Poetry Readings & Interviews

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

This section documents an archive of poetry readings and audio interviews from the long-running program The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress. The program is sponsored by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry and the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.

The series includes interviews and readings from several U.S. Poets Laureate, State Poets Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, Witter Bynner fellows, and a number of other significant poets, collected over 25 years.

The show first aired on WPFW-FM radio in Washington, D.C., and currently features on a special podcast as well as on National Public Radio, and features the poets' discussions of craft and sources of inspiration, as well as readings of their poetry, with host Grace Cavalieri.  

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection)

MANIFEST

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THE POET AND THE POEM FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Cavalieri Productions (1997-2022) - GM1


- The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress podcast founded and produced by Grace Cavalieri, with associate producer and engineer Mike Turpin
- Hosted by Grace Cavalieri

- Readings and interviews from over 25 years' worth of the program are included in the Polaris collection of the Lunar Codex archive

Audio Podcast Series 1997-2016, Part 1


Akbar Ahmed ▪ Kwame Alexander ▪ Peter Klappert ▪ Karren LaLonde Alenier ▪ Luis Alberto Ambroggio ▪ Carlos Parada Ayala ▪ Abdul Ali ▪ Le Hinton ▪ Cicely Angleton ▪ Martin Galvin ▪ Emily Ferrara ▪ Sabine Pascarelli ▪ Maria Mazziotti Gillan ▪ Rose Solari ▪ L.S. Asekoff ▪ Quique Avilés ▪ Naomi Ayala ▪ Joseph Briggs ▪ Zeina Azzam ▪ Holly Bass ▪ Mary Morris ▪ James H. Beall ▪ Anne Becker ▪ Ernie Wormwood ▪ Moira Egan ▪ Lyn Lifshin ▪ Martin Bidney ▪ George Bilgere ▪ Charles Jensen ▪ Remica L. Bingham ▪ Sheila Black ▪ Richard Blanco ▪ Jody Bolz ▪ Sarah Browning ▪ Donna Denizé ▪ Judith McCombs ▪ Ann Bracken ▪ Nancy White ▪ Eva Brann ▪ Alan Britt ▪ Fleda Brown ▪ W.D. Snodgrass ▪ Andrea Hollander Budy ▪ Sarah Maclay ▪ Michael Bywater ▪ Jaiho Masam ▪ Nicholas Cary ▪ Iyana Morgan ▪ Kaitlyn Murphy ▪ Carina Urbina ▪ Angelica Edwards ▪ Jerome Clarke ▪ Carina Urbina ▪ Brianna Devine ▪ Dechauna Johnson ▪ Kaitlyn Murphy ▪ Adaiah Brown ▪ Iyana Morgan ▪ Nicholas Cary ▪ Jaiho Masam ▪ Kenneth Carroll ▪ Anne Caston ▪ Laura Orem ▪ Wing-chi-Chan ▪ Jeffrey Chappell ▪ Lucille Clifton ▪ Eavan Boland ▪ Hilda Stern Cohen ▪ William Gilcher ▪ Elizabeth Bolton ▪ Thomas Moore ▪ Anna Gilcher ▪ Michael Collier ▪ Billy Collins ▪ Billy Collins ▪ Jim Daniels ▪ Kyle Dargan ▪ Sandra Beasley ▪ Christina Davis ▪ Mark Dawson ▪ Richard Peabody ▪ Tory Dent ▪ Brian DeShazor ▪ Sharon Dolin ▪ Twain Dooley ▪ Rita Dove ▪ Henry Taylor ▪ Jehanne Dubrow ▪ Cornelius  Eady ▪ Thomas Sayers Ellis ▪ James Tatum ▪ William Cook ▪ Richard Harteis ▪ Claudia  Emerson ▪ Daniel Mark Epstein ▪ Martín Espada ▪ Robert Fanning ▪ Judith Farr ▪ Myra Sklarew ▪ Emily Ferrara ▪ Sabine Pascarelli ▪ F. Ethan Fischer ▪ Ed Zahniser ▪ Nick Flynn (audio no longer available) ▪ Frederick Foote ▪ Emily Fragos ▪ Lesley Lee Francis ▪ Sunil Freeman ▪ Maria Van Beuren ▪ Forrest Gander ▪ Robert Bringhurst ▪ Diana Garcia ▪ Philip Gefter ▪ Zariya Allen ▪ Belissa Escobedo ▪ Rhiannon McGavin ▪ David Gewanter ▪ Cliff Bernier ▪ Maria M. Gillan ▪ Brian Gilmore ▪ Brandon D. Johnson ▪ Daniela Gioseffi ▪ Robert L. Giron ▪ Michael S. Glaser ▪ Louise Glück ▪ Patricia Gray ▪ Michael Gushue ▪ Mark Trainer ▪ Kimiko Hahn ▪ Donald Hall ▪ Clarinda Harriss ▪ Dan Vera ▪ Judith Harris ▪ Miles David Moore ▪ Reginald Harris ▪ Marc Harshman ▪ Robert Hass ▪ Ava Leavell Haymon ▪ Julie Kane ▪ Terrance Hayes ▪ Allison Adele Hedge Coke ▪ Eleanore Heginbotham ▪ Juan Felipe Herrera ▪ Geoffrey Himes ▪ Jane Hirshfield ▪ Cynthia Huntington ▪ Major Jackson ▪ Reuben Jackson ▪ Gray Jacobik ▪ Honorée Fanonne Jeffers ▪ Rod Jellema ▪ Cathy Eisenhower ▪ A. Van Jordan ▪ Carolyn Joyner ▪ Jody Bolz ▪ Katia Kapovich ▪ Wayne Karlin ▪ Ilyon Woo ▪ Candace Katz ▪ Barbara Quick ▪ Dolores Kendrick ▪ David Keplinger ▪ Fatemeh Keshavarz ▪ Myong-Hee Kim ▪ Barbara Goldberg ▪ Sibbie O'Sullivan ▪ Kathi Wolfe ▪ Alan W. King ▪ Amy King ▪ Ted Kooser ▪ Stanley Kunitz ▪ Laurie Lamon ▪ Hiram Larew ▪ Mary Ann Larkin ▪ Patric Pepper ▪ Merill Leffler ▪ Philip Levine ▪ Chris Llewellyn ▪ Herbert Woodward Martin ▪ Laini Mataka ▪ Ann Slayton ▪ Hope Maxwell-Snyder ▪ Rob Carney ▪ C.M. Mayo ▪ Francisco Aragón ▪ Greg McBride ▪ Sarah Browning ▪ Shara McCallum ▪ Richard McCann ▪ Reb Livinston ▪ Jill McDonough ▪ Elisavietta Ritchie ▪ Campbell McGrath ▪ Heather McHugh

