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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.
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The Problem of Love

On two recent, complicated love poems

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05/09/2013  Listen  Happy Complicated Mother's Day  Lucille Clifton
04/29/2013  Listen  Appalachian Poetry  James Wright
César Vallejo
Irene McKinney
04/17/2013  Listen  Poetry at the 92nd Street Y  Donald Justice
Laura Kasischke
04/10/2013  Listen  Record-a-Poem  Sylvia Plath
Margaret Atwood
Robert Herrick
03/21/2013  Listen  A Poet in Hell's Kitchen  Mary Karr
03/18/2013  Listen  2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner: Marie Ponsot  Marie Ponsot
03/06/2013  Listen  Blooming Like a Clod  Gerard Manley Hopkins
Paisley Rekdal
02/13/2013  Listen  Poetry's Adventurous Valentine  Edna St. Vincent Millay
02/06/2013  Listen  Two Poems Walk into a Bar  William Shakespeare
Moira Egan
Heather McHugh
01/24/2013  Listen  Kittens, Charlie Chaplin, and Death  Hart Crane
Jennifer Michael Hecht
01/16/2013  Listen  Asleep, But Not at Rest  Weldon Kees
Kathleen Rooney
01/10/2013  Listen  How Terrific It Is  Lisa Jarnot
12/20/2012  Listen  Poems of Transcendence  George Herbert
James Merrill
12/14/2012  Listen  Can Poetry Take on Tragedy?  Dan Beachy-Quick
12/05/2012  Listen  Poetry North, Poetry South  George Moses Horton
Julia Ward Howe
Henry Timrod
11/20/2012  Listen  In the Middle of Dinner  Idra Novey
Josephine Miles
Chris Abani
11/07/2012  Listen  Less is More, More or Less  Lorine Niedecker
Brooklyn Copeland
10/24/2012  Listen  Romancing the Pork  Jane Hirshfield
Bertolt Brecht
Kevin Young
10/17/2012  Listen  Poems that Knock it Out of the Park  Gail Mazur
Donald Hall
10/04/2012  Listen  100 Years of Poetry Magazine  Ezra Pound
Kay Ryan
Charles Bukowski
09/26/2012  Listen  The Cure for Romanticism?  Lord Byron (George Gordon)
09/12/2012  Listen  Who Done It in Brooklyn?  Julian Talamantez Brolaski
08/23/2012  Listen  The Early Days of Poetry Magazine  Wallace Stevens
Emilia Stuart Lorimer
08/07/2012  Listen  Elegy for the Animals  Sarah Lindsay
08/01/2012  Listen  Trying to Impress Literary Types  Josh Warn

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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