All posts filed under: The Subvocal Zoo

A podcast from the editors of Poetry Northwest featuring in-depth, conversational interviews with writers.

The Subvocal Zoo: Sierra Nelson – The Brink

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly 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. Episode 10 features Sierra Nelson with Johnny Horton rowing around the edge of Seattle’s Union Bay. Topics of discussion include finding the right director for your dream-poems, silence, frog song, collaboration, John Donne’s “Relic,” humor & wit, poetry as technology, and encountering the brink.

The Subvocal Zoo: Danez Smith – Only in Safety

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly 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. Episode 9 features Danez Smith in conversation with William Camponovo during the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis. Topics of discussion include the importance of community; The Dark Noise Collective; composing for the page vs. composing for performance; Ocean Vuong, Chinaka Hodge, Patricia Smith; Yusef Komunyakaa; The BreakBeat Poets and the April 2015 issue of Poetry magazine.

The Subvocal Zoo: Michael Bazzett – Finding the Inner Weird

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly 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. Episode 7 features Michael Bazzett in conversation with Justin Boening. Topics of discussion include a review of Michael Bazzett’s book published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesotan/Eastern European irony, the etymological opposite of “to remember,” recreating delight, Robert Hass; translating the Popol Vuh, and Mark Strand.

The Subvocal Zoo: Sally Keith – Acting and Failing to Act

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly 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. Episode 7 features Sally Keith in conversation with Dan Beachy-Quick. This episode was recorded in the galleries of Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center during the annual AWP Conference. The two poets discuss poems from Keith’s earlier books as well as work from her newest book, River House. Topics of conversation include: motion & emotion, Jorie Graham, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Agnes Martin, image & memory, and the joys of friendship.

The Subvocal Zoo: Special Episode – Season 2 Preview & Timothy Donnelly’s “Apologies from the Ground Up”

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. We’re gearing up to record interviews this Spring that we’ll release for Season 2 of the podcast. After bringing you six episodes in 2014, we’re back to preview the upcoming season of poets in conversation. This Spring, we’ll be traveling to Minneapolis for this year’s AWP conference with microphones in tow. There, we’ll record the first three interviews for the second season. We’ll be talking with Minneapolis poet Michael Bazzett–author of You Must Remember This; fellow Milkweed editions poet Sally Keith, author most recently of River House, forthcoming this Spring, as well as Danez Smith, whose first book, [insert] boy is out now from Yes Yes Books. We have more in the works, including some writers from the Pacific Northwest. Subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcast app, or follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop. In this episode:

The Subvocal Zoo: Episode 6 – Timothy Donnelly

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly podcast series, The Subvocal Zoo, features editors and friends of the magazine interviewing poets. Episode 6 features Timothy Donnelly in conversation with Justin Boening.