Posted by: Joelle Jameson | March 1, 2010

Tony Hoagland

I think it’s safe to say that Tony Hoagland one of the best-known American poets writing today, so I’m thrilled to have had the chance to have him on the show; he visited Boston recently was kind enough to take the time to read some poetry for me. His most recent collection, “Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty,” just came out this month. He has published four other poetry collections and a book of essays and has won many prestigious awards and grants over about the past 20 years. He guest-edited the most recent edition of Ploughshares, and that’s actually why he was in town; he gave a fantastic reading and held a Q&A session as well before returning to Texas, where he is the head of the creative writing program at the University of Houston.

“Food Court” by Tony Hoagland

“Air Hostess” by Yehuda Amichai

“Northwood Path” by Louise Glück

“Expensive Hotel” by Tony Hoagland

“A Little Poem About the Rain” by John Engman

“Poem” by Louise Glück

“Purple Bathing Suit” by Louise Glück

“Thank You” by John Skoyles

“Early December in Croton-on-Hudson” by Louise Glück


“The Reasons” by The Weakerthans

“Positively Inclined” by Wax Tailor

“This is Hardcore” by Pulp

“Bigfoot!” by The Weakerthans

“Last Ride In” by Green Day

“Everything I Build” by The Stills

“(Past-Due)” by The Weakerthans



  1. […] (which is where “the bong of disorientation” came from). Devotees will remember that Tony read for the show back in February. I think it’s safe to say he’s one of the best-known American poets writing today. He has […]

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