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Archive for The Poets Weave

December 25, 2011


"Retablos: 10 Deleted Tongues" By Paul Martinez Pompa

Paul reads his poems "Retablos: 10 Deleted Tongues" and "Flirting" on this edition of The Poets Weave.

December 18, 2011


"I Was Late To The Gentleman's Party" By Kevin Eldridge

Kevin also reads his poems "Last Words," "Translation," and "What I Find Before I Leave."

December 11, 2011


"The Man Who Couldn't Stop Thinking" By Paul Martinez Pompa

I caught up with and recorded Paul on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington during his recent visit.

December 4, 2011


Cecil Sayre Shares "The Story Of Driving Straight"

Cecil Sayre reads "What Were the Names of Your Animals and Dolls," "The Story of Driving Straight," and "A Hard Kind of Work."

November 27, 2011


"A Sentimental Journey" By Margaret Ronda

Ronda reads her poems "Some Other Time" and "A Sentimental Journey."

November 20, 2011


"Winter Ghazel" By Morgan Adams

Adams reads her poems Winter "Ghazal," "Imprint," "After a Winter's Tale," and "The Leather Man."

November 13, 2011


Margaret Ronda Reads "Walking Late"

Ronda reads her poems "Walking Late," "Bad Architecture," "Short Fiction," "Sonnet," and "Recitative."

November 7, 2011


"The CEO Of Happiness Speaks" By Marcus Wicker

Marcus Wicker reads his poems " To You" and "The CEO of Happiness Speaks."

October 30, 2011


"The Journey Conceived As" By Margaret Ronda

Ronda reads her poems "The Journey Conceived As," "Short Fiction," and "Fateful Tale."

October 23, 2011

"Colony Collapse Disorder" By Curtis Bauer

A live recording from the 2011 Blue Light Reading Series.

October 16, 2011

Curtis Bauer Reads "Another Woman I Loved"

A live recording of Curtis Bauer at the 2011 Blue Light Reading Series.

October 9, 2011

"Still Life With A Bed In The Middle" By Curtis Bauer

Featuring a live recording of Curtis Bauer at the 2011 Blue Light Reading Series.

September 4, 2011

"The History Of Missing Person 375: Part 3. Wash-Day" By Ben Debus

Ben Debus reads his poems "Seeing," "The History of Missing Person 375: Part 3. Wash-day," and "The History of Missing Person 375: Part 4. A."

August 28, 2011

Elegy With Construction Sounds, Water, Fish

Erika Meitner reads her poems "Elegy with Construction Sounds, Water, Fish," and "Advice."

August 21, 2011

Swimming Obol River With My Brother, Spooner County, WI

Ben Debus reads "Swimming Obol River with My Brother, Spooner County, WI," "The Abandoned House at 824 Sleepy Hollow Road," and more.

August 14, 2011

"You Are Invisible" By Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner reads her poems "You are Invisible" and "Borderama."

August 7, 2011

"A Weather" By Trey Moody

Trey reads from his a series of poems titled "A Weather."

July 31, 2011

Erica Meitner At The 2011 Blue Light Reading Series

Erika Meitner reads "Pediatric Escatology" and "Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse" .

July 24, 2011

"We Use Spoons Mostly" By Trey Moody

Trey reads his poems "We Use Spoons Mostly," "Same Day Resolution" and "Exercise and Patience."

July 17, 2011

Melissa Rhoades' Fathoming Zero

Rhoades also reads "I am not thinking about the man," and a tanka poem [tiny white blossoms].

July 10, 2011

"Salina, Kansas" By Trey Moody

Trey reads his poems "Salina, Kansas," "A Note on Silence," "Climate Reply" and "Remembering the Original."

July 3, 2011

Dutch East India Company By Melissa Rhoades

Rhoades also reads her poems "Beginning," "Meditation on tossing a bag of pre-grated cheddar in your shopping cart," and a tonka [Wildfires keep burning].

June 26, 2011

New Poems By Micah Ling

Ling reads from her new manuscript called Settlement, dealing with the Palestinian Territories and the reservations of the United States.

June 19, 2011

"Ode To A Black Glass Marble" By Michael Dauro

Dauro reads his poems "Orfeo's Nocturne," "Ode to a Black Glass Marble," and "Haiku for Don Belton."

