New Books in Poetry

New Books in Poetry is part of the New Books Network and seeks out the best of new poetry to bring to our listeners.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to host this podcast and platform. Though I will no longer be conducting new interviews, I leave my archives here, in tact. Enjoy!


This month-long celebration of the chapbook boasts an interview posted every other day for the entire month of September, 2014 and October 2015. Chapbooks are small-form collections of poetry that are often stunning examples of poets flexing their creative muscles.

Quick Links to the interviews I have conducted:

Special Programming:

Roundtable On The Poetry of Late Chinese Factory Worker, Xu-Lizhi
Featuring Mark Nowak, Shengqing Wu, and Rodrigo Toscano

Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation
Editors Lynn Melnick and Brett Fletcher Lauer
Featuring Five Poets from the Anthology

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie  Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation

Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity                                                      Editors Erin Elizabeth Smith and Fox Frazier-Foley, Featuring Four Poets from the Anthology



Full-Length Interviews:

Jason Koo  America’s Favorite Poem

Venus Thrash   The Fateful Apple

Kevin Prufer  Churches

Cedar Sigo   Language Arts

Eliza Griswold  I am a Beggar of the World: Landays From Contemporary Afghanistan

Kamilah Aisha Moon   She Has a Name

Kerry James Evans   Bangalore

Dorothea Lasky   Rome

Ailish Hopper   Dark Sky Society

Rachel Mennies   The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards

Karina Borowicz   Proof

Ryo Yamaguchi   The Refusal of Suitors

Amy Lowell, Mary Meriam, & Lillian Faderman  Lady of the Moon

Tina Escaja, Translated by Mark Eisner    Free Fall/Caida Libre

Rodrigo Toscano     Explosion Rocks Springfield 

Janice Lowe   Leaving CLE: poems of nomadic dispersal


Chapbookapalooza 2014 Interviews:

Leah Umansky   Don Dreams and I Dream

Lyric Hunter   Swallower

Megan Moriarty   From the Dictionary of Living Things

Dan Brady   Cabin Fever/Fossil Record

Leslie McGrath   By the Windpipe

Yu Han Chao   One Woman Fruit Stand

Laura Foley   Joy Street

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet   The Greenhouse

Ashley Inguanta   For the Woman Alone

Ken Pobo   When the Light Turns Green

Amber Atiya   The Fierce Bums of Do Wop

Dawn Sueoka   Little Uglies

Nikki Wallschlaeger   I Would Be The Happiest Bird

Daniel Borzutzky   Bedtime Stories for the End of the World

Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Ross Gay    Lace and Pyrite

Rachel Moritz   Many Forms in Water

Chapbookapalooza 2015 Interviews:

Ross White   How We Came Upon the Colony

Suzanne Bottelli   The Feltville Formation

Metta Sama   le animal and other creatures

Tim Tomlinson   Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse

Laura Gordon   Fiddle is Flood

Hope Wabuke   Movement No. 1: Trains

Alexis Rhone Fancher   State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies

Lynn Strongin   The Burn Poems

Anders Carlson Wee   Dynamite

Marisa Crawford   BIG BROWN BAG

One response to “New Books in Poetry”

  1. perhaps you could take a look at my new book?

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