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Poetry Off the Shelf

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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.
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0:00 | Aug 27th

Two teachers on life through children's eyes.
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0:00 | Aug 13th

The healthcare industry through the eyes of two doctor-poets.

0:00 | Jul 23rd

Forrest Gander talks about love, loss, and the remarkable properties of lichen.

0:00 | Jul 2nd

Naomi Shihab Nye talks about a trunk full of treasures, childhood in Palestine, and her grandson's poetic bone. 

0:00 | Jun 18th

A look into the various approaches to the U.S. poet laureate position.

0:00 | Jun 4th

On Whitman's bicentennial, a contemporary poet finds a Whitmanic kinship with wonder, language, and the environment.

0:00 | May 21st

Marilyn Nelson's poetic legacy, through the eyes of one of her many protégés, Tyehimba Jess.

0:00 | May 7th

Two Muslim American poets discuss the intersections between poetry and Ramadan.

0:00 | May 7th

Two Muslim American poets discuss the intersections between poetry and Ramadan.

0:00 | Apr 23rd

Carolyn Forché discusses her memoir of the same title, about her time in pre-civil war El Salvador in the late 1970s.

0:00 | Mar 19th

Reading a trailblazing second-wave feminist poet.
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0:00 | Mar 19th

Reading a trailblazing second-wave feminist poet.

0:00 | Mar 1st

Meryl Streep narrates our hour-long radio documentary special about how the Women’s Movement changed poetry, and how women poets changed the culture.

0:00 | Jan 22nd

A look into Duncan's poems on the centenary of his birth.

0:00 | Jan 8th

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in the U.S., we discuss drinking poems over a few cocktails.

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2018

Remembering and listening to those who died this year.

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2018

The centenary of the first volume by Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Jesuit Victorian experimentalist was posthumously published among the Modernists.

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2018

Looking back in a meditative mood around Thanksgiving.

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2018

Poetry's possible liberty or obligations in the wake of the US midterm elections.

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2018

What copywriting and poetry have in common.

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2018

Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.

0:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Rereading the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy.

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

During the current nationwide prison strike, we look back at Etheridge Knight's influential poems he wrote while incarcerated.

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

John Keats's life and body of work, then and now.

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2018

Reading and exploring poetry along with students this school year.

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2018

Tracy K. Smith discusses her new book and her tenure as current US poet laureate.

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2018

Remembering Donald Hall and his advocacy for archival audio recordings of poets.

0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2018

For July 4, we talk about US immigration, Central American refugees, and poems across borders with Javier Zamora.

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2018

Poems about soccer, aka football, aka the beautiful game, in time for the World Cup.

0:00 | Jun 5th, 2018

When poets used tape recorders to compose not for the page, but for the audio environment.
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0:00 | Jun 5th, 2018

When poets used tape recorders to compose not for the page, but for the audio environment.

0:00 | May 22nd, 2018

Maureen McLane on semi-autobiographical epic poems, narrative melodrama, and the dissociation of sensibility.

0:00 | May 8th, 2018

Exploring the work of the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner Martín Espada.

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2018

The legacy of second-wave feminism through the lens of anthologies, and the ongoing pursuit of equality and inclusion.

0:00 | Apr 10th, 2018

How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2018

In the '70s, poetry workshops run by women, for women, sprang up in cities around the country. They mirrored what was happening in the women’s movement, and they became communities unto themselves.

0:00 | Mar 20th, 2018

Our series dedicated to the women's movement continues with the changing cultural roles of the 1970s, when women poets refused to be marginalized or tokenized, and public poetry readings and writing workshops for women spread across the U.S.

0:00 | Mar 13th, 2018

The second episode of our special series exploring poetry and the women's movement looks at several books in the 1960s and '70s that fought for a place for women.

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2018

The first episode in a special series on the women’s movement

0:00 | Feb 27th, 2018

Shelley's famous poem “Ozymandias” is germane 200 years after its publication.

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2018

Poems responding to past gun violence, mass murders, and school shootings.

0:00 | Feb 13th, 2018

For Valentines's Day, three poems exploring the most common symbol in love poetry.

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

After Martin Luther King's assassination 50 years ago, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots.
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0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2018

How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.

