Episodes
Gabrielle Bates on betrayal, home church, and living in her mother's slaughterhouse.
Published 01/24/23
Marisa Tirado on Selena, cow skulls, and the memory of adobe brick.
Published 01/10/23
Published 01/10/23
Marisa Tirado on Selena, cow skulls, and the memory of adobe brick.
Published 01/10/23
Remembering Richard Howard as a poet, mentor, and friend, plus a few words on money by Bernadette Mayer.
Published 12/27/22
Celes Tisdale on similarities, teaching after the uprising, and his mother's favorite poet.
Published 12/13/22
Belarussian poets Valzhyna Mort and Julia Cimafiejeva on magic, transformation, and what's hidden underneath the forest floor.
Published 11/29/22
JoAnna Novak on islands, a plush placenta, and a gift from the suicide hotline.
Published 11/15/22
Shortly after Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots. Need a transcript of this episode? Request a transcript here.
Published 11/14/22
Alexandra Lytton Regalado on fate, snake mirrors, and the daily work of letting go.
Published 11/01/22
Ama Codjoe on normal naked bodies, solving problems, and her childfree life.
Published 10/04/22
Noʻu Revilla on ancestral history in newspapers, ocean consciousness, and how to be a guest.
Published 09/20/22
Chelsea Harlan on knowledge, creaturehood, and the quest for her mother’s secret sadness.
Published 09/06/22
André Naffis-Sahely on desert sand, rootlessness, and the long shadow of fascism.
Published 08/23/22
Elisa Gabbert on commitment, boredom, and the poem as theater. 
Published 08/09/22
Saeed Jones on accuracy, being funny, and creating what we need.
Published 07/26/22
Published 07/18/22
Chantal Gibson on ancestors, laundry, and Frantz Fanon for beginners.
Published 07/14/22
Nina Mingya Powles on muscle memory, Haka tutorials, and the shock of home.
Published 06/28/22
Niina Pollari on sunflowers, redemption, and the most depressing phone note in the world.
Published 06/14/22
Victoria Chang on bonsai trees, witticisms, and the wisdom of not giving a crap.
Published 05/31/22
Tom Sleigh about his romance with experience, fancy jackets, and one last visit to the dog beach.
Published 05/17/22
Sylvie Kandé and her translator Alexander Dickow on the courage of migrants, the limits of language, and an epic without a nation.
Published 05/03/22
Kim Moore on playing the trumpet, misogyny, and the men we love.
Published 04/19/22
Tommye Blount on transformation, Kids Incorporate, and the joy of drowning in diction.
Published 04/05/22