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:

January 19, 2018 - James Laughlin, part 2. The rest of historic interview with JL from 1997. Then host Charlie Rossiter talks about Wishbone, the little dog who teaches classic literature.

February, 2, 2018 - Arya F. Jenkins, poet-photographer from Ohio discusses ekphrastic poetry and reads from her work. Host Charlie Rossiter takes a look at Bullets into Bells a new anthology of poetry and prose focused on gun violence.

February, 16, 2018 - L. A. poet, Alexis Rhone Fancher, compulsive writer of erotics, irreverant photographer and lover of all things "bent" shares her no-hold-barred poetry while discussing sex and power. Host, Charlie Rossiter considers some poems that have been banned over the years.

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. Connor is an MFA student at the University of Minnesota and provides technical, textual analysis while Jack usually offers broader connections and a wide assortment of historical and literary resonances. Just like Poetry Spoken Here, Close Talking is available on iTunes, stitcher, and soundcloud.