The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer: Pop Culture, Higher Ed, and Poetry in Dialogue

Flash Briefing: Laura Paul reads "To Have a Body" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog

An episode of The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer: Pop Culture, Higher Ed, and Poetry in Dialogue

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By Chelsea Grimmer
Welcome to the Podcast Segment of YouTube's "The Poetry Vlog": bit.ly/thepoetryvlog.

Tune in for 2-min poetry readings & 30-minute guest discussions connecting poetry, pop culture, & social justice. Guests range from published poets, scholars, & artists to folx just entering these conversations.

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Webinar: The National Youth Poet Laureates Discuss Democracy, The Library of Congress, & Their Intentions for 2019!
About: In this episode, 2019 National Youth Poet Laureates and Ambassadors Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr, Jackson Neal, Kara Jackson, and Azura Tyabji participate in a webinar before their spoken word poetry performances at The Library of Congress. We celebrate National Poetry Month, discuss "democracy" as a complex and at times troublesome word for youth poet and artist-activists, the complex privileges and histories of performing in The Library of Congress, and each writer's intentions for their time together as the 2019 cohort. *"speaking" typo -- Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr, not Whiting, and then Haviland Whiting! The day after this webinar, Kara Jackson was named the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate! Check out her episode below, but also send her your congrats. Note, too: this is not about one poet being named National Youth Poet Laureate. You'll be seeing these rad artists and activists all year as a coalitional cohort, so go say hi to them and comment below or on their sites with your appreciation! - Art in thumbnail by: ✔︎ https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerYoungArtandDesign Available through: ✔︎ https://amplifier.org/ - Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/karajackson/ Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/azuratyabji/ Houston Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/JacksonNeal1/ National Youth Poet Laureate Director Dr. Camea Davis's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/cameadavistpv/ Youth Poet Laureates Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr's and Haviland Whiting are both forthcoming later this year. Stay tuned! Special shout out to Dr. Camea Davis, Urban Word NYC, and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program (see links below) for putting together such a rad collaboration. - The National Youth Poet Laureate Program, Urban Word NYC, and Dr. Camea Davis: ✔︎ https://www.youthlaureate.org/ ✔︎ https://urbanwordnyc.org/ ✔︎ https://cameadavis.com/ - YouTube Edition:  ✔︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A?sub_confirmation=1. - Podcast Edition: ✔︎ https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/ ✔︎ or wherever you podcast. It's always just "The Poetry Vlog" on all the platforms. - Support this education project:  ✔︎ https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Say hi to me over @:   ✔︎ https://instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer   ✔︎ https://twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   ✔︎ https://facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  ✔︎ https://thepoetryvlog.com/ - Receive Snail Mail welcome gift with newsletter sign-up at: ✔︎ https://thepoetryvlog.com/
33:45
May 18, 2019
BEHIND THE SCENES: Co-Editor Colleen Burner on Creating and Running Shirley Magazine: an Online Journal
This episode concludes a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine. I chat with Co-Editor and Oregon Literary Arts Fellow, Colleen Burner, on starting the online journal, calling for submission, creating a cohesive aesthetic, and being inspired by writer Shirley Jackson. Shirley Magazine is an online Fiction and Hybrid Forms Magazine in Portland, OR, edited by Colleen Burner and Lauren Perez. For clips from the journal, listen to two-minute readings on the weekdays of April in this podcast. To read the online copy for FREE (cool!), check out the links below. Issue 13 was just released April 29th, so it's fresh beauty at the time of this posting! - YouTube Edition: bit.ly/shirleymag - Shirley Magazine and Issue 13: https://shirleymag.com/ - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month or what you can offer. All funds go toward maintaining updated equipment, digital archives, and attendance at writing retreats and conferences for completion of C. R.'s second book:  - anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
23:30
May 1, 2019
Flash Briefing: Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog (LAST DAY)!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month or what you can offer. All funds go toward maintaining updated equipment, digital archives, and attendance at writing retreats and conferences for completion of C. R.'s second book:  - anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
04:19
April 30, 2019
Flash Briefing: Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog Day 4!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month or what you can offer. All funds go toward maintaining updated equipment, digital archives, and attendance at writing retreats and conferences for completion of C. R.'s second book:  - anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
04:29
April 29, 2019
Flash Briefing: Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog Day 3!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month or what you can offer. All funds go toward maintaining updated equipment, digital archives, and attendance at writing retreats and conferences for completion of C. R.'s second book:  - anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
04:06
April 26, 2019
Flash Briefing: Editor Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog Day 2!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month or what you can offer. All funds go toward maintaining updated equipment, digital archives, and attendance at writing retreats and conferences for completion of C. R.'s second book:  - anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
04:54
April 25, 2019
Flash Briefing: Editor Colleen Burner Day 1 of 5!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month or what you can offer. All funds go toward maintaining updated equipment, digital archives, and attendance at writing retreats and conferences for completion of C. R.'s second book:  - anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
06:34
April 24, 2019
Flash Briefing: Laura Paul reads "To Have a Body" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Laura Paul reading "To Have a Body." - Link to full piece:   Issue 9, December 2017: http://www.shirleymag.com/s/Issue-9-archive.pdf - About Laura Paul:   Laura Paul is a writer living in Los Angeles. Previously, her work has been published by the Brooklyn Rail, Entropy Magazine, Shirley Magazine, Soft Cartel, and featured at the West Hollywood Book Fair and Los Angeles Zine Fair. She is the author of Entropy Magazine's monthly horoscope column, Stars to Stories, and since June 2018 she's been filming a weekly video series of her poetry at poemvideo.com. Raised in Sacramento, she earned her B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle and her Master's degree from UCLA. She can be found at laurapaulwriter.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @laura_n_paul  - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:16
April 23, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kelli Nicholson reads "All Gristle and Pulse" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kelli Nicholson reading "All Gristle and Pulse." -  The story "All Gristle and Pulse" appeared in Issue Ten of Shirley Magazine. Kelli's work has also appeared in Passages North, Moon City Review, and others. More of Kelli's work can be found on their website - www.lwnicholson.com. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
04:18
April 22, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins reads "Bjorn" (Part 6) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:02
April 21, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins Reads "Bjorn" (Part 4) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:15
April 21, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins reads "Bjorn" (Part 5) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
02:56
April 21, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins reads "Bjorn" (Part 3) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:16
April 20, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins Reads "Bjorn" (Part 2) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:33
April 19, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins Reads "Bjorn" (Part 1) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:26
April 19, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kelly Krumrie reads "I Now Begin" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kelly Krumrie reading "I Now Begin." - Link to full piece: Issue Eight, http://www.shirleymag.com/archive - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
06:32
April 18, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel reads "Carry the Forest Home" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel reading "Carry the Forest Home." - Link to full piece:   http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-ten/#carry-the-forest-home - More on Kisha: visit   https://www.kishalewellynschlegel.com/ or say hi at https://www.instagram.com/KishaSchlegel - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
04:34
April 17, 2019
Flash Briefing: Thea Prieto Reads "The Shrines" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Thea Prieto reading "The Shrines." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles#the-shrines-by-thea-prieto - More on Thea: visit theaprieto.com, facebook.com/thea.prieto, and their work running The Gravity of the Thing's Twitter profile over at https://www.twitter.com/GravityThing/ - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:11
April 16, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kayla Eason Reads "To Memorize" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kayla Eason reading "To Memorize." For more, read the piece here: http://www.shirleymag.com/#new-page-3. For more Kayla, visit https://www.kaylaeason.com/ . - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:07
April 15, 2019
Flash Briefing: Alissa Hattman reads "THE FOX FACE" from Shirley Magazine for The Poetry Vlog
 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Alissa Hattman reading "THE FOX FACE." “The Fox Face,” is a retelling of “The Fox Skin” by Guðmundur Gíslason Hagalín (1923). Find it in Shirley Magazine, Issue 12. Find Alissa at www.alissahattman.com or on twitter at @alissahattman and Instagram at @alissahattman. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:05
April 12, 2019
Flash Briefing: Derek Andersen from Shirley Magazine reading "Male Bonding" for The Poetry Vlog
 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Derek Andersen reading "Male Bonding." For more, follow this link to Shirley Magazine and stay tuned for this piece in the upcoming issue, which will be released April 29th.  -  - More on Derek Andersen:    Derek Andersen is an Illinois Wesleyan alum, working as a copywriter in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Riggwelter, Ghost Parachute, X-R-A-Y, Shirley Magazine, and on WinningWriters.com. You can follow him on Twitter @DerekJAnd.    - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:25
April 11, 2019
Flash Briefing: Shirley Magazine Presents Lucie Bonvalet's "The Gloves" on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Lucie Bonvalet reading "The Gloves." For more, follow this link to the Shirley Magazine issue. For more of Lucie Bonvalet's work, follow these links to Josepha and On Tinnitus. For Lucie's visual art, check out this link to Lucie's instagram. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
04:37
April 10, 2019
Bonus Reading: NEW POEM PUBLISHED! Listen to "Hewn" in the FIVE:2:ONE #sideshow & discuss #writingcommunity submissions
I have had a good year so far with poetry acceptances! I'll be doing some live poetry readings this spring, but here you get a peek into an online published poem of mine, "Hewn." FIVE:2:ONE published it as part of their rad online daily publications, #sideshow, so it is a fun, quick, and easy one share with you all!  It is from my manuscript, The Lyme Letters. It's a finished manuscript and under review for publication at a few places (noted in the video)!  The next three coming up this year are from my in-progress-manuscript, "Ezekiel," and will be in some of my favorite spots, like "POETRY Magazine," "FENCE," and "[PANK]". Comment with your thoughts, because it's fun to take a five minute break from interviewing and researching to just read you a poem :).   Link to published poem:    ✔︎ http://five2onemagazine.com/five-poem...   Support the Vlog & subscribe (help me reach the benchmark that allows for a unique YouTube URL ;)):    ✔︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9...   Podcast Edition:  ✔︎ https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/   Receive Snail Mail welcome gift (magnets, stickers, and fun cards or whatnot bc snail mail rules) with newsletter sign-up at:  ✔︎ https://thepoetryvlog.com/    Support this education project:   ✔︎ https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support     Say hi to me over @:    ✔︎ https://instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer    ✔︎ https://twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    ✔︎ https://facebook.com/thepoetryvlog   ✔︎ https://thepoetryvlog.com/
04:08
April 1, 2019
BONUS: FB Live Collaboration on Queer Prison Abolition. Reading: Marilyn Buck and Andrea Jenkins in collab with Winona State University students!
