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August 30, 2016
"What does it mean that black men are being shot in the back?"
April 27, 2016
Eileen Myles’s Moment
This week, we’re tuning into the writer Eileen Myles. Born outside Boston in 1949, Myles is just now having an all-American moment. Myles has spent the last forty years...| More
February 12, 2013
Geoff Dyer, “on whom nothing is lost…”
Geoff Dyer would tell you he found his way into writing as a way of not having a career. With ever-ready tennis racquet in his...| More
November 27, 2012
Tuesday in Tahrir: Field Notes, with Novelists
CAIRO — On the way into the tumult in Tahrir Square today, we’re in conversation with the novelist Mona Prince of So You May...| More
July 5, 2011
Harold Bloom: On the Playing Field of...
Harold Bloom, in conversation about his famous Anxiety of Influence, slips so comfortably into baseball and jazz metaphors (“tropes,” in the lingo) that I’m wondering...| More
May 12, 2011
Anna West: Poetry That’s “Louder than a...
Click here to listen to Chris’ conversation with Anna West Anna West, poet and teacher, is letting us in on “Louder than a Bomb.” Before...| More
May 10, 2011
Whose Words… (36) Alex Charalambides: “Look at...
Click here to listen to Chris’ conversation with Alex Charalambides Alex Charalambides, a slam star at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem next weekend, is...| More
May 5, 2011
Whose Words These Are: January O’Neil’s Underlife
Click here to listen to Chris’ conversation with January Gill O’Neil January Gill O’Neil personifies the very broad reach of the third Massachusetts Poetry Festival,...| More
March 17, 2011
C. D. Wright in Triumph: One With...
[newyorker.com image] C. D. Wright is well known for assembling her patchwork poetry from local and vernacular fragments. Even with fame and standing, she has...| More
January 27, 2011
Whose Words These Are: Christian Wiman’s “Wound...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Christian Wiman. (41 minutes, 20 mb mp3) Christian Wiman didn’t plan it this way but his poetry is...| More