The Poetry Vlog (TPV): A Poetry, Arts, & Social Justice Teaching Channel

The Poetry Vlog (TPV): A Poetry, Arts, & Social Justice Teaching Channel

By C. R. Grimmer
Welcome to the Podcast Segment of YouTube's "The Poetry Vlog": http://youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog. Tune in for poetry readings & 30-minute guest discussions connecting poetry, cultural studies, & social justice. Guests range from published poets, scholars, & artists to folx just entering these conversations. C. R. Grimmer is a scholar, poet, & lecturer at the University of Washington. For more info, to join the community, or to reach out: http://www.thepoetryvlog.com/ Join us: IG: http://instagram.com/thepoetryvlog T: http://twitter.com/crgrimmertpv F: http://facebook.com/thepoetryvlog
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S3, E12: Irène Mathieu on Grand Marronage & the Intersections of Historical Oppression
The first podcast-only episode of the season! Irène Mathieu reads from and discusses her newest manuscript, Grand Marronage, and delves into the lasting impact of historical oppression, the role of geography in this history, and her own experiences with these.  --  About Irène: Dr. Irène P. Mathieu (she/her) is an academic pediatrician, writer, and public health researcher who has lived and worked in the United States, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru, and elsewhere. Her work is focused on community-engaged and mixed-methods research, medical education, and health equity. Irène is the author of Grand Marronage (Switchback Books, 2019), which was selected as Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize and runner-up for the Cave Canem/Northwestern book prize; orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), which won the Bob Kaufman Book Prize; and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press, 2014). Other honors include Yemassee Journal‘s Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention and Editor’s Choice in the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry contest, and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, Foundry, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Irène is a poetry book reviewer for Muzzle Magazine and an editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine‘s humanities section. [More at irenemathieu.com] Website: (https://irenemathieu.com) //  Twitter: (@gumbo_amando) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Winter 2020 Student Team:  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Evelyn Niu - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Cheryl Wu - Content Writer & Designer //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
33:38
February 14, 2020
S3, E11: Prageeta Sharma on Grief in Poetry, the Elegy, and Abstraction
Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/5zt--YemFXU) This week on TPV, Prageeta Sharma reads from her book Grief Sequence, discusses the elegy form, and about connecting with abstraction.  -- About Prageeta: [From https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/prageeta-sharma] Poet Prageeta Sharma was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her parents emigrated from India in 1969, and Sharma was raised a Hindu. She has acknowledged the influence of her parents’ religion on her poetry: “I was taught to honor knowledge and books like a religion and so for me poetry keeps this relationship close, true, active,” she told the journal Willow Springs. Sharma attended Simon’s Rock College of Bard as an undergraduate and earned her MFA from Brown University and an MA in media studies from The New School. Her collections of poetry include Bliss to Fill (2000), The Opening Question (2004), which won the Fence Modern Poets Prize, Infamous Landscapes (2007), Undergloom (2013), and Grief Sequence (2019). Sharma has spoken of her work in terms of thought rather than narrative. In Willow Springs, she noted, “It’s important to explore a variety of cognitive experiences in the poem rather than just telling a story.”   Sharma’s honors and awards include a Howard Foundation Award. She has taught at the New School, Goddard College, and the University of Montana-Missoula. She is the Henry G. Lee professor of English at Pomona College as well as the founder and president of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, and Literary Studies. Twitter: (https://twitter.com/prapra) //  Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/prapramt) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
27:09
February 5, 2020
S3, E10: Jericho Brown on Religion, Flowers, and Insight through Writing
Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/mnfPoHxuXtE) Poet Jericho Brown joins TPV and reads his original work, discusses religion and the symbolism behind flowers in his writing, and the issues surrounding our search for similarities between ourselves and others. -- About Jericho: Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer's Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.  Website: (https://www.jerichobrown.com) // Twitter: (https://twitter.com/jerichobrown) // Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/jerichobrown1) //  Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/jerichobrown) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
27:47
January 24, 2020
S3, E9: Rachel Edelman on Lineage, Matriarchy, and Hooray for the Riff Raff
Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/HNkSf9dS4J8)  Writer and educator Rachel Edelman returns to TPV, reciting and discussing her original work, exploring connections between lineage, migration, and matriarchy, and unpacking the music and meaning from Hooray for the Riff Raff.  --  About Rachel:  Rachel Edelman grew up in a Jewish family in Memphis, Tennessee. Raised with a keen commitment to social justice and love of the outdoors, she spent much of her childhood reading historical fiction in her grandparents' magnolia tree. Rachel holds MFA in poetry from the University of Washington, where she taught composition and creative writing. She has been awarded an artist's residency at The Mineral School at Mt. Rainier, a Loren D. Milliman Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets Prizes. Her poems, essays, and criticism have been published or are forthcoming in publications such as Beloit Poetry Journal, The Threepenny Review, Poetry Northwest, Southern Humanities Review, Scout Poetry, and The Critical Flame. She is currently at work on collections of poems and essays. Rachel graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. cum laude in English and geology. Following her undergraduate studies, she worked as an environmental educator and non-profit communications and development officer in Maine and Colorado. She now teaches high school English in Seattle.  Website: (https://www.rachelsedelman.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/rachelsedelman) //  Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/rachelsedelman) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
29:14
December 6, 2019
S3, E8: Casandra Lopez on Trauma Ethics and Creativity in Car Restoration
Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/ZCqxFC-Nc1U)  Writer and educator Casandra Lopez reads and discusses her original work, the ethics of trauma narratives, & fostering art, creativity, and connection through car remodeling.  --  About Casandra: Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian (Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseño) writer who’s received support from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf and Jackstraw. She’s been selected for residencies with the School of Advanced Research and Hedgebrook. Her chapbook, Where Bullet Breaks was published by the Sequoyah National Research Center and her poetry collection, Brother Bullet is forthcoming from University of Arizona. She’s a founding editor of As/Us: A Space For Women Of The World  and teaches at Northwest Indian College.  Website: (https://casandramlopez.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/casandramlopez) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. 
24:57
December 2, 2019
S3, E7: Julie Carr on Poetry, Installation Art, and the Blending of the Selves
Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/oYWmqDqVZwc)  This week, poet Julie Carr reads from her most recent work and discusses poetry as it relates to installation art, the body in relation to performance and dance, the resurgence of the lyric, and the concept of blending the self.  --  About Julie:  Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Julie Carr lives in Denver with Tim Roberts and their three children.  She is the author of seven books of poetry and two works of prose, with forthcoming works in both genres. Her poems and essays have appeared in such journals as The Nation, Boston Review, APR, New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, Volt, A Public Space, 1913, The Baffler and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including: The Best American Poetry (Sribner); Not for Mothers Only (Fence Books); Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa Press); Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (W.W. Norton); Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books; and &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing 2013, The Force of What's Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde (Nightboat Books), Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of Eight Hybrid Literary Genres (Rose Metal Press), The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow Books) among others. Honors and awards include The Sawtooth Poetry Award, A National Poetry Series selection, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2010-2011).   A former dancer, she now collaborates regularly with dance-artist K.J. Holmes. With Tim Roberts she is the co-director of Counterpath, an independent literary press and a bookstore/gallery/performance space/community garden in Denver. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the English department and the Intermedia Arts Writing and Performance Ph.D. where she teaches courses in poetry and poetics from the eighteenth century to the present.  More on Julie:  Website: (http://www.juliecarrpoet.com) //  Real Life Installation: (https://www.reallifeaninstallation.com) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
24:51
November 19, 2019
S3, E6: Laura Da' on the Shawnee Concept of City, Health & the Body, and Proper Nouns
Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/v2FSQu9jJiQ)  Poet and teacher Laura Da’ reads her new work & discusses the concept of "city" in the Shawnee language, understanding health and the body in relation to the mind and colonialism, and the effects of proper nouns in writing.  --  About Laura: Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship, an Artist Trust Fellowship, and fellowships from Hugo House and the Jack Straw Writers Program.  Her first book, Tributaries, won the 2016 American Book Award. Her latest book is Instruments of the True Measure, published by the University of Arizona Press. More on Laura: Website: (http://www.laurada.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/laura_l_da) // Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/lauralda) // ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
26:08
November 11, 2019
S3, E5: SJ Sindu on Poetic Sensibility, Navigating Trauma, & Healing
Watch the YouTube version here: (https://youtu.be/f9QBmPL_l-Y) Novelist SJ Sindu reads an original piece and discusses bringing poetic sensibility to prose writing, self-healing and establishing boundaries, and navigating femmephobia as a femme writer.  --  About Sindu: SJ Sindu was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction, was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the VCU First Novelist Award. Sindu is also the author of the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook, I Once Met You But You Were Dead, which won the Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. An Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Sindu holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Sindu’s second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is forthcoming from Soho Press.  More on Sindu:  Website: (http://sjsindu.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/SJSindu) //  IG: (https://www.instagram.com/sjsindu) //  FB: (https://www.facebook.com/SjSindu) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // 