YouTube version: bit.ly/abolishprisons - In this episode of The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer, Winona State University Professor MaryJo Klinker’s Class, WGSS 374 joins us for a mass incarceration education and prison abolition poetry reading. I used equipment provided by The Mellon Foundation to Facebook Livestream with the class, reading Prison Abolition and Anti-Racist activist Marilyn Buck’s poem, “Wild Poppies,” and Black Trans activist, state rep, and abolitionist Andrea Jenkins’s poem, “Eighteen.” While I read, The Winona State students type in incarceration statistics, especially related to trans and queer womxn who identify as LGBTQIA+. At the end, we link to external partnerships so you can not just read and learn about the prison industrial complex, but also ACT. #blacklivesmatter #abolishprisons #lgbtqia #transpoets #queerpoets  --  Our request to you:  ✔︎ Add more info for knowledge in the comments below. We are building a resource. ✔︎ Donate or contribute to be in coalition via the links below. ✔︎ Share this as an educational resource. &, when you share: say why you care about this! -- Marilyn Buck’s “Wild Poppies” Poem and Recording: ✔︎ https://freedomarchives.org/wildpoppies/wild_poppies_poem.html -- Andrea Jenkin’s “Eighteen” Poem:  ✔︎ https://placesjournal.org/article/eig...   -- Original live video: ✔︎ https://facebook.com/thepoetryvlog/ -- Help me reach the benchmark that allows for a unique YouTube URL ;)):    ✔︎ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9...   -- Podcast Edition:  ✔︎ https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/  + Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and More. -- Receive Snail Mail welcome gift of free sticker, magnet, and a handwritten note from me with newsletter sign-up at:  ✔︎ https://thepoetryvlog.com/    -- Support this education project:   ✔︎ https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support/  Say hi to me over @:    ✔︎ https://instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer/  ✔︎ https://twitter.com/thepoetryvlog
17:19
March 27, 2019
Ep 28: Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji on “Instagram Activism” Ethica, Diaspora, and Poetry
Receive notifications when new episodes go live (and help me reach the benchmark that allows for a unique YouTube URL ;)): ✔︎ YouTube Edition of this episode (LOTS of legit sparkly add-ons that are YouTube only!)! - About: In this episode of The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer, 2019 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji reads "India Poems." We discuss Arundhati Roy, diaspora, and how to navigate instagram, twitter, and related social media when sharing trauma narratives -- especially ones that are not our own. How does this connect to poetry? In part because Azura is a skilled performance poet, too, and shares her experiences and insight around related ethical dilemmas in slam, open mic, and print poetry practices -- especially when we are "branding" ourselves based on those trauma narratives that we share in social activisms. - On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: https://www.azuratyabji.com/ - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji) - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1 Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora
43:03
March 19, 2019
Flash Briefing: Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji Reads "India Poems"
Today's flash briefing poetry reading is Youth Poet Laureate of the West Coast (and located here in Seattle), Azura Tyabji. Today, she reads usIndia Poems." Join us later this week for our longer chat about this poem, being on social media, trauma commodification, diaspora, and coalition building! For recent collaboration episodes with the Youth Poet Laureate Program, tune in to the last two weeks here on the podcast or visit the YouTube channel (bit.ly/thepoetryvlog). - On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: https://www.azuratyabji.com/ - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji) - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora
05:11
March 15, 2019
Flash Briefing: Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji reads "Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn" by Kyle Dargan, originally published in "Winter Tangerine" (link in description)
Today's flash briefing poetry reading is Youth Poet Laureate of the West Coast (and located here in Seattle), Azura Tyabji. Today, she reads us Kyle Dargan's poem, "Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn." Join us later this week for our longer chat on social media, trauma commodification, diaspora, and coalition building! For recent collaboration episodes with the Youth Poet Laureate Program, tune in to the last two weeks here on the podcast or visit the YouTube channel (bit.ly/thepoetryvlog). - Transcript of Kyle Dargan's "Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn," originally published in Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora - On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: https://www.azuratyabji.com/ - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji) - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora
03:02
March 13, 2019
Flash Briefing: Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji reads "Palanquin"
Today's flash briefing poetry reading is Youth Poet Laureate of the West Coast (and located here in Seattle), Azura Tyabji. She reads us her original piece, "Palanquin". Join us later this week for our longer chat on social media, trauma commodification, diaspora, and coalition building! For recent collaboration episodes with the Youth Poet Laureate Program, tune in to the last two weeks here on the podcast or visit the YouTube channel (bit.ly/thepoetryvlog). - On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: https://www.azuratyabji.com/ - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji) - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora
03:46
March 12, 2019
Flash Briefing: Seattle's Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji Reads "Zero vs. Stockfish"
Today's flash briefing poetry reading is Youth Poet Laureate of the West Coast (and located here in Seattle), Azura Tyabji. She reads us her original piece, "Zero v. Stockfish". Join us later this week for our longer chat on social media, trauma commodification, diaspora, and coalition building! For recent collaboration episodes with the Youth Poet Laureate Program, tune in to the last two weeks here on the podcast or visit the YouTube channel (bit.ly/thepoetryvlog). - On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: https://www.azuratyabji.com/ - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji) - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora
04:01
March 11, 2019
Episode 27: Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson on Black Feminist Embodiment, Lucille Clifton, and Musical Influences
Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson reads hers and Lucille Clifton's work and then discusses Black feminist embodiment and musical influences -- including but not limited to Jamila Woods, Marvin Gaye, and Joni Mitchell. In the words of Terrance Hayes: "“Kara is amazing! She’s a terrific writer of course in the poems but in the prose too. Style plus insight.” Finally: special shout out to Dr. Camea Davis, Urban Word NYC, and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program (see links below) for putting together such a rad collaboration. - On Kara Jackson: Kara Jackson is the daughter of country folks. She is the Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago. Her work investigates a trail of language that leads from the South to the North. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Jackson attempts to document her lineage of divine womanhood in a country that demands its erasure. She is a product of the literary bloodline created by women like Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Joan Baez. Jackson is an alum of the solo voice jazz ensemble at Merit School of Music. Jackson received the Scholastic Art and Writing Award for her short story Nursery Rhymes, which won a silver medal at the national level. She is an Adroit Journal mentee. Jackson is an alum of the Spoken Word Club at Oak Park River Forest High school. She represented the school in the Louder Than a Bomb festival from 2016-2018, and in her final year performed on final stage at the Auditorium Theatre, where she was granted the Literary Award by Patricia Smith. Her poems have appeared in POETRY, Frontier Poetry, Rookie Mag, Nimrod Literary Journal, and Saint Heron. She has two articles published in Blavity. She has two poems featured in the latest anthology edited by Kevin Coval, The End of Chiraq. Jackson is a TEDx speaker. She will attend Smith College in the fall of 2019. - For more: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/kara-jackson Kara's TEDx Talk: bit.ly/KJTEDx VS Podcast: bit.ly/karavs Follow Kara at: https://www.instagram.com/fridahalo/ + https://twitter.com/fridahalo?lang=en - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
34:15
March 10, 2019
Flash Briefing: Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson Reads "Poem for the Midwest"
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago, Kara Jackson. She reads us "Poem for the Midwest". Join us later this week for our longer chat on black feminism, poetry as embodiment, Lucille Clifton, and music! We especially discuss how this poem is a way to think through the particular social space of being Black and female while reclaiming self-body appreciation and care. - On Kara Jackson: Kara Jackson explores the essence of invisibility, the authentic elements of language, and divine womanhood through music, writing, and occasionally visual art. For more: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/kara-jackson Follow Kara at: https://www.instagram.com/fridahalo/ + https://twitter.com/fridahalo?lang=en - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
03:40
March 8, 2019
Flash Briefing: Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson Reads "Anthem for My Belly After Eating Too Much"
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago, Kara Jackson. She reads us "Anthem for My Belly After Eating Too Much ". Join us later this week for our longer chat on black feminism, poetry as embodiment, Lucille Clifton, and music! We especially discuss how this poem is a way to think through the particular social space of being Black and female while reclaiming self-body appreciation and care. - On Kara Jackson: Kara Jackson explores the essence of invisibility, the authentic elements of language, and divine womanhood through music, writing, and occasionally visual art. For more: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/kara-jackson Follow Kara at: https://www.instagram.com/fridahalo/ + https://twitter.com/fridahalo?lang=en - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
03:15
March 7, 2019
Flash Briefing: Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson "Landays for the woman that pulled her pepper spray out on the CTA"
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago, Kara Jackson. She reads us "Landays for the women that pulled her pepper spray out on the CTA." Join us later this week for our longer chat on black feminism, poetry as embodiment, Lucille Clifton, and music! - On Kara Jackson: Kara Jackson explores the essence of invisibility, the authentic elements of language, and divine womanhood through music, writing, and occasionally visual art. For more: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/kara-jackson Follow Kara at: https://www.instagram.com/fridahalo/ + https://twitter.com/fridahalo?lang=en - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
02:37
March 6, 2019
Flash Briefing: Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson Lucille Clifton's "Homage to My Hips"
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago, Kara Jackson. She reads us "Homage to My Hips" by Lucille Clifton (click for the poem's transcript via The Poetry Foundation). Join us later this week for our longer chat on black feminism, poetry as embodiment, Lucille Clifton, and music! - On Kara Jackson: Kara Jackson explores the essence of invisibility, the authentic elements of language, and divine womanhood through music, writing, and occasionally visual art. For more: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/kara-jackson Follow Kara at: https://www.instagram.com/fridahalo/ + https://twitter.com/fridahalo?lang=en - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
02:00
March 6, 2019
Episode 26: Jackson Neal on Drag Poetics & Haunting as Methodology
Error in episode: compulsory heteronormativity comes from the term, "compulsory heterosexuality," coined by Adrienne Rich, not Audre Lorde. - YouTube Edition: https://youtu.be/YoaYkLzMlBI or bit.ly/JacksonNeal1 - Youth Poet Laureate in Houston, TX, Jackson Neal — in the running for title of National Youth Poet Laureate — discusses drag poetics, haunting as queer method for healing, trans poetics, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s “Ghost Of,” Pabllo Vittar, and so much more. This is part of a longer collaboration in the month of March with Urban Word NYC (urbanwordnyc.org) and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program (youthlaureate.org) with Dr. Camea Davis (cameadavis.com).  - When guests, especially youth activists, come on the Vlog project, they are being vulnerable and courageous, leaving an open access public record for teaching, learning, and community-building purposes. Beat the trolls and leave love for these special guests in the comments <3. Plus, see the links below to follow and say hi to them over on social: - Learn more about The Poetry Vlog & C. R. Grimmer. Plus, sign up for the newsletter and receive a free snail mail thank you: thepoetryvlog.com - About Jackson Neal: Jackson Neal is a freshman at the University of Houston and a three-time member of Houston’s premier youth poetry slam team, Meta-Four Houston. He is the 2017 and 2018 Space City Grand Slam Champion, a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Writing, and the 2019 Southwest Regional Youth Poet Laureate. His writing and videos have been featured in the Claremont Review, Muzzle Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Houston Public Media, and elsewhere. A proud member of Clutch City, Jackson carried H-Town wherever he goes. Check out more of Jackson Neal’s work: http://jacksonnealpoetry.tk/ - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support.  Subscribe to “The Poetry Vlog” Podcast for the Audio version and weekly poetry readings: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog  *also available as "The Poetry Vlog" on 11 podcast distributors, from Apple, to Spotify, to Stitcher, to Google Play, etc. - Say hi on social and join the Vlog community: Behind the scenes & community: Instagram.com/Chelsea_Grimmer Instagram.com/jaxnealpoetry Cross-platform clips & project updates: Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  Commentary & community: Twitter.com/thepoetryvlog Twitter.com/jaxnealpoetry 
37:06
March 4, 2019
Flash Briefing: "In my Body" by Jackson Neal
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal. He reads his luscious poem, "In my Body." Join us later this week for our longer chat on trans poetics and haunting as a method for hopeful and queer livability! - On Jackson Neal: Jackson Neal is a Queer, boundless, scorpio poet from Houston, Texas. They are a two-time Space City Grand Slam Champion, a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Spoken Word, the Youth Poet Laureate of the Southwestern Region of the United States. For more info and to reach out, visit jacksonnealpoetry.tk.  - Say hi to Jackson on Social: @jaxnealpoetry for both IG and Twitter - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
02:03
February 28, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Death Drop From Grace" by Jackson Neal
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal. He reads his own incredible poem, "Death Drop From Grace." Join us later this week for our longer chat on trans poetics and haunting as a method for hopeful and queer livability! - On Jackson Neal: Jackson Neal is a Queer, boundless, scorpio poet from Houston, Texas. They are a two-time Space City Grand Slam Champion, a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Spoken Word, the Youth Poet Laureate of the Southwestern Region of the United States. For more info and to reach out, visit jacksonnealpoetry.tk.  - Say hi to Jackson on Social: @jaxnealpoetry for both IG and Twitter - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
02:41
February 27, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Family Ties" by Diana Khoi Nguyen read by Jackson Neal
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal. He reads Diana Khoi Nguyen's poem, "Family Ties." Join us later this week for our longer chat on trans poetics and haunting as a method for hopeful and queer livability! - On Jackson Neal: Jackson Neal is a Queer, boundless, scorpio poet from Houston, Texas. They are a two-time Space City Grand Slam Champion, a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Spoken Word, the Youth Poet Laureate of the Southwestern Region of the United States. For more info and to reach out, visit jacksonnealpoetry.tk.  - Say hi to Jackson on Social: @jaxnealpoetry for both IG and Twitter - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
02:33
February 26, 2019
Flash Briefing: Jackson Neal Reads "Gyotaku" by Diana Khoi Nguyen
Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal. He reads Diana Khoi Nguyen's poem, "Gyotaku." Join us later this week for our longer chat on trans poetics and haunting as a method for hopeful and queer livability! - On Jackson Neal: Jackson Neal is a Queer, boundless, scorpio poet from Houston, Texas. They are a two-time Space City Grand Slam Champion, a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Spoken Word, the Youth Poet Laureate of the Southwestern Region of the United States. For more info and to reach out, visit jacksonnealpoetry.tk.  - Say hi to Jackson on Social: @jaxnealpoetry for both IG and Twitter - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
02:04
February 25, 2019
Flash Briefing: Lynn Otto reads "Yolked" from "Real Daughter"
Lynn Otto reads "Yolked" from her new book, "Real Daughter" (links below). Listen to her read all week, and then stay tuned this weekend for our longer chat! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media (& catch up before longer episodes resume next week!): bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Lynn Otto:  lynnottoinfo.wordpress.com - Support Lynn's book, "Real Daughter," from Unicorn Press: http://www.unicorn-press.org/books/Otto-Real-Daughter.html - More about Lynn Otto: Lynn Otto is a freelance academic copy editor and writing mentor. Her collection Real Daughter won Unicorn Press's 2017 First Book Award and will be released January 28. Journal publications include poems in Iron Horse Literary Review, Raleigh Review, Sequestrum, and others.  Lynn holds an MFA from Portland State University, was a 2015/16 resident associate at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and has given workshops in the US, Canada, and France. She now lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (with her husband, one of her kids, and a very good dog). 
