Interesting People Reading Poetry podcast

Interesting People Reading Poetry

Stermer Brothers

Interesting People Reading Poetry is a short, sound-rich podcast where artists and luminaries read a favorite poem and share what it means to them. Created by Andy & Brendan Stermer.

23 episodi

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    Editor Dawn Davis (Bon Appétit) Reads Edna St. Vincent Millay

    10:46

    In this episode, Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Dawn Davis reads “Sonnet 171” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Davis joined Bon Appétit in November 2020 following a long career in book publishing. Through her visionary work at Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins, Davis oversaw the publication of numerous influential best sellers — from “The Pursuit of Happyness” by Chris Gardner to “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Ckf6fySDPqisv9vNzygx4 Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet born in 1892. She became wildly popular during her lifetime — known for her passionate readings and bold social views — and achieved a special mastery over the sonnet.   “Sonnet 171” by Edna St. Vincent Millay appears in the volume Collected Poems, published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics.  Keep up with Dawn Davis on Instagram, and at bonappetit.com.  We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Songwriter Grian Chatten (Fontaines D.C.) Reads Gerard Manley Hopkins

    14:59

    In this episode, Grian Chatten reads “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Chatten is the frontman of the Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C., recently described by NME as "the new heroes of the rock resurrection." The members of the group met while attending music college in Dublin and initially bonded over a shared love for Irish literature. Their second album, A Hero's Death, has been nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. https://open.spotify.com/episode/31tSGmqny6OPHQ1YWagJmV Gerard Manley Hopkins was an English poet and Jesuit priest who spent the last years of his life as a professor of Greek and Latin at University College Dublin. His poems were not published until 30 years after his death in 1889.“The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins appears in Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works, published by Oxford University Press. Keep up with Fontaines D.C. on Twitter, Instagram, and at fontainesdc.com. Click here to watch the music video for "Big," the song heard briefly at the beginning of this episode. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Photographer Alec Soth Reads Wallace Stevens

    15:16

    In this episode, Alec Soth reads "Of Modern Poetry" by Wallace Stevens. Soth is a photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has published over twenty-five books and has been called a "living legend" and "one of the most important photographers working today" by the Washington Post. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6U9XgyQuamdVdEDw1P9ZNm Soth's recent photo book, I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating, is a stunning collection of portraits and interiors from around the world. Soth has described the collection as an attempt to "strip the [photographic] medium down to it's primary elements." The collection takes its title from an early poem by the American modernist Wallace Stevens, whose meditations on poetry and aesthetics have helped shape Soth's understanding of his own work."Of Modern Poetry" by Wallace Stevens appears in The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, published by Vintage. Keep up with Alec Soth on Instagram and at alecsoth.com. His new collaborative book with C. Fausto Cabrera is available here for preorder. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Counselor Sheryl Paul Reads Walt Whitman

    17:33

    In this episode, Sheryl Paul reads from "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman. Paul is a counselor working in the tradition of Jungian depth psychology. She runs the popular blog and website, Conscious Transitions, and is the author, most recently, of The Wisdom of Anxiety: How Worry & Intrusive Thoughts Are Gifts to Help You Heal. Paul writes of anxiety not as a disorder to be eradicated, but as a wise messenger from the unconscious and an invitation to self-trust. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7cA213gsdEmnLNIK724wMy A key companion on Paul’s own journey to self-trust has been the legendary American poet Walt Whitman. His 52-part epic, "Song of Myself", first published in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, is among the most beloved and influential poems in the American tradition. Keep up with Sheryl Paul on Instagram, Facebook, and at conscious-transitions.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall Reads Mark Strand

    11:22

    In this episode, Jennifer Crandall reads "Keeping Things Whole" by Mark Strand. Crandall is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the creator, most recently, of Whitman, Alabama – a must-watch web series in which Alabama residents recite passages from Walt Whitman's poem, "Song of Myself." Crandall has described the project as "an experiment in using documentary and poetry to reveal the threads that tie us together — as people, as states, and as a nation." https://open.spotify.com/episode/5jO5ZJao4NZy4Peus2OrJh “Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand appears in the volume, Collected Poems, published by Alfred A Knopf. Keep up with Jennifer Crandall on Twitter and at jenncrandall.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Painter Enrique Martínez Celaya Reads Miguel Hernández

    17:24

    In this episode, Enrique Martínez Celaya reads “Elegy for Ramón Sijé” by Miguel Hernández. Martínez Celaya is a world-renowned painter, sculptor, and the author of On Art & Mindfulness, among other books. He lives and works in Los Angeles. https://open.spotify.com/episode/65qUKBK1KAGjRdvaL1f57r Miguel Hernández (1910-1942) was an early 20th-century Spanish poet. The elegy featured in this episode was written after the death of his close friend and mentor, Ramón Sijé, in 1935. The score heard throughout this episode was created using samples from a musical setting of the poem by Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat. “Elegy for Ramón Sijé” by Miguel Hernández, translated by Edwin Honig, appears in the book The Unending Lightning, published by Sheep Meadow Press. Keep up with Enrique Martínez Celaya on Facebook and www.martinezcelaya.com. We feature one short listener contribution at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read something after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Composer Libby Larsen Reads Bill Holm

    11:04

    In this episode, composer Libby Larsen reads “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” by Bill Holm. Larsen is one of the most prolific and most performed living American composers. Bill Holm (1943 - 2009) was a poet and essayist who lived in western Minnesota. Throughout the episode, you’ll hear excerpts from Larsen’s musical setting of “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” - performed by Clara Osowski, with piano accompaniment by Casey Rafn. https://open.spotify.com/episode/32LlR9vb2Whu50UlOZg0uw “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” by Bill Holm appears in the collection The Dead Get by With Everything, published by Milkweed Editions. Keep up with Libby Larsen on Facebook and libbylarsen.com. Keep up with Clara Osowski on Twitter, Facebook, and claraosowski.com. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Journalist Krista Tippett Reads Rainer Maria Rilke

    10:22

    In this episode, On Being Project founder and CEO Krista Tippett reads “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke. She shares how the poem gave her courage and resolve during the creation of her public radio show, Speaking of Faith, in 2003. In the years since, Speaking of Faith has grown and evolved into The On Being Project, a media and public life initiative exploring the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, poetry, and the arts. Tippett’s latest book is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1jLP4RyfT7fL5xdAdWnQpj “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke appears in the collection Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, and published by Riverhead Books. Keep up with Krista Tippett on Twitter and onbeing.org. We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Representative Ilhan Omar Reads Warsan Shire

    11:19

    In this episode, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar reads “Conversations about home (at the deportation centre)” by Warsan Shire and reflects on the many meanings of home. On November 6, 2018, Omar became the first Somali American, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress. She represents Minnesota's 5th congressional district. This interview was recorded in 2017, when Omar was still serving in the Minnesota State House of Representatives. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3hmD8drOOgB9Y5By1QcZVi “Conversations about home (at the deportation centre),” by Warsan Shire, appears in the pamphlet, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, from Flipped Eye Publishing. Keep up with Ilhan Omar on Twitter, Facebook, and ilhanomar.com. As always, the Haiku Hotline (612-440-0643) is open for your short poems and poetic musings. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.
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    Entomologist Marla Spivak Reads Rumi

    10:08

    In this episode, entomologist Dr. Marla Spivak reads “When Grapes Turn to Wine” by Rumi and discusses how Rumi can teach us to "think like bee." Dr. Spivak is a MacArthur “genius” Fellow known for her groundbreaking research on bee behavior and biology. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2xyntSd8WxczMfrBoaPgfP “When Grapes Turn to Wine” by Rumi, translated by Robert Bly, appears in the book If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems, published by University of Minnesota Press. A portion of all proceeds from the book are donated to support research at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. We feature one listener haiku at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe on RadioPublic, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.

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