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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.

Poems of Transcendence

Spencer Reece celebrates Christmas with poems by George Herbert and James Merrill.

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Date Title Poets
6/10/2015 Listen to this podcast

The Next Poet Laureate

  • Juan Felipe Herrera
6/3/2015 Listen to this podcast

Poetry for Young People

  • Jacqueline Woodson
5/20/2015 Listen to this podcast

Walking and Writing for Peace

  • William E. Stafford
5/6/2015 Listen to this podcast

2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner: Alice Notley

  • Alice Notley
4/22/2015 Listen to this podcast

100 Years of Spoon River Anthology

  • Edgar Lee Masters
4/8/2015 Listen to this podcast

“A Code with No Message”

  • Charles Wright
3/25/2015 Listen to this podcast

Mom and Dad in Memoriam

  • Henri Cole
  • Seamus Heaney
3/11/2015 Listen to this podcast

The Snowed-in Life

  • Terrance Hayes
  • Wallace Stevens
2/25/2015 Listen to this podcast

Amiri Baraka is Back in the Building

  • Amiri Baraka
2/11/2015 Listen to this podcast

Calling All Love Poems

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Pablo Neruda
1/28/2015 Listen to this podcast

Two Poets in Their Youth

  • Rachel Sherwood
  • David Trinidad
1/14/2015 Listen to this podcast

Pleasure and Death

  • Wallace Stevens
12/24/2014 Listen to this podcast

The Seeker

  • Philip Metres
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • William E. Stafford
12/17/2014 Listen to this podcast

“No Forms but Twisted Forms”

  • Louise Glück
  • Sina Queyras
12/3/2014 Listen to this podcast

“The End”

  • Mark Strand
11/19/2014 Listen to this podcast

Poetry and Murder

  • John Berryman
  • Kenneth Patchen
  • Laura Sims
10/29/2014 Listen to this podcast

Sound over Sense

  • Dylan Thomas
10/15/2014 Listen to this podcast

For the Love of God

  • George Herbert
10/1/2014 Listen to this podcast

Poetry that Travels

  • Meena Alexander
9/17/2014 Listen to this podcast

Poetry Was Never the Same

  • Laurence Binyon
  • Alfred Corn
  • Isaac Rosenberg

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