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Archive for The Poets Weave

December 26, 2010

"Anonymous Ballad" and "The Quiz" By Richard Cecil

Professor and poet Richard Cecil presents themes about students and teachers.

December 19, 2010

Maura Stanton's "Fortune Cookie"

Professor and poet, Maura Stanton reads her poems "Fortune Cookie," "Stapler," and "Net."

December 12, 2010

"Porky Pig Speaks of Success" By Keith Leonard

Poet Keith Leonard reads "The Party Wasn't Apocalyptic," "Porky Pig Speaks of Success," and "Two Eggs, Burnt Toast."

December 5, 2010

"Blue Star" and "The Sirens" By Richard Cecil

Richard Cecil reads his poems "Blue Star" and "The Sirens."

November 28, 2010

An Elegy For Wendy Bishop

Maura Stanton reads her poem "Class Assignment -- Thirteen Ways of Looking for a Poem," written in honor of Wendy Bishop, 1953 - 2003.

November 21, 2010

"When She Talks About Her Drowned Father" By Keith Leonard

Poet Keith Leonard reads "When She Talks About Her Drowned Father," We're Beginning to See What Cannot Stay," "Downburst," "Upheaval," and "Latitude."

November 14, 2010

Patrick Coleman's "Teams"

"Athletic" poetry by Patrick Coleman: "Team Dressage," "Team Archery," and "Team Pole Vaulting."

November 7, 2010

Brief Histories By Poet Keith Leonard

Keith Leonard is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets award and an AWP Intro Journals Award nomination.

October 31, 2010

"Ulalume" By Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is remembered for his macabre and inventive short stories and poems.

October 24, 2010

Eileen Myles Reads "Prose About Poetry" From Her Upcoming Novel

Eileen Myles reads her poems "Your Name," "Snowflake," and "DH," then shares some “prose about poetry” from her upcoming novel.

October 17, 2010

From T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land"

On this edition of The Poets Weave, "Aunt Helen," "Hysteria", and an excerpt from "The Waste Land."

October 10, 2010

More prose poems by Russell Edson

Russell Edson is called the father of the prose poem in America.

October 3, 2010

"The Perfect Faceless Fish" by Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is a New York City-based poet and author who has performed and published her work widely since 1974.

September 26, 2010

Morning at the Window - early poetry of T.S. Eliot

Early poetry T.S. Eliot, including the poem "Morning at the Window," "Cousin Nancy," and "Preludes."

September 19, 2010

The Transfigurations (and more) by Russell Edson

Born in Connecticut in 1935, poet, playwright, and visual artist, Russell Edson is the father of the prose poem in America.

September 12, 2010

"The Mother of the Lunatics" by Sarah Ruhlen

Sarah Ruhlen reads "Because Man Cannot Help Love a Lode Stone," "The Mother of the Lunatics," "Building the Tower of Babel," and "I Hid Butterflies for Him."

September 5, 2010

"Oolitic" by Matt Colglazier

Colglazier reads "Oolitic," "Jewel," "The Congressman," "Myra," and more on this extended web edition of The Poets Weave.

August 29, 2010

Sarah Ruhlen's "Desk"

Sarah Ruhlen's work has appeared in RHINO, Slipstream, Monday Night, and Noö Journal. She is the recipient of the 2007 George Wedge poetry prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

August 22, 2010

Poet Matt Colglazier reads "The Fair" and more

Matt Colglazier is the founder of americancraftspirits.com, a website devoted to interviews and reviews focusing on the craft spirits movement in the United States.

August 15, 2010

The poem "Breasting" by Romayne Rubinas Dorsey

Romayne Rubinas Dorsey lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Her work has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Sou'Wester and the Louisville Review, and she teaches in IU's creative writing program.

August 8, 2010

Romayne Rubinas Dorsey reads "Novodevichy Graves" and more

Romayne Rubinas Dorsey lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Her work has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Sou'Wester and the Louisville Review, and she teaches in IU's creative writing program.

August 1, 2010

"His Memory Long for Her" and more by Romayne Rubinas Dorsey

Romayne Rubinas Dorsey lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Her work has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Sou'Wester and the Louisville Review, and she teaches in IU's creative writing program.

