Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

16.11: What is Poetry?

Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard

This is how we begin our master class
on poetry, with Amal El-Mohtar:
With not one question, but two.

  • What is poetry?
  • What is prose?

Yes, both questions are a trap.
Or maybe two traps.
But definitely a beginning.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson.

Homework: Join a poem-a-day subscription service like, or follow poetryisnotaluxury on Instagram.

Thing of the week A Map to the Sun, by Sloane Leong.

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