The Catholic Culture Podcast: 100 – The Singular

Mar 22, 2021We celebrate our 100th episode with the return of a favorite
Catholic Culture Podcast guest, former Pennsylvania Poet Laureate
Samuel Hazo. At 92, Sam is still writing books, most recently a new
collection of poems and a novel, published by Wiseblood Books.
In this episode Sam reads and discusses poems from his new
collection, The Next Time We Saw Paris, a recurring
theme of which is how each experience in time passes away, yet in
passing away it becomes a singular whole which remains present as
such in memory.
He discusses his founding of the International Poetry Forum in
Pittsburgh, which hosted public readings by many of the greatest
contemporary poets, including W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, and
Czeslaw Milosz. Other topics include the importance of hearing
poetry read aloud, the development of Sam’s poetic voice into
something very like natural speech, and the hidden power of
Watch this discussion on YouTube:
The Next Time We Saw Paris
If Nobody Calls, I’m Not Home
Sam Hazo’s website
Catholic Culture Podcast interview with Hazo on Maritain
The Daily Poem podcast
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