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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

Poems that Knock it Out of the Park

Baseball poetry that revels in the quintessential American sport.

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