0:00 | Jan 9th, 2018

Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schapp discuss poetry over a few cocktails.

0:00 | Dec 26th, 2017

Spencer Reece discusses classic and contemporary religious poems for this time of year.

0:00 | Dec 12th, 2017

Millay's legacy, upon the centennial of her first book, Renascence and Other Poems (1917).

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2017

Distraction may actually be at the heart of poetry.
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0:00 | Nov 14th, 2017

In the '70s, poetry workshops run by women, for women, sprang up in cities around the country. They mirrored what was happening in the women’s movement, and they became communities unto themselves.

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2017

Poems about baseball, in time for the World Series.

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2017

Meaghan O'Rourke discusses how the experience of illness has informed her poetry.

0:00 | Sep 26th, 2017

Poetry magazine publishes a selection of their ‘View from Here’ essays in a new book, Who Reads Poetry.

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2017

Ashbery's poems can be a new way of seeing and experiencing things, a "daydream from which there's no obvious exit," an ode to neglected emotions or the insignificant, an inside joke you may or may not be in on, and a reordering of the world and ours...Show More

0:00 | Aug 29th, 2017

Our back-to-school episode covers alternative approaches to poetry, including student choice.

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2017

Matthew Zapruder discusses the role of language and meaning in poetry and his book of criticism, Why Poetry.

0:00 | Aug 1st, 2017

Fatimah Asghar on telling the stories that need to be told, in poetry and on television.

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2017

A deep look into W.S. Merwin's influential book, which speaks to our moment 50 years after its publication.

0:00 | Jun 20th, 2017

Margarita Engle on the subject of her poetry, and her message to young readers.

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2017

This year's Lilly Prize winner discusses the intersection of poetry and music, as well as the women's rights and Indigenous rights movements that much her poetry is borne out of.

0:00 | May 16th, 2017

An appreciation of an underrecognized poet's vision, lyricism, fragments, and humor

0:00 | May 2nd, 2017

A new anthology collects poems addressing our current political climate.

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2017

How we use poetry to find meaning and to bring disparate aspects of life together.

0:00 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Remembering the Nobel Laureate's poetry upon his death, and the commitment to the arts and humanties

0:00 | Mar 7th, 2017

Robert Lowell’s former students look back on their poetry classes with an American master.

0:00 | Feb 21st, 2017

As one of the U.S.'s greatest patriots and most trenchant critics of his time, Whitman never lost hope in his country.

0:00 | Feb 8th, 2017

The late Carolyn Kizer on the erotic side of love

0:00 | Jan 24th, 2017

Ron Padgett on having his poems appear in Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson.

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2016

Listening to some of the poets who died this year

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2016

Two additional poets react to the U.S. presidential election

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2016

Responses to last week's U.S. presidential election

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2016

What poetry has to say about substance abuse, and how some poems can help. 

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2016

Making peace with the grief and release of death

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2016

The different ways of reading a classic American poem

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2016

Over three million high school students have participated in this recitation contest.

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2016

Giving children the permission to be free.

0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2016

The many successes of Cave Canem.

0:00 | Aug 9th, 2016

Looking at Seamus Heaney's debut, Death of a Naturalist

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2016

Robert Hayden's harrowing narrative poem on the slave trade

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2016

Two poets who are applying new uses of language to approach social issues

0:00 | Jul 12th, 2016

Yezzi looks into Geoffrey Hill's poetry upon Hill's death

0:00 | Jun 28th, 2016

Gay Pride in the shadow of the Orlando nightclub shooting

0:00 | Jun 15th, 2016

The poignancy of Father's Day, for those who have lost their fathers

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2016

Making money from poetry, and opting to be forgotten

0:00 | May 3rd, 2016

Recent approaches to poetry, from the perspective of mothers

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2016

Old and new poems about unnamed lovers

0:00 | Apr 4th, 2016

The skeptical, clear-eyed poetry of Alan Dugan

0:00 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Poems to mark a new, fragile season

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2016

The legacy of Plath's posthumous classic

0:00 | Feb 24th, 2016

Danez Smith and Brian Russell examine how we label acts of violence, and the power of poetry to connect the political with the deeply personal.

