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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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Kay Ryan on Robert Frost

Our greatest American poet collected the wisdom of chicken farmers.

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