With a Body Like That: Listening to Christopher Kempf

by Natalie van Hoose, Audio Archives Editor Spring is a stingy season in Indiana. After a night so balmy we left the windows open, Friday came as a real smack on the knuckles: mid-thirties, bracing winds, and Puritan rain (or is it sleet? Sheisse, it is). This calls for a hot poem. What better example … Continue reading With a Body Like That: Listening to Christopher Kempf

Mel Gibson is a Menace to Your Love Life: Listening to Rasma Haidri

By Natalie van Hoose, Audio Archives Editor In honor of National Poetry Month, we will be spotlighting one poem each Friday from our Audio Archives. Today’s feature is Rasma Haidri’s “The Passion” from Issue 21.1. Buckle up for this one, audio fans. That Haidri manages to skate away with two-ton words like “soul,” “substantiation,” and “primal scream” … Continue reading Mel Gibson is a Menace to Your Love Life: Listening to Rasma Haidri

Unions, Minions, and Onions: Listening to John Randolph Carter

by Natalie van Hoose, Audio Archives Editor In honor of National Poetry Month, we will be spotlighting one poem each Friday from our Audio Archives. Today’s feature is John Randolph Carter’s “Luggage” from Issue 25.1. A dizzying blend of quirk and wisdom, each thought in “Luggage” lies somewhere between aphorism and one-liner. Pick a few to pocket–our … Continue reading Unions, Minions, and Onions: Listening to John Randolph Carter