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Interesting People Reading Poetry

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Interesting People Reading Poetry

Interesting People Reading Poetry

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Interesting People Reading Poetry is a short, sound-rich podcast where artists and luminaries read a favorite poem and share what it means to them. Created by Andy & Brendan Stermer.

Latest Episodes

Counselor Sheryl Paul Reads Walt Whitman

EIn this episode, Sheryl Paul reads from "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman. Paul is a counselor working in the tradition of Jungian depth psychology. She runs the popular blog and website, Conscious Transitions, and is the author, most recently, of The Wisdom of Anxiety: How Worry & Intrusive Thoughts Are Gifts to Help You Heal. Paul writes of anxiety not as a disorder to be eradicated, but as a wise messenger from the unconscious and an invitation to self-trust. A key companion on Paul’s own journey to self-trust has been the legendary American poet Walt Whitman. His 52-part epic, "Song of Myself", first published in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, is among the most beloved and influential poems in the American tradition. Keep up with Sheryl Paul on Instagram, Facebook, and at conscious-transitions.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, f...

17 MINJAN 21
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Counselor Sheryl Paul Reads Walt Whitman

Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall Reads Mark Strand

EIn this episode, Jennifer Crandall reads "Keeping Things Whole" by Mark Strand. Crandall is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the creator, most recently, of Whitman, Alabama – a must-watch web series in which Alabama residents recite passages from Walt Whitman's poem, "Song of Myself." Crandall has described the project as "an experiment in using documentary and poetry to reveal the threads that tie us together — as people, as states, and as a nation." “Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand appears in the volume, Collected Poems, published by Alfred A Knopf. Keep up with Jennifer Crandall on Twitter and at jenncrandall.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify,orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/s1!5e3a5

11 MIN2019 OCT 15
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Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall Reads Mark Strand

Biblical Translator Robert Alter Reads the Song of Songs

EIn this episode, Robert Alter reads from his translation of the Song of Songs. Alter is a literary critic and translator based at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, he published a landmark, one-man translation of the entire Hebrew Bible – the culmination of over two decades of scholarship. The Song of Songs – sometimes referred to as the Song of Solomon – is a book of the Hebrew Bible, typically dated to the 4th century BCE. The Song of Songs, 4:8 – 5:1, translated by Robert Alter, appears in The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary published W.W. Norton & Company. We feature one short listener contribution at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read something after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify, orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/ep/s1!95930

16 MIN2019 AUG 13
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Biblical Translator Robert Alter Reads the Song of Songs

Painter Enrique Martínez Celaya Reads Miguel Hernández

EIn this episode, Enrique Martínez Celaya reads “Elegy for Ramón Sijé” by Miguel Hernández. Martínez Celaya is a world-renowned painter, sculptor, and the author of On Art & Mindfulness, among other books. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Miguel Hernández (1910-1942) was an early 20th-century Spanish poet. The elegy featured in this episode was written after the death of his close friend and mentor, Ramón Sijé, in 1935. The score heard throughout this episode was created using samples from a musical setting of the poem by Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat. “Elegy for Ramón Sijé” by Miguel Hernández, translated by Edwin Honig, appears in the book The Unending Lightning, published by Sheep Meadow Press. Keep up with Enrique Martínez Celaya on Facebook and www.martinezcelaya.com. We feature one short listener contribution at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read something after the beep. For the occasional promp...

17 MIN2019 JUN 11
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Painter Enrique Martínez Celaya Reads Miguel Hernández

Composer Libby Larsen Reads Bill Holm

EIn this episode, composer Libby Larsen reads “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” by Bill Holm. Larsen is one of the most prolific and most performed living American composers. Bill Holm (1943 - 2009) was a poet and essayist who lived in western Minnesota. Throughout the episode, you’ll hear excerpts from Larsen’s musical setting of “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” - performed by Clara Osowski, with piano accompaniment by Casey Rafn. “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” by Bill Holm appears in the collection The Dead Get by With Everything, published by Milkweed Editions. Keep up with Libby Larsen on Facebook and libbylarsen.com. Keep up with Clara Osowski on Twitter, Facebook, and claraosowski.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify,orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/ep/s1!01f7f

11 MIN2019 APR 8
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Composer Libby Larsen Reads Bill Holm

Journalist Krista Tippett Reads Rainer Maria Rilke

EIn this episode, On Being Project founder and CEO Krista Tippett reads “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke. She shares how the poem gave her courage and resolve during the creation of her public radio show,Speaking of Faith, in 2003. In the years since, Speaking of Faith has grown and evolved into The On Being Project, a media and public life initiative exploring the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, poetry, and the arts.Tippett’s latest book isBecoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke appears in the collectionRilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, and published by Riverhead Books. Keep up with Krista Tippett onTwitterandonbeing.org. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For...