June 12, 2011

"Romance At The Market" By Rachel Gray

Gray reads her poems "Advice," "On Losing," "This is the first time I heard laughter and death in the same sentence," and "Romance at the Market."

June 5, 2011

More From Steve Scafidi At The Blue Light Series

Recorded at the 2011 Blue Light Reading Series, Steve Scafidi reads "The Cake" and "Rockingchair Bookcase."

May 29, 2011

Micah Ling Reads From Her Book Sweetgrass

Ling reads prose poems about Montana from her second collection, Sweetgrass.

May 22, 2011

Steve Scafidi At The 2011 Blue Light Reading Series

Recorded at the 2011 Blue Light Reading Series, Steve Scafidi reads "The Ten-Letter Word for a Lucky Man" and "The Junebugs."

May 15, 2011

From Three Islands By Micah Ling

Ling reads poems from her first collection, which are written in the voice of Amelia Earhart.

May 8, 2011

Prose Poems Of Gertrude Stein

This week, poetry from the book Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein.

May 1, 2011

"How To Write The Great American Indian Novel" By Sherman Alexie

What kind of bird was that? An owl. What kind of bird was that? An owl. Oh, that one was too quick and small to be an owl. What was it? A quick and small owl.

April 24, 2011

"How To Set The Dinner Table" By Alessandra Simmons

Writer Alessandra Simmons reads her poems "Shalom, A Kitchen," " December 29th," "How to Set the Dinner Table," and "The Grammophone Remembers 1943."

April 17, 2011

More From Post Moxie

Julia Story received her MFA from Indiana University in 2004.

April 10, 2011

"Some Kind Of Birth" By Kristen Renzi

Kristen Renzi reads her poems "Some Kind of Birth," "On Symmetry," and "Original Sin."

April 3, 2011

The Summer Of Black Widows By Sherman Alexie

Poems from The Summer of Black Widows by Sherman Alexie, published in 1996 by Hanging Loose Press.

March 27, 2011

From Post Moxie By Julia Story

"But in the background, a cardinal. Tilting / his head and asking in a fog of bamboo, / bamboo in Indiana." -- from Post Moxie

March 20, 2011

More Poems From Braided Creek

Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry by Jim Harrison & Ted Kooser is a unique book composed of unattributed, haiku-like, often hilarious, poems.

March 13, 2011

"I Am A Finn" By James Tate

This week, more poems from James Tate's book Distance from Loved Ones, including "An Extraterrestrial," "I am a Finn," and "I am Still a Finn."

March 6, 2011

From Braided Creek By Jim Harrison And Ted Kooser

Today, I'm reading poems from Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry by Jim Harrison & Ted Kooser, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2003.

February 27, 2011

"Crimes Against The Lyric" By James Tate

James Tate has become one of the most beloved contemporary American poets.

February 20, 2011

"A Sound From The Earth" By William Stafford

On this podcast I read William Stafford's poems: "With Kit, Age 7, At the Beach," "A Sound From the Earth," and "People of the South Wind."

February 13, 2011

Richard Cecil's " Valentine"

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Richard Cecil reads his poems " Valentine" and "Pep Talk."

February 6, 2011

More Poems By The "Cold Poet" Meng Chiao

"When he pours his libation of tears to the ghosts in the stream / The ghosts gather, a shimmer on the waves." -- Meng Chiao

January 30, 2011

"A Story That Could Be True" And Other Poems By William Stafford

Stafford won numerous awards for his poetry and wrote influential books of essays about writing poetry.

January 23, 2011

Poems From the Late T'ang

Meng Chiao, know as the "cold poet" (T'ang Dynasty, China), wrote of the remote high mountains and a retreat from civilization.

January 16, 2011

More Poems From A Branch Will Not Break By James Wright

"This cold winter Moon spills the inhuman fire Of jewels Into my hands." --James Wright

January 9, 2011

"Snowy" By Maura Stanton

“In the bleak Mid-winter, snow is falling, snow on snow” --Christina Rossetti

January 2, 2011

From James Wright's Book The Branch Will Not Break

The experimental, largely free verse poems in The Branch Will Not Break by James Wright shocked readers at the time and helped change American poetry.

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