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Make (No) Bones
15 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Episode 32: An Interview with Lauren Haldeman
Poet Lauren Haldeman discusses the influence of her childhood in Virginia and playing semi-professional soccer on her work.
17 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
Episode 31: An Interview with Simone White
Poet Simone White reads two poems from her new book, Dear Angel of Death, and discusses early motherhood and how she became a writer.
18 minutes | Apr 19, 2018
Episode 30: An Interview with Jen Bervin
Poet and artist Jen Bervin reads from her recent book, "Silk Poems," and discusses the interdisciplinary nature of her creative practice.
15 minutes | Mar 9, 2018
Episode 29: An Interview with Kamden Hilliard
Poet Kamden Hilliard discusses debt, wealth, skipping checks, and their process of finding the polyphonic voicing in their poem “This is the Bartender from Freddy’s Eff Yu Don’t Cum Bak 2 Settle Yr Check Im Calling the Cops”
17 minutes | Feb 9, 2018
Episode 28: An Interview with Megan Kaminski
Poet Megan Kaminski discusses plant-thinking, a poetics of encounter, and how those inspired her new poem, "In Bloom."
14 minutes | Jan 12, 2018
Episode 27: An Interview with H. Melt
Poet H. Melt discusses world building in poetry, political work, and how important anthologies are in building community.
15 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
Episode 26: An Interview with Emily Jungmin Yoon
Poet Emily Jungmin Yoon reads her poem, "Say Grace," and discusses protest poetry, her Korean-Canadian background, and her forthcoming poetry collection.
13 minutes | Nov 17, 2017
Episode 25: An Interview with Allyson Paty
Poet Allyson Paty reads and discusses her poem, "Promenade," and its relationship to movement, place, and the landscape of New York City.
17 minutes | Oct 20, 2017
Episode 24: An Interview with Sara Jane Stoner
Poet Sara Jane Stoner reads a poem, "Work Crazy," from her new chapbook GRIEF HOUR, and discusses the relationship of work and craziness, the ambivalent feminine, and the importance of a sentence.
12 minutes | Sep 22, 2017
Episode 23: An Interview with Beyza Ozer
Poet Beyza Ozer reads their poem “I was always too fat and scared to try to cartwheel” from their book, Fail Better, and talks about the complicated intersections between being queer, trans, and Muslim, and how that manifests in their work.
16 minutes | Aug 25, 2017
Episode 22: An Interview with Kevin Coval
Poet Kevin Coval reads a poem from his newest poetry collection, A People's History of Chicago, and talks about how hip hop, storytelling, and the poetics of placed have influenced him as an artist and writer.
19 minutes | Jul 28, 2017
Episode 21: An Interview with Daniel Borzutzky
Poet Daniel Borzutzky discusses Chicago and Latin American politics, and how they influenced his book, The Performance of Becoming Human, which won the National Book Award for poetry in 2016.
18 minutes | Jun 30, 2017
Episode 20: An Interview with Nickole Brown
Nickole Brown reads and discusses a poem from her book, "Fanny Says," which is a biography-in-poems of her grandmother. She talks about growing up in the south and the influence Fanny had on her life and career.
16 minutes | May 19, 2017
Episode 19: An Interview with Tara Betts
Poet Tara Betts discusses Chicago, hip hop, cultural memory, and how they influence her work. She reads her poem, "A Lesson from the Terrordome," from her new book, "Break the Habit."
21 minutes | Apr 21, 2017
Episode 18: An Interview with Olivia Cronk
Poet Olivia Cronk discusses long poems, genre, and her newest project in episode 18 of Make (No) Bones
13 minutes | Mar 31, 2017
Episode 17: An Interview with Jennifer Nelson
Poet Jennifer Nelson reads a new poem and discusses her writing process and her newest book project
21 minutes | Mar 9, 2017
Episode 16: An Interview with Danny Snelson
Poet Danny Snelson reads and discusses his current project, Apocalypse Diary
13 minutes | Feb 14, 2017
Episode 15: An Interview with Sara Wainscott
Poet Sara Wainscott reads and discusses her sonnet, "The Sky Does Not Come Down For Me."
18 minutes | Jan 23, 2017
Episode 14: An Interview with Kathleen Rooney
Writer Kathleen Rooney discusses her practice of flanerie and how it influenced her new novel, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
18 minutes | Dec 9, 2016
Episode 13: An Interview with Martín Espada
Poet Martín Espada discusses grief, loss, failure, and advocacy and how they relate to his poem, "Haunt Me."
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