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2016

On two recent, complicated love poems

0:00 | Jan 13th, 2016

Hannah Gamble and Roger Reeves talk about girlhood and growing up in the Pentecostal Church. 

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Remembering and celebrating some of the poets who died in 2015

0:00 | Nov 25th, 2015

Erika L. Sánchez and Jacob Saenz talk about sex in music and poetry.

0:00 | Nov 11th, 2015

James Merrill envisions the figure of the artist through the ears of a dog

0:00 | Oct 28th, 2015

Franny Choi and Saeed Jones blend poetry and culture.

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2015

Looking back at Robert Creeley's “I Know a Man”

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2015

Yehuda Amichai's poetry in translation, 15 years after death

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2015

The devastation of Hurricane Katrina remembered in poems

0:00 | Aug 12th, 2015

Inviting classroom fun through songs and speeches

0:00 | Jul 29th, 2015

Poems by Anna Akhmatova set to music by Iris DeMent

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2015

Two diverging views of the 4th of July

0:00 | Jun 17th, 2015

Two very different poems for Father's Day
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0:00 | Jun 10th, 2015

The poetry and activism of Juan Felipe Herrera
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0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2015

Talking with the new Young People's Poet Laureate, Jacqueline Woodson
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0:00 | May 20th, 2015

A conflicted poem about a war protest.
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0:00 | May 6th, 2015

The poet reads and discusses her work.
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0:00 | Apr 22nd, 2015

An in-depth look at the characters and legacies of this best-selling collection.
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0:00 | Apr 8th, 2015

Poet Laureate Charles Wright on writing and reading poems.
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0:00 | Mar 25th, 2015

Contemporary poems about parents, including Ireland’s new favorite poem
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0:00 | Mar 11th, 2015

What does snow have to do with race?
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0:00 | Feb 25th, 2015

His poetry and legacy one year after his death
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0:00 | Feb 11th, 2015

A new way to say “I love you”
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0:00 | Jan 28th, 2015

Rediscovering Rachel Sherwood
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0:00 | Jan 14th, 2015

In his famous poem, Wallace Stevens serves up ice cream at a funeral
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0:00 | Dec 24th, 2014

Commemorating the life and poetry of William Stafford
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0:00 | Dec 17th, 2014

The lyric gift of Louise Glück
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0:00 | Dec 3rd, 2014

Remembering Mark Strand
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0:00 | Nov 19th, 2014

The art of contemplating the dark act
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0:00 | Oct 29th, 2014

Dylan Thomas’s bardic rhetoric. 
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0:00 | Oct 15th, 2014

Reading a classic George Herbert poem
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2014

Meena Alexander’s latest poems visit distant places
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0:00 | Sep 17th, 2014

The enduring horror of World War I  
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0:00 | Sep 2nd, 2014

Giving children the permission to be free
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0:00 | Aug 13th, 2014

A new anthology of trans and genderqueer poetry and poetics
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0:00 | Jul 29th, 2014

Cathy Park Hong’s lively sonic landscapes lambaste the Wild West
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0:00 | Jul 15th, 2014

On Gwendolyn Brooks's “kitchenette building”
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0:00 | Jun 24th, 2014

Lucille Clifton's defiance by distillation
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0:00 | Jun 20th, 2014

A debate about the meaning of a poem.
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0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2014

On the occasion of the first annual Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism
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0:00 | May 22nd, 2014

A new glossary makes a classic poem come alive
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0:00 | May 6th, 2014

The poet reads and discusses his work.
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0:00 | Apr 29th, 2014

On poetry and motherhood
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0:00 | Apr 15th, 2014

Diving into the archives of the 92nd Street Y
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0:00 | Mar 28th, 2014

Facing the Vietnam War Memorial
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0:00 | Mar 11th, 2014

Looking at memorable first lines of poems
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0:00 | Feb 26th, 2014

Celebrating the life and poetry of Maxine Kumin
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0:00 | Feb 11th, 2014

Record-a-Poem gives you new ways to say “I love you”
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0:00 | Feb 6th, 2014

Dorothea Lasky's charming, powerful poetry takes readers by surprise.
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0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2014

