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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.

Bees and Monstrous Babies

Eleanor Wilner on species pity and political power run amok.

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Date Title Poets
7/11/2012 Listen to this podcast

Her Commerce in Shall

  • Catherine Wagner
6/26/2012 Listen to this podcast

What's a Body Language For?

  • William Matthews
  • David Yezzi
6/13/2012 Listen to this podcast

Even in Mississippi

  • Dana Gioia
  • Natasha Trethewey
6/7/2012 Listen to this podcast

Be Kind While There's Time

  • Mary Karr
  • Nick Laird
  • Philip Larkin
5/24/2012 Listen to this podcast

The Healing Power of Poetry

  • Joanne Kyger
  • Jennifer Nix
5/17/2012 Listen to this podcast

“Was you ever bit by a dead bee?”

  • Hailey Leithauser
5/9/2012 Listen to this podcast

“Until you look again”

  • Muriel Rukeyser
  • Gerald Stern
4/26/2012 Listen to this podcast

Poetry in Motion

  • Daniel Nester
4/18/2012 Listen to this podcast

W.S. Di Piero: 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner

  • W. S. Di Piero
4/11/2012 Listen to this podcast

Passing Stranger: East Village Poetry Walk

  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Walt Whitman
4/4/2012 Listen to this podcast

Subway Poetry is Back

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • W. S. Merwin
  • Lorine Niedecker
  • Dorothea Tanning
3/7/2012 Listen to this podcast

A Fairly Feisty Lady

  • Heather McHugh
  • Gaspara Stampa
2/23/2012 Listen to this podcast

A Name Like a Handcuff

  • Reginald Dwayne Betts
2/15/2012 Listen to this podcast

“Becoming Anne Bradstreet”

  • Eavan Boland
  • Anne Bradstreet
2/8/2012 Listen to this podcast

“I knew all along you were mine”

  • E. E. Cummings
  • Alice Fulton
  • Dorothea Lasky
1/25/2012 Listen to this podcast

Blood in the Grass

  • Tom Disch
  • David Yezzi
1/12/2012 Listen to this podcast

A Wild Solitude Revealed

  • Robert Duncan
  • Lisa Jarnot
12/31/2011 Listen to this podcast

Drinking in Poetry

  • Kenneth Koch
  • Frank O'Hara
  • Alicia Ostriker
12/13/2011 Listen to this podcast

“Inscribe the poem on yourself”

  • Dan Beachy-Quick
12/1/2011 Listen to this podcast

No Place for the Little Lyric

  • Adrienne Rich

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