03:50
February 21, 2019
Flash Briefing: Lynn Otto reads "The Douglas Fir Leans Toward the House and I Pretend it Doesn't" from "Real Daughter"
Lynn Otto reads "The Douglas Fir Leans Toward the House and I Pretend it Doesn't" from her new book, "Real Daughter" (links below). Listen to her read all week, and then stay tuned this weekend for our longer chat! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media (& catch up before longer episodes resume next week!): bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Lynn Otto:  lynnottoinfo.wordpress.com - Support Lynn's book, "Real Daughter," from Unicorn Press: http://www.unicorn-press.org/books/Otto-Real-Daughter.html - More about Lynn Otto: Lynn Otto is a freelance academic copy editor and writing mentor. Her collection Real Daughter won Unicorn Press's 2017 First Book Award and will be released January 28. Journal publications include poems in Iron Horse Literary Review, Raleigh Review, Sequestrum, and others.  Lynn holds an MFA from Portland State University, was a 2015/16 resident associate at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and has given workshops in the US, Canada, and France. She now lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (with her husband, one of her kids, and a very good dog). 
02:43
February 20, 2019
Flash Briefing: Lynn Otto Reads "One Story" and "Letter from a Reader" from "Real Daughter"
Lynn Otto reads "One Story" and "Letter from a Reader" from her new book, "Real Daughter" (links below). Listen to her read all week, and then stay tuned this weekend for our longer chat! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media (& catch up before longer episodes resume next week!): bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Lynn Otto:  lynnottoinfo.wordpress.com - Support Lynn's book, "Real Daughter," from Unicorn Press: http://www.unicorn-press.org/books/Otto-Real-Daughter.html - More about Lynn Otto: Lynn Otto is a freelance academic copy editor and writing mentor. Her collection Real Daughter won Unicorn Press's 2017 First Book Award and will be released January 28. Journal publications include poems in Iron Horse Literary Review, Raleigh Review, Sequestrum, and others.  Lynn holds an MFA from Portland State University, was a 2015/16 resident associate at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and has given workshops in the US, Canada, and France. She now lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (with her husband, one of her kids, and a very good dog). 
03:30
February 19, 2019
Flash Briefing: Lynn Otto reads "Marcescence" from "Real Daughter"
Lynn Otto reads "Marcescence" from her new book, "Real Daughter" (links below). Listen to her read all week, and then stay tuned this weekend for our longer chat! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media (& catch up before longer episodes resume next week!): bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Lynn Otto:  lynnottoinfo.wordpress.com - Support Lynn's book, "Real Daughter," from Unicorn Press: http://www.unicorn-press.org/books/Otto-Real-Daughter.html - More about Lynn Otto: Lynn Otto is a freelance academic copy editor and writing mentor. Her collection Real Daughter won Unicorn Press's 2017 First Book Award and will be released January 28. Journal publications include poems in Iron Horse Literary Review, Raleigh Review, Sequestrum, and others.  Lynn holds an MFA from Portland State University, was a 2015/16 resident associate at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and has given workshops in the US, Canada, and France. She now lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (with her husband, one of her kids, and a very good dog). 
03:11
February 18, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Ballad (Stork Droppings)" from Farnoosh Fathi's "Great Guns"
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media (& catch up before longer episodes resume next week!): bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Farnoosh Fathi:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/farnoosh-fathi - "Great Guns" by Farnooth Fathi, published by Canarium Books: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/Default.aspx?bookid=9780984947119 - Sample of Farnooth Fathi's Poems: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/91683/barber-of-the-pea-5848812f3ca13 - Canarium Books: http://www.canarium.org/
03:09
February 15, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Sweet Guts" from Farnoosh Fathi's "Great Guns"
Patrick Milian on DA Powell: bit.ly/dapowellspoetry. - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Farnoosh Fathi:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/farnoosh-fathi - "Great Guns" by Farnooth Fathi, published by Canarium Books: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/Default.aspx?bookid=9780984947119 - Sample of Farnooth Fathi's Poems: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/91683/barber-of-the-pea-5848812f3ca13 - Canarium Books: http://www.canarium.org/
02:46
February 14, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Snail" from Farnoosh Fathi's "Great Guns"
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Farnoosh Fathi:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/farnoosh-fathi - "Great Guns" by Farnooth Fathi, published by Canarium Books: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/Default.aspx?bookid=9780984947119 - Sample of Farnooth Fathi's Poems: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/91683/barber-of-the-pea-5848812f3ca13 - Canarium Books: http://www.canarium.org/
02:44
February 13, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Gold Dolt" from Farnooth Fathi's "Great Guns"
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Farnoosh Fathi:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/farnoosh-fathi - "Great Guns" by Farnooth Fathi, published by Canarium Books: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/Default.aspx?bookid=9780984947119 - Sample of Farnooth Fathi's Poems: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/91683/barber-of-the-pea-5848812f3ca13 - Canarium Books: http://www.canarium.org/
03:14
February 12, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Apology" from Farnoosh Fathi's book, "Great Guns"
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - Join the Community newsletter! Fill in your info at thepoetryvlog.com, and I will also send you your "snail mail" welcome. - Say hi on social: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - More on Farnoosh Fathi:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/farnoosh-fathi - "Great Guns" by Farnooth Fathi, published by Canarium Books: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/Default.aspx?bookid=9780984947119 - Sample of Farnooth Fathi's Poems: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/91683/barber-of-the-pea-5848812f3ca13 - Canarium Books: http://www.canarium.org/
03:22
February 12, 2019
"Patrick and Pop Culture" Explains: Explained: D. A. Powell's Poetry, Writing through HIV/AIDS, Camp, and "Spilling the Tea"
View the full YouTube Episode, which includes bonus visual materials, such as definitions of the "jargon" we use, images of the poems read by Patrick, and more: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog. - - More about The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer & the Patrick and Pop Culture Segment: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog  (will soon be merged with @chelsea_grimmer) - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   - Yes, we are also poet-scholars! Say hi to us: instagram.com/patrick.milian instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - - Patrick made you all a playlist just for this episode! And DA Powell "re-tweeted" it! Find it on Spotify:  - "The DA Powell Discography": A Playlist Made by Patrick Milian for The Poetry Vlog: http://bit.ly/dapowelldiscog - - About Patrick Milian: Patrick Milian is a David A. Robertson Fellow, doctoral candidate, and teacher at the University of Washington where he also received his MFA. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads  premiered by Northwest Art Song Fall 2018, and his chapbook, "Pornographies" was published the same season.
32:20
February 9, 2019
Flash Briefing: Patrick Milian Reads D. A. Powell Day 4 (of 4!)
More about the Patrick and Pop Culture Segment: thepoetryvlog.com - The DA Powell Discography: A Playlist Made by Patrick Milian for The Poetry Vlog: https://spoti.fi/2D9kSyr - Poem: "Coda and Discography" by DA Powell  - More about Patrick Milian: Patrick Milian is a David A. Robertson Fellow, doctoral candidate, and teacher at the University of Washington where he also received his MFA. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads  premiered by Northwest Art Song Fall 2018, and his chapbook, "Pornographies" was published the same season. - Stay tuned for our longer chat this weekend, which will be a long feature episode distributed across Podcast and YouTube! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Join our community @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
03:10
February 7, 2019
Flash Briefing: Patrick Milian Reads D. A. Powell Day 3 (of 4!)
More about the Patrick and Pop Culture Segment: thepoetryvlog.com - The DA Powell Discography: A Playlist Made by Patrick Milian for The Poetry Vlog: https://spoti.fi/2D9kSyr - Poem: "'Hope you like this new doctor,' Rachel says in hopeful tones" by DA Powell  - More about Patrick Milian: Patrick Milian is a David A. Robertson Fellow, doctoral candidate, and teacher at the University of Washington where he also received his MFA. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads  premiered by Northwest Art Song Fall 2018, and his chapbook, "Pornographies" was published the same season. - Stay tuned for our longer chat this weekend, which will be a long feature episode distributed across Podcast and YouTube! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Join our community @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
01:53
February 6, 2019
Flash Briefing: Patrick Milian Reads D. A. Powell Day 2 (of 4!)
More about the Patrick and Pop Culture Segment: thepoetryvlog.com - The DA Powell Discography: A Playlist Made by Patrick Milian for The Poetry Vlog: https://spoti.fi/2D9kSyr - Poem: "Darling, can you kill me with your Micky Mouse Pillows?" by DA Powell  - More about Patrick Milian: Patrick Milian is a David A. Robertson Fellow, doctoral candidate, and teacher at the University of Washington where he also received his MFA. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads  premiered by Northwest Art Song Fall 2018, and his chapbook, "Pornographies" was published the same season. - Stay tuned for our longer chat this weekend, which will be a long feature episode distributed across Podcast and YouTube! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Join our community @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
01:35
February 5, 2019
Flash Briefing: Patrick Milian Reads D. A. Powell Day 1 (of 4!)
