In this month’s episode, Kev and the Lukes discuss “Advice to a Prophet” by Richard Wilbur and the ways it addresses an overwhelming subject like nuclear annihilation. Can poems give us a handle on unthinkable topics that “rocket the mind,” or do they fall short in moving our “slow, unreckoning hearts”? Listen to the episode here. […]
In this episode we talk about the masterful Gwendolyn Brooks poem, “the mother,” touching on empathy and how great poems can be made from the direst experiences. You can read Brooks’ poem here, and check out our new episode here.
Our third episode is now live. Click the link below to listen on SoundCloud. https://soundcloud.com/user-534899460/episode-3-ovid-in-the-third-reich-by-geoffrey-hill In this episode Kevin and the Lukes find almost an hour’s worth of conversation packed inside just eight lines of English verse (garnished with two lines of Latin.) And there is still more to discuss! So, sit back, crack open […]
In our second episode, we discuss “My Story in a Late Style of Fire” by Larry Levis. In the course of our conversation we try our best to remember what a scherzo is, speculate as to why so many American poems evoke America, and affirm that “Billie Holiday is the fire.”
In our first episode, we talk about how we first became interested in reading and writing poems. Then we discuss “The Kid” by Ai. Join the conversation! We would love to hear from our listeners about this poem or any other topic that comes to mind. Please leave a comment here.