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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.

The Nature of Political Power

Robert Lowell's "July in Washington" puts America in a vegetable context.

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