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Podcast: Is Poetry Dead?

Happy poetry month to all our listeners! In this episode, Amanda and Adiba discuss poetry, and how it has impacted their lives. They also discuss some of their favourite poems, and read some works by various poets. They also speak about how poetry was a male-dominated genre but has significantly changed. Their discussion centres around the question, “is poetry dead?”

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The poems read out in this podcast are:
Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
A Narrow Fellow In The Grass by Emily Dickinson
Untitled Poem (from Milk and Honey) by Rupi Kaur
The Other Side by Amanda Lovelace
If I Should Have a Daughter by Sarah Kay
Dreaming in Gujarati by Shaijla Patel
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by W. B. Yeats

Our own poems:
A Person by Amanda Faccioli
Victoria by Adiba Jaigirdar

Links:

Amanda Lovelace, The Princess Saves Herself in This One

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Shaijla Patel, Migritude

Amanda’s Green Book Poem – Seus Olhos, Gonçalves Dias

Forgotten Irish Female Poets

Rupi Kaur Banned on Instagram

Rupi Kaur Sells More Than Half a Million Copies of Milk and Honey

Female Poets with Male Pseudonyms

Music: Ukelele  – bensound

Some Other Poets We Love:

Taylor Mali

Hollie McNish

Alice Walker

Sylvia Plath

Langston Hughes

Maya Angelou

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