Interesting People Reading Poetry

16 Episodes

Interesting People Reading Poetry is a short, sound-rich podcast where artists and luminaries read a favorite poem and share what it means to them. Created by Andy & Brendan Stermer. New episodes monthly.

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Harrison David Rivers Reads Essex Hemphill

July 24th, 2018


In this episode, playwright Harrison David Rivers reads “For My Own Protection” by Essex Hemphill and discusses the use of the poem in his recent …

Chris Kraus Reads Steve Levine

June 18th, 2018


In this episode, Chris Kraus reads “Miserable Life” by Steve Levine and discusses how New York School poetry influenced the development of her distinctive style. Kraus is the author of

DJ Rekha Reads Audre Lorde

April 16th, 2018


In this episode, DJ Rekha reads “A Litany for Survival” by Audre Lorde and discusses dancing as an antidote to fear. DJ Rekha is a producer, curator, and educator based in New York City. Her classic debut album,

Marla Spivak Reads Rumi

October 23rd, 2017


In this episode, entomologist Dr. Marla Spivak reads “When Grapes Turn to Wine” by Rumi and discusses the changes in consciousness needed to rectify our relationship with the non-human world. Dr. Spivak is a MacArthur…

Mary Mack Reads Roald Dahl

October 16th, 2017

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