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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.
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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Point of Poetry

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

Duration:00:32:12

How to Triumph Like a Girl

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

Duration:00:28:32

A Presence in the Sky

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

Duration:00:34:38

The Garden We Share

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

Duration:00:28:11

After Fear and Raging

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

Duration:00:27:04

Hope in Odd Places

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

Duration:00:26:22

Back to School

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

Duration:00:25:23

What Happened to House Calls?

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

Duration:00:29:46

Lichen Doesn't Die

7/23/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Two Muslim American poets discuss the intersections between poetry and Ramadan.

Duration:00:18:02

What You Have Heard is True

4/23/2019
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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

The Populist Soviet Poet

4/2/2019
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The life and legacy of Vladimir Mayakovsky.

Duration:00:16:12

The Poetry of Jean Valentine

3/19/2019
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Reading a trailblazing second-wave feminist poet.

Duration:00:08:50

A Change of World documentary: Poetry and the Women's Movement

3/1/2019
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Meryl Streep narrates our hour-long radio documentary special about how the Women’s Movement changed poetry, and how women poets changed the culture.

Duration:00:58:59

The Poet and the Riot

2/19/2019
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Shortly after Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots.

Duration:00:15:27

Some Love Poems for Your Sweetie

2/5/2019
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Poems in time for Valentine's Day.

Duration:00:10:20