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The New Yorker: Poetry

WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

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The New Yorker: Poetry

The New Yorker: Poetry

WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

308
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638
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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

Latest Episodes

Clarence Major Reads Billy Collins

Clarence Major joinsKevin Youngto read “Downpour,” by Billy Collins, and his own poem “Hair.” Major’s recent honors include a PEN Oakland Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in the fine arts from the Congressional Black Caucus foundation.

26 MIN1 w ago
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Clarence Major Reads Billy Collins

Elisa Gonzalez Reads Czeslaw Milosz

Elisa Gonzalez joinsKevin Youngto read “Gathering Apricots,” by Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Robert Hass, and her own poem “Failed Essay on Privilege.” Gonzalez was recently a Fulbright scholar in Poland, and her work has received support from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

37 MINAPR 30
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Elisa Gonzalez Reads Czeslaw Milosz

Ben Purkert Reads Jorie Graham

Ben Purkert joinsKevin Youngto read “Notes on the Reality of the Self,” by Jorie Graham, and his own poem “News.” Purkert began contributing poetry to The New Yorker in 2012, and his début poetry collection, “For the Love of Endings,” was published in 2018.

35 MINMAR 26
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Ben Purkert Reads Jorie Graham

Kwame Dawes Reads Derek Walcott

Kwame Dawes joins Kevin Young to read “The Season of Phantasmal Peace,” by Derek Walcott, and his own poem “Before Winter.” Dawes is the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His many honors include a 2019 Windham Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the Ford Prize for Poetry.

35 MINFEB 27
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Kwame Dawes Reads Derek Walcott

Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar

Ellen Bass joins Kevin Young to read “Quahogs,” by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem “Because.” A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass has received the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and fellowships from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

34 MINJAN 23
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Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar

Mary Jo Bang Discusses Purgatorio

Mary Jo Bang joins Kevin Young to to discuss her translation of Dante’sPurgatorio, excerpts of which are featured on newyorker.com. Bang is a poet who has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Her latest book is “A Doll for Throwing.”

37 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Mary Jo Bang Discusses Purgatorio

Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

Shane McCrae joins Kevin Young to to discuss his poetry sequence “Jim Limber in Heaven,” featured on newyorker.com. McCrae is a poet whose whose work has received such honors as a Whiting Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Lannan Literary Award. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

34 MIN2019 NOV 23
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Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin Young to read “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem “Cliffhanging.” Seshadri is a poet whose work has been honored with the James Laughlin Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His latest book is “3 Sections,” and he recently became the poetry editor ofThe Paris Review.

36 MIN2019 NOV 1
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Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

Eliza Griswold discusses "First Person"

Eliza Griswold joins Kevin Young to discuss her poetry sequence "First Person," featured onnewyorker.com. Griswold is a poet and journalist who has contributed toThe New Yorkersince 2003.She is the author of, most recently, "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America," which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Her new poetry collection, "If Men, Then," will be published in 2020.

33 MIN2019 SEP 20
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Eliza Griswold discusses "First Person"

Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright

Ariel Francisco joins Kevin Young to read "By a Lake in Minnesota," by James Wright, and his own poem "Along the East River and in the Bronx Young Men Were Singing." Francisco is a poet and translator who published his debut poetry collection, "All My Heroes Are Broke," in 2017. His new book, "A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship," is forthcoming in 2020.

30 MIN2019 AUG 29
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Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright

Latest Episodes

Clarence Major Reads Billy Collins

Clarence Major joinsKevin Youngto read “Downpour,” by Billy Collins, and his own poem “Hair.” Major’s recent honors include a PEN Oakland Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in the fine arts from the Congressional Black Caucus foundation.

26 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Clarence Major Reads Billy Collins

Elisa Gonzalez Reads Czeslaw Milosz

Elisa Gonzalez joinsKevin Youngto read “Gathering Apricots,” by Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Robert Hass, and her own poem “Failed Essay on Privilege.” Gonzalez was recently a Fulbright scholar in Poland, and her work has received support from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

37 MINAPR 30
Comments
Elisa Gonzalez Reads Czeslaw Milosz

Ben Purkert Reads Jorie Graham

Ben Purkert joinsKevin Youngto read “Notes on the Reality of the Self,” by Jorie Graham, and his own poem “News.” Purkert began contributing poetry to The New Yorker in 2012, and his début poetry collection, “For the Love of Endings,” was published in 2018.

35 MINMAR 26
Comments
Ben Purkert Reads Jorie Graham

Kwame Dawes Reads Derek Walcott

Kwame Dawes joins Kevin Young to read “The Season of Phantasmal Peace,” by Derek Walcott, and his own poem “Before Winter.” Dawes is the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His many honors include a 2019 Windham Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the Ford Prize for Poetry.

35 MINFEB 27
Comments
Kwame Dawes Reads Derek Walcott

Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar

Ellen Bass joins Kevin Young to read “Quahogs,” by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem “Because.” A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass has received the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and fellowships from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

34 MINJAN 23
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Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar

Mary Jo Bang Discusses Purgatorio

Mary Jo Bang joins Kevin Young to to discuss her translation of Dante’sPurgatorio, excerpts of which are featured on newyorker.com. Bang is a poet who has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Her latest book is “A Doll for Throwing.”

37 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Mary Jo Bang Discusses Purgatorio

Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

Shane McCrae joins Kevin Young to to discuss his poetry sequence “Jim Limber in Heaven,” featured on newyorker.com. McCrae is a poet whose whose work has received such honors as a Whiting Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Lannan Literary Award. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

34 MIN2019 NOV 23
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Shane McCrae Discusses “Jim Limber in Heaven”

Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin Young to read “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem “Cliffhanging.” Seshadri is a poet whose work has been honored with the James Laughlin Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His latest book is “3 Sections,” and he recently became the poetry editor ofThe Paris Review.

36 MIN2019 NOV 1
Comments
Vijay Seshadri Reads Sylvia Plath

Eliza Griswold discusses "First Person"

Eliza Griswold joins Kevin Young to discuss her poetry sequence "First Person," featured onnewyorker.com. Griswold is a poet and journalist who has contributed toThe New Yorkersince 2003.She is the author of, most recently, "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America," which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Her new poetry collection, "If Men, Then," will be published in 2020.

33 MIN2019 SEP 20
Comments
Eliza Griswold discusses "First Person"

Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright

Ariel Francisco joins Kevin Young to read "By a Lake in Minnesota," by James Wright, and his own poem "Along the East River and in the Bronx Young Men Were Singing." Francisco is a poet and translator who published his debut poetry collection, "All My Heroes Are Broke," in 2017. His new book, "A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship," is forthcoming in 2020.

30 MIN2019 AUG 29
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Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright
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