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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
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
7/12/2016 Listen to this podcast

The Achievement of Geoffrey Hill

  • Geoffrey Hill
  • David Yezzi
6/28/2016 Listen to this podcast

Everyone Always Gets Lost

  • Thom Gunn
  • Randall Mann
6/15/2016 Listen to this podcast

Fathers Never Die

  • Nick Flynn
6/1/2016 Listen to this podcast

The Inner Life in the Age of Social Media

  • Jennifer Moxley
5/17/2016 Listen to this podcast

The Uses of Anger

  • Audre Lorde
  • Lavelle Porter
5/3/2016 Listen to this podcast

The New Motherhood Poem

  • Carrie Fountain
  • Kathryn Nuernberger
  • Rachel Richardson
4/18/2016 Listen to this podcast

Who Are They Anyway?

  • Austin Allen
  • Jack Gilbert
  • William Shakespeare
4/4/2016 Listen to this podcast

Poetry and PTSD

  • Alan Dugan
  • David Yezzi
3/22/2016 Listen to this podcast

The Trouble with Spring

  • Jane Kenyon
  • Joyce Peseroff
3/8/2016 Listen to this podcast

50 Years of Ariel

  • Dorothea Lasky
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Craig Morgan Teicher

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