Ode & Psyche Podcast

By Ruth Stone House, Bianca Stone

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Conversations in poetry & consciousness with Bianca Stone.

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Translation’s Strange Gifts + Speaking Patterns of Violence in the Lives of Women & World: Mira Rosenthal
These conversations in and around poetry always attempts I think to reiterate in new ways to experience being alive…and love between people: the desire, frustration, denial as well as the joy…we gravitate in our work to those relationships that hurt, or that traumatize. The painfulness of relations between men and women is often the concern […]
Mar 05, 2023
Thinking, Reading and Imaging the Essay with Hilary Plum
Today I’m talking about the various forms of nonfiction that poet, essayist and novelist Hilary Plum has found herself interacting with in her newest book Hole Studies. From listening to music, to obsessively reading journalism, podcasts, or editing and examining the conventional forms of academic publishing–Plum’s inquisitive mind investigates the structures and mechanisms of forms […]
Jan 15, 2023
Alone & Together in Poetry: Talking with Ben Fama about what it means to watch the relational
What does it mean to make a narrative out of our thoughts and feelings. And really too, how do the people in our lives our relationships factor into our reality. When we write an ode to a lover, are we watching them in love with another person? Are we Keats watching the lovers in the […]
Dec 21, 2022
The Role of Psyche in Poetry (& Keats)
We’re talking today about some of the origins of the themes of this podcast, my personal interest in combining poetry and the psychoanalytical, which are of course two instances of  exploring psyche through language and the relational, searching the self through lyrical uncertainty and narrative. It’s almost frustrating to listen back to the conversation because […]
Nov 27, 2022
Writing From Within: The Language of Psychosis & Irreverent Narrators With Khashayar Mohammadi
Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (They/Them) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based Poet, Writer and Translator. They were shortlisted for the 2021 Austin Clarke poetry prize and 2022’s Arc Poem of the year award and they are the winner of the 2021 Vallum Poetry Prize. They are the author of four poetry chapbooks and three translated poetry […]
Nov 02, 2022
Elisa Gabbert, The Beautiful Strangeness of Boredom & Fact
Talking the poet Elisa Gabbert about her amazing new book Normal Distance. A collection of funny and thought-provoking poems inspired by surprising facts that will appeal to poetry lovers and poetry haters alike, from the author of the essay collection The Unreality of Memory, “a work of sheer brilliance, beauty, and bravery” (Andrew Sean Greer) Known […]
Oct 18, 2022
In the Kitchen Talking about Poetry & Process with Dara Barrois/Dixon
Dara Barrois/Dixon (formerly Dara Wier) is the author of Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina (Wave Books, 2022). Other titles include In the Still of the Night (Wave Books, 2017), You Good Thing (Wave Books, 2014), Reverse Rapture (Verse Press, 2005), Hat on a Pond (Verse Press, 2002) and Voyages in English (Carnegie Mellon, 2001).  She has received awards from the Lannan Foundation, American Poetry Review, The Poetry Center Book Award, […]
Sep 29, 2022
The Exquisite Humor & Truth of Sommer Browning
Talking with the poet and artist, Sommer Browning about her new book GOOD ACTORS, from Birds LLC. Sommer Browning is an author, curator, and artist living in Denver. Her books include two collections of poetry Backup Singers and Either Way I’m Celebrating (both with Birds, LLC), as well as the artist book, The Circle Book (Cuneiform Press), the joke book You’re On My […]
Aug 23, 2022
Ben Purkert & the Continuously Emerging Poet
Talking in this episode with the poet and writer, Ben Purkert, about the manuscript editing process, teaching, self-imposed identities as a poet, and reading a lot of poems from his debut poetry collection For the Love of Endings! Ben Purkert is the author of the forthcoming novel The Men Can’t Be Saved (Overlook, 2023). His […]
Jun 07, 2022
Generous Space: Emily Kendal Frey
Talking with the poet and therapist Emily Kendal Frey, about her most recent book, Loveability, and how In poems we’re not only making space to explore risky ideas of self, but space for a reader to do the same. It’s a relationship with narrative that leaves space for the reader to see and being seen. But also […]
Apr 06, 2022