10 MIN2019 FEB 12
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Journalist Krista Tippett Reads Rainer Maria Rilke

Representative Ilhan Omar Reads Warsan Shire

EIn this episode, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar reads “Conversations about home (at the deportation centre)” by Warsan Shire and reflects on the many meanings of home.On November 6, 2018, Omar became the first Somali American, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress. She representsMinnesota's 5th congressional district. This interview was recorded in 2017, when Omar was still serving in the Minnesota State House of Representatives. “Conversations about home (at the deportation centre),”by Warsan Shire, appears in the pamphlet,Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, from Flipped Eye Publishing. Keep up with Ilhan Omar onTwitter,Facebook,andilhanomar.com. As always, the Haiku Hotline(612-440-0643) is open for your short poems and poetic musings. Follow us onTwitter,Facebook, andInstagram. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify, orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/ep/s1!a9e40

11 MIN2019 JAN 14
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Representative Ilhan Omar Reads Warsan Shire

Entomologist Marla Spivak Reads Rumi

EIn this episode, entomologist Dr. Marla Spivak reads “When Grapes Turn to Wine” by Rumi and discusses how Rumi can teach us to "think like bee." Dr. Spivak is a MacArthur “genius” Fellow known for her groundbreaking research on bee behavior and biology. “When Grapes Turn to Wine” by Rumi, translated by Robert Bly, appears in the bookIf Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems, published by University of Minnesota Press. A portion of all proceeds from the book are donated to support research at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. We feature one listener haiku at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes, Spotify, orStitcher.

10 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Entomologist Marla Spivak Reads Rumi

Playwright Harrison David Rivers Reads Essex Hemphill

EIn this episode, playwright Harrison David Rivers reads “For My Own Protection” by Essex Hemphill and discusses the use of the poem in his recent play, This Bitter Earth.Rivers is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations and is a core writer at the Playwright's Center. “For My Own Protection” by Essex Hemphill appears in the collection Ceremonies, published by Plume. Keep up with Harrison David Rivers at harrisondavidrivers.com We feature one listener haiku at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes, Spotify, orStitcher.

13 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Playwright Harrison David Rivers Reads Essex Hemphill

Novelist Chris Kraus Reads Steve Levine

EIn this episode, writer Chris Kraus reads “Miserable Life” by Steve Levine and discusses how New York School poetry influenced the development of her distinctive style. Kraus is the author of I Love Dick (now an Amazon Original Series) and, most recently, After Kathy Acker. “Miserable Life” is used bypermissionfromTo and For(Coffee House Press, 1992). Copyright 1992 by Steve Levine. Keep up with Chris Kraus' latest releases at Semiotext(e). We feature one listener haiku at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe oniTunes,Stitcher, Spotify, orRadioPublic.

12 MIN2018 JUN 18
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Novelist Chris Kraus Reads Steve Levine

Latest Episodes

Counselor Sheryl Paul Reads Walt Whitman

EIn this episode, Sheryl Paul reads from "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman. Paul is a counselor working in the tradition of Jungian depth psychology. She runs the popular blog and website, Conscious Transitions, and is the author, most recently, of The Wisdom of Anxiety: How Worry & Intrusive Thoughts Are Gifts to Help You Heal. Paul writes of anxiety not as a disorder to be eradicated, but as a wise messenger from the unconscious and an invitation to self-trust. A key companion on Paul’s own journey to self-trust has been the legendary American poet Walt Whitman. His 52-part epic, "Song of Myself", first published in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, is among the most beloved and influential poems in the American tradition. Keep up with Sheryl Paul on Instagram, Facebook, and at conscious-transitions.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, f...

17 MINJAN 21
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Counselor Sheryl Paul Reads Walt Whitman

Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall Reads Mark Strand

EIn this episode, Jennifer Crandall reads "Keeping Things Whole" by Mark Strand. Crandall is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the creator, most recently, of Whitman, Alabama – a must-watch web series in which Alabama residents recite passages from Walt Whitman's poem, "Song of Myself." Crandall has described the project as "an experiment in using documentary and poetry to reveal the threads that tie us together — as people, as states, and as a nation." “Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand appears in the volume, Collected Poems, published by Alfred A Knopf. Keep up with Jennifer Crandall on Twitter and at jenncrandall.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify,orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/s1!5e3a5

11 MIN2019 OCT 15
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Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall Reads Mark Strand

Biblical Translator Robert Alter Reads the Song of Songs

EIn this episode, Robert Alter reads from his translation of the Song of Songs. Alter is a literary critic and translator based at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, he published a landmark, one-man translation of the entire Hebrew Bible – the culmination of over two decades of scholarship. The Song of Songs – sometimes referred to as the Song of Solomon – is a book of the Hebrew Bible, typically dated to the 4th century BCE. The Song of Songs, 4:8 – 5:1, translated by Robert Alter, appears in The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary published W.W. Norton & Company. We feature one short listener contribution at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read something after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify, orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/ep/s1!95930

16 MIN2019 AUG 13
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Biblical Translator Robert Alter Reads the Song of Songs

Painter Enrique Martínez Celaya Reads Miguel Hernández

EIn this episode, Enrique Martínez Celaya reads “Elegy for Ramón Sijé” by Miguel Hernández. Martínez Celaya is a world-renowned painter, sculptor, and the author of On Art & Mindfulness, among other books. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Miguel Hernández (1910-1942) was an early 20th-century Spanish poet. The elegy featured in this episode was written after the death of his close friend and mentor, Ramón Sijé, in 1935. The score heard throughout this episode was created using samples from a musical setting of the poem by Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat. “Elegy for Ramón Sijé” by Miguel Hernández, translated by Edwin Honig, appears in the book The Unending Lightning, published by Sheep Meadow Press. Keep up with Enrique Martínez Celaya on Facebook and www.martinezcelaya.com. We feature one short listener contribution at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read something after the beep. For the occasional promp...