Apple's new poetry commercial (and Levi's older one) use Walt Whitman to get under our skin. Whitman would love that.
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0:00 | Jan 10th, 2014

David Yezzi remembers poet Richard Eberhart.
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0:00 | Dec 19th, 2013

Christmas poetry full of love and light.
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0:00 | Dec 12th, 2013

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs reads her own work and pays tribute to the late Wanda Coleman.
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0:00 | Dec 5th, 2013

Gerard Manley Hopkins's "terrible sonnets" explore the contours of his depression.
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0:00 | Nov 21st, 2013

Reflecting on gratitude this holiday season.
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0:00 | Nov 11th, 2013

The essayist talks to Susan Wheeler about the pleasures of puzzlement.
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0:00 | Nov 6th, 2013

A poem about grief by National Book Award Poetry finalist Mary Szybist
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0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2013

Poems from two finalists: Adrian Matejka and Lucie Brock-Broido
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0:00 | Oct 10th, 2013

Lyn Hejinian's experimental work is a lot funnier than you think.
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0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2013

Kathleen Rooney on the poetry of Matt Rasmussen.
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0:00 | Sep 25th, 2013

The strange career of editor and publisher Ronald Lane Latimer.
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0:00 | Sep 18th, 2013

Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" and modern warfare
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0:00 | Sep 4th, 2013

Teaching poems like Robert Frost's “‘Out, Out—’” in the classroom.
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0:00 | Aug 20th, 2013

Lorine Niedecker's take on the great naturalist.
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0:00 | Aug 1st, 2013

Marjorie Perloff remembers the charm of Allen Ginsberg's "A Supermarket in California."
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0:00 | Jul 18th, 2013

Self-address and other classical tropes in the poetry of Bernadette Mayer and Hannah Gamble.
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0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2013

A recently discovered recording showcases America's greatest playwright reading his own poetry.
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0:00 | Jun 26th, 2013

Celebrating queer love and same-sex marriage.
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0:00 | Jun 12th, 2013

The computer programmer turned poet reads and discusses his work.
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0:00 | Jun 6th, 2013

Harmony Holiday on Afrosonics, an archive of rare audio clips featuring African American voices.
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0:00 | May 30th, 2013

Sarah Ruhl discusses her play "Dear Elizabeth," based on letters and poems of two iconic American poets.
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0:00 | May 15th, 2013

Ruth Graham on the history of wedding poems and the poem she read at her own ceremony.
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0:00 | May 9th, 2013

Joy Katz and Erika Meitner take the Hallmark out of the holiday.
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0:00 | Apr 29th, 2013

Idra Novey on the poems of James Wright and Irene McKinney.
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0:00 | Apr 17th, 2013

Readings from Poetry magazine's centennial anthology, The Open Door.
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0:00 | Apr 10th, 2013

Share the somatic pleasure of poetry on Soundcloud.
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0:00 | Mar 21st, 2013

Mary Karr talks Jesus and poetry in time for Easter.
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0:00 | Mar 18th, 2013

The poet reads and discusses her work.
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0:00 | Mar 6th, 2013

Paisley Rekdal reads and discusses Gerard Manley Hopkins's influence on her own work.
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0:00 | Feb 13th, 2013

Kate Bolick considers the literary achievements and unconventional life of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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0:00 | Feb 6th, 2013

Rosie Schaap—author of Drinking with Men: A Memoir—on her two favorite pastimes, poetry and drinking.
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0:00 | Jan 24th, 2013

Jennifer Michael Hecht on Hart Crane's poem “Chaplinesque”.
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0:00 | Jan 16th, 2013

Kathleen Rooney on Weldon Kees and his mysterious poetic character Robinson
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0:00 | Jan 10th, 2013

To hear Poetry Foundation featured blogger Lisa Jarnot discuss her poems...
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0:00 | Dec 20th, 2012

Spencer Reece celebrates Christmas with poems by George Herbert and James Merrill.
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0:00 | Dec 14th, 2012

Dan Beachy-Quick discusses poetry and school shootings.
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0:00 | Dec 5th, 2012

Faith Barrett discusses the poetry of the Civil War.
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0:00 | Nov 20th, 2012

