About the Tarot with Elizabeth Metzger
Release Date: 10/16/2023
Let’s get mystical! Elizabeth Metzger — author of Lying In (Milkweed 2023) — tells it slant, brings us deep into the five-layer dip of consciousness, and reads Amelia and Alexandria (for filth??).
Also discussed: perfumery; head, heart, and base notes; the inevitable Emily Dickinson, inventor of tarot; wallpaper glue, bed rest, the unborn and the dead; and Amelia’s bearded grandmother.
Time to ask the cards. Bug — Land — Moon —
Episode 5: About Hypnosis with Cathrine Pond and Kai Carlson-Wee
Release Date: 10/16/2023
You find yourself at the watering hole … with YSLPLTY’s first poet-couple dual interview … Catherine Pond, author of Fieldglass (Crab Orchard Series 2021) and Kai Carlson-Wee, author of Rail (BOA Editions 2018) …
Imagine … we discuss Kai’s culinary elan, the metal content of animals, a pet squirrel named Chauncey, Drop Dead Gorgeous, volleyball with Vanguard, confession and risk, potential reality TV shows about poets, hippos at the watering hole (hipponosis), and being crazy, lazy and in love …
You are getting sleepy … very sleepy …
Episode 4: About Math with Adrienne Chung
Release Date: 08/29/2023
Question: Three poets are lying about ‘rithmetic. If each is traveling at different speeds, and Amelia has two apples, Alexandria has eight cats and two dogs, and Adrienne has four leather jackets, when will we arrive at the truth?
On our latest episode, we invite Adrienne Chung, author of the forthcoming National Poetry Series-winning book Organs of Little Importance (Penguin, 2023), to lie to us about every poet’s favorite subject: Math!
Also discussed: All the infinities, eurythmy, hot yoga, Jungian dream analysis, dickmatization, SAT tutoring, black leather jackets in Berlin, form and formulas, and the Donut of Desire.
When do we buy the blouse?! Listen to find out.
Episode 3: About Cryptocurrency with Matt Broaddus
Release Date: 08/11/2023
Amelia and Alexandria are back! From the bottom of the well! With a new episode featuring Matt Broaddus, author of Temporal Anomalies (Ricochet Editions 2023).
We do a deep dive into the shady and fantastical world of cryptic currency, and discuss along the way gray goblins, improv poker, things falling out of the sky, gossip, the Gospel of Gretchen, and a singularity of lies. And we introduce the Misha Moment™.
We really want a bitcoin 🙁
P.S. The sun has returned to Los Angeles since this episode was recorded. This episode is its own temporal anomaly.
Episode 2: About Spooky Action at a Distance with Diannely Antigua
Release Date: 06/09/2023
In our second episode, we get spooky with Diannely Antigua.
We talk about Diannely’s first book Ugly Music, her forthcoming book Good Monster, and her work as Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, NH. Lies ensue about physics, distance, and food delivery.
“To be close to someone is to decide to allow your spaces to collide.”
Also discussed: Hot Goblin Summer™, LoTR, Yoga Toes, Capri Sun, pandemic romances, and husband material (plumbers).
PS: Amelia sends her greetings from the bottom of the well where she recorded this interview #HotGoblinSummer.
Episode 1: About Aeronautics with Austen Leah Rose
Release Date: 04/23/2023
For our inaugural episode, we talked with poet Austen Leah Rose about her new book Once, This Forest Belonged to a Storm, and invited her to lie to us about aeronautics. What is flight? “Air in conversation with air. That’s flying.”We also discuss: storms, motherhood, mushrooms, sky dancers, physics and Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête.PS: We know the Björk video is from the 80s, not the 90s—this is a podcast of LIES! Please don’t @ us. Follow us @poetsliepodcast, check out poetslie.biz.
Release Date: 04/15/2023
In anticipation of the first YSLPLTY episode, Amelia and Alexandria introduce themselves, and try to figure out what a podcast is… where do they grow? Who made the first one? Is this one?? Spoiler alert: the Poddy is in the bag.Follow us @poetsliepodcast, check out poetslie.biz, and stay tuned NEXT WEEK for Episode 1!