Poetry for the People

Poetry for the People

By Clinton and Sarah Collister
For centuries, poetry was a unifying force in society: farmers and aristocrats alike shared a common knowledge and participated, to a large extent, in a common poetic story. Nowadays, things have changed. Poetry has been pigeon-holed to the classroom or the academy, and therefore become less approachable. Our project is to reclaim poetry one poem at a time, placing it back in the rightful hands of the people!
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S1: Episode 6
In this episode, we explore a poem by Brett Foster and one of his influences, Cecco Angiolieri (who was a contemporary of Dante!). 
27:16
February 18, 2020
S1: Episode 5
In this episode, we discuss the poetry of two distinct poets: T.S. Eliot and Robert Crawford. 
25:46
December 23, 2019
S1: Episode 4
In this episode, we discuss two poems: "The Angel with the Broken Wing" by Dana Gioia and "October Maples" by Richard Wilbur. 
27:52
November 12, 2019
S1: Episode 3
In this special episode, we discuss the poem "The Sugar Shack" by Daniel Rattelle. We also consider one of the poets who influenced him, Alfred Lord Tennyson. 
30:36
September 19, 2019
S1: Episode 2
In this episode, we read and discuss 2 poems related to the great country of Ireland: "From a Bench in St. Stephen's Green" by James Matthew Wilson and "Adam's Curse" William Butler Yeats. 
24:18
August 27, 2019
S1: Episode 1
This week, the Collisters consider an unlikely connection between 2 unique poems: "Los Periquitos" by A.M. Juster and "Book I, Ode IX of Horace," translated by John Dryden. 
24:34
August 6, 2019
S1: Pilot
The Collisters kick off their first podcast with 2 great poems: "Like" by A.E. Stallings and "Sestina" by Elizabeth Bishop. 
30:15
July 23, 2019