More about the Patrick and Pop Culture Segment: thepoetryvlog.com - The DA Powell Discography: A Playlist Made by Patrick Milian for The Poetry Vlog: https://spoti.fi/2D9kSyr - Poem: "He must have been a DJ this one, the pulse quickens at yet another 'lost companion' sale" by DA Powell  - More about Patrick Milian: Patrick Milian is a David A. Robertson Fellow, doctoral candidate, and teacher at the University of Washington where he also received his MFA. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads  premiered by Northwest Art Song Fall 2018, and his chapbook, "Pornographies" was published the same season. - Stay tuned for our longer chat this weekend, which will be a long feature episode distributed across Podcast and YouTube! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Support this project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Join our community @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   
01:38
February 5, 2019
Episode 25: Camea Davis on the National Youth Poet Laureate and Poetic Inquiry as Research Method
For the YouTube edition of this episode: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog More about Camea Davis: cameadavis.com - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: youthlaureate.org urbanwordnyc.org - Readings from Camea Davis's  Dissertation: "From the Stage to the Streets: Minoritized Youth Poets' Civic Actions" - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  
27:12
February 2, 2019
Flash Briefing: "I am Windy City" by Patricia Frazier
Link to Patricia Frazier reading this piece: bit.ly/patriciafrazier - More about the 2018 National Youth Poet Laureate, Patricia Frazier: bit.ly/2018nypl - More on Urban Word NYC: bit.ly/urbanwordnyc - More about Camea Davis: cameadavis.com - Poem: "I am Windy City"  - Stay tuned for my longer chat with Camea Davis this weekend, which will be a long feature episode distributed across Podcast and YouTube! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   
04:10
January 31, 2019
Flash Briefing: Camea Davis Reads "On Rationale"
More about Camea Davis: cameadavis.com - Poem: "On Rationale"  - Excerpted from: "From the Stage to the Streets: Minoritized Youth Poets' Civic Actions" - Stay tuned for our longer chat this weekend, which will be a long feature episode distributed across Podcast and YouTube! - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for content specific to the Vlog's audio-visual media: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   
02:25
January 30, 2019
Flash Briefing: Camea Davis Reads "Martyr Work"
More about Camea Davis: cameadavis.com - Poem: "Martyr Work"  - Excerpted from: "From the Stage to the Streets: Minoritized Youth Poets' Civic Actions" - Stay tuned for our longer chat coming up on both Podcast and the YouTube Channel.  - Subscribe to the YouTube channel for audio-visual media produced through this project: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog   
01:52
January 29, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Sacrament" by Tracy K. Smith
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    More about 2017 Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith: http://bit.ly/2Cz3yT8 Purchase Tracy K. Smith's Book, "Life on Mars": https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/life-mars
03:00
January 25, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Field Guide" by Tracy K. Smith
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    More about 2017 Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith: http://bit.ly/2Cz3yT8 Purchase Tracy K. Smith's Book, "Life on Mars": https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/life-mars
02:32
January 24, 2019
Flash Briefing: "The Speed of Belief" From Tracy K. Smith's "Life on Mars"
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    More about 2017 Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith: http://bit.ly/2Cz3yT8 Purchase Tracy K. Smith's Book, "Life on Mars": https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/life-mars
02:36
January 23, 2019
Flash Briefing: "The Soul" by Tracy K. Smith on The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    More about 2017 Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith: http://bit.ly/2Cz3yT8 Purchase Tracy K. Smith's Book, "Life on Mars": https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/life-mars
01:50
January 22, 2019
Flash Briefing: "The Largeness We Can't See" by Tracy K. Smith
Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   To support this project:  anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    More about 2017 Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith: http://bit.ly/2Cz3yT8 Purchase Tracy K. Smith's Book, "Life on Mars": https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/life-mars
02:20
January 21, 2019
Ep 24: Sarah Dowling on the Problem w/ Neoliberal Multiculturalism & Hope in Translingual Poetics
In this episode, Sarah Dowling explains the introduction to her book. Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood Under Settler Colonialism, in which she defines neoliberal multiculturalism by close-reading a Coca-Cola ad. Then, she discusses how translingual poetics offer hopeful alternatives for thinking about difference.   This is a modification of the full YouTube episode. To watch this on YouTube and access the bonus visual materials, coca-cola ad itself, and hyperlinks to references, visit The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer on YouTube: bit.ly/thepoetryvlog - Leave us a rating in iTunes and let me know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   - To support this project: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    - Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com  instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    Let us know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com, by leaving a rating in Apple podcasts (also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and 9 other podcast distributors)   To support this project:  anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support    Follow @: thepoetryvlog.com   instagram.com/thepoetryvlog   facebook.com/thepoetryvlog   twitter.com/thepoetryvlog    More about Sarah Dowling: Sarah Dowling is the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, and two books of poetry, DOWN and Security Posture. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto.   
38:48
January 18, 2019
Flash Briefing: Sarah Dowling reads "The Abuelita Poem" by Paul Martínez Pompa
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/thepoetryvlog This flash briefing continues our week of featuring Sarah Dowling as she reads Paul Martínez Pompa's poem, "The Abuelita Poem." Stay tuned for her readings all week plus a longer episode closer to the weekend! And as always, let me know what you think by subscribing and rating this podcast in Apple, Spotify, etc. To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  Send my your thoughts or queries via voice message on Anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.  More about Sarah: Sarah Dowling is the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, and two books of poetry, DOWN and Security Posture. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto.  Transcript of the poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/54169/the-abuelita-poem
02:15
January 10, 2019
Flash Briefing: Gwen Benaway's "Root" read by Sarah Dowling
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/thepoetryvlog This flash briefing continues our week of featuring Sarah Dowling as she reads Gwen Benaway's poem, "Root," which can be found in Gwen's book-length collection, "Holy Wild." Stay tuned for Sarah perofmring readings all week plus a longer episode closer to the weekend! And as always, let me know what you think by subscribing and rating this podcast in Apple, Spotify, etc. To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  Send my your thoughts or queries via voice message on Anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.  More about Sarah: Sarah Dowling is the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, and two books of poetry, DOWN and Security Posture. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto. 
02:19
January 10, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Ornament" by Sarah Dowling
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/thepoetryvlog This flash briefing continues our week of featuring Sarah Dowling as she reads her poem, "Ornament." Stay tuned for her readings all week plus a longer episode closer to the weekend! And as always, let me know what you think by subscribing and rating this podcast in Apple, Spotify, etc. To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  Send my your thoughts or queries via voice message on Anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.  More about Sarah: Sarah Dowling is the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, and two books of poetry, DOWN and Security Posture. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto. 
05:08
January 8, 2019
Flash Briefing: "I would not think to touch the sky with two arms" by Sarah Dowling
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/thepoetryvlog This flash briefing introduces you to Sarah Dowling as she reads her poem, "I Would Not Think to Touch the Sky with Two Arms." Stay tuned for her readings all week plus a longer episode closer to the weekend! And as always, let me know what you think by subscribing and rating this podcast in Apple, Spotify, etc. To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  Send my your thoughts or queries via voice message on Anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.  More about Sarah: Sarah Dowling is the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, and two books of poetry, DOWN and Security Posture. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto. 
02:29
January 7, 2019
Flash Briefing: "Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure" by John K Samson
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This one goes out to my sweetheart from when we were 19/21 (respectively). Yes, sometimes pop music lyrics read as poetry! This is "Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure" from John K. Samson's book, "Lyrics and Poems: 1997 - 2012." It is also a song from his band, The Weakerthans. If you have more song lyrics you want me to try reading as I would regularly poems, send them my way and we will see how it goes. For links to the song itself and the writer: johnksamson.com/ For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
03:55
December 21, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Exiles Among You" by John K Samson of The Weakerthans
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This one goes out to my sweetheart from when we were 19/21 (respectively). Yes, sometimes pop music lyrics read as poetry! This is "Exiles Among You" from John K. Samson's book, "Lyrics and Poems: 1997 - 2012." It is also a song from his band, The Weakerthans. If you have more song lyrics you want me to try reading as I would regularly poems, send them my way and we will see how it goes. For links to the song itself and the writer: johnksamson.com/ For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
02:27
December 20, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Night Windows" from John K Samson's The Weakerthans
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This one goes out to my sweetheart from when we were 19/21 (respectively). Yes, sometimes pop music lyrics read as poetry! This is "Night Windows" from John K. Samson's book, "Lyrics and Poems: 1997 - 2012." It is also a song from his band, The Weakerthans. If you have more song lyrics you want me to try reading as I would regularly poems, send them my way and we will see how it goes. For links to the song itself and the writer: johnksamson.com/ For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
03:15
December 19, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Hymn of the Medical Oddity" from The Weakerthans
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This one goes out to my sweetheart from when we were 19/21 (respectively). Yes, sometimes pop music lyrics read as poetry! This is "Hymn of the Medical Oddity" from John K. Samson's book, "Lyrics and Poems: 1997 - 2012." It is also a song from his band, The Weakerthans. If you have more song lyrics you want me to try reading as I would regularly poems, send them my way and we will see how it goes. For links to the song itself and the writer: johnksamson.com/ For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
02:53
December 18, 2018
Flash Briefing: Pop Song Lyrics as Poetry feat. "Diagnosis" by John K. Samson
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This one goes out to my sweetheart from when we were 19/21 (respectively). Yes, sometimes pop music lyrics read as poetry! This is "Diagnosis" by John K. Samson's book, "Lyrics and Poems: 1997 - 2012." If you have more song lyrics you want me to try reading as I would regularly poems, send them my way and we will see how it goes. For links to the song itself and the writer: http://johnksamson.com/ For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
03:09
December 17, 2018
A Very 1994 Holiday: Mariah Carey, T. S. Eliot, and Anti-Fascist Reading Practices
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer To support this podcast, click on "listener support" at anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog. Welcome to "Patrick and Pop Culture: A 1994 Very Holiday!." We listen to and discuss metaphor and metonym in Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas," then connect this to T. S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi" of all things, and then somehow wind up ending on some great ways to think about the ethics of reading and the work of pushing against fascist rhetorical frameworks. It's four parts, it's funny, and it's hopefully fun. Let us know what you think at thepoetryvlog.com, by leaving a rating in Apple podcasts, or commenting on the YouTube edition (which, as always, has some great bonus content and is not quite the same as the podcast)! For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD To support this podcast: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
44:35
December 14, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Journey of the Magi," V2 by Patrick Milian
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer To support this podcast, click on "listener support" at anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog. Today's flash briefing poetry reading is T. S. Eliot's famous, "Journey of the Magi," this time read by Patrick Milian. Links below to T. S. Eliot himself reading it, but stay tuned for the upcoming "Patrick and Pop Culture: A 1994 Holiday" episode. We put Mariah Carey and T. S. Eliot in conversation, explore metaphors and metonym in both music theory and poetry, and make a case for anti-fascist reading practices -- all while making a gingerbread house! We read this one poem two very, very different ways, so enjoy the unexpected coalition that emerges. For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD To support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
04:40
December 14, 2018
Flash Briefing: Gabrielle Bates Reads "How Judas Died" from Gulf Coast: Journal of Literature & Arts
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer To support this podcast, click on "listener support" at anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog. Today's flash briefing poetry reading is Gabrielle Bates from way back when we did poetry comics and BoJack Horseman (literally, search that on YouTube and/or The Poetry Podcast and glean her amazingness from that longer episode!). Her poem, "How Judas Died," came out in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Arts, today. To celebrate, she's reading it to you here! If nothing else, it should inspire you to spend a solid lunch ($12) on purchasing the most recent issue of the journal, because supporting small print presses and journals is rad. Support The Poetry Vlog: https://anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support More about Gabrielle Bates: Gabrielle Bates works at Open Books: A Poem Emporium and edits for the Seattle Review, Poetry Northwest, Broadsided Press, and Bull City Press. The recipient of support from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hugo House, and Artist Trust, her poems and poetry comics appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, and jubilat, among other journals. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she currently lives in Seattle. You can find more of her work at www.gabriellebat.es. Link to purchasing the issue and reading the poem yourself: Either link to GC's ordering page: https://gulfcoastmag.org/purchase/subscribe/ Looks like the issue for $12 through that "Purchase" page on their website (click the button that says "Domestic" then choose "Single Issue (Latest)" from the drop-down menu): https://gulfcoastmag.org/purchase/subscribe/ Or go through: http://gulfcoastmag.org/journal/31.1-winter/spring-2019/how-judas-died/
04:13
December 13, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Journey of the Magi" by T. S. Eliot
The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer To support this podcast, click on "listener support" at anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog. Today's flash briefing poetry reading is T. S. Eliot's famous, "Journey of the Magi." Links below to him reading it, but stay tuned for the upcoming "Patrick and Pop Culture: A 1994 Holiday" episode. We will put Mariah Carey and T. S. Eliot in conversation while making a gingerbread house, because we read this one poem two very, very different ways. For the Patrick and Pop Culture Holiday playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0L8Rf0UnYXjO8HRXoMy0zD Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