Poems of food and family, tenderness and Thanksgiving.
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0:00 | Nov 7th, 2012

Poems by Lorine Niedecker and Brooklyn Copeland from the new Poetry magazine anthology.
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0:00 | Oct 24th, 2012

Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schaap share a three-course meal of poems about food.
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0:00 | Oct 17th, 2012

Baseball poetry that revels in the quintessential American sport.
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0:00 | Oct 4th, 2012

The editors discuss a few favorite poems from the new centennial anthology.
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0:00 | Sep 26th, 2012

Don Juan, one of the most fully realized comic characters in English poetry
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0:00 | Sep 12th, 2012

A close look at Julian Brolaski's poem "Murder on the Gowanus"
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0:00 | Aug 23rd, 2012

How does a small literary magazine survive 100 years?
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0:00 | Aug 7th, 2012

Sarah Lindsay's poetry mourns the species lost to our current mass extinction.
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0:00 | Aug 1st, 2012

Ironworker Josh Warn talks about the primary pleasure of memorizing poetry.
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0:00 | Jul 18th, 2012

Introducing poet Alden Van Buskirk
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0:00 | Jul 11th, 2012

Is Catherine Wagner the Gertrude Stein of her generation?
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0:00 | Jun 26th, 2012

David Yezzi discusses the poems of William Matthews.
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0:00 | Jun 13th, 2012

Dana Gioia discusses the work of Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, with recordings from the Key West Literary Seminar.
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0:00 | Jun 7th, 2012

The Poetry Society of America celebrates the poetry of Philip Larkin.
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0:00 | May 24th, 2012

Jennifer Nix discusses how the poet Joanne Kyger helped her feel less lonely during a serious illness.
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0:00 | May 17th, 2012

Hailey Leithauser has won the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award.
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0:00 | May 9th, 2012

Gerald Stern remembers Muriel Rukeyser
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0:00 | Apr 26th, 2012

Daniel Nester revisits the "greatest poetry documentary of all time" on its 30th birthday.
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0:00 | Apr 18th, 2012

The poet reads his poems and discusses his work.
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0:00 | Apr 11th, 2012

Excerpts from the tour narrated by Jim Jarmusch
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0:00 | Apr 4th, 2012

Alice Quinn discusses the return of the Poetry in Motion program in New York.
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0:00 | Mar 7th, 2012

Heather McHugh responds to Gaspara Stampa, one of the poets included in the Folger Shakespeare Library's Shakespeare's Sisters exhibit.
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0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2012

Reginald Dwayne Betts reads his poems and discusses why he is “no longer a black poet.”
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0:00 | Feb 15th, 2012

Eavan Boland discusses one of the poets included in the Folger Shakespeare Library's chapbook Shakespeare's Sisters.
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0:00 | Feb 8th, 2012

Love poems from the archive for Valentine's Day.
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0:00 | Jan 25th, 2012

The ABCs of Tom Disch, master of comic verse.
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0:00 | Jan 12th, 2012

Lisa Jarnot discusses the poetry of Robert Duncan.
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0:00 | Dec 31st, 2011

Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schaap share their favorite boozy poems in time for the New Year's holiday.
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0:00 | Dec 13th, 2011

Dan Beachy-Quick on the pleasures of memorization.
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0:00 | Dec 1st, 2011

Should Adrienne Rich be the poet laureate of the Occupy movement?
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0:00 | Nov 15th, 2011

Poet Edgar Bowers on Louis Pasteur.
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2011

Selections from the Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry.
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0:00 | Oct 21st, 2011

T.S. Eliot's Modernist masterpiece meets modern technology.
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0:00 | Oct 6th, 2011

Kenneth Patchen’s poems have been set to music by The Claudia Quintet.
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0:00 | Sep 16th, 2011

Christopher Ricks discusses Anthony Hecht’s harrowing and unforgettable poem “More Light! More Light!”
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0:00 | Sep 8th, 2011

Poems that captured the mood of the moment in the wake of 9/11.
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0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2011

The shape things take to Atsuro Riley.
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0:00 | Aug 11th, 2011

