October 6th, 2020 | Season 1 | 19 mins 13 secs
erasure, jen bervin, nets, palimpsest, shakespeare, solmaz sharif, sonnet
In this episode we learn about erasure poetry and poetic tradition by looking at Jen Bervin's incredible book NETS, created from the sonnets of Shakespeare.
September 29th, 2020 | Season 1 | 14 mins 40 secs
america, claude mckay, harlem renaissance, race, sonnet
In this episode, we discuss Claude McKay, an influential poet of the Harlem Renaissance, taking a close look at his incredible sonnet "America."
September 22nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 16 mins 12 secs
shakespeare, sonnet, sonnet 18
In this episode we introduce listeners to one of the most resilient forms in English-language poetry: the sonnet. And we do it with one of the most famous sonnets Shakespeare wrote.
September 15th, 2020 | Season 1 | 14 mins 9 secs
african american literature, early american literature, on being brought from africa to america, phillis wheatley
This episode examines a short, incredible, difficult and important poem by one of the founding figures of African American literary traditions, Phillis Wheatley.
September 10th, 2020 | Season 1 | 14 mins 13 secs
analysis, ars poetica, emily dickinson, poetry, tell all the truth
What does it mean to tell the truth "slant"? Is this a ballad, a hymn? What is "ars poetica" and is this an example? Join us for a discussion of this great, short, fun, rich poem by Dickinson.
August 31st, 2020 | Season 1 | 14 mins 44 secs
ars poetica, digging, heaney, poetry
We begin Poetry for All by teaching and talking about a great poem on poetry itself: Seamus Heaney's "Digging."