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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.

About a Boy

The shape things take to Atsuro Riley.

More Episodes from Poetry Off the Shelf

Date Title Poets
3/8/2016 Listen to this podcast

50 Years of Ariel

  • Dorothea Lasky
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Craig Morgan Teicher
2/24/2016 Listen to this podcast

The Language of Violence

  • Brian Russell
  • Danez Smith
2/10/2016 Listen to this podcast

Excuse Me While I Offend You

  • Drew Gardner
  • Michael Magee
  • Sharon Mesmer
  • Gary Sullivan
2/10/2016 Listen to this podcast

The Problem of Love

  • Reginald Dwayne Betts
  • Nate Marshall
1/27/2016 Listen to this podcast

A Radical Poet's Radical Poet

  • Lola Ridge
  • Terese Svoboda
1/13/2016 Listen to this podcast

Some Words for a Newborn Daughter

  • Hannah Gamble
  • Roger Reeves
12/23/2015 Listen to this podcast

Poets We've Lost

  • Cynthia Macdonald
  • C. K. Williams
11/25/2015 Listen to this podcast

Explicit Lyrics

  • Jacob Saenz
  • Erika L. Sánchez
11/11/2015 Listen to this podcast

All Artists Are Dogs

  • James Merrill
  • Ange Mlinko
10/28/2015 Listen to this podcast

Social Media, Race, and Disney Princesses

  • Franny Choi
  • Saeed Jones
10/7/2015 Listen to this podcast

A Very Short, Very Famous Poem

  • Robert Creeley
  • Prageeta Sharma
9/23/2015 Listen to this podcast

A Great Poet of Love and War

  • Robert Alter
  • Yehuda Amichai
9/9/2015 Listen to this podcast

The Poet and the Riot

  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Haki Madhubuti
8/24/2015 Listen to this podcast

Ten Years Later

  • Joyelle McSweeney
  • Patricia Smith
8/12/2015 Listen to this podcast

Making the Case for Poetry

  • Rebecca Hazelton
7/29/2015 Listen to this podcast

For Love of Russia

  • Anna Akhmatova
7/15/2015 Listen to this podcast

The Poetry Inside of Words

  • Paul Celan
  • Pierre Joris
7/1/2015 Listen to this podcast

Red, White, and Gray

  • John Brehm
  • Gregory Djanikian
6/26/2015 Listen to this podcast

Poems to Read at Gay and Lesbian Weddings

  • Essex Hemphill
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Walt Whitman
6/17/2015 Listen to this podcast

Fathers and Sons

  • Mark Halliday
  • Jon Pineda

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