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The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
Schedule: Monthly

Why Can’t Lust be Love?

Poems from Jennifer Chang, Mark Strand, Jill Alexander Essbaum, and Franz Wright; plus reflections on memorizing poetry by Madeleine Avirov.

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DATE TITLE POETS
05/01/2012 Listen Just Now Between Positions Adam Vines
Judith Hall
Kimiko Hahn
Devin Johnston
Maureen N. McLane
Marianne Moore
04/02/2012 Listen Looking Animals in the Eye Yusef Komunyakaa
V. Penelope Pelizzon
Kathy Nilsson
Anthony Madrid
Patricia Smith
Gwendolyn Brooks
03/01/2012 Listen "you and your olives, me and my rhyme" Geoffrey Brock
Peter Cole
Marina Tsvetaeva
Ilya Kaminsky
Jean Valentine
02/01/2012 Listen The Post-Secular Age Robert Pinsky
José Antonio Rodríguez
Connie Voisine
Philip Metres
01/03/2012 Listen Dumb Pig Fate Michael Ryan
Louise Glück
Eliza Griswold
Michelle Boisseau
12/01/2011 Listen I Smell the Blood of Low-Definition Attorneys Camille T. Dungy
Eduardo C. Corral
Linda Kunhardt
Alice Lyons
Stephen Yenser
11/01/2011 Listen All This Havoc Dean Young
Marianne Boruch
Robert VanderMolen
David Shapiro
10/03/2011 Listen They Do Darkness Where There Was Light Melanie Braverman
Gerald Stern
Xeni Jardin
09/01/2011 Listen The Fish is Also Cooked Sharon Olds
Brenda Shaughnessy
Mary Ruefle
Reginald Dwayne Betts
David Yezzi
Anthony Hecht
07/01/2011 Listen "You are what's fallen" David Ferry
Calvin Forbes
Spencer Reece
Joshua Mehigan
06/01/2011 Listen Fruit Don’t Fall Far Bertolt Brecht
Amrita Pritam
Edith Södergran
Eugénio de Andrade
05/02/2011 Listen Charms that Forestall Harm Kay Ryan
James Arthur
Fanny Howe
Sarah Lindsay
Carolyn Forché
04/01/2011 Listen Stitched to a Wish John Ashbery
Arthur Rimbaud
Laura Kasischke
Atsuro Riley
C. K. Williams
03/01/2011 Listen Expert in Earth, Eager in Flesh Carolyn Forché
Paul Hoover
Kabir
Gottfried Benn
02/01/2011 Listen Poetry Cannot be Skimmed Carolyn Forché
Thomas P. Lynch
Alicia Ostriker
Jessica Jopp
Adam Kirsch
01/01/2011 Listen Why Can’t Lust be Love? Jennifer Chang
Mark Strand
Jill Alexander Essbaum
Franz Wright
Madeleine Avirov
12/01/2010 Listen The Possibility of an Answer Linda Gregerson
Tom Pickard
Vijay Seshadri
11/01/2010 Listen May We Blossom Every Fifty Years Karen An-hwei Lee
Brooklyn Copeland
Giacomo Leopardi
W. S. Di Piero
10/01/2010 Listen Loneliness Rhymes and Slippery Slopes Jane Mead
Bob Hicok
Rachel Wetzsteon
Eleanor Ross Taylor
Ange Mlinko
09/01/2010 Listen Nothing Plus the Idea of Chocolate David Shapiro
Jacob Saenz
Maria Hummel
Matthew Zapruder
Tony Hoagland
07/01/2010 Listen Meat Wants Sweet Robert Pinsky
Robert P. Baird
Wilmer Mills
Connie Voisine
Sandra Simonds
Iain McGilchrist
06/01/2010 Listen Iamb What Iamb Ron Silliman
Averill Curdy
Paul Hoover
Allen Edwin Butt
Clare Cavanagh
Anna Kamienska
05/01/2010 Listen The Farmer’s in the Dell Eleanor Ross Taylor
Linda Kunhardt
Andrew Hudgins
David Biespiel
04/01/2010 Listen Don’t Hold Out for Love Randall Mann
Cathy Park Hong
H. L. Hix
03/01/2010 Listen No Me, No You, No Opinions Dorothea Grossman
Gisela Kraft
Carlo Betocchi
Dan Gerber
Adam Kirsch
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