Tag Archives: Poetry

#015 – Dan Boehl

Kings Flag, by Jonathan Marshall. 2010, cotton, 35 x 60 inches.

In this new episode of Phoned-In, Dan Boehl reads from his new book Kings of The F**King Sea and talks to Luke Degnan about his collaboration with Jonathan Marshall, censorship, and Spiderman 3. Listen here!

Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea, and will publish Emily Pettit’s Goat in the Snow and Dan Magers’ Partyknife this winter. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost. He writes art reviews in Austin and works for the University of Texas.


#014 – Heather Christle

In episode #014 of Phoned-In, Heather Christle reads from her book The Difficult Farm and from her chapbook The Seaside!. ALSO a Q&A were she discusses the forest, a generation’s obsession with animals, and authenticity. Click through!

Heather Christle is the author of The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books), and a chapbook, The Seaside! (Minutes Books). Some new poems have recently appeared in The Believer, Fence, and Skein. Born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she now lives in Atlanta, and teaches poetry at Emory University. She is also the web editor for jubilat. More information is at heatherchristle.blogspot.com.

Telephone #1

This special episode of Phoned-In features poems from issue #1 of the journal Telephone. Click through to listen to twelve poets read their translations of a poem by Uljana Wolf and to read an interview with editors Sharmila Cohen and Paul Legault.

Visit www.telephonejournal.org to purchase a copy of Telephone: Issue 1.

#012 – Jim Behrle

I want to shock you in a wine & cheese kind of way. This twelfth episode of Phoned-In features a reading by poet Jim Behrle. Click through to listen to the podcast and to read a Q&A in which he and Luke Degnan discuss The Boston Poet Tea Party, satire, Snooki and being punched in the face.

Jim Behrle’s latest chapbook is SUCCUBUS BLUES (Editions Louis Wain).

#011 – Mairéad Byrne

Why am I here–in this house–in this world–which also holds a man screaming as other men saw at his neck with an inadequate knife? In episode 11 of Phoned-In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, Mairéad Byrne reads from her book, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven. Click through for the reading and the Q&A.

Mairéad Byrne emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry. Her books include The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She lives in Providence and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design.

#010 – Ben Mirov

Who was chasing me through the brush? He’s staring at neon graffiti and doesn’t look away. He looks like a rich kid on acid. He turns into a duffle bag. The man I have sex with is me. I don’t dream about you. I find your feelings’ cloud. In episode 10 of Phoned In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, Ben Mirov reads from his book Ghost Machine. Click through for a Q&A where he and Luke Degnan discuss boredom, depression, Lego poetry, and Haruki Maurakami’s novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

Ben Mirov has writing in, or forthcoming from: Did I Shit Me (I & II), The Agriculture Reader, Lungfull!, Absent, Verse Daily, The Best American Poetry Blog, and We Are Champion. He is the author of Collected Ghost (H_NGM_N, 2009), I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Ghost Machine (Caketrain Press, 2010). He is general editor of pax americana. He is also poetry editor of LIT Magazine. He blogs at isaghost.blogspot.com.

#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.