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Radio Free Albion

Tony Trigilio interviews poets about their recently released or forthcoming books. Always informal, each interview is a conversation—two poets talking about the work and play of the creative process, and showcasing some of the most innovative new work in contemporary poetry.

Nov 11, 2013

Jan Beatty's fourth full-length book, The Switching/Yard, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2013.  Library Journal named it one of ...30 New Books That Will Help You Rediscover Poetry. Beatty’s poem, "Youngest Known Savior," from The Switching/Yard, was chosen for the 2013 edition of the

Sep 26, 2013

Kate Greenstreet is currently on the road with her new book Young Tambling.  Her previous books are case sensitive and The Last 4 Things, all with Ahsahta Press. Her poetry can be found in Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, Boston Review, and other journals. 

Sep 2, 2013

Adrian Matejka's most recent poetry collection, The Big Smoke, about the life of the boxer Jack Johnson, was published by Penguin in May 2013.  He is also the author of The Devil's Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) and Mixology (Penguin, 2009) which was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series.  He is the...

Aug 5, 2013

Shanna Compton's books include Brink (Bloof, 2013), For Girls & Others (Bloof, 2008), Down Spooky (Winnow, 2005), Gamers (Soft Skull, 2004), and several chapbooks. A book-length speculative poem called The Seam is forthcoming in 2014. Her work has been included in the Best American Poetry series and other...

Jul 1, 2013

Larry Sawyer curates the Myopic Books Poetry Series and is also the co-director of The Chicago School of Poetics.  He was recently voted Best Poet by The Chicago Reader in its readers' poll for a second year. His books include Vertigo Diary (BlazeVox, 2013) and Unable to Fully California (Otoliths, 2010). His...