A series of intimate and captivating interviews by Rachel Zucker with poets and artists about quotidian objects, experiences or obsessions, Commonplace conversations explore the recipes, advice, lists, anecdotes, quotes, politics, phobias, spiritual practices, and other non-Literary forms of knowledge that are vital to an artist’s life and work. One feels, when listening to Commonplace, the pleasure of eavesdropping on the kind of unexpected, intriguing connections that only happen when interesting people sit together in a small room and talk about their real concerns and ordinary lives.

Episode 62: Khadijah Queen

Episode 62: Khadijah Queen

Rachel Zucker speaks with scholar, poet, playwright, professor, artist, mother Khadijah Queen about what she’s teaching, her doctoral studies, her memoir-in-progress, her newest book (I’m So Fine), her new, unpublished poems, simultaneity and happening-aliveness, emotion, emotion as knowledge, humor, healing, intuition, ancient traditions, fibromyalgia, gender violence, being single, the writing community in Denver, the patriarchy, wanting not only to begin but to continue, memes, and recognizing that not everything will turn out perfectly.

Episode 63: Juliana Spahr

Episode 63: Juliana Spahr

Episode 61: Rosa Alcalá (Translation Series, Ep. 1)

Episode 61: Rosa Alcalá (Translation Series, Ep. 1)