We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds®

With over a million downloads, readers and librarians turn to us for book recommendations, author interviews, and all things books.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Pandora

Ep. #17 -- Celebrating National Poetry Month

Episode Overview:

April is National Poetry Month and some of the OverDrive staff is celebrating by having a themed episode where we share some of our favorite poems and poets and even read a couple of poems on air. The professional book nerds also share some non-poetry recent reads and forthcoming titles we are looking forward to reading.

Feel free to let us know some of your favorite poems by emailing us at [email protected]

Featured OverDrive Staff:

Jill, Annie, Todd

Intro (0:00-3:01)

Recent Reads: (3:02-13:59)

Gone with the Mind by Mark Leyner

My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist by Mark Leyner

Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog by Mark Leyner

The Sugar-Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Girl In a Band by Kim Gordon

Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

Celebrating National Poetry Month: (14:00-31:59)

Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion by Pasha Malla and Jeff Parker

Some Ether by Nick Flynn

The Forgiveness Parade by Jeffrey McDaniel

The Endarkenment by Jeffrey McDaniel

Chapel of Inadvertent Joy by Jeffrey McDaniel

Bright Dead Things by Ada Lilmon

Diving Into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich

The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich

Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

The Spoons In the Grass Are There To Build a Moat by Linda Bruckheimer

Forthcoming Titles and Other Books (32:00-End)

Sex & Love & by Bob Hicok

Words for Empty and Words for Full by Bob Hicok

The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Motefiore

Certain Magical Acts by Alice Notley

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Recent Episodes

View All

Interview with Akwaeke Emezi, author of You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

Professional Book Nerds
Find out about the debut romance title from New York Times Bestselling author, Akwaeke Emezi!...
Listen to Interview with Akwaeke Emezi, author of You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

LIfe's a Drag -- but this episode isn't!

Professional Book Nerds
Joe and Jill discuss RuPaul's Drag Race and favorite drag queen books...
Listen to LIfe's a Drag -- but this episode isn't!

Evan Ross Katz, author of Into Every Generation a Slayer is Born

Professional Book Nerds
Culture Vulture, Evan Ross Katz, teaches Joe a thing or two about being the Slayer....
Listen to Evan Ross Katz, author of Into Every Generation a Slayer is Born

The Twilight Saga Retrospective (Pt. 1)

Professional Book Nerds
Sparkly vampires, teenage werewolves, and biology homework - oh my!...
Listen to The Twilight Saga Retrospective (Pt. 1)