03:47
December 11, 2018
Flash Briefing: J. Cirillo Postcard Poem on The Poetry Vlog
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today's flash briefing poetry reading is a submission by J. Cirillo in Portland, OR. I give out postcards and ask listeners to mail them back with what they are reading/listening to/watching that gives them hope, and J.'s was the first to come back. Even better: it had an original poem on it! It made my day and I am happy to share it hear and promote J.'s work. I love submissions like this, so visit thepoetryvlog.com. Interactive links will give you ways to submit requests, original work, or audio recordings of your own to the weekly flash briefing poetry readings. Hope to hear from many of you! Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
01:47
December 10, 2018
Episode 23: Ananya Garg on Performance, Line Breaks, Fatimah Asghar, and Nikki Giovanni
Link the YouTube Episode: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? For more: thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer In this episode, one of my former students and now dear friend and colleague, Ananya Garg, talks about how Nikki Giovanni and Fatimah Asghar's poetry inspires her, followed by a longer discussion on why we use line breaks (or don't) in poems. Finally, we spend the last 13 minutes on Ananya's amazing piece, "Mango," workshopping it for you all and discussing future possible ways to play around with it. For bonus content, check out the YouTube episode. To support this podcast, visit anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog and click "support" (it's a purple button). More on Ananya: Ananya is a poet, student, performer, organizer, and artist. For more info and bookings: ananyagarg.com and Twitter.com/originalananya Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
34:38
December 6, 2018
Flash Briefing: Ananya Garg Reading "Mango"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week, special guest Ananya Garg reads you three pieces. We have finally reached the original content: Ananya's own poem, "Mango"! Stay tuned for our longer discussion on both YouTube and podcast! More on Ananya: Ananya is a poet, student, performer, organizer, and artist. For more info and bookings: ananyagarg.com and Twitter.com/originalananya Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
04:26
December 5, 2018
Flash Briefing: Ananya Garg Reads Fatimah Asghar's "Partition"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week, special guest Ananya Garg reads you three pieces. Today we are into the second our line-up: Fatimah Asghar's "Partition." Stay tuned for an original piece by Ananya tomorrow, and then for our longer discussion on both YouTube and podcast! More on Ananya: Ananya is a poet, student, performer, organizer, and artist. For more info and bookings: ananyagarg.com and Twitter.com/originalananya Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
01:59
December 4, 2018
Flash Briefing: Ananya Garg Reads "Swinging on a Rainbow" by Nikki Giovanni
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? thepoetryvlog.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week, special guest Ananya Garg reads you three pieces. We start with Nikki Giovanni's "Swinging on a Rainbow," but stay tuned for an original piece later this week and then for a longer discussion on both YouTube and podcast! More on Ananya: Ananya is a poet, student, performer, organizer, and artist. For more info and bookings: ananyagarg.com and Twitter.com/originalananya Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
02:10
December 3, 2018
Episode 22: Alisha Woodall on "The Body is Not an Apology" and Poetry as Reparative Care
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week, special guest all the way from Dallas, Texas is in conversation with us on The Poetry Vlog: Alisha Woodall. She reads some of her own art and poetry, discusses her work as a licensed therapist, and shares with us therapeutic tools for repairing our relationships to ourselves and one another in the social media era. Stick with the bad audio in the beginning for the gems that really emerge at around the 16 minute mark. Alisha is a gifted speaker who articulately explains how we can re-examine how we think about our bodies as how we think about ourselves, and from there, how we can better see and enact ethical relationships to one another. And poetry, in our conversation, becomes one way to do that. More on Alisha: Alisha Woodall is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S), postpartum doula, and founder of Finding the Foundation; a private counseling practice based in Dallas, Texas. Through professional counsel Alisha assists clients along their journey of discovery and heightened self-awareness. Passionate about improvement and empowerment, she specializes on issues related to self esteem, emotional management and romantic resolve. Finding the Foundation is committed to helping individuals dig deeper in effort to grow stronger! FindingTheFoundation.com TheInnertreat.eventbrite.com IG: FindingTheFoundation FB: Alisha Woodall, LPC-S Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
32:28
November 29, 2018
Flash Briefing: Alisha Woodall reads "Naked Visions"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week, special guest all the way from Dallas, Texas reads her work to you: Alisha Woodall. Here, she reads her original piece, "Naked Visions." You can also hear her visual and audio poem, "The Brand" in yesterday's Flash briefing. To see the full piece from "The Brand," visit instagram.com/thepoetryvlog, where I also hyperlink to her rich Instagram account. More on Alisha: Alisha Woodall is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S), postpartum doula, and founder of Finding the Foundation; a private counseling practice based in Dallas, Texas. Through professional counsel Alisha assists clients along their journey of discovery and heightened self-awareness. Passionate about improvement and empowerment, she specializes on issues related to self esteem, emotional management and romantic resolve. Finding the Foundation is committed to helping individuals dig deeper in effort to grow stronger! FindingTheFoundation.com TheInnertreat.eventbrite.com IG: FindingTheFoundation FB: Alisha Woodall, LPC-S Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
01:37
November 27, 2018
Flash Briefing: Alisha Woodall Reads "The Brand"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week, special guest all the way from Dallas, Texas reads her work to you: Alisha Woodall. This is an audio version of her incredible visual art. See the full piece at instagram.com/thepoetryvlog, where I also hyperlink to her rich Instagram account. More on Alisha: Alisha Woodall is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S), postpartum doula, and founder of Finding the Foundation; a private counseling practice based in Dallas, Texas. Through professional counsel Alisha assists clients along their journey of discovery and heightened self-awareness. Passionate about improvement and empowerment, she specializes on issues related to self esteem, emotional management and romantic resolve. Finding the Foundation is committed to helping individuals dig deeper in effort to grow stronger! FindingTheFoundation.com TheInnertreat.eventbrite.com IG: FindingTheFoundation FB: Alisha Woodall, LPC-S Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com.
02:11
November 26, 2018
Flash Briefing: Further Excerpts from D. A. Powell's "Chronic"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I continue the sequence where Patrick and I read from D. A. Powell's book, "Chronic," reading the poem, "come live with me and be my love." This is a special book to both of us, so tune in this month for an episode digging deeper into D. A. Powell's work. Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com. More on D. A. Powell: https://www.google.com/search?q=da+powell&oq=da+powell&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1239j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
02:07
November 20, 2018
Flash Briefing: Further Excerpts from D. A. Powell's "Chronic"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I continue the sequence where Patrick and I read from D. A. Powell's book, "Chronic," reading the poem, "on the tarmac." This is a special book to both of us, so tune in this month for an episode digging deeper into D. A. Powell's work. Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com. More on D. A. Powell: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/d-a-powell
02:24
November 19, 2018
Flash Briefing: Alonso Llerena Reads Natasha Trethewey's "Repentance"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing poetry reading, Alonso Llerena returns as a guest reader. Stay tuned this weekend for the podcast version of our longer chat, or catch it on the YouTube channel! Here, he reads Natasha Trethewey's "Repentance." We recorded in two different places and times, so the volume might jump around a bit, but it is worth it to hear his voice here again on the vlog's weekday readings! He contextualizes the poem expertly for you. More on Alonso Llerena: Alonso is a poet and teacher in Washington D.C. of Peruvian descent. His work confronts being an immigrant here in the USA, but specifically as a Peruvian who left his country at a young age. His most recent work also addresses the Internal Armed Conflict Peru underwent from 1980-2000. Transcript of the poem and Trethewey reading it: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/20/repentance
04:24
November 16, 2018
Episode 21: Alonso Llerena on Solmaz Sharif, Peru's Armed Internal Conflict, and Being a Poet
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog YouTube Edition of this episode: https://youtu.be/b0xlsP_cW8M This is the podcast version of my longer chat with poet and teacher Alonso Llerena, who you might recognize as a guest on the Flash Briefings! For the full episode, links and references, visuals of the reading materials, and more, check out the YouTube version. I promise the added visuals and sound effects are a worthwhile addition. For my podcast friends, though, listen in, listen well, learn deeply. More on Alonso Llerena: Alonso is a poet and teacher in Washington D.C. of Peruvian descent. His work confronts being an immigrant here in the USA, but specifically as a Peruvian who left his country at a young age. His most recent work also addresses the Internal Armed Conflict Peru underwent from 1980-2000. chelseagrimmer.com for more.
35:57
November 15, 2018
Flash Briefing: Alonso Llerena Reads Javier Zamora's "Saguaros"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing poetry reading, Alonso Llerena returns as a guest reader. Stay tuned this weekend for the podcast version of our longer chat, or catch it on the YouTube channel! Here, he reads Javier Zamora's "Saguaros." We recorded in two different places and times, so the volume might jump around a bit, but it is worth it to hear his voice here again on the vlog's weekday readings! He contextualizes the poem expertly for you. More on Alonso Llerena: Alonso is a poet and teacher in Washington D.C. of Peruvian descent. His work confronts being an immigrant here in the USA, but specifically as a Peruvian who left his country at a young age. His most recent work also addresses the Internal Armed Conflict Peru underwent from 1980-2000. Transcript of Saguaros: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/58656/saguaros
02:41
November 15, 2018
Flash Briefing: "republic" by D. A. Powell
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I continue the sequence where Patrick and I read from D. A. Powell's book, "Chronic," reading the poem, "republic" This is a special book to both of us, so tune in this month for an episode digging deeper into D. A. Powell's work. Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com. More on D. A. Powell: https://www.google.com/search?q=da+powell&oq=da+powell&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1239j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
04:20
November 13, 2018
Flash Briefing: D. A. Powell's "crematorium at sierra view cemetery next to the high school"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Patrick Milian from Patrick and Pop Culture guest reads for the second day in a row from D. A. Powell's book, "Chronic," the poem, "fcreamtorium at sierra view cemetery next to the high school." This is a special book to both of us, so tune in tomorrow for another excerpt, this time read by myself. Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com. More on D. A. Powell: https://www.google.com/search?q=da+powell&oq=da+powell&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1239j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
02:39
November 13, 2018
Flash Briefing: D. A. Powell's "for the coming pandemic"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Patrick Milian from Patrick and Pop Culture guest reads from D. A. Powell's book, "Chronic," the poem, "for the coming pandemic." This is a special book to both of us, so tune in tomorrow for another guest reading by Patrick, and then Wednesday for when I, too, read an excerpt. Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com. More on D. A. Powell: https://www.google.com/search?q=da+powell&oq=da+powell&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1239j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
03:12
November 13, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Healing: Attempt #1" by Danez Smith
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I return to the first poet -- or one of them -- that I discussed and read from on this project. In between upcoming collabs and guests, I am making it a goal to read more consistently from the same writers and books. Let me know what you think by sending me an email, a voice message on Anchor.fm, or the contact buttons and pages on my site, chelseagrimmer.com. More on Danez Smith: http://www.danezsmithpoet.com/
02:17
November 7, 2018
Flash Briefing: Robert Hass’ “Happiness”
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I read the first poem I read aloud "with intent" in my undergrad, a poem introduced to me on my first day of a poetry workshop. It is "Happiness" by Robert Hass. I sometimes struggle now with Hass' work and the poetic movement in which he is situated, but poems like this bring that certain joy that only "happiness" poems can pull off when not too cliche'd. For more on Robert Hass: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-hass Transcript of the poem: http://movies2.nytimes.com/books/first/h/hass-sun.html
02:38
November 6, 2018
Flash Briefing: E. K. Frey's "The Grief Performance"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I read Emily Kendal Frey's book, "The Grief Performance." I read her poem, "Your First Bed." She is a warm-hearted poet and I encourage you to look into this book and her other book, "Sorrow Arrow," yourself! More on Emily Kendal Frey: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/emily-kendal-frey On "The Grief Performance": https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clpc_bks/27/
01:43
November 5, 2018
Flash Briefing: Part II Reading from Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I read a second excerpt from Claudia Rankine's rightfully famous, "Citizen: An American Lyric." I read an additional selection two episodes ago, so Tuesday Oct 30. For more on her work and the project: www.graywolfpress.org/books/citizen For more on Claudia Rankine and links to more of her work: claudiarankine.com/
02:31
November 2, 2018
Flash Briefing: Chrystos' "Ceremony for Completing a Poetry Reading"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I return to "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color" to read Chrystos' poem, "Ceremony for Completing a Poetry Reading." Chrystos is a Menominee poet and activist whose work continues to support queer and indigenous rights and living. For more on Chrystos: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/chrystos
03:37
November 1, 2018
Flash Briefing: Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer Today, I read from Claudia Rankine's rightfully famous, "Citizen: An American Lyric." For more on her work and the project: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/citizen For more on Claudia Rankine and links to more of her work: http://claudiarankine.com/
03:23
October 30, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Identity Blues" from Alok Vaid-Menon's "Femme in Public"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer In support of my trans-siblings in the LGBTQIA+ communities and beyond, I posted a poem last week by Alok Vaid-Menon on @thepoetryvlog Instagram: "Identity Blues." It is from their chapbook, "Femme in Public," which you can purchase for $6 in .pdf form: https://www.alokvmenon.com/store/femmeinpublicebook. About "Femme in Public," quoted from their site, alokvmenon.com.: "Femme In Public (2017) is a collection of poetry by nonbinary artist Alok Vaid-Menon. In the author's words it "is a dream of what it could look like to celebrate transfemininity in public – both in ourselves and for the people who desire us (by which I mean: everyone, across time, always)."" About Alok: "ALOK (they/them) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator. Their eclectic style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the prestigious Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. In 2017 they released their inaugural poetry chapbook FEMME IN PUBLIC. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker and have presented their work at 350 venues in more than 40 countries." -- bio quoted from Alok's site, alokvmenon.com.
