Millennial Poets Society

Who's to Say: M. G. Hughes

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Two roommates pause their Netflix binge to talk poetry and have a laugh.
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MPS Ep 22: Camp It Up
You came here for $900 nylon and opinions about wine, right? Dive in to this week’s episode as the ladies talk about fairytales, computers class, and a poet that’s decorated like a Christmas tree.  Featured Poets: Louise Glück, Jericho Brown Email Who's to Say submissions to millennialpoetssociety@gmail.com Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
48:41
August 9, 2019
Who's to Say: Us Again
It's been a while since either of the ladies have shared their work! This week co-host Emily Kline reads and shares some background on one of her new, untitled pieces, about love and an ideal ending. Send title suggestions! Send submissions for Who's to Say episodes to millennialpoetssociety@gmail.com Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
13:41
August 6, 2019
MPS Ep 21: Officially Official
Crack open your favorite adult beverage, this podcast is officially old enough (in weeks at least) to drink in the USofA! This week the ladies share their favorite Taco Bell order- when in doubt order "supreme" everything- and discover the OG instagram poet. Listen along as Emily rectifies a mistake and Marguerite takes us way back to the times of court gossip.  Featured Poets: Maggie Smith, Izumi Shikibu Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
41:24
August 2, 2019
Who’s to Say: Devin
This week the ladies take a trip down memory lane as they share and discuss the work of their former classmate, Devin! Find him on Instagram at @devin.t.gallo.
15:48
July 30, 2019
MPS Ep 20: Cootie Catcher
This week Emily reminds us what our four senses are!…or are there five? Forget the summer heat as you listen to the ladies name drop some past MPS alums and learn how fast Marguerite’s brain really works. Warning: cherries, and blunts, and lizards ahead
45:20
July 26, 2019
Who's to Say: Raf
You know Tuesday is quickly becoming one of your favorite days of the week...and who can blame you when it involves Marguerite and Emily sharing new works from amazing artists! Up this week is Raf, @rafmar28 on Instagram,  and his poem that flips the way most of the world views  "rock bottom."
12:11
July 23, 2019
MPS Ep 19: You're My Firson
A Cruelty Special to Our Species isn’t referring to the heat wave hitting NYC, even though some New Yorkers might disagree. Strap yourselves in (shout out to the anniversary of the moon lading this weekend!) as Marguerite makes up some new words, Emily guesses poets’ favorite colors, and Dame Maggie Smith gives an award— or at least someone named Maggie Smith does. Featured Poets: Lorna Dee Cervantes, Emily Pauline Johnson/Emily Jungmin Yoon, Mary Lambert Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
56:03
July 19, 2019
Who's to Say: Katherine West
This week's Who's to Say poet has a special childhood connection with co-host Emily Kline. The ladies share and discuss a poem by Katherine West, @spookykathwest on instagram, that showcases her unique style and touches on a subject Marguerite and Emily both feel strongly about. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
13:19
July 16, 2019
MPS Ep 18: Take a Nap
…or do a face mask! This week, your favorite roommates are all about self care and living a Grudge Free 2019 *trademarked* (that’s how those work, right?). Join the fun as Emily fan girls— bet you can’t guess for who— and Marguerite talks about her zombie dream, of course Bran was there. So kick the weekend off right and as always, be kind to one another. Featured Poets: Nayyirah Waheed, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Clementine von Radics Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:00:06
July 12, 2019
MPS EP 17: Tummy Troubles
Hello and welcome to the content you've come to know and love: Marguerite and Emily talking about David Tennant, their lactose intolerance, and digging deeper into some of their favorite poems- new and old. They discuss metaphors (but also maybe it was just a table), throw in some John Mulaney references, and share the very interesting story of how Marguerite didn't learn to play soprano saxophone.
