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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

Battle of the Bards

Hear Denise Levertov's scathing Vietnam poem "Life at War," and find out why it made her friend Robert Duncan declare war on her.

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09/27/2006 Listen Kids Eat It Up Jack Prelutsky
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08/31/2006 Listen Talking Out of School Gerald Stern
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08/24/2006 Listen Poetry on the Couch Linda Pastan
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08/17/2006 Listen Strange Fruit Yusef Komunyakaa
08/09/2006 Listen Two Poems and Some Talking Heads Robert Polito
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06/07/2006 Listen Lost but Unforgotten Gerald Stern
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06/01/2006 Listen The Cold War to Global Warming Richard Wilbur
05/24/2006 Listen Ronald Wallace and Dan Howell Ronald Wallace
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