Harold Bloom

Episode 445 – Heather Cass White

Virtual Memories Show 445: Heather Cass White “I’m sure that my obsessive focus on reading, as much as it is anything else, is a sign of a wound, or a lack.” Author & professor Heather Cass White joins the show to celebrate her wonderful new book. Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life…

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Episode 394 – Henri Cole

Virtual Memories Show 394: Henri Cole “My poems are a kind of transcript of life as it is lived.” Poet Henri Cole joins the show to celebrate his brand-new collection, Blizzard: Poems (FSG). We get into his evolution as a poet over the 10 volumes he’s published to date, the transformative year he spent in…

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Episode 197 – The Guest List 2016

Virtual Memories Show #197: The Guest List 2016 It’s time for our year-end Virtual Memories Show¬†tradition: The Guest List! I reached out to 2016’s pod-guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year, as well as the books or authors they’re hoping to read in 2017! More than 30 responded…

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Episode 151 – Harold Bloom

Virtual Memories Show #151: Harold Bloom I visited Harold Bloom in New Haven and we recorded a podcast. He recited poetry, and we talked about his new book, The Daemon Knows, the weight of age, the intifada of the young, and the epigraphs of his life. You should give it a listen! Here’s some of…

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Podcast 136 – J.D. McClatchy

Virtual Memories Show #136: J.D. McClatchy – A Forest of Things “I’m now older than the two most important men in my life were when they died: my father and James Merrill.” The great poet, essayist, librettist and bon vivant J.D. McClatchy (Sandy, to his friends) joins the show to talk about outliving his idols,…

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