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Poetry Off the Shelf

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.

Gimme Fever

Burning at a hundred and three with Sylvia Plath.

More Episodes from Poetry Off the Shelf

Date Title Poets
3/6/2013 Listen to this podcast

Blooming Like a Clod

  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Paisley Rekdal
2/13/2013 Listen to this podcast

Poetry's Adventurous Valentine

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
2/6/2013 Listen to this podcast

Two Poems Walk into a Bar

  • Moira Egan
  • Heather McHugh
  • William Shakespeare
  • Gary Snyder
1/24/2013 Listen to this podcast

Kittens, Charlie Chaplin, and Death

  • Hart Crane
  • Jennifer Michael Hecht
1/16/2013 Listen to this podcast

Asleep, But Not at Rest

  • Weldon Kees
  • Kathleen Rooney
1/10/2013 Listen to this podcast

How Terrific It Is

  • Lisa Jarnot
12/20/2012 Listen to this podcast

Poems of Transcendence

  • George Herbert
  • James Merrill
12/14/2012 Listen to this podcast

Can Poetry Take on Tragedy?

  • Dan Beachy-Quick
12/5/2012 Listen to this podcast

Poetry North, Poetry South

  • George Moses Horton
  • Julia Ward Howe
  • Henry Timrod
11/20/2012 Listen to this podcast

In the Middle of Dinner

  • Chris Abani
  • Mark Jarman
  • Josephine Miles
  • Idra Novey
11/7/2012 Listen to this podcast

Less is More, More or Less

  • Brooklyn Copeland
  • Lorine Niedecker
10/24/2012 Listen to this podcast

Romancing the Pork

  • Bertolt Brecht
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Les Murray
  • Robin Robertson
  • Kevin Young
10/17/2012 Listen to this podcast

Poems that Knock it Out of the Park

  • Donald Hall
  • Gail Mazur
10/4/2012 Listen to this podcast

100 Years of Poetry Magazine

  • Charles Bukowski
  • Tom Disch
  • Ezra Pound
  • Kay Ryan
9/26/2012 Listen to this podcast

The Cure for Romanticism?

  • Lord Byron (George Gordon)
9/12/2012 Listen to this podcast

Who Done It in Brooklyn?

  • Julian Talamantez Brolaski
8/23/2012 Listen to this podcast

The Early Days of Poetry Magazine

  • Emilia Stuart Lorimer
  • Wallace Stevens
8/7/2012 Listen to this podcast

Elegy for the Animals

  • Sarah Lindsay
8/1/2012 Listen to this podcast

Trying to Impress Literary Types

  • Josh Warn
7/18/2012 Listen to this podcast

He Felt Truth

  • Alden Van Buskirk

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