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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.

Honor Thy Father's Day

Robert Hayden and Terrance Hayes take the Hallmark out of the holiday.

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Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt

  • Kenn Nesbitt
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Beautiful Voices Project

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Bishop and Lowell

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  • Robert Lowell
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Poetry for Weddings

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Happy Complicated Mother's Day

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  • Idra Novey
  • César Vallejo
  • James Wright
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  • Laura Kasischke
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Record-a-Poem

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  • Robert Herrick
  • Sylvia Plath
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A Poet in Hell's Kitchen

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2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner: Marie Ponsot

  • Marie Ponsot
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Blooming Like a Clod

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

Poetry's Adventurous Valentine

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
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  • Heather McHugh
  • William Shakespeare
  • Gary Snyder
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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
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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

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