Welcome to Multi-Verse, a podcast that offers a listening space for poems usually confined to the page.


Multi-Verse is hosted, written, and produced by Evangeline Riddiford Graham.


Join me once a month to hear poets discuss the poems they don’t usually read aloud. We’ll take time to listen closely to these poems and unwind the multitude of meanings contained in every verse.


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8. India Lena González: ACT ! pose with fingers as though cigarette (puff puff) Multi-Verse Poetry Podcast

In Episode 8 of Multi-Verse, poet India Lena González reads and discusses her poem “ACT ! pose with fingers as though cigarette (puff puff).” In a conversation with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham, González explores writing as choreography, the politics of casting, and the exhilaration and exhaustion of performance. “ACT ! pose with fingers as though cigarette (puff puff)” is part of India Lena González’s debut manuscript, fox woman get out!, which publishes in September 2023 with BOA Editions. An early version of the poem can also be found in the Brooklyn Review: www.bkreview.org/poetry/act-pose-…a-lena-gonzalez/ Listen to more poetry: www.multiversepoetry.org Get the newsletter: eriddifordgraham.substack.com/podcast
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