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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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Trying to Impress Literary Types

Ironworker Josh Warn talks about the primary pleasure of memorizing poetry.

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05/24/2012 Listen The Healing Power of Poetry Joanne Kyger
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04/26/2012 Listen Poetry in Motion Daniel Nester
04/18/2012 Listen W.S. Di Piero: 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner W. S. Di Piero
04/11/2012 Listen Passing Stranger: East Village Poetry Walk Allen Ginsberg
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04/04/2012 Listen Subway Poetry is Back Lorine Niedecker
Emily Dickinson
Dorothea Tanning
Paul Laurence Dunbar
W. S. Merwin
Gwendolyn Brooks
Lucille Clifton
03/07/2012 Listen A Fairly Feisty Lady Gaspara Stampa
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02/23/2012 Listen A Name Like a Handcuff Reginald Dwayne Betts
02/15/2012 Listen “Becoming Anne Bradstreet” Anne Bradstreet
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02/03/2012 Listen “I knew all along you were mine” Dorothea Lasky
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01/25/2012 Listen Blood in the Grass Tom Disch
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01/12/2012 Listen A Wild Solitude Revealed Robert Duncan
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12/31/2011 Listen Drinking in Poetry Frank O'Hara
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12/13/2011 Listen “Inscribe the poem on yourself” Dan Beachy-Quick
12/01/2011 Listen No Place for the Little Lyric Adrienne Rich
11/15/2011 Listen The Virus Mutant in His Veins Edgar Bowers
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