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The New Yorker: Poetry
The New Yorker: Poetry
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

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Amanda Gorman Reads Tracy K. Smith

Amanda Gorman joins Kevin Young to read “Declaration,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem “Ship’s Manifest.” Gorman served as the... more

22 Dec 2021 · 34 minutes
Aria Aber Reads Frank Bidart

Aria Aber joins Kevin Young to read “Half Light,” by Frank Bidart, and her own poem “Dirt and Light.” Aber is a... more

24 Nov 2021 · 34 minutes
Forrest Gander Reads Ada Limón

Forrest Gander joins Kevin Young to read “Privacy,” by Ada Limón, and his own poem “Post-Fire Forest.” Gander is a Chancellor of... more

20 Oct 2021 · 31 minutes
“To Claim What Has Tried to Claim Me”: A Roundtable on Asian-American Poetics

In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Kimiko Hahn, Monica Youn, Paul Tran, and Megan Fernandes join Kevin Young to read... more

05 May 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Toi Derricotte Reads Tracy K. Smith

Toi Derricotte joins Kevin Young to read “We Feel Now a Largeness Coming On,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem... more

17 Mar 2021 · 36 minutes
Margaret Atwood Reads Saeed Jones

Margaret Atwood joins Kevin Young to read “A Stranger,” by Saeed Jones, and her own poem “Flatline.” Atwood, a prolific poet and... more

16 Dec 2020 · 29 minutes
Arthur Sze Reads Robert Hass

Arthur Sze joins Kevin Young to read “The Problem of Describing Trees,” by Robert Hass, and his own poem “Vectors.”... more

18 Nov 2020 · 32 minutes
Joy Harjo Reads Sandra Cisneros

Joy Harjo joins Kevin Young to read “Still-Life with Potatoes, Pearls, Raw Meat, Rhinestones, Lard, and Horse Hooves,” by Sandra Cisneros, and... more

16 Sep 2020 · 34 minutes
Radical Imagination: Tracy K. Smith, Marilyn Nelson, and Terrance Hayes on Poetry in Our Times

In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Tracy K. Smith, Marilyn Nelson, and Terrance Hayes join Kevin Young to read their... more

24 Jul 2020 · 45 minutes
Clarence Major Reads Billy Collins

Clarence Major joins Kevin Young to read “Downpour,” by Billy Collins, and his own poem “Hair.” Major’s recent honors include a PEN... more

24 Jun 2020 · 26 minutes
The New Yorker: Poetry
Amanda Gorman Reads Tracy K. Smith
The New Yorker: Poetry