A variety of media projects are housed in the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards offices at Claremont Graduate University: In the Poetry Library, a video interview series with Kingsley & Kate Tufts poets; Poets at Work, a monthly podcast featuring conversation with poets and readers; and CGU Reads, an occasional audio project sharing CGU voices reading poems by Tufts Award-winning poets.

In the Poetry Library

Video interviews with Kingsley & Kate Tufts poets

Poets at Work

A monthly podcast.

How does poetry inspire, challenge, and sustain us? Through conversations with poets and readers, the explores topics relevant to contemporary poetry and poetics in the academy and the larger literary community. Tune in for fresh poems and behind-the-scenes insight into how the work of poetry extends beyond what we encounter on the published page, hosted by poet and scholar Genevieve Kaplan. Listen or subscribe here.

CGU Reads

An occasional audio project: Claremont Graduate University students, faculty, and staff read poems from Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award-winning titles.

Vievee Francis’s “A Song on the Ridge” (Forest Primeval. TriQuarterly Books, 2015), read by CGU students, faculty, and staff:

Ross Gay’s “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude” (Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Pitt Poetry Series, 2015), read by a collage of 23 voices representing CGU faculty, staff, and students, including Interim President Jacob Adams, Professor and Chair of the department of Politics and Government Heather E. Campbell, English PhD student Brock Rustin, Maintenance Mechanic Jesse Diaz, and Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award Director Lori Anne Ferrell:

Yona Harvey’s “Mary J. (Upswing)” (Hemming the Water. Four Way Books, 2013), read by CGU staff member Debbie Flores Molina:

Barbara Ras’s “Letting Go of Land” (Bite Every Sorrow. Louisiana State University Press, 1998), read by Amy Shimshon-Santo, Program Director of Arts Management:

Atsuro Riley’s “Hutch” (Romey’s Order. University of Chicago Press, 2010), read by Foothill Poetry Journal editor Brock Rustin:

B.H. Fairchild’s “Cigarettes” (The Art of the Lathe. Alice James Books, 1998), read by Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Assistant Emily Schuck:

Joanie Mackowski’s “Blues and Reds” (The Zoo. Pitt Poetry Series, 2002), read by CGU English PhD Brian McCabe:

Beth Bachmann’s “Mystery Beneath a Handprint of Light” (Temper. Pitt Poetry Series, 2009), read by Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards coordinator Genevieve Kaplan:

Marianne Boruch’s “I am so pissed, said god, maybe” (The Book of Hours. Copper Canyon Press, 2011), read by English PhD Kevin Riel: