Poetry Sounds

Favorite Poems: Islam, Hopkins

August 25, 2015

Neelanjana Banerjee and Frank Stewart At the 2015 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference this year, our team at tatestreet.org were excited to kick off a new collaboration between Tate Street, Robert Pinsky, and the Favorite Poem Project (favoritepoem.org). The FPP was created by [...]

Favorite Poems: Johnson, Owen

August 11, 2015

  Alicia Ostriker and L. Lamar Wilson At the 2015 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference this year, our team at tatestreet.org were excited to kick off a new collaboration between Tate Street, Robert Pinsky, and the Favorite Poem Project (favoritepoem.org). The FPP was [...]

Favorite Poems: Wheatley, Carroll

May 26, 2015

Beware the Jabberwock! In this installment of Favorite Poem Project documentaries, we watch a mother and daughter read Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky." We'll also listen to Cornelius Eady share the strength of "On Being Brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley. [...]

Poetry Sounds: Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus”

October 30, 2014

Poetry Sounds is a segment at Tate Street High Society that features poets reading their work aloud. Since it is Sylvia Plath’s birthday week and Halloween (tomorrow!), we’re remembering Plath by bringing her back from the dead with a reading of “Lady Lazarus.” Spooky, [...]

Poetry Sounds: Charles Wright, “Together”

October 1, 2014

Poetry Sounds is a segment at Tate Street High Society that features poets reading their work aloud. Charles Wright, selected earlier this summer as United States Poet Laureate, reads “Together” for an interview with PBS News Hour (2011).  This poem felt just right as summer draws to [...]

Poetry Sounds: Robert Pinsky, “The Shirt”

July 28, 2013

Poetry Sounds is a new segment at Tate Street High Society that features poets reading aloud their work.  Sometimes, as readers, we forget that poetry is an intensely visceral form, one that began with ancient storytelling and song in which bards interpreted and communicated the  heroics of the [...]