remember the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Philip Levine, who

Trethewey, Natasha (September 7, 2017)

guest editor of Best American Poetry 2017, Natasha Trethewey talks about her work that deals wi

Smith, Dave (August 3, 2018)

ections on a Life in American Poetry. Earlier programs from 1981 and 1988, as well as another progra

Devine, Maija Rhee (May 1, 2015)

rk University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series at the Kansas City Public Library, Maija Rhee Devine rec

Rosal, Patrick (May 22, 2015)

rk University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, Rosal describes his early impetus to capture the lives

Barter, Christian (May 29, 2015)

Christian Barter - Working as a trail supervisor for Maine's Acadia National Park, Christian Barter

Caraza, Xánath (June 5, 2015)

iversity's 2014 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, she talks about her ekphrastic poetry and reads fr

Irby, Kenneth (July 17, 2015)

elley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Irby reads various poems from his most rece

Poets Off the Page: Poetry & Music (July 10, 2015)

Poets Off the Page: Poetry & Music - This compilation features very different approaches to intertwi

Espada, Martín (September 14, 2018)

iversity's 2013 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, which features the rest of Martín Espada's poetr

Lea, Sydney (August 7, 2015)

Wildlife, and Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives with Fleda Brown. The winner of the 1998

Smith, Dave (May 19, 2017)

ections on a Life in American Poetry and from his essay included in the 80th anniversary edition of&

Working Class Poets (September 4, 2015)

Working-Class Poets - The rigors, joys, and difficulties of work are examined through poetry, includ

Giovanni, Nikki (September 11, 2015)

ard in 2008 for The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni. She reads from her more recent books Ch

Agosín, Marjorie (September 25, 2015)

Marjorie Agosín - The author of the 2015 International Latino Book Award-winning young adult novel,

Dawes, Kwame (October 23, 2015)

Kwame Dawes - Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes has written poetry, plays, fiction, a

Vizenor, Gerald (November 6, 2015)

ty’s 2014 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, he talks about this art form and reads from his 2014 co

In the Beginning (January 1, 2016)

In the Beginning - New Letters on the Air explores the spark that ignites writers' imaginations. Pul

Young, Dean (January 8, 2016)

Dean Young - With the December 2015 release of Shock By Shock, Dean Young's first book of all new po

Voigt, Ellen Bryant (January 15, 2016)

nner of the 2014 Arthur Rense Poetry Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Voigt disc

Lerner, Ben (January 22, 2016)

Ben Lerner - One of two creative writers chosen as a 2105 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, Ben Lerner talk

Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn (April 1, 2016)

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg - Kansas Poet Laureate, 2009-2013, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the author of mu

Mitcham, Judson (April 8, 2016)

Judson Mitcham - Georgia State Poet Laureate (2012-2019) Judson Mitcham talks about his psychology b

Trethewey, Natasha (February 2, 2018)

Natasha Trethewey - The 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14), Natasha Trethewey talks about the role's

Williams, Philip Lee (July 20, 2018)

of the Adrian Bond Award for Poetry at Mercer University Press. He describes his early childhood in

C.D. Wright: Past American Voice (April 29, 2016)

C.D. Wright: Past American Voice - We remember Arkansas native and former Rhode Island Poet Laureate

Stalling, Jonathan (May 13, 2016)

Jonathan Stalling - Born in Arkansas to artistic "back to the land" parents who were interested in Z

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan (October 27, 2017)

poems from his Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize-winning collection, Voices Bright Flags, while Viswanatha

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan (November 3, 2017)

er of the ninth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and talks about the difference between that collection a

Mikhail, Dunya (July 8, 2016)

Dunya Mikhail - Poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, a Kresge Fellow and winner of the Arab American B

Barnstone, Willis and Aliki (July 15, 2016)

Willis and Aliki Barnstone - Father/daughter poets Willis Barnstone and Aliki Barnstone, regular con

Finnell, Dennis (July 29, 2016)

Dennis Finnell - Winner of the 2012 Bellday Prize for his fourth book of poetry, Pie 8, Dennis Finne

Fyfe, Anne-Marie (January 20, 2017)

poet and former Chair of the Poetry Society in England, Anne-Marie Fyfe explores parallels in her p

Robertson, Robin (August 12, 2016)

Britain's prestigious Forward Poetry Prize, talks with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart, w

Midwest Poets Series: Missouri Poets (September 9, 2016)

Midwest Poets Series: Missouri Poets - For the past 34 years, Rockhurst University has brought poets

Morrissey, Sinéad (March 17, 2017)

Sinéad Morrissey - The first Poet Laureate of Belfast (2013-14), Sinéad Morrissey discu

