Welcome to Poetry Spoken Here

Poetry Spoken Here is a podcast series from host Charlie Rossiter and producer/technical director, Jack Rossiter-Munley. Episodes feature interviews with poets, and examinations of poets and poetic themes of the past and present.

Poetry Spoken Here can be found on iTunes, stitcher, and soundcloud. To stay up to date with the latest Poetry Spoken Here has to offer, be sure to head over to iTunes (or wherever you get your podcasts) and subscribe! If you like what you hear, leave us a review -- that's a great way for us to find more listeners.

New episodes of Poetry Spoken Here are posted on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. You can listen to previous podcasts and other exclusive audio in our "Podcast Archive." You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and you can write us with your thoughts on past shows or with suggestions for future programs at poetryspokenhere@gmail.com.

Current & Upcoming Episodes:

May 4, 2018 - Bill Morgan, archivist to Allen Ginsberg, talks about The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats, a book created from Allen's lectures on the subject edited by Bill. Host Charlie Rossiter reviews Wait Till I'm Dead, a collection of Ginsberg's previously uncollected poems spanning his entire career from the 1940s till his death in 1997, also compiled and edited by Morgan.

May 18, 2018 - Gayle Lauradunn from New Mexico reads from her new biography in poems, All the Wild and Holy: A Life of Eunice Williams 1696-1785. Host Charlie Rossiter considers how much the poetry community has acted upon suggestions for making poetry more a part of the culture from Dana Gioia's "Can Poetry Matter" essay.

June 1, 2018 - Mark O'Brien from upstate NY talks about his interests in visual art and poetry, Host Charlie Rossiter remembers recently deceased Beat poet and novelist Bobbie Louise Hawkins.

June 15, 2018 - Tamar Samuel-Siegel from Virginia (and other places) shares her views on embodiment of language and poetry and reads poems from her time spent in Israel.

Check out Close Talking!

In November of 2016, we launched a second podcast Close Talking, a show that dives deep into individual works of poetry and plumbs their depths. New episodes post on the 2nd and 4th Friday of of each month. That show is hosted by Poetry Spoken Here producer, Jack Rossiter-Munley and his good friend Connor Stratton. Just like Poetry Spoken Here, Close Talking is available on iTunes, stitcher, and soundcloud.