The Subvocal Zoo

The Subvocal Zoo: Keith Leonard – Growing Ode

Poetry Northwest‘s podcast series, The Subvocal Zoo, features editors and friends of the magazine interviewing poets. Each episode features lively conversation between writers in a different location.IMG_2786-copyThis episode features Keith Leonard interviewed by Poetry Northwest editor Kevin Craft. Their conversation takes place during the 2015 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury, Vermont. Topics of discussion include: joy, tenderness, Krispy Kreme, odes, Ross Gay & the poetics of pain, basketball, and writing poems & parenting.

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Keith Leonard‘s first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2016. He is also the author of a chapbook, Still, the Shore, published by YesYes Books. Keith is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Indiana University.

Kevin Craft is the editor of Poetry Northwest.

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