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The Poetry Gods Podcast – Episode 004

by José Olivarez

Welcome to Episode 4 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to the extraordinary Jeanann Verlee about social media, the struggle of leisure, & we have the return of Aziza’s guide to dating 101 plus so much more! Listen below.

Episode 5 with Joshua Bennett drops on April 26th!



Guest Bio
jeanann_verleeJEANANN VERLEE is a performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker who collects tattoos and wears polka dots. She is author of two poetry collections: Said the Manic to the Muse and Racing Hummingbirds, which earned the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in poetry. She has also been awarded the Third Coast Poetry Prize and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in failbetter, Rattle, Adroit, and PANK, among other journals, and anthologized in various publications, including Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning and Living, The Courage Anthology: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls, and Looking for the Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters Anthology. She was first runner-up for the Indiana Review Poetry Prize and has received multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry. Verlee worked as poetry editor for Union Station Magazine, For Some Time Now: Performance Poets of New York City, and Winter Tangerine Review: Fragments of Persephone, in addition to a number of individual collections.

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The Poetry Gods on Book Riot

by JR Ortiz

tpg_album_art_borderIf you haven’t seen the news, Book Riot featured The Poetry Gods on their list of 11 poetry podcasts for Poetry Lovers.

An upbeat, youthful take on poetry, the newly minted Poetry Gods Project shares the stories behind the poems and features interviews with contemporary poets.Book Riot

Check out the full list here!

The Poetry Gods Podcast – Episode 003

by José Olivarez

Welcome to Episode 3 of The Poetry Gods! On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to poet, essayist, and relentless Ohioan Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib about The Revenant and why one would go on a date to go see The Passion Of The Christ, amongst other topics. We also debate the merits of the state of Wyoming. Sorry, Wyoming! We’re sure you’re wonderful.

Episode 4 drops on April 12th with Jeanann Verlee! Stay tuned!



Guest Bio
hanif_willis-abdurraqibHanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the editor of Again I Wait For This To Pull Apart, an anthology of poems relating to music, released by Freezeray Press in 2015. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, and The New York Times. He has been nominated for the pushcart prize, and his poem “Hestia” won the 2014 Capital University poetry prize. His first full length collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, is forthcoming in 2016 from Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine.

Additionally, he is a columnist at MTV News, where he writes about music, and fights to get Room Raiders back on the air. He thinks poems can change the world, but really wants to talk to you about music, sports, and sneakers.

Follow Hanif on twitter at @nifmuhammad.

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The Poetry Gods Podcast – Episode 002

by José Olivarez

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Poetry Gods! In this episode we talk to Jeremy Michael Clark about the worst performances we’ve ever done, tattoo ideas, vulnerability and more. If you like what you hear, please follow us on soundcloud, subscribe on iTunes, and follow us on Twitter.



Guest Bio
jeremy-michael-clarkJeremy Michael Clark is from Louisville, Kentucky. A Cave Canem Fellow, he is currently living in Newark, New Jersey, where he is an MFA candidate at Rutgers
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The Poetry Gods Podcast – Episode 001

by José Olivarez

Welcome to episode 1 of The Poetry Gods. In this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to poet Jayson P Smith about love, how to spit game, growing up the oldest child and more. If you like what you hear, please subscribe. Episode 2 coming soon featuring Jeremy Michael Clark.


Guest Bio
jayson_p_smithA 2014 Pushcart Prize Nominee & Callaloo fellow, Jayson’s poems appear /are forthcoming in journals such as Day One, Twelfth House, The Rumpus, MUZZLE, & beyond. In addition to being an Urban Word NYC Mentor, Jayson is Poetry Editor at Union Station Magazine, co-curator for Poets in Unexpected Places & reader for The Atlas Review.

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