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

  • 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:

  • My Radar Data Knows Its Thing: Interview with Lytton Smith Aired: Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Lytton Smith joins me in the studio again. This time we get to talk about his latest chapbook My Radar Data Knows Its Thing by Foundlings Press.


    About Lytton Smith:

    Lytton Smith is a poet and translator, from Icelandic. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at SUNY Geneseo, he founded National Book Review Month in February 2015. His latest collection, My Radar Data Knows Its Thing

  • National Poetry Month 2018 Aired: Thursday, April 12, 2018

    National Poetry Month celebration featuring Reilly Hirst and Jerri Lynn Sparks

  • Someone's Utopia: Interview with Joe Hall Aired: Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Joe Hall is back in the studio to discuss his latest book Someone's Utopia out from Black Ocean Press. We talk about utopian societies, remixing interviews, and more.


    About Joe Hall:

    Joe Hall is a writer, researcher, and educator in Buffalo and Ithaca, New York.

  • Lily Goes to AWP Aired: Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Lily Codera, Production Assistant extraordinaire, is in the studio to talk about her AWP experience

  • 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"