Last week, we kicked off our brand new poetry podcast series, From the Catbird Seat, with an inaugural episode featuring Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. Today, we’re excited to announce that episode 2 is now available on our website and on iTunes.
In this second installment of the season, we take you behind the scenes of the Library’s “The Life of a Poet” series with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post‘s Book World and host of our five-year-old interview series. Ron chats with Rob Casper about the origins of “The Life of a Poet,” shares some anecdotes, and reveals a bit of his Herculean preparation process for these long-form interviews with award-winning poets (e.g., reading a poet’s entire body of work in one sitting).
To get you (virtually) seated front and center, we’ll also play segments from three “The Life of a Poet” events; listen in to these intimate conversations between Ron Charles and Mary Ruefle, Edward Hirsch, and Alice Fulton.