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Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.
Schedule: Every Two Weeks

James Tate: Essential American Poets

Archival recordings of poet James Tate, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded at the Library of Congress in 1976.

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DATE TITLE POETS
12/01/2009 Listen Kenneth Koch: Essential American Poets Kenneth Koch
11/11/2009 Listen Mark Strand: Essential American Poets Mark Strand
10/28/2009 Listen James Tate: Essential American Poets James Tate
10/14/2009 Listen Gerald Stern: Essential American Poets Gerald Stern
10/08/2009 Listen Louise Bogan: Essential American Poets Louise Bogan
09/16/2009 Listen Yvor Winters: Essential American Poets Yvor Winters
09/02/2009 Listen Li-Young Lee: Essential American Poets Li-Young Lee
08/20/2009 Listen Amy Clampitt: Essential American Poets Amy Clampitt
08/05/2009 Listen Philip Levine: Essential American Poets Philip Levine
07/22/2009 Listen J. V. Cunningham: Essential American Poets J. V. Cunningham
07/10/2009 Listen Linda Gregg: Essential American Poets Linda Gregg
06/24/2009 Listen William Carlos Williams: Essential American Poets William Carlos Williams
06/12/2009 Listen David Wagoner: Essential American Poets David Wagoner
05/28/2009 Listen Elizabeth Bishop: Essential American Poets Elizabeth Bishop
05/13/2009 Listen Charles Wright: Essential American Poets Charles Wright
04/30/2009 Listen August Kleinzahler: Essential American Poets August Kleinzahler
04/16/2009 Listen Yusef Komunyakaa: Essential American Poets Yusef Komunyakaa
04/02/2009 Listen Marilyn Hacker: Essential American Poets Marilyn Hacker
03/19/2009 Listen Maxine Kumin: Essential American Poets Maxine W. Kumin
03/04/2009 Listen C.K. Williams: Essential American Poets C. K. Williams
02/19/2009 Listen Ted Kooser: Essential American Poets Ted Kooser
02/04/2009 Listen Heather McHugh: Essential American Poets Heather McHugh
01/26/2009 Listen Galway Kinnell: Essential American Poets Galway Kinnell
01/06/2009 Listen Theodore Roethke: Essential American Poets Theodore Roethke
12/19/2008 Listen Jean Valentine: Essential American Poets Jean Valentine
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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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