Podcast is the Word
I have been woefully inadaquate in hyping the Scottish Poetry Library on my website. This is a shame because of the sheer breadth and scope of talent on display in these conversations and readings. We’ve got poets from New Zealand, Malta, America, the Scottish Isles and Britain. We talk nationalism with Donny O’Rourke, Occupy Wall Street with Matthew Zapreder, cynicism with Matthew Dickman, politics and small communities with Gabrielle Calvocoressi and life with Sarah Broom. I’ve learned something new with every interview and they provide food for thought and poems to inspire, sometimes advice. Thanks to all who sat patiently through my questions — I enjoyed every chat and hope you, dear listener, will too. Dip in and tell us what you think. Click on a name to hear the podcast and don’t forget to subscribe – for free – via Itunes or RSS. Ryan
Gabrielle Calvocoressi reads from and discusses poems from her collections The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and Apocalyptic Swing.
San Francisco’s Joseph Lease talks about the Beats, the Renaissance, and his own poetry.
We catch up with poet Ian Stephen from the Isle of Lewis.
We chat with Maltese poet Adrian Grima.
We catch up with Young Dawkins, winner of the 2011 Scottish Slam Championship.
Collaborative projects involving poetry with other art forms provides the focus of this week’s episode.
Poet, musician, editor and broadcaster Donny O’Rourke talks about Scottish poetry, Scottish identity and Scottish nationalism with Ryan Van Winkle.
We chat with the New Zealand Poet Laureate Ian Wedde.
Highlights from a series of events centred around writers and artists from Lebanon, Syria and Scotland.
We chew the cud with poet, editor and critic Colin Herd.
We talk to poet and translator Matthew Zapruder.
We catch up with poet Sarah Broom in Auckland to talk about her collection Tigers at Awhitu.
Our Ryan in Residence gets down to brass tacks with Durs Grünbein, Tom Petsinis and poetry troupe Krikri at StAnza 2011.
In a special episode from Flagstaff, Arizona, Ryan has a good old jaw with poet Matthew Dickman.