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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.

Trying to Impress Literary Types

Ironworker Josh Warn talks about the primary pleasure of memorizing poetry.

More Episodes from Poetry Off the Shelf

Date Title Poets
4/18/2017 Listen to this podcast

The Poetry of Everyday Life

4/5/2017 Listen to this podcast

A Change of World, Episode 2: Books that Broke Down Barriers

  • Audre Lorde
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Muriel Rukeyser
  • Anne Sexton
3/22/2017 Listen to this podcast

The Achievements of Derek Walcott

  • Edward Hirsch
  • Derek Walcott
3/7/2017 Listen to this podcast

Lowell as Teacher

  • Robert Lowell
2/21/2017 Listen to this podcast

Walt Whitman's Divided America

  • Walt Whitman
2/8/2017 Listen to this podcast

Is your sweetheart edible?

  • Carolyn Kizer
1/24/2017 Listen to this podcast

Poetry Stars in a Movie

  • Ron Padgett
1/10/2017 Listen to this podcast

A Change of World, Episode 1: The Wilderness

  • Louise Bogan
  • Anne Bradstreet
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Amy Lowell
  • Honor Moore
  • Alicia Ostriker
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Phillis Wheatley
12/20/2016 Listen to this podcast

The Poets We Lost in 2016

  • Francisco X. Alarcón
  • Michael S. Harper
  • Lucia Perillo
  • Max Ritvo
  • C. D. Wright
12/7/2016 Listen to this podcast

More Poetry in the Aftermath

  • Robin Coste Lewis
  • Marcus Wicker
11/15/2016 Listen to this podcast

Poetry in the Aftermath

  • Kazim Ali
  • Carolyn Forché
  • Fanny Howe
  • Ilya Kaminsky
11/1/2016 Listen to this podcast

Addiction Poetry

10/18/2016 Listen to this podcast

Death and Donald Revell

  • Donald Revell
  • Craig Morgan Teicher
10/4/2016 Listen to this podcast

A Misunderstood Chestnut

  • Robert Frost
9/20/2016 Listen to this podcast

11 Years of Poetry Out Loud

  • Cornelius Eady
  • Stanley Kunitz
9/6/2016 Listen to this podcast

Poetry as Play

  • Matthew Burgess
  • Robert Duncan
  • Kenneth Koch
8/22/2016 Listen to this podcast

Mothers of Boys

  • Toi Derricotte
  • Robin Coste Lewis
8/9/2016 Listen to this podcast

A First Book 50 Years Later

  • Seamus Heaney
  • Tess Taylor
8/4/2016 Listen to this podcast

Middle Passage

  • Robert Hayden
  • Lavelle Porter
7/26/2016 Listen to this podcast

Extreme Exposure

  • Robert Fernandez
  • Idra Novey
  • Robyn Schiff

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