Check out this podcast, “How poetry lets you be so many things at once, with Chen Chen” wherever you listen.
Pádraig Ó Tuama knows artistic insight can speak directly to conflict, addressing important systemic factors such as identity, race, gender and ability.
Listen to this interview with Brian Broome: “My story is probably one that Governor DeSantis would want to ban.”
Akil Kumarasamy with John Keene: “There are many moments where we feel the weight of a lifetime in an instance.”
Airea D. Matthews and Wes Matthews, her son, are both poet laureates working to inspire others.
Danté Stewart discusses Tyre Nichols’ death: “…more than police brutality. That was a lynching.”
An interview with Sun Yung Shin on spells, workings of empire, boxes in churches and in the brain.
An interview with Jorie Graham on distraction, ecological devastation, and the future of the medium of poetry.
A conversation with Meet Us by the Roaring Sea author Akil Kumarasamy on pushing against the self in fiction.
On writing, teaching, and defeating the “shitbird” of self-doubt in this conversation with Philip Schultz.