01:34
October 29, 2018
Bonus Episode: E. J. Koh on Love Letters, "A Lesser Love," and Poetry
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer E.J. Koh joins us for a bonus episode! She generously shares from her book, "A Lesser Love," and shares her project "The Love Letters." E. J. is a thoughtful and open hearted interlocutor. If you're looking for some feel goods and thoughts on healing and love as both poetic and social practice, listen in and let me know your thoughts! About E. J.: E. J. Koh is the author of poetry collection A Lesser Love (Louisiana State U. Press, 2017), winner of the Pleiades Editors Prize, and memoir The Magical Language of Others (Tin House, 2020). Her poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, and Southeast Review. She accepted fellowships from Kundiman, The MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and The Jack Straw Writers Program. She is the recipient of the 2017 American Literary Translators Association Emerging Translator Fellowship. She earned her MFA at Columbia University in New York for Poetry and Literary Translation of Korean. She is completing her PhD at the University of Washington for English Language and Literature in Seattle.
43:36
October 26, 2018
Flash Briefing: E. J. Koh Reads "Beyonce's Single Ladies English to English Translation"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer E.J. Koh is the guest reader today, reading from her book "A Lesser Love," and in particular, her poem, "Beyonce's Single Ladies English to English Translation." We have a longer, podcast-only bonus chat with her coming up later today, so this also a preview into her thoughtful work. About E. J.: E. J. Koh is the author of poetry collection A Lesser Love (Louisiana State U. Press, 2017), winner of the Pleiades Editors Prize, and memoir The Magical Language of Others (Tin House, 2020). Her poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, and Southeast Review. She accepted fellowships from Kundiman, The MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and The Jack Straw Writers Program. She is the recipient of the 2017 American Literary Translators Association Emerging Translator Fellowship. She earned her MFA at Columbia University in New York for Poetry and Literary Translation of Korean. She is completing her PhD at the University of Washington for English Language and Literature in Seattle.
02:41
October 25, 2018
Flash Briefing: E. J. Koh Reads "Testimony Over Tape Recorder"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer E.J. Koh is the guest reader today, reading from her book "A Lesser Love," and in particular, her poem, "Testimony Over Tape Recorder." We have a longer, podcast-only bonus chat with her coming up this week, so this also a preview into her thoughtful work. About E. J.: E. J. Koh is the author of poetry collection A Lesser Love (Louisiana State U. Press, 2017), winner of the Pleiades Editors Prize, and memoir The Magical Language of Others (Tin House, 2020). Her poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, and Southeast Review. She accepted fellowships from Kundiman, The MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and The Jack Straw Writers Program. She is the recipient of the 2017 American Literary Translators Association Emerging Translator Fellowship. She earned her MFA at Columbia University in New York for Poetry and Literary Translation of Korean. She is completing her PhD at the University of Washington for English Language and Literature in Seattle.
02:01
October 24, 2018
Flash Briefing: Bhanu Kapil Day 5's "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week I am continuing the new approach to the flash briefings. The past four days, I read the introduction, the 12 framing questions to Bhanu Kapil's book, and an excerpt from "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers." Today, I am reading another one of the answers she received, "67. Who is Responsible for the Suffering of Your Mother?" At the time it came out, "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers" was published under the name Bhanu Kapil Rider. You can still purchase it through Kelsey Street Press and I cannot encourage you enough to snag it while it is still available in print. More on Bhanu Kapil: www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/bhanu-kapil
02:40
October 23, 2018
Flash Briefing: Bhanu Kapil Day 4's "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week I aeadingsm continuing the new approach to the flash briefings. The past three drays, I read the introduction, the 12 framing questions to Bhanu Kapil's book, and an excerpt from "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers." Today, I am reading another one of the answers she received, "18. Where Did You Come From/How Did You Arrive?" At the time it came out, "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers" was published under the name Bhanu Kapil Rider. You can still purchase it through Kelsey Street Press and I cannot encourage you enough to snag it while it is still available in print. More on Bhanu Kapil: www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/bhanu-kapil
02:39
October 22, 2018
Episode 20: Patrick Milian on Ariana Grande, Imogen Heap, and Poetry Translations
More: chelseagrimmer.com Instagram.com/The_Poetry_Vlog Facebook.com/ThePoetryVlog Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer In this episode, Patrick Milian makes a third guest appearance to break down the lyrics of and translations between both Imogen Heap's and Ariana Grande's versions of "goodnight and go"/"goodnight n go." He also reads from his favorite book of poems, Ventrakl by Christian Hawkey. We had so much fun doing this, that we are going to make this a weekly-ish special, so stay tuned for more and send in your requests for "Patrick and pop culture" segments! About Chelsea: I am a published scholar, poet, and university writing and poetry instructor with an MFA, MA, and Ph.C. I am completing my dissertation portion of my Ph.D. For more info on me, the tutoring, consultation, and teaching services I offer, publications, fellowships, and speaking events, visit my website (chelseagrimmer.com) or reach out via the above links. About Patrick: Patrick Milian is a David A. Robertson Fellow, doctoral candidate, and teacher at the University of Washington where he also received his MFA. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads will be premiered by Northwest Art Song this Fall.
24:45
October 18, 2018
Flash Briefing: Bhanu Kapil Day 3's "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers"
For more: The Poetry Vlog on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ9v_r99FxQOzLrTVBic6A? chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week I am trying a new approach to the flash briefings. The past two days, I read the introduction and the 12 framing questions to Bhanu Kapil's book, "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers." Today, I am reading the one of the answers she received, "14. Describe a Morning You Woke Without Fear." At the time it came out, "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers" was published under the name Bhanu Kapil Rider. You can still purchase it through Kelsey Street Press and I cannot encourage you enough to snag it while it is still available in print. More on Bhanu Kapil: www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/bhanu-kapil
03:02
October 18, 2018
Flash Briefing: Bhanu Kapil's Q's from The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers
For more: chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week I am trying a new approach to the flash briefings. Yesterday, I read the introduction to Bhanu Kapil's book, "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers." Today, I am reading the 12 Questions she posed in creating the book, and tomorrow (and Friday) I will read selections from the answers she received. At the time it came out, "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers" was published under the name Bhanu Kapil Rider. You can still purchase it through Kelsey Street Press and I cannot encourage you enough to snag it while it is still available in print. More on Bhanu Kapil: www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/bhanu-kapil
02:51
October 17, 2018
Flash Briefing: Bhanu Kapil's Intro: "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers"
For more: chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog facebook.com/thepoetryvlog twitter.com/chelseagrimmer This week I am trying a new approach to the flash briefings. I read the introduction to Bhanu Kapil's book, "The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers." At the time, it was published under her name Bhanu Kapil Rider, but you can still purchase it through Kelsey Street Press. I read the intro because it explains the unique framework to the text: a set of 12 questions Kapil asked South Asian Indian women. Tomorrow, I will read the 12 questions, and then for the rest of the week I will read some of the responses she received. More on Bhanu Kapil: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/bhanu-kapil
03:45
October 16, 2018
Flash Briefing: From Geoffrey O'Brien's "Metropole"
For more: chelseagrimmer.com instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog Twitter.com/chelseagrimmer In today's reading, I read a text that transformed how I think about form (pun intended) and writing from a particular cityscape. I read "To Be Read in Either Direction" from Geoffrey O'Brien's third collection of poems, "Metropole." As always, reach out if you want to be a guest reader, have your work featured, want to hear a particular poet/poem, or have feedback. More about Geoffrey O'Brien: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/geoffrey-obrien
02:10
October 15, 2018
Flash Briefing: "Boylesque" Poetry Reading
For More: ChelseaGrimmer.com The Poetry Vlog on YouTube Instagram.com/ThePoetryVlog Facebook.com/ThePoetryVlog Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer I had some requests lately that I read one of my own poems. So, I am reading my most recent one, "Boylesque." I have loved getting so many guest readers and requests this week. Keep them coming! Just email me at cgrimmer@uw.edu or use my site, ChelseaGrimmer.com.
03:17
October 12, 2018
Flash Briefing: Alonso Llerena Reads Terrance Hayes
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing poetry reading, Alonso Llerena is a guest reader. He reads Terrance Hayes' "American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin." We recorded in two different places and times, so the volume might jump around a bit, but it is worth it to hear his voice here again on the vlog's weekday readings! Plus, this is one of my favorite contemporary poems. More on Alonso Llerena: Alonso is a poet and teacher in Washington D.C. of Peruvian descent. His work confronts being an immigrant here in the USA, but specifically as a Peruvian who left his country at a young age. His most recent work also addresses the Internal Armed Conflict Peru underwent from 1980-2000. Transcript of the poem, recording of Hayes reading the poem, and more on Terrance Hayes: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/143917/american-sonnet-for-my-past-and-future-assassin-598dc83c976f1
02:33
October 11, 2018
Flash Briefing: Alonso Llerena Reads Solmaz Sharif
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing poetry reading, Alonso Llerena is a guest reader. He reads Solmaz Sharif's "Mess Hall." We recorded in two different places and times, so the volume might jump around a bit, but it is worth it to hear a fresh voice here on the vlog's weekday readings! More on Alonso Llerena: Alonso is a poet and teacher in Washington D.C. of Peruvian descent. His work confronts being an immigrant here in the USA, but specifically as a Peruvian who left his country at a young age. His most recent work also addresses the Internal Armed Conflict Peru underwent from 1980-2000. Transcript of "Mess Hall" and more on Solmaz Sharif: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/mess-hall#
02:31
October 10, 2018
Flash Briefing: Catherine Bresner Reads Wallace Stevens
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing poetry reading, Catherine Bresner is a guest reader. She reads Wallace Stevens' "A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts." We recorded in two different places and times, so the volume might jump around a bit, but it is worth it to hear Catherine's emotive reading style on this poem. More on Catherine: Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, The Pinch and elsewhere. Her book, the empty season, won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017 and she was a runner-up for the 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize. She has been the coordinating editor of the Seattle Review, and the publicity assistant for Wave Books. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press. You can find more of her work at www.catherinebresner.com. Transcript of the poem and more on Wallace Stevens: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/21816/a-rabbit-as-king-of-the-ghosts https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/wallace-stevens
02:15
October 9, 2018
Flash Briefing: Catherine Bresner Reads Brenda Shaughnessy
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing poetry reading, Catherine Bresner is a guest reader. She reads Brenda Shaughnessy's poem, "It Never Happened." We recorded in two different places and times, so the volume might jump around a bit, but it is worth it to hear Catherine's emotive reading style on this poem. More on Catherine: Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, The Pinch and elsewhere. Her book, the empty season, won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017 and she was a runner-up for the 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize. She has been the coordinating editor of the Seattle Review, and the publicity assistant for Wave Books. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press. You can find more of her work at www.catherinebresner.com. More on Brenda Shaughnessy: https://www.brendashaughnessy.com/
03:15
October 8, 2018
Episode 19: Catherine Bresner on Poetry Comics and Feminism
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Catherine Bresner, a Seattle poet and “tinkerer” in visual arts, discusses the need for a feminist language of experience. You will get a peek into Matthea Harvey’s visual poetics book, “Of Lamb,” Renee Gladman’s “Prose Architectures,” and Catherine’s own visual poem, “American Sentence.” Catherine is an articulate teacher and writer, skilled at explaining her experiences in writing and being in a way that translates across multiple audiences. As she reads and shows poetry comics that I inspire her as well as her own, curl up with a spiced fall beverage of choice and join us! As always, you can always listen to the podcast version. However, this particular episode is on visual poetics — your experience will be enriched by watching :). More on Catherine: Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, The Pinch and elsewhere. Her book, the empty season, won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017 and she was a runner-up for the 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize. She has been the coordinating editor of the Seattle Review, and the publicity assistant for Wave Books. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press. You can find more of her work at www.catherinebresner.com.
