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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.

A Hip Hop Villanelle

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs reads her own work and pays tribute to the late Wanda Coleman.

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