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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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10/28/2010 Listen Delight after Delight Kenneth Koch
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07/27/2010 Listen "Warden of Where the River Went" W. S. Merwin
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05/18/2010 Listen How to Raise a Poetry Imp Elliott Vanskike
05/03/2010 Listen The Fun of Speaking English Dorothea Grossman
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04/16/2010 Listen Complete Original: Eleanor Ross Taylor Eleanor Ross Taylor
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04/05/2010 Listen Actors vs. Poets Edward Hirsch
03/18/2010 Listen Confessions of a Poetry Addict Catherine Pierce
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