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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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Pleasure and Death

In his famous poem, Wallace Stevens serves up ice cream at a funeral

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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