S303. Digital Denzines: Five Approaches to Poetry Podcasts

F150, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Podcasts’ episodic nature allow writers to create an ambiance of poems, conversations, and sounds while offering audiences an at-your-convenience hybrid experience of poetry reading, interview, and radio segment. The Poetry Gods, Versify, Re/VERB, This Is Just To Say, and The Literary Whip immerse audiences in the process of creating poetry. The panel explores five different approaches to the cross-media braiding of poetry, audio, and narrative building, which crafts a successful poetry podcast.



Joshua Moore is a 2014 Graduate of Eureka College and a 1st year MFA Candidate in Poetry at Vanderbilt University. He coordinates The Porch Writers' Collective: Poetry on Demand Initiative, and is the Host/Co-producer of WPLN's Versify, a podcast developed from the Poetry on Demand project.

Carrie Fountain is the author of Burn Lake, which was a National Poetry Series winner, and Instant Winner. She is Writer-in-residence at St. Edward's University and Visiting Writer at the Michener Center. She hosts NPR's This is Just to Say, a podcast about poets and the poems they make.

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants, and the co-host of the podcast, The Poetry Gods. He is a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, & the Conversation Literary Festival. His first book, Citizen Illegal, is forthcoming.

Lise Quintana is the head of Zoetic Press, whose award-winning lit journal NonBinary Review is published quarterly. Zoetic also puts out two podcasts, The Literary Whip, and I Liked the Book Better. Quintana is a short story writer and novelist.

Ciona Rouse is the cohost (along with Kendra DeColo) of Re/Verb, a podcast where literature, music, and pop culture collide. Rouse is a poet and the author of the chapbook Vantablack.


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