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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
10/10/2013 Listen to this podcast

Her Delightful Life

  • Lyn Hejinian
  • Emily Warn
10/3/2013 Listen to this podcast

Stop the Milk

  • Matt Rasmussen
9/25/2013 Listen to this podcast

Modernism’s Mystery Man

  • Wallace Stevens
9/18/2013 Listen to this podcast

Anything But Sweet

  • Wilfred Owen
9/4/2013 Listen to this podcast

Poetry Goes Back to School

  • Robert Frost
8/20/2013 Listen to this podcast

Charles Darwin Condensed

  • Hannah Brooks-Motl
  • Lorine Niedecker
8/1/2013 Listen to this podcast

Wives in the Avocados

  • Allen Ginsberg
7/18/2013 Listen to this podcast

Channeling Catullus

  • Gaius Valerius Catullus
  • Hannah Gamble
  • Bernadette Mayer
7/3/2013 Listen to this podcast

Tennessee Williams on a One-Night Stand

  • Tennessee Williams
6/26/2013 Listen to this podcast

Poems to Read at Gay and Lesbian Weddings

  • Essex Hemphill
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Walt Whitman
6/12/2013 Listen to this podcast

Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt

  • Kenn Nesbitt
6/6/2013 Listen to this podcast

Beautiful Voices Project

  • Harmony Holiday
5/30/2013 Listen to this podcast

Bishop and Lowell

  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Robert Lowell
5/15/2013 Listen to this podcast

Poetry for Weddings

  • Heather McHugh
5/9/2013 Listen to this podcast

Happy Complicated Mother's Day

  • Lucille Clifton
4/29/2013 Listen to this podcast

Appalachian Poetry

  • Irene McKinney
  • Idra Novey
  • César Vallejo
  • James Wright
4/17/2013 Listen to this podcast

Poetry at the 92nd Street Y

  • Donald Justice
  • Laura Kasischke
4/10/2013 Listen to this podcast

Record-a-Poem

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Robert Herrick
  • Sylvia Plath
3/21/2013 Listen to this podcast

A Poet in Hell's Kitchen

  • Mary Karr
3/18/2013 Listen to this podcast

2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner: Marie Ponsot

  • Marie Ponsot

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