Episode 25: Jay deshpande on poetry

We sit down with poet Jay Deshpande to discuss his first book Love the Stranger, navigating the post-MFA years, and the ever-changing definition of the love poem.

Buy his book here: https://www.yesyesbooks.com/product-page/love-the-stranger

Jay Deshpande is the author of the poetry collection Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named one of the top debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers, and the chapbook The Rest of the Body. He has received fellowships or support from Kundiman, Civitella Ranieri, Saltonstall Arts Colony, and the Key West Literary Seminar. Poems have recently appeared in Boston ReviewDenver Quarterly, LARB Quarterly Journal, and Horsethief. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.