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October 5, 2018
Flash Briefing: Audre Lorde's "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog Today, I again return to some of the powerful indigenous, Latinx, Chicanx, and Black feminists that have made today's resistance movements even more possible. In re-opening the famous "This Bridge Called My Back," I turn to Audre Lorde's famous open letter, "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House." I have been seeing excerpts of this quoted everywhere, but sometimes greatly out of context. Stay tuned in case I heal up enough to soon do a mini vlog episode teaching this text, to which I am deeply and forever indebted. Transcription: "Women of today are still being called upon to stretch across the gap of male ignorance and to educate men as to our existence and our needs. This is an old and primary tool of all oppressors to keep the oppressed occupied with the master's concerns. Now we hear that it is the task of women of Color to educate white wome
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October 4, 2018
Flash Briefing: Jo Carrillo in "This Bridge Called My Back"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog Today, I return to some of the powerful indigenous, Latinx, Chicanx, and Black feminists that have made today's resistance movements even more possible. In the famous "This Bridge Called My Back," I read Jo Carrillo's poem, "The Cliffs of Abiquiu." Later today, I will read Jo's more famous piece, "And When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You." Jo Carrillo: https://www.uchastings.edu/people/jo-carrillo/
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October 3, 2018
Flash Briefing: Noelle Kocot's "The Phantom Pains of Madness"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog More feminism for you! Today, I am reading Noelle Kocot's poem, "The Future," from her book, "The Phantom Pains of Madness." Noelle Kocot: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/noelle-kocot
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October 2, 2018
Flash Briefing: Solmaz Sharif's "The Master's House"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In keeping with poems as hope and resistance world building: today, I am reading Solmaz Sharif's "The Master's House." The title most likely refers to Audre Lorde's famous quote, "The Master's tools will never dismantle the Master's house." This poem was published in the April 2018 issue of poetry, and the repetition creates the tense it moves into, an "is was." It is four minutes, but hearing/reading the whole poem is worth it. More on Solmaz Sharif: https://solmazsharif.com/ Reading their own work aloud: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/podcasts/146387/the-end-of-exile Transcript of the published poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/146216/the-masters-house
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October 1, 2018
Bonus Reading: Dian Million's "The Housing Poem"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog My tireless activist and scholar friend, Laura De Vos, requested this one today. It is "The Housing Poem" by local poet, scholar, activist, and more from Dian Million. I cannot emphasize enough how much you should hear Dian read it herself in the link below, but for now, this one's for you, Laura. Thank you for joining me in poetry as resistance and coalition building, today. The poem AND more on Dian Million (including her reading it -- better -- herself): http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/literature/million/dianmillion.html On Laura De Vos: https://english.washington.edu/people/laura-m-de-vos
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September 29, 2018
Bonus Reading: Ocean Vuong's "Prayer for the Newly Damned"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog Unbelievably brilliant and relevant artist, writer, and editor Colleen Burner requested this Ocean Vuong poem, "Prayer for the Newly Damned," for today's reading as resistance and healing (and coping). And I am so, so glad they did. The poem in The American Review: https://www.aprweb.org/poems/prayer-for-the-newly-damned On Ocean Vuong: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/ocean-vuong Colleen Burner: https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/about/
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September 28, 2018
Bonus Reading: Adrienne Rich's "A Mark of Resistance"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog Adrienne Rich seems like a great poet to turn to today for her tireless work on behalf of queers and female-identified folx. Here, I read her poem, "A Mark of Resistance." More on Adrienne Rich: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/adrienne-rich
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September 28, 2018
Flash Briefing in Kavanaugh Hearing: Lorde's "Litany for Survival"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing, I read Audre Lorde's "Litany for Survival." It is sickening to realize how it so accurately applies to today's Kavanaugh hearing, while also heartening to move through that space of potential coalition and care. Link to it: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/147275/a-litany-for-survival Excerpt: "And when the sun rises we are afraid it might not remain when the sun sets we are afraid it might not rise in the morning when our stomachs are full we are afraid of indigestion when our stomachs are empty we are afraid we may never eat again when we are loved we are afraid love will vanish when we are alone we are afraid love will never return and when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed but when we are silent we are still afraid So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive."
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September 28, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Don Mee Choi's "Hardly War"
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing, I read Don Mee Choi's poem, "6.25" in her book, "Hardly War." It is one of my favorite books out from Wave Press, and Don Mee Choi's performance and print work continues to inspire both myself and my students. I would like to note that in my audio recording, I described the title as "like the date," but that is a mis-speaking. It is not necessarily in reference to the date. More on Don Mee Choi: http://www.donmeechoi.com/ Some Audio/Visual Work: https://www.wavepoetry.com/products/don-mee-choi BOMB Magazine Article: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/bad-news/
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September 27, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Morgan Parker
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing, I read from Morgan Parker's book, "There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce." I love her poem, "The President Has Never Said the Word 'Black'", and I hope that if you love it, too, it will encourage you to get a copy of her book for yourself! More on Morgan Parker: http://www.morgan-parker.com/ Morgan Parker Reading Her Own Work: https://pankmagazine.com/piece/two-poems-67/ "The President Has Never Said the Word Black" in The NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/18/magazine/morgan-parker-the-president-has-never-said-the-word-black.html?_r=0
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September 26, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: "The Cow" by Ariana Reines
For more: ChelseaGrimmer.com Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/the_poetry_vlog Facebook.com/thepoetryvlog In today's flash briefing, I read Ariana Reines first poem, "Milk Debt," in her book, "The Cow." This is the first book on which I published a paper, so it holds a special place in my heart. I thought of it after it came up in my conversation with Gabrielle Bates, which you can catch from this weekend here on the podcast or over on the YouTube channel. More on Ariana Reines: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/ariana-reines
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September 25, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Gabrielle Bates' "The Masters"
Today's flash briefing Guest Interlocutor Gabrielle Bates reading "The Masters." For more of her work and her thoughts on BoJack Horseman, watch our full discussion on YouTube: bit.ly/2O289VU. Gabrielle Bates is the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, managing editor of the Seattle Review, an editorial assistant and contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, the official voice of Broadsided Press on twitter, and a contributing editor for Bull City Press. Her poems and poetry comics appear or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, and Gulf Coast, among other journals, and she is the recipient of support from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. www.gabriellebat.es For more: Twitter: @GabrielleBates Poetry Comics via Poetry: Poetry Comics via Poetry: www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/91320/-582211e3b89
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September 24, 2018
Episode 18: Gabrielle Bates on BoJack Horseman and Poetry Comics
ChelseaGrimmer.com for more. This is podcast episode is greatly supplemented by the video's visual aids on YouTube. To watch instead of/in addition to listening: https://youtu.be/SEyC1uxGvUk Gabrielle Bates talks about dark humor and the poetics of Bojack Horseman and how she sees it in conversation with her own work. We get a peek at some of her poetry comics recently published in Poetry Magazine and on The Poetry Foundation’s website (link below), hear her read her poem, “Lesson,” and hear her breaking down beginnings and ends of single lines effectively. More on Gabby: Gabrielle Bates is the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, managing editor of the Seattle Review, an editorial assistant and contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, the official voice of Broadsided Press on twitter, and a contributing editor for Bull City Press. Her poems and poetry comics appear or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, and Gulf Coast, and others.
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September 22, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Gabrielle Bates Reads "Judas Goat"
Today's flash briefing is a preview of special Guest Interlocutor Gabrielle Bates. Here she reads "Judas Goat." Gabby has a rich reading voice and I am looking forward to posting our longer, upcoming episode! Gabrielle Bates is the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, managing editor of the Seattle Review, an editorial assistant and contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, the official voice of Broadsided Press on twitter, and a contributing editor for Bull City Press. Her poems and poetry comics appear or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, and Gulf Coast, among other journals, and she is the recipient of support from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. www.gabriellebat.es For more: Twitter: @GabrielleBates Poetry Comics via Poetry: Poetry Comics via Poetry: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/91320/-582211e3b89ad
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September 21, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Lucie Brock-Broido's "The Master Letters"
For more on The Poetry Vlog, check out ChelseaGrimmer.com. Today's quick reading is from a book that influenced my work like no other: "The Master Letters," by Lucie Brock-Broido. I read her poem, "Asylum" from the larger collection, briefly touching on how this book and her life-work influenced my own. Hear her read her own work: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/podcasts/76656/extreme-wisteria For more, follow: Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/The_Poetry_Vlog Facebook.com/ThePoetryVlog
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September 20, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Julia Bloch's "Valley Fever"
For more on the vlog: ChelseaGrimmer.com Today's flash briefing poetry reading is from Julia Bloch's collection of poems, "Valley Fever." I read the very first poem, "Welcome Abroad." Part of what I love about this piece is how the tone has a distinct swerve to it, so that just as the reader might be tempted to settle into the steady cadence of all of the "wa" words, there are these jolts into dissatisfaction. It is a poem of "a feeling wanting to protect my joint." Or, as Laura Wetherington has written of Valley Fever: “Bloch’s poetry foregrounds the unexpected with a sonic nod to the word we thought would be there. Her poetry’s asking us to attend to our ears and listen beyond the surface of words.” Plus, feminism! For more on Julia Bloch: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/julia-bloch Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/The_Poetry_Vlog Facebook.com/ThePoetryVlog
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September 19, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Kazim Ali's "The Far Mosque
For more on the vlog, visit ChelseaGrimmer.com. Today I read the second poem in a book I love by Kazi Ali, "The Far Mosque." The poem is "Renunciation," and I encourage you to listen to Kazim read his own work here: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/drone. About Kazim Ali via The Poetry Foundation: "Kazim Ali is the author of several poetry collections, including Inquisition (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), All One’s Blue: New and Selected Poems (HarperCollins India, 2015), and Sky Ward (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), winner of the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry." For more on The Poetry Vlog and me: witter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/The_Poetry_Vlog Facebook.com/ThePoetryVlog YouTube: bit.ly/2NOj31i
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September 18, 2018
Flash Briefing Poetry Reading: Joseph Rios' "Shadowboxing"
The Flash Briefing readings are back! Along with some snazzy website and image updates: chelseagrimmer.com. Today, I thought it apropos to read the best boxing poetry book I know, Joseph Rios' "Shadowboxing." I strongly encourage you to purchase it, *especially* if you are newer to poetry. I say apropos because, of course, that amazing fight on Saturday between the greats: GGG and Canelo. Enjoy and as always, find me, follow me, and hit me up with comments, questions, or ideas. Twitter.com/ChelseaGrimmer Instagram.com/The_Poetry_Vlog Facebook.com/ThePoetryVlog https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsIc9vBng_A0scPpg9Wa7uVmxkE_Si5Ri
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September 17, 2018
Episode 17: Part 2 w. Dr. Lucia Lorenzi on Silence/Academia
Welcome to Part 2 of my chat with Lucia Lorenzi. As artist, scholar, public speaker, and activist, Lucia picks up where we left off by speakign to academia's pitfalls, the importance of silence as meaning-making for anti-racist and historically critically work, and more. This is my favorite part of our conversation, where we talk about needing to account for ableism in academia, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed chatting with her. About Lucia: www.empathywarrior.ca twitter.com/empathywarrior Lucia is a postdoctoral fellow in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Trained as a Canadianist, she studies the representation of sexual violence in literature and other media, with a particular focus on perpetrator narratives and the strategic uses of silence. Her other research interests include Black Canadian literature and autobiography studies. Lucia is also a painter, songwriter, and Internet loudmouth.
