Dec. 20, 2021

Kiran Subramaniam - On Using Poetry To Cope With Big Feelings

Kiran Subramaniam - On Using Poetry To Cope With Big Feelings

In the final guest episode of Season One, Elizabeth hosts her friend Kiran Subramaniam and they discuss the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.   Kiran Subramaniam is a writer & performer living in Los Angeles by day, who dreams of the North...


In the final guest episode of Season One, Elizabeth hosts her friend Kiran Subramaniam and they discuss the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

 

Kiran Subramaniam is a writer & performer living in Los Angeles by day, who dreams of the North Carolina mountains and beach by night. She currently works on the show Hightown as seen on Starz. She's a fan of chewy raspberry licorice, books, Spotify, and international architecture. Her first dog will be named Toby, a la the curmudgeonly Toby Zielger of The West Wing.

 

During their discussion of the poem ‘To William Shelley’ the conversation floats from the surface aspects of Percy’s scandalous personal life, all the way to the depths of the poetic mind/body split and our souls becoming one with nature. In unpacking a poem which centers on the loss of a child, the two women take an opportunity to explore their ideas of what parenthood and having a life outside your chest might feel like. As with many episodes, this conversation includes investigation into punctuation choices and how universal it feels to run out of words when we have lost the irreplaceable. 

 

Join us for a guest episode which touches on many genuine, tender heartstrings but also pokes fun at Percy’s inarguably hipster, would-be Perez Hilton cover-story-worthy life.

 

Timestamps: 

00:00:48 Guest Introduction

00:03:05 Poem Reading (Kiran)

00:04:41 Author Info

00:07:46 Kiran’s Relationship to the Poem

00:28:14 Pause / Poem Reading (Kiran)

00:35:30 Reflection & Offering

 

Poem & Links:

To William Shelley (© 1824)

To William Shelley, Ink & Quill Draft

Percy Shelley Portrait

 

I.O.P. Lexicon:

Lustre: (noun) a gentle sheen or soft glow, especially that of a partly reflective surface Italian Translation: non e piu come era prima ||  it is no longer as it was before

 

Where to find Kiran:

@ohyesitskiraness  |  Instagram

@subrawoman    |   Twitter

 

Where to find our host Elizabeth:

@ellsonelizabeth    |   Twitter

 

Where to find us:

@iofferpoetry   |   Instagram 

@iofferpoetry   |  Twitter

iofferpoetry@gmail.com   |   iofferpoetry.com 

 

Produced & Edited by John Campione:

Campiaudio.com   |   @campiaudio

campiaudio@gmail.com

 

Music @zacharymanno | Art @sammycampioneart