Chicago, IL | March 3, 2012

Episode 60: The Need to Speak: Writing the Political Poem

(Joe Wilkins, Matthew Zapruder, Robert Wrigley, Rachel Zucker, C.K. Williams) The politics of our age are rabid, dazzling, blinkered, ridiculous—yet they matter, deeply, in all our daily lives. We click the television over to the latest protests in Wisconsin, we open a newspaper and try to make sense of this latest war, and we feel called speak. How do we do so honestly and with conviction, nuance, complexity? Five poets take on these questions and more as they read from and discuss their own work and that of other poets who’ve successfully written political poems.

Published Date: May 15, 2013

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