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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.

Seven Essential Dreams Revisited

Steve Almond recalls his beret-wearing days as a poet, and why it's a good thing he turned to prose.

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Out with the Old

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The Inner Life in the Age of Social Media

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  • Joyce Peseroff
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50 Years of Ariel

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