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September 14, 2018
Bonus Weekend Ep: Why I Do Not Identify as Bi-Sexual: On Being Melting Ice Cream Cone on a Hot Summer Day
This Bonus Episode gets goes into the underbelly of queer world-building & what we do with language! I explain the difference between sex, gender, and sexuality, then break down the problem by assuming someone is “bi-sexual” instead of “non-binary sexual.” This is for the curious and for my friends that rant with me about this all of the time. If you’re a queerdo like me, this is an idea about how we can better care for our queer folx. If you’re not, it's a great way to dip into issues we face in queer studies, language studies, & queer communities. Ping me with questions, disagreements, and agreements -- I’ll take all three kinds of feedback here :). Have fun and feel free to ID with me as a melting ice cream cone on a hot summer day by a lake in Michigan! Next time: how is romantic interest an additional, non-sexual layer to add onto the already over-represented trifecta? For more on me: chelseagrimmer.com
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September 9, 2018
Episode 16: Rachel Edelman on The Great British Bake Off
In today's episode, teacher and poet Rachel Edelman explains how writing poetry is akin to The Great British Bake Off. Then, she reads a love poem and we discuss her own work. This is a 40 minute episode, so clearly I am not keeping my 20 minutes or under promise. Stay tuned for updates on the project! More about Rachel: Raised in a Jewish family in Memphis, TN, Rachel Edelman's poems examine how humans confront and evade the destruction we have wrought. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Threepenny Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and residencies from Crosstown Arts, Mineral School, the Academy of American Poets, and the University of Washington. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington and a BA in English and geology from Amherst College. She works as an Upper School English teacher at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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August 30, 2018
Flash Briefing: Rachel Edelman Reads Ocean Vuong
In today's flash briefing reading, we get you to the last sneak peek before Thursday's episode. Rachel reads "Aubade with Burning City" by Ocean Vuong. Listen in, enjoy the poem, and prepare yourselves for tomorrow on The Great British Baking Show. Ocean's poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/56769/aubade-with-burning-city Rachel: Raised in a Jewish family in Memphis, TN, Rachel Edelman's poems examine how humans confront and evade the destruction we have wrought. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Threepenny Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and residencies from Crosstown Arts, Mineral School, the Academy of American Poets, and the University of Washington. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington and a BA in English and geology from Amherst College. She works as an Upper School English teacher at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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August 29, 2018
Flash Briefing: Rachel Edelman Reads "Stone Way North"
To prepare you for Rachel's lesson plan on poetry and The Great British Bake Off, Aka The Great British Baking Show on Thursday, listen in to her reading one of her August-perfection poems, "Stone Way North." More about Rachel: Raised in a Jewish family in Memphis, TN, Rachel Edelman's poems examine how humans confront and evade the destruction we have wrought. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Threepenny Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and residencies from Crosstown Arts, Mineral School, the Academy of American Poets, and the University of Washington. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington and a BA in English and geology from Amherst College. She works as an Upper School English teacher at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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August 28, 2018
Ep 16: Jane Wong on Persona Poetry, Family, and Teaching
Today, I chat with Jane on Persona Poems, Family, and Teaching. Hear her read from her poignant book, "Overpour," and offer insights on effective pedagogy in creative classrooms. Jane Wong's poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Third Coast, jubilat and others. A Kundiman fellow and recipient of a Pushcart Prize, she is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016). She is an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University.  Some links to online work: https://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/crossroads/own_words/Jane_Wong/ http://thejournalmag.org/archives/1701 http://www.birdfeastmagazine.com/issuenine/wong.html
 Her website: http://janewongwriter.com/
 The poetics of haunting project (scholarly): poeticsofhaunting.com 
 Current media digs: “I’m totally into the show One Day at a Time. Give me all the feels.”
 Rad earrings by Brwngrlz: https://www.instagram.com/brwngrlz/
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August 23, 2018
Jane Wong's "After Preparing the Altar the Ghosts Feast Feverishly
In this Flash Briefing poetry reading, you get a sneak "listen" to Jane Wong's work before I post our full conversation on Thursday. Jane reads her poem, "After Preparing the Altar the Ghosts Feast Feverishly." More on Jane: http://janewongwriter.com/ Jane Wong's poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Third Coast, jubilat and others. A Kundiman fellow and recipient of a Pushcart Prize, she is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016). She is an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University. Online poems: https://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/crossroads/own_words/Jane_Wong/ http://thejournalmag.org/archives/1701 http://www.birdfeastmagazine.com/issuenine/wong.html Scholarly Poetics of Haunting Project: poeticsofhaunting.com Media she's digging rn: the show One Day at a Time. "Gives me all the feels. " + And also earrings by Brwngrlz: https://www.instagram.com/brwngrlz/ + http://www.brwngrlz.com/
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August 22, 2018
Flash Briefing: Jane Wong Reads "Thaw"
In this Flash Briefing poetry reading, you get a sneak "listen" to Jane Wong's work before I post our full conversation on Thursday. Jane reads her poem, "Thaw," which can also be found published online here: http://www.birdfeastmagazine.com/issuenine/wong.html. More on Jane: http://janewongwriter.com/ Jane Wong's poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Third Coast, jubilat and others. A Kundiman fellow and recipient of a Pushcart Prize, she is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016). She is an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University. Online poems: https://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/crossroads/own_words/Jane_Wong/ http://thejournalmag.org/archives/1701 http://www.birdfeastmagazine.com/issuenine/wong.html Scholarly Poetics of Haunting Project: poeticsofhaunting.com Media she's digging rn: the show One Day at a Time. "Gives me all the feels. " + And also earrings by Brwngrlz: https://www.instagram.com/brwngrlz/
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August 21, 2018
Episode 15: Robyn's "Missing U" + Anne Carson
In this segment of Patrick and Pop Music, Patrick breaks down the catchy perfection of Robyn’s latest viral single, “Missing U.” Patrick takes us along on his music and lyrics analysis journey, starting with who Robyn and you might be missing through Anne Carson, Marcel Duchamp, Cole Swensen, Pierre Bonnard, and more. Basically: heartbreak, glass metaphors, dancing beats, and where pop culture and poetry intersect. About Patrick: Patrick Milian is a David A. Robertson Fellow, doctoral candidate, and teacher at the University of Washington where he also received his MFA. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee.
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August 21, 2018
Flash Briefing: Jill McKenna Reads from Her Chapbook
As if you needed more incentive to tune in to the weekend BONUS episode: today's flash briefing reading is from poet and tarot reader Jill McKenna. Here, she reads again her heartbreaking chapbook, Poems for Richard Harrow. The reference to Boardwalk Empire is more than intentional :). If you dig the extra-terrestrial sound, listen to our full convo. More on Jill: Jill McKenna keeps bees, studies astrology, reads tarot, gets lost in natural areas, and writes poems and essays in Portland, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in Vinyl Poetry & Prose, Muse/A Journal, g a z e, thethepoetry, and others. She edited Winged: New Writing on Bees. Jill earned her MFA-Creative Writing at Portland State, and is native to Chicagoland. Jill's Astrology and Tarot work: jupitermoon.net Blog: 1481hyperionavenue.com/2018/06/18/9282/ Links to work online: www.gazejournal.net/journal/jmmckenna vinylpoetryandprose.com/2016/02/jill-mckenna-reed/
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August 20, 2018
BONUS: Jill McKenna on Richard Harrow and Short Form Poetry
This is a podcast-only BONUS episode with Jill McKenna. Jill is an articulate, haunting, dreamy thinker. Hear her talk about EK Frey's poems, short form, & Richard Harrow from Boardwalk Empire. Best of all: a sneak peak into her latest project. Listen in and listen well. More on Jill: Jill McKenna keeps bees, studies astrology, reads tarot, gets lost in natural areas, and writes poems and essays in Portland, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in Vinyl Poetry & Prose, Muse/A Journal, g a z e, thethepoetry, and others. She edited Winged: New Writing on Bees. Jill earned her MFA-Creative Writing at Portland State, and is native to Chicagoland. Astrology and Tarot work: jupitermoon.net  Blog: 1481hyperionavenue.com/2018/06/18/9282/  Read more of her work online: www.gazejournal.net/journal/jmmckenna  vinylpoetryandprose.com/2016/02/jill-mckenna-reed/  www.thethepoetry.com/2014/10/poem-of-the-week-jill-mckenna-reed/
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August 19, 2018
Flash Briefing: Jill McKenna Reads from Poems for Richard Harrow
Today's flash briefing poetry reading is a teaser for the podcast-only special edition with poet and tarot reader Jill McKenna, which will be up this weekend! Here, she reads from her haunting chapbook, Poems for Richard Harrow. The reference to Boardwalk Empire is more than intentional :). More on Jill: Bio: Jill McKenna keeps bees, studies astrology, reads tarot, gets lost in natural areas, and writes poems and essays in Portland, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in Vinyl Poetry & Prose, Muse/A Journal, g a z e, thethepoetry, and others. She edited Winged: New Writing on Bees. Jill earned her MFA-Creative Writing at Portland State, and is native to Chicagoland. Jill's Astrology and Tarot work: jupitermoon.net Blog: https://1481hyperionavenue.com/2018/06/18/9282/ Links to work online: https://www.gazejournal.net/journal/jmmckenna http://vinylpoetryandprose.com/2016/02/jill-mckenna-reed/ http://www.thethepoetry.com/2014/10/poem-of-the-week-jill-mckenna-reed/
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August 17, 2018
Ep 15: Dr Lucia Lorenzi, Dionne Brand, Academia, Twitter + Community Scholarship, & Activism
In this episode, Lucia and I chat about so many things! As artist, scholar, public speaker, and activist, Lucia speaks to musing on Dionne Brand’s recent work, Twitter as a poetic and scholarly form, the importance of reciprocal community engagement, academia as a problematic institution, and more. We had so much fun and covered so much that I am breaking this into 2-3, bite-sized chunks for you. About Lucia: www.empathywarrior.ca twitter.com/empathywarrior Lucia is a postdoctoral fellow in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Trained as a Canadianist, she studies the representation of sexual violence in literature and other media, with a particular focus on perpetrator narratives and the strategic uses of silence. Her other research interests include Black Canadian literature and autobiography studies. Lucia is also a painter, songwriter, and Internet loudmouth.
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August 17, 2018
Flash Briefing: Dr Lucia Lorenzi Reads Ross Gay
Today's Flash Briefing is from guest interlocutor, Dr. Lucia Lorenzi, who reads Ross Gay's poem, "A Small Needful Fact." You can find the text itself here: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/small-needful-fact. Dr. Lorenzi will be the vlog guest tomorrow (Thurs), where you can view our YouTube chat or listen in here. More about Lucia: www.empathywarrior.ca Twitter.com/empathywarrior Lucia is a postdoctoral fellow in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Trained as a Canadianist, she studies the representation of sexual violence in literature and other media, with a particular focus on perpetrator narratives and the strategic uses of silence. Her other research interests include Black Canadian literature and autobiography studies. L