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

  • Poet Crossing: Interview with Dan McKeon Aired: Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Editor and poet Dan McKeon joins me in the studio to discuss his work on the journal Pretty Cool Poetry Thing. We talk about its founding, index cards, Animal Crossing, and more!


    About Dan McKeon:

  • On Parents Aired: Thursday, December 27, 2018

    A reflection on work that examines the influence of parents

  • Year in Review Aired: Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Just a clip show featuring performances from the past year


  • Pski's Porch: Interview with Marc Pietrzykowski Aired: Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Marc Pietrzykowski joins me in the studio to talk about the press Pski's Porch. We talk about the origins, aesthetics, and more!


    About Marc Pietrzykowski:

  • Making Magic: Cornelius Eady and Bernie Heveron Aired: Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Cornelius Eady and Bernie Heveron perform in the studio and talk about their long relationship pairing music to poetry.


    About Cornelius Eady

  • Nerve Chorus: Interview with Willa Carroll Aired: Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Willa Carroll talks about her debut collection Nerve Chorus. We talk about her Rochester roots, the crafting of this collection, and more!


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  • A Look Back at State Street Press Aired: Thursday, October 11, 2018

    In preparation for a tribute to State Street Press, I take a look at a reader featuring the work of writers published through the press.

  • Sexiest Man Alive: Interview with Amber Nelson Aired: Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Amber Nelson joins me in the studio to talk about her latest collection of poetry Sexiest Man Alive, a collection in which she collages the interviews of men chose by People Magazine for the Sexiest Man Alive. We talk about the long process of writing the poems, the research involved, and the difficulties with writing about less than savory individuals.




  • I am a Naked Person: Interview with Ray Ray Mitrano Aired: Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Ray Ray Mitrano joins me in the studio to talk about the 10 year anniversary of his art poetry book I Am a Naked Person. We talk about collaborative art making, his experiences on tour, and more!

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  • Where Is the River Called Pishon? Aired: Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Poet David Ruekberg talks about his debut collection "Where Is the River Called Pishon?"  We talk about the long process of putting together this book, publishing, the tendencies and habits of our writing and more!


    About David Ruekberg: