Poems for the People

Poems for the People

By Mischa Willett
Readings of poems classical and contemporary selected by Mischa Willett, author of THE ELEGY BETA and PHASES.
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Guest Reader: "Lauren Camp" reading poems from "One Hundred Hungers"

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Guest Reader: "Lauren Camp" reading poems from "One Hundred Hungers"
Tupelo Press poet drops by the studio after a reading at Richard Hugo House. 
08:38
March 19, 2020
"Broken Hierarchies" by "Geoffrey Hill" read by Mischa Willett
Available in his Collected Poems: Broken Hierarchies Oxford University Press, 2014
02:43
March 19, 2020
"In a Power Outage" by "Jennifer Maier" read by Mischa Willett
From Jennifer Maier's "Dark Alphabet" on Southern Illinois University Press, a book I recommend without reservation. Those long, interruptive clauses, the doubling, the gratitude!
01:50
March 19, 2020
"When Our Two Souls Stand Up" by "Elizabeth Barrett Browning" read by Mischa Willett
from the lovely "Sonnets from the Portuguese"
02:29
March 19, 2020
"Right Whale Luminary" by "Jeremiah Webster" read by Mischa Willett
A poem about the bravery necessary to the artistic endeavor via c19 whaling practices. Featured in Jeremiah Webster's new book "After So Many Fires," available on Anchor and Plume Press.
03:11
March 19, 2020
"Calling Him Back from Layoff" by "Bob Hicock" read by Mischa Willett
from "Elegy Owed" Copper Canyon Press, 2014
03:00
March 19, 2020
"What Lips my Lips Have Kissed" by "Edna St. Vincent Millay" read by Mischa Willett
A sonnet from this starburst of talent. 
01:58
March 19, 2020
"The Great Infirmities" by Charles Simic read by Mischa Willett
"Perilous to be on the street, among the congregations of the afflicted" If ever there was a time for poems by the metaphysical physician Charles Simic, it's now, as #coronavirus has us all indoors or avoiding on another.    -from Charles Simic Selected Early Poems
02:29
March 18, 2020