Morrissey, Sinéad (March 24, 2017)

issey won the 2013 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for her fifth book, Parallax, that spurred U.S. publisher

Herrera, Juan Felipe (April 14, 2017)

Juan Felipe Herrera - In front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, Juan Felipe Herrera

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire (September 23, 2016)

Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Benjamin Alire Sáenz was born in New Mexico, but later moved to El Pa

Cisneros, Sandra (September 21, 2018)

Sandra Cisneros - Latina author Sandra Cisneros, a recipient of the 2015 National Medal of

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East (August 22, 2018)

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East - This audio anthology features readings by six poets, i

Mitcham, Judson (July 21, 2017)

Judson Mitcham - In the second half of a conversation with Georgia State Poet Laureate (2012-present

Jones, Rodney (July 7, 2017)

Rodney Jones - Visiting Kansas City for the Midwest Poets Series, National Book Critics Circle Award

Young, Al (January 5, 2018)

es: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry as well as a couple of poems included in his earlier books

The World Is One Place (December 1, 2017)

The World Is One Place - Writers Diane Glancy and Linda Rodriguez discuss co-editing the anthology&n

Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala (March 9, 2018)

tures as the Ireland Chair of Poetry. She reads from her poetry books The Fifty Minute Mermaid and T

McDougall, Jo (September 13, 2019)

Jo McDougall - Named the Poet Laureate of Arkansas in 2018, Jo McDougall discusses her two recent bo

The Cruelest Month (March 31, 2017)

The Cruelest Month - "April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land..." The famo

The Augurs: Women of an Age (March 2, 2018)

The Augurs: Women of an Age - In ancient Rome, an Augur was thought to be a herald or one who could

Hayes, Terrance (October 5, 2018)

of the NAACP Image Award for Poetry. The MacArthur fellow talks about his love of long sentenc

Hirsch, Edward (April 5, 2019)

e editor of The Best American Poetry 2016. In the first part of this interview, he talks about

Brooks, Gwendolyn (February 10, 1988)

y and talks about her motto, "Poetry is life distilled," as wells as gives her secrets to a long lif

Hirsch, Edward (June 21, 2019)

Edward Hirsch - In the second part of this conversation, poet and "MacArthur genius" Edward Hirsch d

Boisseau, Michelle (June 23, 2017)

hat inspired the Tampa Review Poetry Prize-winning collection. Also a co-author of the textbook Writ

James Tolan and Olivia Stiffler (August 25, 2017)

James Tolan and Olivia Stiffler - Olivia Stiffler always wanted to be a poet, but writing took a bac

Kenneth Irby: Past American Voice (January 26, 2018)

elley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Read the full interview in the February 201

Politics and Literature (October 28, 1996)

Politics and Literature - We'll take a peek at 20th Century politicians portrayed in writing--not o

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice (September 15, 2017)

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice - The work of the late Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-2016) often

John Ashbery: Past American Voice (September 8, 2017)

John Ashbery: Past American Voice - The poet, critic, and translator John Ashbery, who died on Septe

Aizenberg, Susan (July 13, 2018)

d The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women and discusses winning the 2014 Mari Sandoz Aw

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice (October 6, 2017)

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice - The late Puerto Rican writer Judith Ortiz Cofer talks abou

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan (May 20, 2016)

poems from his Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize-winning collection, Voices Bright Flags, while

Richard Wilbur: Past American Voice (August 28, 2020)

Richard Wilbur: Past American Voice - The late Richard Wilbur (1921-2017) served as U.S. Poet Laurea

Bolling, Bonnie (May 11, 2018)

iscusses her 2016 John Ciardi Poetry Prize winning collection, The Red Hijab, which reflects on her

Miranda, Deborah (July 27, 2018)

Deborah Miranda - Native American poet Deborah Miranda reads from her award-winning mixed-genre book

Michelle Boisseau: Past American Voice (November 24, 2017)

hat inspired the Tampa Review Poetry Prize-winning collection. Also a co-author of the textbook Writ

Cheers to All the Years (June 26, 2020)

Cheers to All the Years - To show your support for our radio program, email telltheprovost@umkc

Brown, Jericho (May 15, 2020)

Jericho Brown - Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how

Nye, Naomi Shihab (December 14, 2018)

Naomi Shihab Nye - In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose nume

Wicker, Marcus (January 25, 2019)

s from the 2011 National Poetry Series winning collection, Maybe the Saddest Thing, a 

Youn, Monica (May 17, 2019)

arlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. Part two of this program with Monica Youn i

Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger (January 11, 2019)

Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger - Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were

Stewart, Robert (August 31, 2018)

Robert Stewart - Robert Stewart, the St. Louis born writer and editor of New Letters magazine,

