What Are Poems
By Jacob Davies
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What Are PoemsNov 13, 2022
W.S. Merwin he's marrying women, he's writing poetry, he may have written a dark version of the Lorax.
What's this? No scandal? A good man, writing good things who ends up in Greece (not exiled, just alone, but not alone at all) It's Robert Lax on What are Poems!
He is on the pulse of Late-60's New York City. A friend of all artist -- Frank O'Hara. I discuss a harrowing tale of hammers I heard second hand.
The Star-Spangled Banner
Two men choke on grapes in this episode.
NPR contributor, poet, and philosopher Baxter Black's poems are read. I regret making fun of Ronald Reagan in a twist of fate I never saw coming.
It's everyone in England's biggest crush: Rupert Brooke.
John Gillespie Magee Jr.
It's a vivid, quick, important life on What Are Poems today. It's reaching back for inspiration and that inspiration reverberating for generations. Hey! Have you ever had a Rolling Rock Beer?
Abraham Lincoln may or may not have written a poem about suicide in 1838. A reading, an investigation, thoughts of Lizzie McGuire.
The sister of William Wordsworth gets some thoughts. My buddy Phil reads a poem at around 4 AM in my home. My buddy Noah says "May I?" A little taste of friendship and the friends we keep on WHAT ARE POEMS.
It's Ginsberg. He's just as I thought he would be.
Number 50! and it's Gerda Mayer (refugee, poet) OPERATION KINDERTRANSPORT. What happened in Jim Thorpe?
12 Minutes on Easter (Amy Lowell Returns)
Quick holiday episode, folks! My thoughts on the top, Amy Lowell mentions a rabbit, we wish each other well.
Jimmy Stewart (And His Poem)
Stumbled upon this Don Welch fella. Got into his poems, kept reading them throughout the whole podcast. Neat one. Quiet one. What are Poems.
It's Ovid on a LATE NIGHT EPISODE of WHAT ARE POEMS. Hey! How about Ovid? He's not raised by horse people (I just haven't gone to bed yet) but he is writing erotic poems in Ancient Rome. Here we go.
She's born when the only thing going on is shoeing horses. She founds Boston (James Brown saves it) She's writing poetry (All the men are shaking their heads) It's Anne Bradstreet. (The Queen of Clam Chowder)
You want to feel like you haven't done anything yet today? Get a load of the life and times of Pauli Murray (lawyer, priest, activist, author and poet)
Poet and Activist Amy King's poems are read. I wonder about the fight at the Golden Corral Buffet.
Muses (Maud Gonne)
Forget Yeats - let's do this. Muses and Yeat's Muse herself, Maud Gonne, are the topic of discussion. A poem about soup is read.
I fail miserably at tackling the topic of Yeats.
This lady was out in the woods!
I return for an actual second season after an epiphany while mopping a floor.
Stephen Dunn, American Poet who played basketball, is discussed in and around thought-tangents.
John Keats (Part Three)
SEASON 2 begins with JOHN KEATS PART 3
John Keats (Part Two)
Keats is a doctor in this EPISODE
John Keats (Part One)
Hey! It's John Keats and it's the First Part of a Three Part Season Finale.
Robot Poetry (A Very Special Episode)
I explore the evolution of robot poetry
Paul Laurence Dunbar
It's Paul Laurence Dunbar! and it's all fun and games and achievements until he drops the ball at the very end.
Rainer Maria Rilke
What's going on with this guys early life? Holy Crow! My cats almost get out.
Roses Are Red (An Origin Story)
Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is discussed along with the idea that Stenonychosaurus could have evolved into a dinosaur man.
Rhina P. Espaillat
Quincy Troupe's jazzy take on poetry
Karl Shapiro, son of Baltimore is explored.
Billy Collins is explored. Dueling poems about the Susquehanna river are read.
The Night Before Christmas
Happy Holidays from What Are Poems?!
Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) is finally discussed in full. I think about DVDS.
20th Century Poet Seamus Heaney is discussed, my own poem "Deborah" is read.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams is explored.
e.e. cummings is explored and a listener's poem is read.
The location where Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book is finally revealed.
Ezra Pound's antisemitism is explored. Pound's poem April along with the original poem entitled "Ezra Pound"
Edgar Allan Poe
Fixated on Poe's death and slanderous obituary, this episode runs a little long. FEATURED POEMS: Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe and Frozen Peas by J. Davies