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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.

Feb 18, 2013

Joe Harrington is the author of Things Come On (an amneoir) (Wesleyan Poetry 2011), a mixed-genre work relating the twinned narratives of the Watergate scandal and his mother's cancer. Harrington is also the author of he chapbooks Earth Day Suite (Beard of Bees Press 2010 -- available as free PDF) and Of Some Sky (Bedouin, forthicoming), as well as the critical study Poetry and the Public: The Social Form of Modern U.S. Poetics (Wesleyan UP 2002). He was the 2005 Walt Whitman Chair of American Literature and Culture at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, under the auspices of the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program. He is currently Professor of English at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.