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Poetry Off the Shelf

Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.

“To Wear Words in the Plainest Light”

Anne Stevenson on Welsh prosody, Elizabeth Bishop, and winning the Neglected Masters Award.

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Mom and Dad in Memoriam

  • Henri Cole
  • Seamus Heaney
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The Snowed-in Life

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  • Wallace Stevens
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Amiri Baraka is Back in the Building

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Calling All Love Poems

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  • Pablo Neruda
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Two Poets in Their Youth

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  • David Trinidad
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Pleasure and Death

  • Wallace Stevens
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The Seeker

  • Philip Metres
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • William E. Stafford
12/17/2014Listen to this podcast

“No Forms but Twisted Forms”

  • Louise Glück
  • Sina Queyras
12/3/2014Listen to this podcast

“The End”

  • Mark Strand
11/19/2014Listen to this podcast

Poetry and Murder

  • John Berryman
  • Kenneth Patchen
  • Laura Sims
10/29/2014Listen to this podcast

Sound over Sense

  • Dylan Thomas
10/15/2014Listen to this podcast

For the Love of God

  • George Herbert
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Poetry that Travels

  • Meena Alexander
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Poetry Was Never the Same

  • Laurence Binyon
  • Alfred Corn
  • Isaac Rosenberg
9/2/2014Listen to this podcast

Poetry as Play

  • Matthew Burgess
  • Robert Duncan
  • Kenneth Koch
8/13/2014Listen to this podcast

What does gender have to do with it?

  • kari edwards
  • Trace Peterson
  • TC Tolbert
7/29/2014Listen to this podcast

When Gunslingers Go Postmodern

  • Cathy Park Hong
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The Poetry of Close Quarters

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
6/24/2014Listen to this podcast

Self Invention in Exile

  • Lucille Clifton
6/3/2014Listen to this podcast

Reading Robert Duncan

  • Robert Duncan

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