Wordplay

Wordplay: Country Fair

by on 2019-03-29

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! This week’s title was inspired by Charles Simic’s poem “Country Fair,” featured on this week’s poem list along with eight other poems. Suicide, by Faith Shearin Trees, by Phillip Larkin Despair, by Billy Collins Sonnet 4, by Edna St. Vincent Millay Blessings, by Ron Wallace Sonnet […]

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Wordplay: Pi

by on 2019-03-15

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! In honor of Pi Day, this week’s episode is titled Pi and is loaded with these nine poems. The First 27 Digits of Pi, by John Donoghue ABC, by Robert Pinsky The Circus Animals’ Desertion, W.B. Yeats An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, W.B. Yeats Brief […]

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Wordplay: Voices

by on 2019-02-25

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! Those Voices you hear are speaking in poems…these poems more specifically: Who Shows Up At My Poetry Readings, by Kenneth Ronkowitz Honestly, by John Ashbery August, by John Updike Wayon’s Woman, by James Tate The Apple Orchard, by Dana Gioia A Little Tooth, by Thomas Lux […]

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Wordplay: Heritage

by on 2019-01-11

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! Everyone comes from a different background, this week, you can reflect on where you came from with an episode titles Heritage, featuring these poems. New Yorkers, by Ed Field The New Criticism, by Paul Hostosky A Hot Property, by Faith Shearin Heritage, by Louis Jenkins When […]

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Wordplay: Walking Through Walls

by on 2019-01-04

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! A loaded lineup of poems is showcased in the first episode of the new year. The Darkling Thrush, by Thomas Hardy Spell Against Gods, by Patrick Phillips Travelers, by Philip Larkin Walking Through a Wall, by Louis Jenkins Against Endings, by Dorianne Laux Telephone Repairman, by […]

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Wordplay: Solstice Tree

by on 2018-12-21

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! In honor of the Winter solstice, this week’s episode is titled, Solstice Tree. Your Luck is About to Run Out, by Susan Howe The Oxen, by Thomas Hardy As Seen at the Uffizi, by Dan Brown Follower, by Seamus Heaney The Cadillac in the Attic, by […]

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Wordplay: Plane Flight

by on 2018-12-13

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! Go up, up and away in this week’s episode of Wordplay: Plane Flight. Anthropophagy, by Thomas Lux Baby, by Ron Carlson Say You’re Breathing, by Thomas Lux The Book Stalls, Linda Pastan In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing, by Don Colburn At the Pitch, […]

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Wordplay: Fruitcake

by on 2018-12-01

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! It’s the holiday season, so this week’s episode is inspired by one of the season’s more curious food items: Fruitcake. – Christmas Letter,by ┬áJohn Morris – Turning, by Joseph Mills – The Past, by Louis Jenkins – The Storm, by Thomas Hardy – The Flowers, by […]

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Wordplay: Mr. Lampkin

by on 2018-11-16

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! Sit back and enjoy these six poems in the latest episode, titles Mr. Lampkin. – Relatives, by John Updike – The Idea of Living, by Joyce Sutphen – Etiquette, by James Tate – First Snow,by Louise Gluck – Data Rain, by Tony Hoagland – Marriage of […]

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Wordplay: No Nose

by on 2018-11-09

This is Wordplay with George Bilgere and John Donoghue! If you love Wordplay, you’ll want to stick you nose into this week’s episode “No Nose,” featuring the following poems. – The Partial Explanation, by Charles Simic – Indulgence, by Don Colburn – Refugees, Brian Bylston – No Nose, Ethan Cohn – Geography of the Forehead, […]

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