Category Archives: Podcast

BOMB Radio

Phoned-In is featured on BOMB Magazine’s new radio show on Newtown Radio. Go to their archive to hear episodes featuring readings and interviews with CAConrad, K. Silem Mohammad, Carl Simmons, R. Stevie Moore, Zachary Schomburg and more.

#009 – Mark Leidner

You’re panicking / because you can’t remember the meaning / of nonchalant, but I’m massaging / your neck, whispering, / It’s what you are. This ninth episode of Phoned-In, our poetry-reading-by-phone podcast, features a reading by Mark Leidner. Click through to listen and read a short Q&A in which he and Luke Degnan discuss Twitter, robot voices, and pitchforking steaming piles of irony. Click through to listen to the podcast and watch one of Mark’s poetry-reading robot videos.

Mark Leidner lives and tweets in Western Massachusetts.

#008 – CAConrad

In episode 8 of Phoned In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, CAConrad reads from The Book of Frank and The City Real & Imagined. Click through for an Q&A where he and Luke Degnan discuss Philadelphia, (Soma)tic Poetry, and why it’s necessary to ignore advice from older poets. Here it is!

CAConrad is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010).  He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), and Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006).  The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.  Visit him online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com or with his friends at http://PhillySound.blogspot.com

#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.