Audio Podcast Series 1997-2016, Part 2


W.S. Merwin ▪ E. Ethelbert Miller ▪ Sami Miranda ▪ Daniel Thomas Moran ▪ Yvette Neisser Moreno ▪ Teri Ellen Cross ▪ Barbara Klein Moss ▪ Stewart Moss ▪ Jeanne Mozier ▪ Askia Muhammad ▪ Philip Nikolayev ▪ Naomi Shihab Nye ▪ Max Ochs ▪ William Palmer ▪  Michelle Parkerson ▪ Terence Winch ▪ Linda Pastan ▪ Robert Pinsky ▪ Stanley Plumly ▪ Phyllis Culham ▪ Robert Ertman ▪ Robert Ertman ▪ Spencer Reece ▪ Michael Riedel ▪ 

Maritza Rivera ▪ Kim Roberts ▪ Fred Joiner ▪ Len Roberts ▪ Bobby C. Rogers ▪ Kay Ryan ▪ John Rybicki ▪ Martha Sanchez-Lowery ▪ Avideh Shashaani ▪ Vivian Shipley ▪ Jane Shore ▪  Jean Nordhaus ▪ Edgar Gabriel Silex ▪ Sue Silver ▪ Sonja James ▪ Charles Simic ▪ Patricia Smith ▪ Rose Solari ▪ Hilary Tham ▪ Karren Alenier ▪ Kim Roberts ▪ Rose Solari ▪ James J. Patterson ▪ Shelby Stephenson ▪ Silvana Straw ▪ Regie Cabico ▪ Joseph Stroud ▪ Terese Svoboda ▪ Ann B. Knox ▪ Mary Szybist ▪ Sue Ellen Thompson ▪ Matthew Thorburn ▪ 

Venus Thrash ▪ Dai Sil Kim-Gibson ▪ Sherill Tippins ▪ Emma Trelles ▪ Natasha Trethewey ▪ David Tucker ▪ David Wagoner ▪ Martin Walls ▪ Connie Wanek ▪ Thom Ward ▪ Rebecca WeeBelle Waring ▪ Walter Cybulski ▪ Shatha Awad ▪ Noor Mohammed ▪ Zayneb Rachidi ▪ Zayna Venable ▪ Nooran Elmoustafa ▪ Sumaiyah Fatima ▪ Sumayya Gumus ▪ Areebah Jahin ▪ Aamenah Kabbara ▪ Hana Rahman ▪ Rebecca Wee ▪ Joshua Weiner ▪ David Whyte ▪ Katherine J. Williams ▪ Christina Daub ▪ Nan Fry ▪ Baron Wormser ▪ Charles Wright ▪ Monica Youn

