Present Poetry Podcast

Welcome to Present Poetry!

A podcast where we sit back, relax, and enjoy some poems!

Each episode will feature a different author and five of their works (used with permission) from the past and the present.

Want your poetry on the show? Then fill out the form below!

Why I Didn't Go To Your Funeral by Colin Pope Present Poetry

TRIGGER WARNING! These poems reference sex, self-harm, and suicide.  Colin Pope grew up in the Adirondacks of New York and has a long list of writing accomplishments. His poetry, essays, and criticism have appeared in journals such as Slate, Best New Poets, Los Angeles Review, Rattle, Willow Springs, and Denver Quarterly. His manuscript Prayer Book for an American God was named a finalist for the 2018 Louise Bogan Award, and Pope also received two Academy of American Poets prizes, as well as various residencies and scholarships from The Vermont Studio Center, Gemini Ink, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, Round Top Poetry Festival, and others.  Colin holds an MFA from Texas State University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he works on the editorial staff of Cimmaron Review and Nimrod International. Why I Didn't Go To Your Funeral is a collection of poems that explores what it means to be left behind after someone you love commits suicide. Today's podcast features Bliss, Elegy for a Drive-In, The Necessary, If You Ever Became a Paper Doll, and Why I Didn't Go To Your Funeral. Buy your copy at the link above!  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you a poet? Want your work to be on the podcast? Then email with your submissions! Also, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share!
  1. Why I Didn't Go To Your Funeral by Colin Pope
  2. The Chariot (and Other Poems) by Emily Dickinson
  3. Poems by Victor Hugo
  4. The Unicorn (And Other Poems) by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  5. Welcome to Present Poetry!

Submit Your Poetry!

If you want your poetry on the show, use this form and submit a short bio, five poems for me to read on the air, and any links you want in the show notes.