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:

December 29, 2017 – A retrospective podcast featuring a diverse array of poets and poems from 2017,  a sampling of what we have posted: Mary Panza (PSH 43); Carlos Cumpian (PSH 50); Jules Nyquist (PSH 47); David Graham (PSH 56); Nicole Yurcaba (PSH 38); John McKenna (PSH 51); and Laura Boss (PSH 55

January 5, 2018 - James Laughlin, founder of New Directions publishing house and exceptional poet is featured in an historic interview conducted just a few months before he passed back in 1997. Although Laughlin is a superb poet, his poetry is less recognized than his role as publisher and correspondant with the  20th century literary titans who were his friends. Host Charlie Rossiter, takes a brief look at ee cummings, one of Laughlin's personal friends.

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.