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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.

Stop Making Sense

Christian Bök performs the Dada sound-poetry behind the Talking Heads.

More Episodes from Poetry Off the Shelf

Date Title Poets
10/6/2011 Listen to this podcast

All That Poetry

  • Kenneth Patchen
9/16/2011 Listen to this podcast

Much Casual Death

  • Anthony Hecht
9/8/2011 Listen to this podcast

The Mutilated World

  • Martín Espada
  • William Jay Smith
  • Wisława Szymborska
  • Adam Zagajewski
8/22/2011 Listen to this podcast

About a Boy

  • Atsuro Riley
8/11/2011 Listen to this podcast

Lines for Hard Times

  • Edward Hirsch
  • Philip Levine
8/10/2011 Listen to this podcast

Sex, Drugs, and Poetry

  • Cedar Sigo
7/29/2011 Listen to this podcast

What You Come Here For

  • Fred Moten
7/21/2011 Listen to this podcast

The Poetry Garage

  • Billy Collins
  • Robert Frost
  • Langston Hughes
  • Kay Ryan
6/21/2011 Listen to this podcast

Shadow of a Doubt

  • Thomas Hardy
6/13/2011 Listen to this podcast

Three Ways of Looking at a Rose

  • H. D.
  • Galway Kinnell
  • Jean Valentine
5/27/2011 Listen to this podcast

The New Johnny Appleseed of Children’s Poetry

  • J. Patrick Lewis
5/18/2011 Listen to this podcast

Something Like Meter

  • David Ferry
5/6/2011 Listen to this podcast

Adventures in Babysitting

  • Gaius Valerius Catullus
  • Bernadette Mayer
4/20/2011 Listen to this podcast

The Alternative Press

  • Ted Berrigan
  • Robert Creeley
  • Robert Hershon
  • Faye Kicknosway
  • Ken Mikolowski
  • Eileen Myles
  • Alice Notley
4/1/2011 Listen to this podcast

Blank Verse

  • Magnus Pavlovski
3/18/2011 Listen to this podcast

How to Pick up a Poetry Habit

  • Emily Gould
3/8/2011 Listen to this podcast

The Idea of Wallace Stevens

  • Jennifer Michael Hecht
  • Wallace Stevens
2/17/2011 Listen to this podcast

Eat the One You're With

  • Carolyn Kizer
2/9/2011 Listen to this podcast

Fire in the Bed-Sit

  • Lisa Catherine Harper
  • John Hennessy
1/28/2011 Listen to this podcast

Coming Back to the Future

  • Norma Cole

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