55:49
July 5, 2019
Who's to Say: Neptune
Featured this week is a poet that goes by the pen name Neptune, @neptune_poetry on Instagram and @neptunepoetry on Twitter, and lives on the other side of the world in the Philippines! Marguerite and Emily share his topical poem about the state of the world we live in and how it affects everyone born in to it. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
16:14
July 2, 2019
Ep 16: Things with Wings
At long last! You’ve been waiting with bated breath for another full episode and finally your payers have been answered!!! Okay, time to stop being dramatic, but Marguerite and Emily appreciate your patience as they deal with technical difficulties (have they mentioned before they’re nOt ProFfesSioNaLs?). Time to dive in to an episode bursting with gay and full of dragonfly and pigeon attacks— you heard that right. There’s nothing like summer in the city. Featured Poets: Audre Lorde, Justice Ameer, Allen Ginsberg Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:29:42
June 28, 2019
Who's to Say: M. G. Hughes
The ladies are back! This week featuring M. G. Hughes, @immghughes on instagram, and her topical poem about women's rights to govern their own bodies that gets straight to the point while also using beautiful imagery and metaphor.
16:34
June 25, 2019
Who's to Say: Dayshawnda
It’s Who’s to Say Tuesday! This week features poet the Dayshawnda, found at @iamday0.5 and @dayyyydayy on Instagram, reading one of her own pieces. The ladies have a discussion inspired by its message of identity, self expression, and self discovery. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
10:07
June 18, 2019
MPS Ep 15: President of Brooklyn
What to do axe throwing, fire rabbits, and hair chokers have in common? Marguerite and Emily talk about all three of them on this week’s episode! If none of that sparks your interest, some other great topics you can look forward to include jewish witches, the President of Brooklyn (which Emily is announcing her candidacy for), and Bunnicula. So kick back, hit play, and dive in to the weekend with your two favorite poetry nerds— because yes, they do bring it all back to poetry one way or another. Featured Poets: Maureen N. McLane, Gala Mukomolova, Tina Chang Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:02:04
June 14, 2019
Who's to Say: Renee Wolf
Renee Wolf, @heyreneewolf on Instagram, is this week’s featured poet. The ladies share her poem, Sadness, which sparks a discussion on human emotions and understanding that embracing and growing from our lows is just as important as celebrating and enjoying the highs. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
20:11
June 11, 2019
MPS Ep 14: Happy Birthday
This week’s intro is pretty much a segment about Marguerite’s obsession with Last Podcast on the Left…so they owe MPS lots of money now (that’s how ads work, right?). Eventually Emily focuses them back to the usual antics you know and love them for. Join the ladies as they somehow relate everything to Hamilton,  learn about the great town of Cockermouth in #yeoldendays, and discuss William Wordsworth’s chronic RBF (that's resting bitch face for you non-millennials hiding in the back). Featured Poets: Jhené Aiko, William Wordsworth, Matthew Zapruder Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:08:23
June 7, 2019
Who's to Say: R. J.
This bonus episode the ladies read and discuss a poem about the power and healing qualities of feminine energy by  the poet R. J., who can be found at @prettynotions on Instagram. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
10:33
June 4, 2019
MPS Ep 13: Ambient Smells
After a weekend upstate, the ladies return refreshed and ready to dish about three badass poets. Listen along as their sultry voices mix with the bass from downstairs while discussing Canadian animal stories, the Black Arts Movement, and how to *interpretate* instagram poetry. Featured Poets: Margaret Atwood, Sonia Sanchez, Alison Malee Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:13:58
May 31, 2019
Who's to Say: Mama Shakespeare
This week the ladies share a piece by K. S., aka Mama Shakespeare, that uses beautiful imagery and prompts a discussion on the different ways love may come to an end. You can find her and more of her work on instagram at @mamasshakespeare. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
12:08
May 28, 2019
MPS Ep 12: Big and Floppy
In this episode, Marguerite and Emily press record to talk about a few badass ladies before catching up on the GoT finale (valar morghulis). From Sudan to Paris, these women's experiences and art span across cultures and continents. Don't worry, this episode comes with drinking games included, so grab your favorite seltzer (or perhaps a stronger drink of choice) and relax as your two favorite roommates drop some knowledge- and a new word...?- on you. Featured Poets: Naomi Shihab Nye, Safia Elhillo, Gertrude Stein Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:12:23
May 24, 2019
Who's to Say: Us Again
It's us again...again! This week co-host Marguerite shares one of her poems about body image using a bit of word play and math. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
13:22
May 21, 2019
MPS Ep 11: Casual Arson
Let’s get this show on the road! This week Marguerite and Emily spill the tea on Beat poetry, mangos, and obscure John Mulaney bits. Listen in as they discover their common habit of falling asleep during commencement speeches and consider what it would be like to go on a failed vacation (you know...when you plan a two week trip to Brazil and accidentally stay for 15 years). Featured Poets: Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the info and outro music.
1:17:40
May 17, 2019
Who's to Say: Us Again
It's us again! This week's bonus episode features another one of co-host Emily Kline's works, My Body is Not a Temple. The ladies discuss self love and different perspectives on how we view our bodies. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
10:10
May 14, 2019
MPS Ep 10: Chocolate Therapy
Nothing's better to start the weekend than a new episode of MPS! Crack open a pint of your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's and celebrate episode 10 with Marguerite and Emily. Listen as the ladies dish about the Met Gala (move over E! News), their dreams of being medieval minstrels, and four exciting poets. Featured Poets: Philip Larkin, Claude McKay, Arthur Rimbaud, Rudy Francisco Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:17:12
May 10, 2019
Who's to Say: Alexandra Rose
Featured on Who's to Say this week is Alexandra Rose, found at @readbyrose on Instagram. Marguerite and Emily discuss one of her poems about human fragility and finding strength in places others may overlook. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
11:13
May 7, 2019
MPS Ep 9: Maybe it’s the Benadryl
This week’s episode covers everything from sonnets to a poet who was also a murder suspect— you read that right (Marguerite just can’t help but bring true crime into it). So join the ladies in saying “to hell” with frivolous husbands and people who call grown women “cutie pie” at work- or anywhere for that matter- and enjoy an off brand citrus fruit or two! Featured Poets: Theodore Roethke, Staceyann Chin, Francisco X Alarcon, Edna St. Vincent Millay Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:13:17
May 3, 2019
Who's to Say: A. M.
Featured on this week's bonus episode is the poet A. M., who can be found on instagram at @am.thehumblewriter. Marguerite and Emily discuss one of his poems about the (sometimes difficult) realization that others are allowing us into their lives and if we are not nurturing their growth, they can flourish without us. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
13:07
April 30, 2019
MPS Ep 8: Spontaneous Combustion
Grab your peanut butter M&Ms (because we all know that's the best kind) and settle in for another episode where the ladies discuss everything from an "uncircus of noncreatures" to poems that get them all in their feelings and they can't quite explain why. Marguerite wants someone (anyone) to write her a poem and Emily teaches us the names of Beyonce's children- which may or may not be trademarked. Featured Poets: Silvia Curbelo, Dorothy Parker, e e cummings Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:07:41
April 26, 2019
Who's to Say: Lovely Wild Flower
This week the ladies share and discuss the work of Lovely Wild Flower, @lovelywildflowr on instagram, specifically her poem "i saved myself" and its themes of self preservation, toxic relationships, and empowering others through sharing your journey. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
09:06
April 23, 2019
MPS Ep 7: Poetry is Coming
This week’s episode covers topics from Shakespeare to Game of Thrones and dramatic monologues to the “utterly thingful.” Emily’s heart gets racing and Marguerite learns how to pronounce more words…(has Tucson always been spelled that way?). The ladies also discuss the importance of self awareness, our slow-to-adapt education system, and the need to share the work of minorities and marginalized groups.  Featured Poets: Sabrina Benaim, Tyler Knott Gregson, Ai Ogawa, Lucille Clifton Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:10:05
April 19, 2019
Who's to Say: D. K.