25:54
November 11, 2019
S3, E4: Patrick Milian on Lana Del Rey, John Ashbery, and "The American Dream"
Watch the YouTube version here: (https://youtu.be/Mj0BGd4pLG0) This week on The Poetry Vlog, Patrick Milian from Patrick and Pop Culture discusses Lana Del Rey’s most recent album and how it connects to the work of 20th-century poet John Ashbery.  -- About Patrick: Patrick Milian is an instructor at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. He has been a David A. Robertson Fellow, 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. He received his PhD from the University of Washington. More on Patrick: Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/patrick.milian) // Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/patrick.milian.73) // ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
09:57
October 28, 2019
S3, E3: Benjamin Ficklin on Roberto Bolaño, Cross-Border, & Cross-Genre Work
Watch the YouTube episode here: https://youtu.be/2l4f50GM0EI This week, writer and artist Benjamin Ficklin reads his original work and discusses cross-genres, including rhythm as a cross-genre tool in fiction writing and performance, cross-border work and violence with the writings of Roberto Bolaño, and understanding white privilege as it relates to activism.  --  About Benjamin:  Benjamin McPherson Ficklin was born in Portland, Oregon and now spends most of his life travelling. Outside of his writing and photography, he works as a gongfu tea-master, teacher, commercial salmon fisherman, and ulu farmer. His work has been published in Lomography, wildness, Ursus Americanus Press, Clackamas Literary Review, Autre, Objects Food Rooms, Voice Magazine, and all three anthologies by The StoneCutters Union.  More on Benjamin: Website: (http://benmf.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/artsbmf) (@artsBMF) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
29:40
October 21, 2019
S3, E2: Larissa Lai on Fiction, Poetry, & Affect Theory
Catch the YouTube version of this episode: (https://youtu.be/ymy4I_qoRv8). -- Poet, writer, and scholar Larissa Lai reads and discusses her original works, the differences between fiction and poetry, and introduces Affect Theory as a comparison to the enlightenment-bound self.  --  About Larissa: Larissa Lai has authored six books including Salt Fish Girl and The Tiger Flu. Recipient of an Astraea Award and finalist for the Lambda Award, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Tiptree Award (twice), the Sunburst Award, the W.O. Mitchell Award (twice including this time), the bpNichol Chapbook Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, where she directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing. She makes her home in Calgary (Brentwood) where she lives with her father.  (www.larissalai.com) // (www.tiahouse.ca) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
26:03
October 13, 2019
S3, E1: Poet Chen Chen on Writing Trauma, Vulnerability, Queer Kinship, & Home Alone
Catch the YouTube version of this episode: (https://youtu.be/0V2za1q6D_E).  --  Poet and educator Chen Chen reads an original poem and discusses writing trauma, vulnerability & expectations, queer kinship & community, and how it all connects with "Home Alone."  --  About Chen: Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. He is also the author of four chapbooks, most recently You MUST Use the Word Smoothie (Sundress Publications, 2019) and Gesundheit! (with Sam Herschel Wein and forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press, fall 2019). His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019), and The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2017). He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence and co-runs the journal, Underblong. He lives in Waltham, MA with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug, Mr. Rupert Giles.  (chenchenwrites.com) //  (twitter.com/chenchenwrites) //  (instagram.com/chenchenwrites) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
28:50
October 5, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor Reads "Handplay"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read their own poem, "Handplay," which we will discuss even more in tomorrow's longer episode. This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
02:26
May 30, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor Reads "Once I Tried to Kill a Man"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read their very own work, "Once I Tried to Kill a Man," which we will chat about later this week in our longer episode. This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
02:58
May 29, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor reads J Jennifer Espinoza's "The Moon is Trans"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read J Jennifer Espinoza's poem, "The Moon is Trans" This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
02:54
May 28, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor reading J Jennifer Espinoza's "A Guide to Reading Trans Literature"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read J Jennifer Espinoza's poem, "A Guide to Reading Trans Literature." This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
03:40
May 27, 2019
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/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (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. ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
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/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
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/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
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/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
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/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
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 Ni