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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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He Wasn't Always Such a Confessional Guy

Troy Jollimore talks about Robert Lowell's "Skunk Hour."

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