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POETRY JAWNS: A PODCAST
57 minutes | Aug 23, 2016
GABRIEL OJEDA-SAGUE joins us in the studio to discuss the phenomenology of walking drawn from Pokemon Go; the complexity of Cher's Twitter account as political commentary; found texts (including the Joy of Gay Sex, 1977 edition) & critically maligned media as poetry fodder; what replaying The Legend of Zelda can teach you about the mourning process; how to make fist fucking more marketable; his brilliant new book Oil & Candle; figuring out conceptualism as a queer Latino POC exile. BONUS: Gabe dedicates a special song to our listeners
36 minutes | Mar 22, 2016
POETRY JAWNS EPISODE 3: NICOLE STEINBERG
Alice Notley says there is "probably nothing more disobedient than being a comic poet, since no one's ever sure if that's good enough." In this episode, the razor-sharp & brilliantly funny Nicole Steinberg talks humor in poetry, poetry/life balance & how to stay on that prolific grind, bro heckling at readings, the downsides & upsides of integrating pop culture into her work, & much more. She also reads some of her fantastic poems, both old & new. This one's not to be missed! episode tags: how writing poetry is like Weight Watchers; pop culture in poems, giving 'em something to latch onto, & subsequent resistance; comedic timing & "You can be smart without being funny, but you can't be funny without being smart"; a rare breed of POETRY HECKLERS; on being uncomfortably & unapologetically feminine; the poem that a bro SO hated; "I have no problem provoking men.."; culling sonnets from Lucky magazine; are men ever frazzled or breezy or shrill?; brand-new bodega snack roulette format! (& jazzy theme song); becoming the Janeane Garofalo of poetry; why Nicole's forthcoming book is called Glass Actress; why Nicole's poems are gonna be on 1,500 posters (& how we can steal them); hot saliva action
30 minutes | Oct 5, 2015
POETRY JAWNS: EPISODE TWO
POETRY JAWNS: EPISODE TWO by POETRY JAWNS: A PODCAST
30 minutes | Aug 30, 2015
POETRY JAWNS: EPISODE ONE
POETRY JAWNS, EPISODE 1: We talk to poet Gina Myers about how to keep busy during a writing hiatus, the latest release from Lame House Press (Songs for Mary/Rarities & B Sides by Erica Lewis), the "unrelenting fierceness" of Morgan Parker, trusting Twitter more than certain media, and which Republican candidate she'd meet for a beer. Bodega Snack Roulette puts us in mind of the Jetsons and we discover that we're all part silica...
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