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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.

Lots in Translation

Edward Hirsch and Nick Flynn share Israeli and Slovenian poems in translation.

More Episodes from Poetry Off the Shelf

Date Title Poets
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
11/15/2011 Listen to this podcast

The Virus Mutant in His Veins

  • Edgar Bowers
11/1/2011 Listen to this podcast

Naming It

  • Leontia Flynn
  • Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
10/21/2011 Listen to this podcast

The Waste Land: The App

  • T. S. Eliot
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

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