17 MIN2019 JUN 11
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Painter Enrique Martínez Celaya Reads Miguel Hernández

Composer Libby Larsen Reads Bill Holm

EIn this episode, composer Libby Larsen reads “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” by Bill Holm. Larsen is one of the most prolific and most performed living American composers. Bill Holm (1943 - 2009) was a poet and essayist who lived in western Minnesota. Throughout the episode, you’ll hear excerpts from Larsen’s musical setting of “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” - performed by Clara Osowski, with piano accompaniment by Casey Rafn. “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” by Bill Holm appears in the collection The Dead Get by With Everything, published by Milkweed Editions. Keep up with Libby Larsen on Facebook and libbylarsen.com. Keep up with Clara Osowski on Twitter, Facebook, and claraosowski.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify,orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/ep/s1!01f7f

11 MIN2019 APR 8
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Composer Libby Larsen Reads Bill Holm

Journalist Krista Tippett Reads Rainer Maria Rilke

EIn this episode, On Being Project founder and CEO Krista Tippett reads “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke. She shares how the poem gave her courage and resolve during the creation of her public radio show,Speaking of Faith, in 2003. In the years since, Speaking of Faith has grown and evolved into The On Being Project, a media and public life initiative exploring the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, poetry, and the arts.Tippett’s latest book isBecoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke appears in the collectionRilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, and published by Riverhead Books. Keep up with Krista Tippett onTwitterandonbeing.org. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For...

10 MIN2019 FEB 12
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Journalist Krista Tippett Reads Rainer Maria Rilke

Representative Ilhan Omar Reads Warsan Shire

EIn this episode, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar reads “Conversations about home (at the deportation centre)” by Warsan Shire and reflects on the many meanings of home.On November 6, 2018, Omar became the first Somali American, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress. She representsMinnesota's 5th congressional district. This interview was recorded in 2017, when Omar was still serving in the Minnesota State House of Representatives. “Conversations about home (at the deportation centre),”by Warsan Shire, appears in the pamphlet,Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, from Flipped Eye Publishing. Keep up with Ilhan Omar onTwitter,Facebook,andilhanomar.com. As always, the Haiku Hotline(612-440-0643) is open for your short poems and poetic musings. Follow us onTwitter,Facebook, andInstagram. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes,Spotify, orStitcher. https://radiopublic.com/interesting-people-reading-poetry-60aNDL/ep/s1!a9e40

11 MIN2019 JAN 14
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Representative Ilhan Omar Reads Warsan Shire

Entomologist Marla Spivak Reads Rumi

EIn this episode, entomologist Dr. Marla Spivak reads “When Grapes Turn to Wine” by Rumi and discusses how Rumi can teach us to "think like bee." Dr. Spivak is a MacArthur “genius” Fellow known for her groundbreaking research on bee behavior and biology. “When Grapes Turn to Wine” by Rumi, translated by Robert Bly, appears in the bookIf Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems, published by University of Minnesota Press. A portion of all proceeds from the book are donated to support research at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. We feature one listener haiku at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes, Spotify, orStitcher.

10 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Entomologist Marla Spivak Reads Rumi

Playwright Harrison David Rivers Reads Essex Hemphill

EIn this episode, playwright Harrison David Rivers reads “For My Own Protection” by Essex Hemphill and discusses the use of the poem in his recent play, This Bitter Earth.Rivers is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations and is a core writer at the Playwright's Center. “For My Own Protection” by Essex Hemphill appears in the collection Ceremonies, published by Plume. Keep up with Harrison David Rivers at harrisondavidrivers.com We feature one listener haiku at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe onRadioPublic,iTunes, Spotify, orStitcher.

13 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Playwright Harrison David Rivers Reads Essex Hemphill

Novelist Chris Kraus Reads Steve Levine

EIn this episode, writer Chris Kraus reads “Miserable Life” by Steve Levine and discusses how New York School poetry influenced the development of her distinctive style. Kraus is the author of I Love Dick (now an Amazon Original Series) and, most recently, After Kathy Acker. “Miserable Life” is used bypermissionfromTo and For(Coffee House Press, 1992). Copyright 1992 by Steve Levine. Keep up with Chris Kraus' latest releases at Semiotext(e). We feature one listener haiku at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us onTwitter,Instagram, andFacebook. Subscribe oniTunes,Stitcher, Spotify, orRadioPublic.

12 MIN2018 JUN 18
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Novelist Chris Kraus Reads Steve Levine

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