Paul Elisha speaks with Jay Rogoff about The Art of Gravity: Poems .

Wordsworth defined poetry as – “The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings…”  There are times when we poets have no other recourse.

(Drums and Echoes Redux, May 31- 2012)
By Paul Elisha

Have you noticed, the swagger goes first?
A feeling, that despite all the other
Endless vestments of equivalence
Yours were somehow different, is by some
Inscrutable mystique now retrospect.

To wrap up National Poetry Month we welcome poets Paul Elisha and Jay Rogoff to the studio for an extended discussion on the work and life of Walt Whitman.

In honor of National Poetry Month, it's the Poetry Forum on this edition of Vox Pop, when we ask you to read your favorite poems. Our panel of poets is also in studio with their works and their favorites. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Albany, NY – A. James Arnold is one of the co-translators and editors of a new collection of Aim C saire's poetry. Aim C saire, who passed away in 2008, was a major voice of Caribbean literature, anti-colonial activism, and modern French poetry. His work will be celebrating by The New York State Writer's Institute at SUNY Albany next week.

Albany, NY – Paul welcomes poet Naton Leslie and they speak about his latest collection of sonnets, Small Cathedrals.

Albany, NY – In this special National Poetry Month edition of Bard's Eye View, Paul speaks with Robert Bly about his first collection, Silence in the Snowy Fields and his latest, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey.

Albany, NY – Wesleyan Press has released Jo Miles Schuman's and Joanna Baily Hodgman's new anthology of Emily Dickinson's bird poetry.

Albany, NY – Paul Elisha speaks with Djelloul Marbrook about his new collection of poetry, Brushstrokes and Glances.

Albany, NY – To learn more about Paul Pines visit his website, www.paulpines.com.