Flour City Yawp

“I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.” ― Walt Whitman

The Flour City Yawp hosted by Albert Abonado is Rochester's source for poetry and poetry related news, featuring interviews, readings, and conversations about the latest in poetry. Get your poetry fix every Thursday at 2PM.

Past Episodes

  • Why I Didn't Go To Your Funeral: Interview w/Colin Pope Aired: Thursday, May 16, 2019

    The poet Colin Pope discusses his debut collection Why I Didn't Go To Your Funeral


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  • Salt Water: Interview w/Laura Braverman Aired: Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Poet Laura Braverman talks about her collection Salt Water.


    About Laura Braverman:

    Laura J. Braverman is a writer and artist. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Levure Litteraire, Live Encounters, and Sky Island Journal, and is forthcoming in the anthology Awake in the World, Volume II by Riverfeet Press. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and studied poetry and essay at Stanford University, Bennington College, and the New School. She lives in Lebanon with her family.

  • Pantheon: Interview w/Phil Memmer Aired: Thursday, May 2, 2019
    Poet Phil Memmer stops by to talk about his collection Pantheon.


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  • Alongside We Travel: Interview w/George Guida Aired: Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Poet George Guida is back in the studio to talk about the anthology Alongside We Travel: Contemporary Poets on Autism edited by Sean Thomas Dougherty.


    About George Guida:

  • We Begin In Gladness: Interview w/ Craig Morgan Teicher Aired: Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Poet Craig Morgan Teicher talks about his collection of essays We Begin in Gladness that charts the artistic trajectory of writers.

    About Craig Morgan Teicher:

  • The Aliens have landed: Interview w/Karen Faris Aired: Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Poet and performer Karen Faris swings through to talk about her performance poetry piece Aliens Like Us.


    About Karen Faris:

    Karen Faris creates complex works that feature the human spirt and its battle for compassion and strength. She works across the artistic spectrum but her one constant is words. She is a poet, writer, performer and is increasingly captivated by the possibilities of theatre.  

  • Clues from the Animal Kingdom: Interview w/ Christopher Kennedy Aired: Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Poet Christopher Kennedy talks about his collection Clues From the Animal Kingdom


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  • Disappearing Inc: Interview w/Brandon Amico Aired: Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Poet Brandon Amico comes through to talk about his collection Disappearing Inc.


    About Brandon Amico:

    Brandon Amico is the author of a collection of poetry, DISAPPEARING, INC. (March 2019, Gold Wake Press), and is a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow.

  • The Heartbrache Series: Interview with The Rebel Flower Bomb Aired: Thursday, February 21, 2019

    The Rebel Flower Bomb swings through the studio to talk about her collection The Heartbrache Series. We talk about the book, teaching, pet peeves by performers, promotion and more!

    About The Rebel Flower Bomb

    The Rebel Flower Bomb. She is an unparalleled poetic force. She hails from Rochester, NY where she holds the title for the 2018 Roc Awards Best Female Poet. In 2013, she became a part of Roc Bottom Slam Family Rochester, NY's local poetry slam team. In the fall 2017 she released a collection of poems entitled “The Heartbrache Series” filled with sho



  • We Start With What We're Given: Interview w/ Miriam O'Neal Aired: Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Poet Miriam O'Neal takes some time out to chat about her debut collection We Start With What We're Given. We discuss persona poems, putting together the manuscript, upcoming projects and more!


    About Miriam O'Neal: