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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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Good Bad Poetry

Poetry so bad it's good, plus other verse tragedies.

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01/13/2016 Listen Some Words for a Newborn Daughter Hannah Gamble
Roger Reeves
12/23/2015 Listen Poets We've Lost Cynthia Macdonald
C. K. Williams
12/09/2015 Listen Middle Passage Robert Hayden
Lavelle Porter
11/25/2015 Listen Explicit Lyrics Erika L. Sánchez
Jacob Saenz
11/11/2015 Listen All Artists Are Dogs James Merrill
Ange Mlinko
10/28/2015 Listen Social Media, Race, and Disney Princesses Franny Choi
Saeed Jones
10/07/2015 Listen A Very Short, Very Famous Poem Robert Creeley
Prageeta Sharma
09/23/2015 Listen A Great Poet of Love and War Yehuda Amichai
Robert Alter
09/09/2015 Listen The Poet and the Riot Gwendolyn Brooks
Elizabeth Alexander
Haki Madhubuti
Don L. Lee
08/24/2015 Listen Ten Years Later Patricia Smith
Joyelle McSweeney
08/12/2015 Listen Making the Case for Poetry Rebecca Hazelton
07/29/2015 Listen For Love of Russia Anna Akhmatova
07/15/2015 Listen The Poetry Inside of Words Paul Celan
Pierre Joris
07/01/2015 Listen Red, White, and Gray Gregory Djanikian
John Brehm
06/26/2015 Listen Poems to Read at Gay and Lesbian Weddings Essex Hemphill
Christina Rossetti
Walt Whitman
06/17/2015 Listen Fathers and Sons Mark Halliday
Jon Pineda
06/10/2015 Listen The Next Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
06/03/2015 Listen Poetry for Young People Jacqueline Woodson
05/20/2015 Listen Walking and Writing for Peace William E. Stafford
05/06/2015 Listen 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner: Alice Notley Alice Notley
04/22/2015 Listen 100 Years of Spoon River Anthology Edgar Lee Masters
04/08/2015 Listen “A Code with No Message” Charles Wright
03/25/2015 Listen Mom and Dad in Memoriam Seamus Heaney
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