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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.

Self Invention in Exile

Lucille Clifton's defiance by distillation

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  • Sina Queyras
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“The End”

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For the Love of God

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  • Alfred Corn
  • Isaac Rosenberg
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  • Robert Duncan
  • Kenneth Koch
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  • Trace Peterson
  • TC Tolbert
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When Gunslingers Go Postmodern

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The Poetry of Close Quarters

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2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner: Nathaniel Mackey

  • Nathaniel Mackey

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