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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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Cruel, Cruel Summer

Poems that don't exactly celebrate the season from Weldon Kees, Howard Nemerov, and Jane Kenyon

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