July 25, 2010

"For the People I Meet and Never See Again" by Dustin Nightingale

Dustin Nightingale lives in Fargo, North Dakota. His poems have been published in various journals including Margie, Cimarron Review, Stickman and others. His band, the Citronella Hangovers is currently recording their 3rd spoken word album.

July 18, 2010

October Wedding by Cate Whetzel

Cate Whetzel grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and studied at Kenyon College and Oxford University. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University.

July 11, 2010

Dustin Nightingale reads "Circo Acuático"

Dustin Nightingale lives in Fargo, North Dakota. His poems have been published in various journals including Margie, Cimarron Review, Stickman and others. His band, the Citronella Hangovers is currently recording their 3rd spoken word album.

July 4, 2010

Cate Whetzel's "Lady Xok and the Vision Serpent"

Cate Whetzel grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and studied at Kenyon College and Oxford University. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University.

June 27, 2010

From "Singing Metropole" by Ryan Teitman

Ryan Teitman is finishing his MFA in creative writing at Indiana University and will be a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University this fall. New poems by him are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Sycamore Review, and Washington Square.

June 20, 2010

Haines Eason reads "This Town Will Throw Itself at Anyone"

Haines Eason reads his poems "This Town Will Throw Itself at Anyone," "Crickets in an Airtight Jar," and "Musee Mecanique."

June 13, 2010

Nonsense Poems of Edward Lear

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Christopher Citro reads nonsense poems by Edward Lear.

June 6, 2010

Raleigh Lee reads "Smile Cheese" and more

Raleigh Lee will soon receive his MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. At Indiana, he was a reader of poetry and nonfiction for the Indiana Review and the 2010 recipient of the school's Bertolt Clever Writing Prize. Raleigh grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania, a small town in the northwest part of the state.

May 30, 2010

Ryan Teitman Reads "A Sunday Box"

Ryan Teitman is finishing his MFA in creative writing at Indiana University and will be a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University this fall. New poems by him are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Sycamore Review, and Washington Square.

May 23, 2010

Haines Eason, "How shall they hear the word of god"

Haines Eason recorded for The Poets Weave while in Bloomington, Indiana to attend and read his poetry as part of the Annual International Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2010 hosted by the Indiana University Department of English's Graduate Students.

May 16, 2010

Ed Tato, "Pico" and "Sophia" from True Stories from la Cosa Nostra

Christopher Citro reads the poems "Pico" and "Sophia" from Ed Tato’s True Stories from la Cosa Nostra, a series of poems about the Del Gabbos, a fictional Italian immigrant family living in Brooklyn, N.Y.

May 9, 2010

Kelly Wilson reads from "Earthly Fathers"

Kelly Wilson is a graduate student in Creative Writing and English Literature at Indiana University, where she also serves as Assistant Director for the Indiana University Writers Conference. She reads selections from her current project, Earthly Fathers.

May 2, 2010

Marcus Wicker, "Some Revisions" and some love letters

Marcus Wicker is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and holds fellowships from Indiana University’s MFA Program and Cave Canem. Marcus currently serves as Poetry Editor of the Indiana Review. On this extended web edition of The Poets Weave, he reads his poems "Some Revisions," "Love Letter to Flavor Flav," and "Love Letter to RuPaul."

April 25, 2010

from The Poetry Outloud Anthology

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Christopher Citro reads a selection of poems from The Poetry Out Loud Anthology on this edition of The Poets Weave.

April 18, 2010

Kinzee Ellis

Kinzee Ellis is pursuing her MFA at Indiana University. Her awards include the Neal-Marshall Fellowship from Indiana University, a Select Scholarship offer from the Summer Literary Seminars Fiction and Poetry Contest, and the Academy for American Poets Prize Award for Loyola University.

April 11, 2010

Ed Tato, "Ugo" from his book True Stories from la Cosa Nostra

Christopher Citro reads the poem "Ugo" from Ed Tato’s True Stories from la Cosa Nostra, a series of poems about the Del Gabbos, a fictional Italian immigrant family living in Brooklyn, N.Y.

