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Producer Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously

Producer Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary 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 Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary 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

Empire State of Mind

7/7/2020
Take a walk through post-WWI Paris in this recently reissued Modernist epic.

Duration:00:41:05

The Fire This Time

6/3/2020
Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Alexander, and Haki Madhubuti on America’s perennial struggle to recognize that Black Lives Matter.

Duration:00:19:49

I Come From Love

5/26/2020
Nikky Finney on her father, her childhood, and the memories that made her.

Duration:00:43:40

Phillis Reimagined

5/12/2020
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on listening to her ancestors.

Duration:00:53:05

Poverty’s History, Episode 1: In the Beginning Was the Word

4/29/2020
The first installment of a special series about the intersections between poetry and poverty.

Duration:01:09:57

The Invention of the Self

4/14/2020
Peter Murphy on a 16th-century poem that still speaks to us today.

Duration:00:35:31

Our New Reality

3/31/2020
Quarantined with kids, Zoom chats, and stranded abroad: eight poets on what life is like for them these days.

Duration:00:33:06

Poems You Can Touch

3/17/2020
Dorianne Laux on her favorite shirt, ugly California, and bringing her mother back to life.

Duration:00:36:33

The Eternal Present

3/3/2020
Biographer Jonathan Blunk on the life and longing of James Wright.

Duration:00:42:04

The Eternal Present

3/3/2020
Biographer Jonathan Blunk on the life and longing of James Wright.

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