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

  • I Play His Red Guitar: Interview with Charlie Cote Aired: Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Friend of the show and frequent contributor Charlie Cote stops through to talk about his new collection  I Play His Red Guitar. We discuss the process of putting together the collection, the influence of therapy on his poetry, his love of constraints, his work with 13thirty Cancer Connect and more.


    About Charlie Cote:

  • Young Writers on Place Aired: Thursday, June 27, 2019

    For the past few years, I've taught a class for the Governor's Institute of Vermont's Young Writers program. This year we took a look at the question of place, and the following episode features poems they had written addressing this question and others during their time in the program.

    Thanks to all the students who participated: Sam, Trace, Elena, Zoe, Willa, Max, Alexis, Adelle, and Ava

  • 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


    About Colin Pope:


  • 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.