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The Poet and The Poem

Grace Cavalieri

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Refresh your life with THE POET AND THE POEM. Hear America’s most beloved poets in reading and conversation. Award winning poet/host Grace Cavalieri presents poets reading their work and talking about their art. After 41 years consecutive on public radio, cited by The Encyclopedia of Broadcasting for longevity, THE POET AND THE POEM has made history for one reason: It’s powerful. Voted top in the nation for ENTERTAINMENT IN MEDIA by The National Commission On Working Women, ALL NEW 30-minute shows are now available. (Made possible by donors McNeil and Shashaani.)

Latest Episodes

20th Century Poet Commentaries - William Meredith

Pulitzer Prize Winner William Meredith was the 34th Poet Laureate of the United States, 1978-1980, whose formal and unadorned verse was compared to that of Robert Frost.

5 MIN3 w ago
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20th Century Poet Commentaries - William Meredith

20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hass

Robert L. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

4 MIN3 w ago
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20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hass

20th Century Poet Commentaries - Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan was appointed the fourth Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945, and was the first woman to hold this title. Throughout her life she wrote poetry, fiction, and criticism, and became the regular poetry reviewer for The New Yorker.

4 MIN3 w ago
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20th Century Poet Commentaries - Louise Bogan

Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, and worked as a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before earning his PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of New Orleans and graduated with a BA from Dillard University in 1998.Brown is the author of The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry; The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), which received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; and Please (New Issues, 2008), which received the 2009 American Book Award.Of his work, Ilya Kaminsky writes, "His lyrics are memorable, muscular, majestic. His voice in these lines is alive—something that is quite rare in his generation of very bookish and very ironic poetics. Brown's poems are living on the page, and they give the reader that much: a sense of having been alive fully."Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.He has taught at the University of Houston, San Diego State University, and the University of San Diego, as well as at numerous conferences and workshops. Brown is currently an associate professor of English and creative writing and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and poetry editor at The Believer.

29 MINJUL 6
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Jericho Brown

Grace Cavalieri on Writing: The Energy of Poetry, Part 3

...not the letter of the law (writing poetry) but the spirit...

6 MINJUN 8
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Grace Cavalieri on Writing: The Energy of Poetry, Part 3

Danuta Kosk-Kosicka

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka is the author of two collections: Face Half-Illuminated (Apprentice House, 2015) and Oblige the Light (CityLit Press, 2015), winner of the fifth Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize. She is also the translator for four books by Lidia Kosk. Recently her work has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Spillway, Subtropics, Tar River Poetry, The Comstock Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the Poetry Translations editor at Loch Raven Review.

27 MINJUN 8
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Danuta Kosk-Kosicka

Jody Bolz

Jody Bolz is the author of A Lesson in Narrative Time (Gihon Books, 2004), the novella-in-verse Shadow Play (Turning Point, 2013), and a new collection, The Near and Far, also from Turning Point. Her poems have appeared in such literary journals as The American Scholar, Indiana Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Poetry Review - and in many poetry anthologies, including ToWoo & to Wed: Poets on Love and Marriage (Poseidon Press), Her Face in the Mirror: Jewish Women on Mothers and Daughters (Beacon Press), Don't Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of the Southern Poetry Review (University of Arkansas Press), and Ghost Fishing (University of Georgia Press). After receiving her MFA from Cornell University, where she studied with poet A.R. Ammons, she taught for more than 20 years at George Washington University, serving twice as director of the creative writing program. Among her honors are a Rona Jaffe Foundation writer's award and an individual artist's grant from the Maryland State Arts. From 2002 to 2019, Bolz edited Poet Lore, America's oldest poetry magazine, founded in 1889.

28 MINJUN 8
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Jody Bolz

Andrew Stott

Andrew McConnell Stott is the winner of the 14th National Marfield Prize for Writing In The Arts with his book, What Blest Genius?

29 MINMAY 29
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Andrew Stott

Josephine Jacobsen

Josephine Jacobsen was a Canadian-born American poet, short story writer, essayist, and critic. She was appointed the twenty-first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1971. In 1997, she received the Poetry Society of America’s highest award, the Robert Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.

6 MINMAY 29
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Josephine Jacobsen

20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hayden

Grace Cavalieri presents 20th Century Poets with minute commentaries. This includes Hayden reading his Immortal poem Those Winter Sundays. Robert Hayden was an American poet, essayist, and educator. He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1976 to 1978, a role today known as US Poet Laureate. He was the first African-American writer to hold the office. His poems have become part of American culture.

5 MINMAY 24
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20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hayden

Latest Episodes

20th Century Poet Commentaries - William Meredith

Pulitzer Prize Winner William Meredith was the 34th Poet Laureate of the United States, 1978-1980, whose formal and unadorned verse was compared to that of Robert Frost.

5 MIN3 w ago
Comments
20th Century Poet Commentaries - William Meredith

20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hass

Robert L. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

4 MIN3 w ago
Comments
20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hass

20th Century Poet Commentaries - Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan was appointed the fourth Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945, and was the first woman to hold this title. Throughout her life she wrote poetry, fiction, and criticism, and became the regular poetry reviewer for The New Yorker.

4 MIN3 w ago
Comments
20th Century Poet Commentaries - Louise Bogan

Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, and worked as a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before earning his PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of New Orleans and graduated with a BA from Dillard University in 1998.Brown is the author of The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry; The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), which received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; and Please (New Issues, 2008), which received the 2009 American Book Award.Of his work, Ilya Kaminsky writes, "His lyrics are memorable, muscular, majestic. His voice in these lines is alive—something that is quite rare in his generation of very bookish and very ironic poetics. Brown's poems are living on the page, and they give the reader that much: a sense of having been alive fully."Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.He has taught at the University of Houston, San Diego State University, and the University of San Diego, as well as at numerous conferences and workshops. Brown is currently an associate professor of English and creative writing and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and poetry editor at The Believer.

29 MINJUL 6
Comments
Jericho Brown

Grace Cavalieri on Writing: The Energy of Poetry, Part 3

...not the letter of the law (writing poetry) but the spirit...

6 MINJUN 8
Comments
Grace Cavalieri on Writing: The Energy of Poetry, Part 3

Danuta Kosk-Kosicka

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka is the author of two collections: Face Half-Illuminated (Apprentice House, 2015) and Oblige the Light (CityLit Press, 2015), winner of the fifth Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize. She is also the translator for four books by Lidia Kosk. Recently her work has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Spillway, Subtropics, Tar River Poetry, The Comstock Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the Poetry Translations editor at Loch Raven Review.

27 MINJUN 8
Comments
Danuta Kosk-Kosicka

Jody Bolz

Jody Bolz is the author of A Lesson in Narrative Time (Gihon Books, 2004), the novella-in-verse Shadow Play (Turning Point, 2013), and a new collection, The Near and Far, also from Turning Point. Her poems have appeared in such literary journals as The American Scholar, Indiana Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Poetry Review - and in many poetry anthologies, including ToWoo & to Wed: Poets on Love and Marriage (Poseidon Press), Her Face in the Mirror: Jewish Women on Mothers and Daughters (Beacon Press), Don't Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of the Southern Poetry Review (University of Arkansas Press), and Ghost Fishing (University of Georgia Press). After receiving her MFA from Cornell University, where she studied with poet A.R. Ammons, she taught for more than 20 years at George Washington University, serving twice as director of the creative writing program. Among her honors are a Rona Jaffe Foundation writer's award and an individual artist's grant from the Maryland State Arts. From 2002 to 2019, Bolz edited Poet Lore, America's oldest poetry magazine, founded in 1889.

28 MINJUN 8
Comments
Jody Bolz

Andrew Stott

Andrew McConnell Stott is the winner of the 14th National Marfield Prize for Writing In The Arts with his book, What Blest Genius?

29 MINMAY 29
Comments
Andrew Stott

Josephine Jacobsen

Josephine Jacobsen was a Canadian-born American poet, short story writer, essayist, and critic. She was appointed the twenty-first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1971. In 1997, she received the Poetry Society of America’s highest award, the Robert Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.

6 MINMAY 29
Comments
Josephine Jacobsen

20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hayden

Grace Cavalieri presents 20th Century Poets with minute commentaries. This includes Hayden reading his Immortal poem Those Winter Sundays. Robert Hayden was an American poet, essayist, and educator. He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1976 to 1978, a role today known as US Poet Laureate. He was the first African-American writer to hold the office. His poems have become part of American culture.

5 MINMAY 24
Comments
20th Century Poet Commentaries - Robert Hayden
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