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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.
Schedule: Weekly

Mom and Dad in Memoriam

Contemporary poems about parents, including Ireland’s new favorite poem

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09/12/2007  Listen  The Poetry Assassination of Kenneth Koch   Ron Padgett
Andrei Codrescu
Kenneth Koch
09/06/2007  Listen  Tough Poem? Call the Poet  Dean Young
08/24/2007  Listen  A Partial History of Our Stupidity  Edward Hirsch
08/17/2007  Listen  Breaking Down the Fourth Wall  Nick Flynn
08/10/2007  Listen  Charles Simic  Charles Simic
08/01/2007  Listen  Just Beyond the Fare Boxes   
07/26/2007  Listen  Enough with the Poetry Already!  Naeem Murr
Averill Curdy
07/18/2007  Listen  The New Latino Poetry  Francisco Aragón
07/12/2007  Listen  Alexander Pope as Home Boy  Stephen Burt
Alexander Pope
07/03/2007  Listen  Poems from Guantanamo   
06/25/2007  Listen  10,000 Brutal Years  Thomas Lux
06/14/2007  Listen  Read These on Your Death Bed  Helen Vendler
Wallace Stevens
James Merrill
06/08/2007  Listen  When the Heckling and Finger-Snapping Stop  Jeremy Richards
05/25/2007  Listen  Hello Darkness, My Old Friend  David Browne
05/17/2007  Listen  Build Your Poetry Career Online!  Shanna Compton
05/02/2007  Listen  God Is Annoyed  Charles Simic
Zbigniew Herbert
04/25/2007  Listen  History's Lost and Found  Natasha Trethewey
04/18/2007  Listen  She's Awake!?!  Geoffrey Brock
Sarah C. Harwell
Alfred Molina
04/05/2007  Listen  The Joy of Sax  Billy Collins
03/30/2007  Listen  Clint Eastwood's Women, the Poetry Glut, and Other Fun Topics  Tony Hoagland
Dean Young
03/22/2007  Listen  Don't Let It Snow  Marie Ponsot
Hayden Carruth
03/15/2007  Listen  Everything's an Elegy   
03/08/2007  Listen  Get Me Out of Here   
02/27/2007  Listen  Make a Shield for My Son  J. D. McClatchy
W. H. Auden
02/15/2007  Listen  I've Known Rivers  Langston Hughes

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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