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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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Ten Years Later

The devastation of Hurricane Katrina remembered in poems

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09/03/2009  Listen  Midwestern Blues  Kevin Young
08/26/2009  Listen  Fact-Checking John Keats  John Keats
08/19/2009  Listen  Poet's Choice: Of Love and War  D. A. Powell
07/31/2009  Listen  Remembering Craig Arnold  Craig Arnold
07/09/2009  Listen  “Cover the Lettuce”  C. D. Wright
06/26/2009  Listen  The Power of Barbie  David Trinidad
06/17/2009  Listen  Honor Thy Father's Day  Robert Hayden
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06/11/2009  Listen  Out of the Poetic Bubble  Mark Nowak
06/02/2009  Listen  Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink  Kenneth Fearing
05/27/2009  Listen  Light in the Service of Loneliness  Fanny Howe
05/19/2009  Listen  Bees and Monstrous Babies  Eleanor Wilner
05/04/2009  Listen  Stop Making Sense  Christian Bök
04/27/2009  Listen  An Essential American Poet  Jean Valentine
Fanny Howe
04/15/2009  Listen  What If It Doesn't Make Sense?  Matthew Zapruder
04/03/2009  Listen  Telephony Is So Retro It's Cool   
03/16/2009  Listen  Hatless in Heavy Economic Weather  John Surowiecki
03/10/2009  Listen  The Hebrew Bible Has No Soul  Robert Alter
03/03/2009  Listen  Manifesto You   
02/19/2009  Listen  More Than Meets the I  Rae Armantrout
02/11/2009  Listen  When the Weary Blues Met Jazz  Langston Hughes
01/29/2009  Listen  The Poet and the Saint  Czeslaw Milosz
01/19/2009  Listen  People Don't Read This Way Anymore  W. D. Snodgrass
01/12/2009  Listen  Remembering Denmark's Greatest Poet   
12/19/2008  Listen  Inaugural Poetics  Elizabeth Alexander
12/18/2008  Listen  Obamapoetics  Elizabeth Alexander

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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