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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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Paul Laurence Dunbar
W. S. Merwin
Gwendolyn Brooks
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03/07/2012 Listen A Fairly Feisty Lady Gaspara Stampa
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02/15/2012 Listen “Becoming Anne Bradstreet” Anne Bradstreet
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09/16/2011 Listen Much Casual Death Anthony Hecht
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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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