April 4, 2010

Alyce Miller, On The Theme Of Art And Language

Alyce Miller has published more than 150 poems, stories, and essays in magazines and journals, and is completing a memoir, Home Repair, in addition to a series of essays on animals.

March 28, 2010

Elizabeth Hoover's "Against Minimalism" and other poems

Elizabeth Hoover is the associate editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University, where her scholarship and poetry were recognized by a Project on African Expressive Traditions grant and the Won-Joon Yon Scholarship for Racial Tolerance.

March 21, 2010

Alexander Weinstein's "Post Industrial Love"

Alexander Weinstein has been working as a writing teacher and freelance editor for the past ten years, and leads fiction workshops in the United States and Europe. His work has appeared in Rio Grande Review, Hawaii-Pacific Review, A cappella Zoo, and Zahir.

March 14, 2010

Alyce Miller, on the theme of life and stuff

On this extended web edition of The Poets Weave, Alyce Miller reads from the series "The Pacific is a Woman Just Like Me," as well as the poems "Gift," "On Finding A Legless Doll at the Beach Called Park Facing Southeast California," "Heirlooms," and "Sisters to the Bone."

March 7, 2010

Magda Sokolowski's "Dreamscape" and other poems

Born in Warsaw, Poland, Magda Sokolowski is currently an MFA poetry student at Indiana University. She was the 2009 recipient of the Creative in Kathmandu Fellowship to study and write in Nepal. On this edition of The Poets Weave, she reads her poems "Dreamscape," "On the Empire Builders," "Implements," and "Saturday Reversal."

February 28, 2010

from "For my Cat Jeoffry" by Christopher Smart

Christopher Smart was incarcerated from 1756 to 1763 for a form of religious madness that compelled him to pray constantly, often in the street. During this confinement for religious mania, he wrote the long poem Jubilate Agno (Rejoice in the Lamb) from which our poem today is taken.

February 21, 2010

Alyce Miller, on the theme of animals

Alyce Miller has published more than 150 poems, stories, and essays in magazines and journals. A transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area, she leads a double life in Bloomington, Indiana, as a English professor, and as a pro bono attorney specializing in animal rights law.

February 14, 2010

Love poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay personified the life of a liberated, bohemian poet in Greenwich Village in the 1920s. On this edition of The Poets Weave, host Christopher Citro reads love poems from Edna St. Vincent Millay's 1920 A Few Figs from Thistles.

February 7, 2010

Steve Castro's "Un monstruo oscuro encima de una gente clara"

Steve reads his poems "Un monstruo oscuro encima de una gente clara" ("A dark monster on top of pale people") and "Country folk in tune with the times" on this edition of The Poets Weave.

February 1, 2010

Dedicated to Haiti - poems by Nadine Pinède and Danielle Georges

In the wake of recent earthquakes in Haiti and the subsequent relief efforts, we are dedicating these programs to the victims and survivors of this tragedy, presenting poems by two American writers of Haitian descent: Nadine Pinède and Danielle Legros Georges.

January 24, 2010

Ross Gay - A poem in which I try to express my glee...

Ross Gay is a Cave Canem fellow and has been a Breadloaf Tuition Scholar. In addition to holding a Ph.D in American Literature from Temple University, he is a basketball coach, an occasional demolition man, a painter, and a faculty member at Indiana University and in the low-residency program at New England College.

January 17, 2010

Tony Brewer reads from his new chapbook Little Glove in a Big Hand

Tony Brewer reads three poems from his new chapbook Little Glove in a Big Hand (Plan B Press, forthcoming spring 2010), which is essentially a short novel in poem form about his cousin who died in a farming accident when they were both 4 years old.

January 10, 2010

Jason Wesco - Kentucky Bottoms...

Indiana-born poet Jason Wesco currently resides in southeast Kansas. He has published two books of poetry and has been named one of the seven emerging artists to watch by the Kansas City Star.

January 3, 2010

Ross Gay reads from his new manuscript Bringing the Shovel Down

Ross Gay holds a Ph.D in American Literature from Temple University. He is a basketball coach, an occasional demolition man, a painter, and a faculty member at Indiana University and in the low-residency program at New England College.

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