This week's bonus episode features a poet that goes by the pen name D.K. and can be found at @draught_beer_poetry on Instagram. Join the ladies as they groove to the smooth lines of prose in his poem titled My Favorite Album. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
10:06
April 16, 2019
MPS Ep 6: The Muddled Middle
Who doesn't love some crinkle cut fries? Grab your favorite snack and join the ladies as they fan girl over Clementine von Radics' book release and try to remember that purple, swirly, metallic alcohol from college (anyone know what that was???). In this episode, Emily also discovers the perfect title for her memoir, Marguerite has a hard time pronouncing things, and both of them would love some advice on getting a doctor to prescribe them bubble baths as treatment for...anything. Featured Poets: Dorianne Laux, Joseph O Legaspi,  Joumana Haddad, Emily Dickinson Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:11:06
April 12, 2019
Who's to Say: Marguerite Virginia
This bonus episode features a couple of original pieces by co-host Marguerite Virginia, addressing themes of pain, creativity, mental health, and the power of acknowledging what we can and cannot control. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
17:55
April 9, 2019
MPS Ep 5: Tap me with your eyes.
This week, Emily and Marguerite contemplate time travel, Pixar shorts, and the age old question...what even is money? From firemen's fairs to lawn sales, the ladies also do some reminiscing and realized they share the childhood memory of buying piles of books they've never opened and now sit in their parents' homes. #relatable or is it just them? Featured Poets: Ross Gay, Brenda Shaughnessy, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Robert Frost Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
1:03:54
April 5, 2019
Who's to Say: Emily Kline
The first of these bonus episodes features co-host, Emily Kline's, poem titled Boomer's Bloomers- a piece about a beautiful woman's love and talents in growing and nurturing wonderful things, from flowers to daughters. Special thanks to Zach Adkins for the intro and outro music.
13:31
April 2, 2019
MPS Ep 4: Pluto broke the internet.
Pluto and paintings and mad girls- oh my! This week, Marguerite and Emily drop some knowledge about a popular 19th century poetry form, do a poor Mel Brooks impersonation, and reveal their obsession with true crime (how on-trend of them). Featured Poets: Sylvia Plath, Fatima Asghar, Patricia Smith, Delmore Schwartz
53:46
March 29, 2019
MPS Ep 3: Bread Bowls
What do Keanu Reeves, granny panties, and the Illuminati have in common? Emily and Marguerite talk about all three of them in this week's episode! Listen along as the ladies have some trouble with math, get real about seasonal affective disorder, and give advice on how to slide into the DMs (spoiler alert: don't. but also maybe do...?).  Featured Poets: Atticus, Edgar Allan Poe, r.h. Sin, Fatima Asghar
1:05:04
March 22, 2019
MPS Ep 2: We read books here.
Kick the weekend off with your two favorite roommates. On this episode Marguerite and Emily discuss everyone's favorite millennial topics such as YouTube, living gratefully, Beyonce's Lemonade, and love languages- surely you've seen Buzzfeed "listicle" about at least one of these subjects recently. Featured Poets: Shel Silverstein, Sarah Kay, Pablo Neruda, Warsan Shire
1:10:05
March 15, 2019
MPS Ep 1: Dreaming of a Roast
In this debut episode, Marguerite and Emily talk young love, craving delicious steaks, living in a utopian outer-space world, and periods...both grammatical and biological. So hop on the couch, snuggle up in your coziest blanket- or just get comfortable on your commute home- and join these two roommates as they start this podcast journey. Featured Poets: Clementine Von Radics, Lang Leav, Maya Angelou, Tracy K Smith, Courtney Peppernell, Rupi Kaur
1:34:15
March 8, 2019
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