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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Sovereign Poet

2/18/2020
Layli Long Soldier on the sacred and the useful.

The Truth Sometimes Rhymes

2/4/2020
Jericho Brown wants to make rebellious art.

Fragments from the Future

1/21/2020
Brenda Shaughnessy stares her fears in the face.

Dreams and Fathers

1/7/2020
Bruce Beasley on his writing process, and on how fathers might be like warm ice cubes.

Poets We Lost This Year

12/18/2019
Timothy Liu remembers the life and work of his friend Linda Gregg, plus readings by Marie Ponsot and W.S. Merwin.

The Point of Poetry

12/3/2019
Matthew Zapruder on dreams, silence, and smoking with Brodsky.

Duration:00:32:12

How to Triumph Like a Girl

11/19/2019
Ada Limón is done with hiding in poems.

Duration:00:28:32

A Presence in the Sky

11/5/2019
Fanny Howe gives away the secret to being cavalier and brave.

Duration:00:34:38

The Garden We Share

10/22/2019
Ross Gay finds joy in life that outlives us.

Duration:00:28:11

After Fear and Raging

10/1/2019
Toi Derricotte on feeling part of something bigger.

Duration:00:27:04

Hope in Odd Places

9/10/2019
Sally Wen Mao reanimates the past.

Duration:00:26:22

Back to School

8/27/2019
Two teachers on life through children's eyes.

Duration:00:25:23

What Happened to House Calls?

8/13/2019
The healthcare industry through the eyes of two doctor-poets.

Duration:00:29:46

Lichen Doesn't Die

7/23/2019
Forrest Gander talks about love, loss, and the remarkable properties of lichen.

Duration:00:29:26

The Young People's Poet Laureate

7/2/2019
Naomi Shihab Nye talks about a trunk full of treasures, childhood in Palestine, and her grandson's poetic bone.

Duration:00:20:43

Speaking for the Country

6/18/2019
A look into the various approaches to the U.S. poet laureate position.

Duration:00:23:41

Whitman and our Warming World

6/4/2019
On Whitman's bicentennial, a contemporary poet finds a Whitmanic kinship with wonder, language, and the environment.

Duration:00:21:35

The Past Talks Back

5/21/2019
Marilyn Nelson's poetic legacy, through the eyes of one of her many protégés, Tyehimba Jess.

Duration:00:34:58

The Language of Ramadan

5/7/2019
Two Muslim American poets discuss the intersections between poetry and Ramadan.

Duration:00:18:02

What You Have Heard is True

4/23/2019
Carolyn Forché discusses her memoir of the same title, about her time in pre-civil war El Salvador in the late 1970s.

Duration:00:13:50