Category Archives: Podcast

#007 – James Shea

In episode 7 of Phoned-In, James Shea reads from his book, Star in the Eye. Click through for an brief Q&A where he and Luke Degnan discuss Japanese poetry and the passage of time.

James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye, selected for the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series. His poems have appeared in various journals, including American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, Colorado Review, jubilat, and Verse. He has taught at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, and as a poet-in-residence in the Chicago public schools. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the poetry program at Columbia College Chicago.

#006 – Zachary Schomburg

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In episode 6 of Phoned-In, BOMB’s poetry reading by phone podcast, Luke Degnan talks to Portland, OR poet Zachary Schomburg about our generation’s obsession with animals and how poetry lends itself to collaboration. Also, Zach reads some poems. Click through to hear it….

Zachary Schomburg is the author of Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean 2009), The Man Suit (Black Ocean 2007) and several chapbooks, including, most recently, collaborations with Emily Kendal Frey called Team Sad (Cinematheque Press 2010), Feelings Using Wolves (Small Fires Press, forthcoming), and Ok, Goodnight (Future Tense Books, forthcoming). His translations from the Russian of the poems of Andrei Sen-Senkov have been published in Circumference, Jacket, Harp & Altar, and Aufgabe among others. A DVD of his poem-films, Little Blind Thing, is now available from Poor Claudia. He and Mathias Svalina co-edit Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He lives in Portland, OR.

#005 – K. Silem Mohammad

I dish these tasty iambs in my sleep. This fifth episode of Phoned-In, our poetry-reading-by-phone podcast, features a reading by K. Silem Mohammad. Click through to listen and read a short Q&A in which he and Luke Degnan discuss The Sonnagrams, the Internet and the effects of technology on poetry. Click on through to the other side!

K. Silem Mohammad is the author of four poetry collections: The Front (Roof Books, 2009), Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), and Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003).  He edits the literary journals West Wind Review and Abraham Lincoln, and is Associate Professor of English and Writing at Southern Oregon University.

#004 – Ben Lerner

I like the idea of a traveling sound. This fourth episode of Phoned-In, our poetry-reading-by-phone podcast, features a reading by Ben Lerner. Click through to listen and read a short Q&A in which he and Luke Degnan discuss The Doppler Elegies and the weather. Click through!!!!!!!

Ben Lerner’s books of poetry are The Lichtenberg FiguresAngle of Yaw, and the brand new Mean Free Path, all published by Copper Canyon Press. Read an interview he did with poet Peter Cole for BOMB’s Fall ‘08 issue here.

#003 – Dorothea Lasky

Goodness gracious the paper! This third episode of Phoned-In, our poetry-reading-by-phone podcast, features a reading by Dorothea Lasky. Click through to listen and read a short Q&A in which she and Luke Degnan discuss Sylvia Plath, Catullus, and Notorious B.I.G. Click through!!!!!!

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life (Wave Books, 2010) and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of the educational text, Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), and several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Boston Review, and Columbia Poetry Review, among other places. Currently, she lives in New York City and researches creativity at the University of Pennsylvania.

#002 – Jack Christian

This second episode of Phoned-In, our poetry-reading-by-phone podcast, features a reading by Jack Christian. Click through to listen and read a short Q&A in which he and Luke Degnan discuss Southern culture and preschool sculpture. Click through for more…

Jack Christian is the author of the chapbook Let’s Collaborate from Magic Helicopter Press. His poems are upcoming in Web Conjunctions and have appeared recently on the web in Drunken Boat, Sixth Finch, Ink Node, I Thought I was New Here, and Cimarron Review. He is from Richmond, Virginia and lives now in Northampton, Massachusetts.

#001 – Frances Justine Post

This first episode of Phoned-In, our poetry-reading-by-phone podcast, features a reading by Frances Justine Post. Click through to listen and read a short Q&A in which she and Luke Degnan discuss Rilke and the afterlife. Click through for more…

Frances Justine Post is a recipient of the 2008 “Discovery” / The Boston Review Poetry Prize and is currently a Writer-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Boston Review, The Massachusetts Review, Western Humanities Review, and others. She lives in Manhattan.