Philip Levine reads his defiantly hopeful "They Feed They Lion" and "What Work Is" with commentary by Edward Hirsch.
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0:00 | Aug 10th, 2011

Cedar Sigo’s expensive magic.
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0:00 | Jul 29th, 2011

Fred Moten's poem "the salve trade" swims in the waters of literary theory.
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0:00 | Jul 21st, 2011

A thing of wonder and of beauty
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0:00 | Jun 21st, 2011

Thomas Hardy refuses to see a ghost that's not there.
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0:00 | Jun 13th, 2011

H.D., Jean Valentine, and Galway Kinnell on the queen of all poetic clichés.
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0:00 | May 27th, 2011

Children’s lit scholar Sylvia Vardell discusses J. Patrick Lewis.
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0:00 | May 18th, 2011

An introduction to 2011 Ruth Lilly Prize winner David Ferry.
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0:00 | May 6th, 2011

Bernadette Mayer razes literary giants with love.
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0:00 | Apr 20th, 2011

Detroit was burning and poetry was on fire.
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0:00 | Apr 1st, 2011

Danish conceptualist poet Magnus Pavlovski has the last laugh.
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0:00 | Mar 18th, 2011

Emily Gould takes a crash course.
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0:00 | Mar 8th, 2011

Jennifer Michael Hecht explains the philosophy behind “The Idea of Order at Key West.”
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0:00 | Feb 17th, 2011

Enough Valentine's Day mush—Carolyn Kizer hungers after sex.
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0:00 | Feb 9th, 2011

Lisa Catherine Harper finds half a self in John Hennessy's poems.
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0:00 | Jan 28th, 2011

Poet Norma Cole discusses her poem Sarabande about recovering from a stroke.
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0:00 | Jan 20th, 2011

What do the Superbowl, pigs in a blanket, and Middle Earth have to do with Matthew Rohrer's poems?
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0:00 | Jan 12th, 2011

Kathleen Rooney on the Poetry Brothel, where you can buy a private poetry reading for five bucks a pop.
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0:00 | Dec 25th, 2010

Poems by Ed Skoog and Wyatt Prunty.
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0:00 | Dec 17th, 2010

Vijay Seshadri warms to Mark Strand's wintry poem "The Idea."
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0:00 | Dec 1st, 2010

The poet's forty-year friendship with illustrator Frank Parker reveals his gentler side.
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0:00 | Nov 23rd, 2010

W.S. Merwin and Dara Wier on gratitude and food.
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0:00 | Nov 19th, 2010

Ed Park discusses John Ashbery and James Schuyler's collaborative novel, A Nest of Ninnies.
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0:00 | Nov 9th, 2010

A close reading of the Gerard Manley Hopkins's classic poem.
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0:00 | Oct 28th, 2010

Kenneth Koch and his verbal circus.
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0:00 | Oct 20th, 2010

The poet (and poems) behind the legend.
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0:00 | Oct 6th, 2010

The politics and poetry of a groundbreaking author.
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0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2010

Mary Kinzie takes on Louise Bogan’s poem “Medusa.”
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0:00 | Sep 9th, 2010

CAConrad talks about Anne Sexton’s landscapes of grief.
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0:00 | Sep 1st, 2010

Labor poems of Chicago—an excerpt from the Chicago Poetry Tour.
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0:00 | Aug 13th, 2010

Poems that don't exactly celebrate the season from Weldon Kees, Howard Nemerov, and Jane Kenyon
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0:00 | Aug 5th, 2010

Poet Amy Clampitt brings a birder’s attention to the natural world—Tess Taylor explains.
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0:00 | Jul 27th, 2010

Newly-appointed Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin explains how everybody really loves poetry, whether they know it or not.
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0:00 | Jul 9th, 2010

Edward Hirsch and Nick Flynn share Israeli and Slovenian poems in translation.
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0:00 | Jun 24th, 2010

Download it, spin the wheel, hit the poetry jackpot.
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0:00 | Jun 14th, 2010

Turning to poetry in the wake of the BP oil spill.
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0:00 | May 27th, 2010

Allen Edwin Butt discusses his poem “If Briefly.”
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0:00 | May 18th, 2010

Elliott Vanskike teaches his children to become lifelong readers of poetry.
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