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

  • Young Writers 2018 Aired: Thursday, June 28, 2018

    I'm back from teaching at GIV's Young Writers program held in Bennington, and excited to share some of their work with you!


    You can learn more about the Young Writers here: https://www.giv.org/writing/

  • Dealing with the Fludde: Interview with Peter Mishler Aired: Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Poet Peter Mishler discusses his new book Fludde. We talk about the process of writing his debut collection and more.


  • The Zen of Ralph Black Aired: Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Poet Ralph Black comes by the studio to discuss his new book Bloom and Laceration. We discuss the spiritual elements of his poems, travel, and more!


    About Ralph Black:

  • Finalists for the Best Poets of the Roc Awards 2018 Aired: Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Some of the finalists for the Best Poet in Rochester award for the Roc Awards come by the studio to share their work and talk about poetry's meaning to them. Poets include Shaq AOR Payne, Steel Outcastpoet Will, and Erica Griffin

  • Shot Through the Heart: Love Poetry Aired: Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Guests Sarah Freligh, Jonathan Everitt, and Javi Mason join me in the studio to talk about love poetry. We read our favorite love poems and work on prompts for love poems

  • Meditation Archipelago: Interview with Tony Leuzzi Aired: Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Poet Tony Leuzzi is back in the studio to discuss his latest collection Meditation Archipelago. We discuss islands he would like to visit, his use of syllabics in poetry, and more!


    About Tony Leuzzi:

  • A Fire in the Hill: Interview with Steve Huff Aired: Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Steve Huff returns to the studio to talk about his latest collection of poetry "A Fire in the Hill"

  • Embrace the Cringe: Interview with the Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective Aired: Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Interview with the Cringe-Worthy Poetry Collective. We discuss their various projects that include reading series, chapbooks and more!


    About CWP Collective:

    CWP is a Buffalo based group of poets who are attempting to make poetry more accessible and approachable. We are also a DIY, kitchen table press.

  • 2017 Retrospective Aired: Thursday, December 28, 2017

    I take a look back over the past year and play some clips from previous episodes.

  • Finding Poems Everywhere: An Interview with Foundlings Magazine Aired: Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Managing Editor Aidan Ryan and Art Director Darren Canham came by the studio to chat about the new Foundlings magazine (http://www.foundlingsmagazine.com/home.html). We discuss the start of the journal, the evolution of the style and voice, the collaborations, and the future of the new journal.

    About Darren Canham:

    Darren Canham is a farm-raised designer living in North Buffalo with his dog, Wally. He enjoys backpacking, woodworking, and analog photography.

    About Aidan Ryan: