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Poetry Unbound
Poetry Unbound
On Being Studios

Delve into an immersive exploration of a single poem. Poetry Unbound is short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing — with a podcast,... more

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Clint Smith with Krista Tippett — What We Know in the "Marrow of Our Bones"

Friends, Pádraig here — we are awakening your Poetry Unbound feed to share this brilliant episode from the newest season... more

13 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
BONUS: Truth-seeking and the Symphony of Language with Henri Cole

A central duality appears in the work of Henri Cole: the revelation of emotional truths in concert with a “symphony... more

01 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
BONUS: Making Space for the Erotic with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poems are filled with butchery and blood as she carves space for desire, motherhood, and an encyclopedic knowledge... more

30 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
BONUS: Poetry That Pays Attention with Patricia Smith

Through her poetry, Patricia Smith generously, skillfully puts language around what can be seen both in the present and deliberately... more

28 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Maya C. Popa — They Are Building a Hospital

So much of what was once deemed impossible was found — during Covid — to be possible. Here, a poet... more

28 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
Jenny Mitchell — A Man in Love with Plants

How to remember a beloved who died tragically, violently? Remember the violence? Sometimes, yes. But also this: remember his love... more

24 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Vidyan Ravinthiran — Artist

What self-consciousnesses do artists carry? It can be difficult to know how to hold onto confidence in your work, especially... more

21 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Mark Turcotte — Dear New Blood

A poet reads to a room full of youths who seem to have some residual resentment to the poet. The... more

17 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
Wo Chan — the smiley barista remembers my name

What do sandwiches, laundry, therapy, childhood homes, and forgiveness have to do with each other? Wo Chan weaves a poem... more

14 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
Amanda Gunn — Ordinary Sugar

How can russet potatoes be made to taste of sugar and caramel? By dedication, love, and craft. Amanda Gunn places... more

10 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Poetry Unbound
Clint Smith with Krista Tippett — What We Know in the "Marrow of Our Bones"
Poetry Unbound