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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 Happiness of Monogamy

Teaching John Donne’s poem “The Sun Rising.”

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