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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

Poetry Is Too Literary

Listening to Grace Paley read her poems.

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DATE TITLE POETS
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
08/18/2008 Listen Bloody Sunday & the Fisherman's Ghost Seamus Heaney
08/08/2008 Listen Mao the Magnificent?  
07/21/2008 Listen Seven Essential Dreams Revisited Steve Almond
07/11/2008 Listen Was Whitman Really Gay? Walt Whitman
07/01/2008 Listen Just a Bunch of Consciousnesses, and a Bunch of Stuff A. R. Ammons
06/19/2008 Listen Poetry Is Too Literary Grace Paley
06/12/2008 Listen Laugh In Linh Dinh
06/03/2008 Listen After Nature Gary Snyder
05/19/2008 Listen The Thought of No One Listening Anymore Philip Schultz
05/12/2008 Listen Who's Gonna Read This Stuff? Chase Twichell
05/01/2008 Listen Abusing Animals in the Name of Poetry Kay Ryan
04/25/2008 Listen Is That a Chicken in the Background? Tyehimba Jess
Steve Scafidi
04/18/2008 Listen What's a Man Doing in a Feminist Poem? Alicia Ostriker
Daisy Fried
04/10/2008 Listen Concrete Poetry Yusef Komunyakaa
04/01/2008 Listen Philip Whalen, Totally Philip Whalen
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