The PoJo Show

The PoJo Show features poetry, fiction, and spoken word. PoJo is short for poetry jockey, and what we do is sort of like a deejay/disc jockey on a top 40 radio show who spins a bunch of songs in a row. But instead of songs, we play sets of short poem recordings, some with music, some with sound, and some just naked words. For over 30 years, we’ve been collecting poetry and spoken word records, CDs and tapes, as well as making live recordings of readings. And we use those to make these shows. To learn more about us and our show, go to our website jedediahsmith.net.

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Episodes

Monday Sep 21, 2020

PoJo is short for poetry jockey, and we play sets of short poem recordings, some with music, some with sound, and some just naked words. Each episode of the PoJo show will center around a theme, and in #7, it is “Beyond & Back: Punk Poetry featuring Exene Cervenka.”

Thursday Aug 13, 2020

Includes poems by Dylan Thomas, Mary Oliver, Charles Bukowski, Ron Whitehead, Audre Lord, William Carlos Williams, Wanda Coleman, Ed Sanders, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, CP Cavafy, and Carl Sandburg. Fifth of five shows focusing on the coronavirus and lockdown, this episode explores poets' thoughts on fortitude, survival, and renewal. To learn more about our show, go to jedediahsmith.net.

Friday Jul 24, 2020

Includes poems by Edgar Lee Masters, Kenneth Rexroth, W.H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver, Garcia Lorca, Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson, and more. Fourth of five shows focusing on the coronavirus and lockdown, this episode explores poets' thoughts on death: elegies, epitaphs, meditations, and even some humor. To learn more about our show, go to jedediahsmith.net.

Wednesday Jul 22, 2020

Includes poems by Kenneth Patchen, Robert Pinsky, Maya Angelou, Nazim Hikmet, Roque Dalton, Amiri Baraka, more. Third of five shows focusing on the coronavirus and lockdown, this episode explores poets' thoughts on isolation: loneliness, being stir-crazy, getting a little weird with isolation but also more serious poems about imprisonment and oppression. To learn more about our show, go to jedediahsmith.net.

Wednesday Jul 22, 2020

Includes poems by Sharon Olds, James Dickey, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Kevin Young, Brian Russell, Donald Hall, and Jane Kenyon. This is the second episode of the PoJo show, a collection of audio poetry, fiction, drama, and spoken word combined with music and sound produced by Jedediah Smith and Batty Royale. Future shows will continue to explore this as well as other topics. To learn more about us and our show, go to our web site jedediahsmith.net.

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