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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.
Schedule: Weekly

Silent Fathers, Noisy Sons: Poems for Father's Day

Donald Hall reads his poem "Christmas Eve in Whitneyville," and Alfred Molina reads David Ignatow's "For My Daughter in Reply to a Question."

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