Audio Podcast Series 2017-2018


Jim Reese ▪ Mark McMorris ▪ E. Ethelbert Miller ▪ Elizabeth Hazen ▪ Sistah Joy ▪ Ladi Di ▪ Bernardo Taylor ▪ Judith McCombs ▪ Joseph Ross ▪ Hayes Davis ▪ Indran Amirthanayagam
▪ Evie Shockley ▪ Dai Sil Kim-Gibson ▪ Barbara Goldberg ▪ Nancy Carlson ▪ Hope Snyder ▪
Laura Shovan ▪ Zeina Hashem Beck ▪ Sherwin Bitsui ▪ Linda Rodriguez ▪ George Wallace ▪ Bojan Louis ▪ Margo Jefferson ▪ Anna Lawton ▪ Lauren Camp ▪ Diane Wilbon Parks ▪ Rachel Corbett ▪ Patrick Washington ▪ Mike Maggio ▪ Holly Bass ▪ Terry Blackhawk ▪ Frank X Walker ▪ Shauna Morgan ▪ Tracy K Smith ▪ Matthew Hittinger ▪ Eric Salem ▪ Eva Brann ▪ Peter Kalkavage ▪ Fleda Brown ▪ Eli Gottlieb ▪ Reuben Jackson ▪ Kevin Gordon ▪ Emily Fragos ▪ Sandra Evans Falconer

Audio Podcast Series 2018-2019

Dr. Xuhua Liang ▪ Chad Frame ▪ Erica Wright ▪ David Gewanter ▪ Wendy Lesser ▪ Marcus Jackson ▪ Michael Lally ▪ Nin Andrews ▪ Linda Pastan ▪ Kyle Dargan ▪ Virginia Smith ▪ Kim Roberts ▪ Abhay K. ▪ Geraldine Connolly ▪ Bob Hicok ▪ George Bilgere ▪ Jeannine M. Pitas ▪ Jorie Graham ▪ Lesley Nneka Arimah ▪ Jessamine Price ▪ Shelby Song ▪ Joanna Smith ▪ Arielle Saiber

Audio Podcast Series 2019-2020

Panna Naik ▪ Joanna Howard ▪ Lisa Vihos ▪ Fatemeh Keshavarz ▪ Steve Leyva ▪ Seema Reza ▪ Judith Farr ▪ Susan Orlean ▪ Nancy Mitchell ▪ celeste doaks ▪ Robert Ertman ▪ Joy Harjo ▪ Natwar Gandhi ▪ Mervyn Taylor ▪ Jane Clarke ▪ Rob Richmond

Audio Podcast Series 2020-2021

Barbara DeCesare ▪ Clifford Bernier ▪ Liz Reitzig ▪ Diane Wilbon Parks ▪ Miss “Kiane” Thomas ▪ Dr. Hiram Larew ▪ Billye O’Kera. ▪ Pamela Murray Winters ▪ Shirley J. Brewer ▪ Garrett J. Brown ▪ Temple Cone ▪ Lauren K. Alleyne ▪ Doritt Carroll ▪ Yao Hoke Glover III ▪ Meg Eden ▪ George Bilgere ▪ Robert Earl Price ▪ Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka ▪ Andrew McConnell Stott ▪ Jody Bolz ▪ Dr. Monifa A. Love ▪ Jericho Brown ▪ Jose Padua ▪ Ann Bracken ▪ Jesse N. Alexander ▪ Jeffrey Coleman ▪ Carolyn Joyner ▪ Barbara Quick ▪ Linda Joy Burke ▪ Kim Roberts ▪ Mecca Verdell ▪ John O'Dell ▪ Ned Balbo ▪ Carolyn Forché

Audio Podcast Series 2021-2022

Ocean Vuong ▪ Terence Winch ▪ Lenard D. Moore ▪ John Doe ▪ Jerry Ward ▪ Henry Crawford ▪ Didi Menendez ▪ Francisco Aragón ▪ Tom Kirlin ▪ Jona Colson ▪ Caroline Bock ▪ Jehanne Dubrow ▪ Miles David Moore ▪ Maggie Doherty ▪ Cornelius Eady ▪ Paul Bartlett ▪ Y.S. Fing ▪ Teri Ellen Cross Davis ▪ Sandra Beasley ▪ Fleda Brown ▪ Jeanne Murray Franklin ▪ Rion Amilcar Scott ▪ Jiwon Choi ▪ Lenny DellaRocca ▪ David Keplinger ▪ Sandra Yannone ▪ Willie Perdomo ▪ J.P. Dancing Bear ▪ Anne Harding Woodworth ▪ Richard Harteis ▪ Tom Veys ▪ Thomas Sayers Ellis

Audio Podcast Series 2022-2023 (to August 31, 2022)

Eva Brann ▪ Kondwani Fidel ▪ George Ella Lyon ▪ Vailes Shepperd ▪ Miho Kinnas ▪ Maria Mazziotti Gillan ▪ Annie Finch ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ Melvin E. Brown ▪ Stewart Moss ▪ Barbara Quick ▪ Kim B Miller ▪ Barbara Goldberg ▪ Laura Costas ▪ Kira Thurman ▪ Joel Dias Porter ▪ Esperanza Hope Snyder ▪ Pat Valdata ▪ Taylor Johnson ▪ Maria Lisella