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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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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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