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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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Surf and Turf Special

Poems by Mark Doty and Richard Hugo, both about fish.

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Tess Taylor
07/27/2010 Listen “Warden of Where the River Went” W. S. Merwin
07/09/2010 Listen Lots in Translation Edward Hirsch
Nick Flynn
06/24/2010 Listen Poetry: The iPhone App Emily Dickinson
Don Paterson
06/14/2010 Listen Poems of Pollution and Protest W. S. Merwin
05/27/2010 Listen Being’s Stony Smirk Allen Edwin Butt
05/18/2010 Listen How to Raise a Poetry Imp Elliott Vanskike
05/03/2010 Listen The Fun of Speaking English Dorothea Grossman
Emily Warn
04/16/2010 Listen Complete Original: Eleanor Ross Taylor Eleanor Ross Taylor
Jean Valentine
04/05/2010 Listen Actors vs. Poets Edward Hirsch
03/18/2010 Listen Confessions of a Poetry Addict Catherine Pierce
Kim Addonizio
A. R. Ammons
03/09/2010 Listen Let Your Mirrored Convexities Multiply Agha Shahid Ali
Kazim Ali
02/18/2010 Listen The Fruit Was Red, the Juice Was Sweet Michael Field
02/15/2010 Listen Done with this Dust Lucille Clifton
02/08/2010 Listen No Images William Waring Cuney
Cornelius Eady
Thomas Sayers Ellis
01/28/2010 Listen Poetry Gone Cold Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Wallace Stevens
Annie Finch
01/18/2010 Listen Poetry Written with an Eraser Ron Silliman
01/07/2010 Listen Worshipful Company of Snowbirds James Tate
12/23/2009 Listen From the Washington, DC, Poetry Tour Elizabeth Alexander
12/10/2009 Listen Good Bad Poetry  
12/01/2009 Listen The Power of Here and Now James Schuyler
11/16/2009 Listen The Nature of Political Power Robert Lowell
10/29/2009 Listen The Tomb of Love Philip Larkin
10/14/2009 Listen The Happiness of Monogamy John Donne
10/05/2009 Listen Reconcilable Differences Walt Whitman
Eleanor Wilner
Larry Levis
David St. John
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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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