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Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Linh Dinh, Randall Couch, Jessica Lowenthal, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, and others.

Hold Your Breath and Gag: A Discussion of Jaap Blonk's "What the President Will Say and Do"

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring poets Kenneth Goldsmith, Tracie Morris, and Joshua Schuster

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