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The New Yorker: Poetry
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
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4.5 stars from 441 ratings
Dear New Yorker,
My favorite poets are Ian Bavitz, Robert Smith (Bobby Freedom), and Charles Bukowski. I like dimly lit barrooms, where the barflies cannot see where the crows have scratched me under my eyes. I like cooked spoons under half moons. Used cotton swabs and Reynolds Wrap blackened by bics. Popcorn...Read full review »
schmidtyNIDAHONOHICK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/19
A Really Wonderful Poetry Pod
I started listening when Paul Muldoon was host. His voice, oh his voice. I was a big fan and then Kevin Young took over and the podcast got even better! Kevin has a wonderful talent, in both his poems and on the podcast, for teasing out what’s REALLY going on with something. He situates the...Read full review »
Daveiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/19
Beautiful and educational
I’ve listened to every episode. Beautiful conversations, especially since Kevin Young’s start. Also— if you’re new to it definitely go back and listen to the conversation between Kevin and Paul M. (Kevin being the guest poet, rather than the host-beautiful.) I really appreciate the way Kevin...Read full review »
Claire Elise S.P. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/19
Recent Episodes
Clarence Major joins Kevin Young to 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. 
Published 06/24/20
Published 04/29/20
Elisa Gonzalez joins Kevin Young to 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...
Published 04/29/20
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