Breaking Form: a Poetry and Culture Podcast


October 30, 2023 Aaron Smith and James Allen Hall Episode 114
Breaking Form: a Poetry and Culture Podcast
Show Notes

The queens put the ass in astonishment & tease out favorite  moments in poems.

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Read Alicia Ostriker's "Locker-Room Conversation"

Check out Rita Dove's poem "Afer Reading Mickey in the Night Kitchen for the Third Time Before Bed."

Anne Carson's "X. Sex Question" from Autobiography of Red can be read here. Read "The Glass Essay" from Glass, Irony and God here.

Read Mark Doty's poem "With Animals" from My Alexandria. Check out "Days of 1981" here. And go (re)read "Atlantis" here.

You can read Olena Kalytiak Davis's poem “Resolutions In A Parked Car” here. The line "Explain Jesus" is actually a whole stanza unto itself, and it appears in the poem, "I Am Only Now Beginning to Answer Your Letter" from And Her Soul Out of Nothing.

Read "Facing it" by Yusef Komunyakaa, the final poem in his book Dien CanDau (Wesleyan, 1988).