Kansas Poets Laureate (August 30, 2019)

Kansas Poets Laureate - In part one of this program, former Kansas Poets Laureate, Kevin Rabas,

Kansas Poets Laureate (September 6, 2019)

Kansas Poets Laureate - The second half of this reading by former Kansas Poets Laureate begins with

Corey, Stephen (January 4, 2019)

Stephen Corey - A three-time Georgia Author of the Year for poetry, Stephen Corey is the editor of t

Youn, Monica (May 4, 2018)

Monica Youn - The second half of this conversation with lawyer-turned-poet Monica Youn focuses more

Bass, Ellen (November 16, 2018)

Ellen Bass - Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought he

Bass, Ellen (March 1, 2019)

Ellen Bass - In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being ma

Nye, Naomi Shihab (June 14, 2019)

Naomi Shihab Nye - Arab-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis and is now a long-tim

Webb, Charles Harper (December 28, 2018)

Charles Harper Webb - Guggenheim Fellow, licensed psychotherapist, and author of over a dozen poetry

Olson, Ted (October 19, 2018)

Ted Olson - Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discus

Zihuatanejo, Joaquín (June 7, 2019)

the American Individual World Poetry Slam and the European World Cup of Poetry Slam. Hear his prize-

Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar (October 4, 2019)

Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar - In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City,

Louis, Bojan (November 29, 2019)

Bojan Louis - A member of the Navajo Nation, Bojan Louis is a poet, fiction writer, essayist and aut

Freisinger, Randall (December 13, 2019)

Randall Freisinger - A decades-long resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Randall Freisinger gives

Grace Paley: Past American Voice (October 5, 2007)

Grace Paley: Past American Voice - Noted American short story writer and poet Grace Paley passed awa

Smith, Patricia (February 7, 2020)

ooks and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's hi

Smith, Patricia (March 6, 2020)

winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Award. Smith also shares

North, Glenn (January 17, 2020)

Glenn North - Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District,

Jackson, Marcus (April 10, 2020)

Marcus Jackson - Cave Canem Fellow Marcus Jackson reads from his 2019 Ohioana Award-winning poetry b

Kasischke, Laura (October 18, 2019)

Laura Kasischke - National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Laura Kasischke muses on topics ra

Nuernberger, Kathryn (January 3, 2020)

Kathryn Nuernberger - Poet and essayist Kathryn Nuernberger, the former editor of Pleiades Press at

Ekphrasis Poetry Reading (April 12, 2019)

Ekphrasis Poetry Reading - In this live reading at Commerce Bank's The Box Gallery, poets Wyatt Town

W.S. Merwin: Past American Voice (April 19, 2019)

W.S. Merwin: Past American Voice - We look back on the life of the prolific poet W.S. Merwin, who di

Jess, Tyehimba (January 31, 2020)

f the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry reads from his multi-award winning Olio at the Kansas City

Merwin, W.S. (July 1, 2011)

luding the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry twice--in 1971 and again in 2009. In this archive interview, po

Faus, José (July 26, 2019)

José Faus - Poet and muralist José Faus was born in Bogota, Colombia but grew up in Kansas,

Caraza, Xánath (September 20, 2019)

Xánath Caraza - Poet Xánath Caraza is a two-time International Latino Book Award-winner

Caraza, Xánath (October 11, 2019)

Xánath Caraza - The second part of our interview with poet Xánath Caraza features her two bo

Kasischke, Laura (November 1, 2019)

Laura Kasischke - National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Laura Kasischke discusses her jour

Freisinger, Randall (October 25, 2019)

k included in his May Swenson Poetry Award-winning Plato's Breath, and talks about the mentorsh

Peacock, Molly (July 15, 2020)

Molly Peacock - American-Canadian essayist, poet and biographer Molly Peacock gives an in-depth look

Hill, DaMaris (February 28, 2020)

DaMaris Hill - In the final part of the "On Writing, On Race" program at the Kansas City Public Libr

Shuck, Kim (March 20, 2020)

a Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry in 2020, Deer Trails: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series N

Women Writing Women (July 22, 2020)

Women Writing Women - In this special anthology program novelist Meg Wolitzer (shown) and poet Molly

Limón, Ada (April 17, 2020)

Ada Limón - In this 2020 reading at Rockhurst University for the Midwest Poets Series, Ada Lim&oacu

Finney, Nikky (April 24, 2020)

lor Award for Modern American Poetry, talks about her development as a poet and her early literary i

Lerner, Ben (May 1, 2020)

Ben Lerner - MacArthur Fellow Ben Lerner discusses his third acclaimed novel, The Topeka School, a f

That's It! (May 29, 2020)

That's It! - This special program features the final issue of new works of poetry, fiction, essays a

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