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The Poetry Magazine Podcast

The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.

Of All the Poems in the World, Why Would You Pick This One?

Previously unpublished poems by Langston Hughes, a preview of Michael Hofmann's essay on Lowell and Bishop, and a phone call to readers in Texas who don't like the poems in this month's issue!

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