Poetry Now

Tues. @ 12:45 pm

If you've ever been curious about why and how a poem gets made, PoetryNow is a weekly 4-minute program that offers an audio immersion into the concept of a poem. Listen to and follow the inner workings of a new poem as poets read and talk about their work on PoetryNow, a presentation of The Poetry Foundation and the WFMT Radio Network.

June 26:  Carrie Olivia Adams, “The Pain Reliever”
After an artist residency at Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science, Carrie Olivia Adams celebrates the lives of pioneering women in medicine during the nineteenth century.
July 3:  Gillian Conoley, “In the Next Next World”
Gillian Conoley discusses the devastation wrought by the October 2017 Northern California wildfires, the most destructive in the state’s history.
July 10:  Alan Felsenthal, “Open Openly”
Alan Felsenthal lists and blesses aspects of his life, large and small, for which he is grateful.
July 17:  Daniel Poppick, “Red Sea”
Daniel Poppick thinks about fear and recalls D. Alexandra Dyer, a non-profit director from Queens who was disfigured in an acid attack in 2015.
July 24:  Ryo Yamaguchi, “The Present”
Ryo Yamaguchi considers how future generations may characterize our present moment in time.