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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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Read These on Your Death Bed

Helen Vendler on last poems by Stevens and Merrill.

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08/24/2007 Listen A Partial History of Our Stupidity Edward Hirsch
08/17/2007 Listen Breaking Down the Fourth Wall Nick Flynn
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07/26/2007 Listen Enough with the Poetry Already! Naeem Murr
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07/18/2007 Listen The New Latino Poetry Francisco Aragón
07/12/2007 Listen Alexander Pope as Home Boy Stephen Burt
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07/03/2007 Listen Poems from Guantanamo  
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06/14/2007 Listen Read These on Your Death Bed Helen Vendler
Wallace Stevens
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05/25/2007 Listen Hello Darkness, My Old Friend David Browne
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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
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