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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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06/02/2009 Listen Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink Kenneth Fearing
05/27/2009 Listen Light in the Service of Loneliness Fanny Howe
05/19/2009 Listen Bees and Monstrous Babies Eleanor Wilner
05/04/2009 Listen Stop Making Sense Christian Bök
04/27/2009 Listen An Essential American Poet Jean Valentine
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04/15/2009 Listen What If It Doesn't Make Sense? Matthew Zapruder
04/03/2009 Listen Telephony Is So Retro It's Cool  
03/16/2009 Listen Hatless in Heavy Economic Weather John Surowiecki
03/10/2009 Listen The Hebrew Bible Has No Soul  
03/03/2009 Listen Manifesto You  
02/19/2009 Listen More Than Meets the I Rae Armantrout
02/11/2009 Listen When the Weary Blues Met Jazz Langston Hughes
01/29/2009 Listen The Poet and the Saint Czeslaw Milosz
01/19/2009 Listen People Don't Read This Way Anymore W. D. Snodgrass
01/12/2009 Listen Remembering Denmark's Greatest Poet  
12/19/2008 Listen Inaugural Poetics Elizabeth Alexander
12/18/2008 Listen Obamapoetics Elizabeth Alexander
12/04/2008 Listen Poetry Books for the Holidays Paul Muldoon
Sarah Lindsay
George Oppen
Reginald Gibbons
11/19/2008 Listen DIY Poetry Movements Louis Zukofsky
11/06/2008 Listen Poems for President Obama Charles Bernstein
Patricia Smith
Forrest Gander
10/28/2008 Listen What's So Funny About Sex and Death? Albert Goldbarth
10/08/2008 Listen The Child is Mother to the Poet Mary Ann Hoberman
09/16/2008 Listen The Mama and the Papa Gwendolyn Brooks
Theodore Roethke
Donald Hall
09/11/2008 Listen Poem Before the Event Eileen Myles
Kay Ryan
09/02/2008 Listen Battle of the Bards Denise Levertov
Robert Duncan

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