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Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.

Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.
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Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.

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English


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Lorine Niedecker: Essential American Poets

3/14/2012
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Recordings of poet Lorine Niedecker with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded at home in 1970. Recording courtesy of PennSound.

Duration:00:15:46

Gertrude Stein: Essential American Poets

1/25/2012
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Recordings of poet Gertrude Stein, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1934. Recording courtesy of PennSound.

Duration:00:17:14

Charles Simic: Essential American Poets

1/4/2012
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Recordings of former poet laureate Charles Simic, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2003, Key West, FL.

Duration:00:11:07

Alan Dugan: Essential American Poets

12/14/2011
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Recordings of poet Alan Dugan, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1962, New York City, New York.

Duration:00:11:49

Gary Snyder: Essential American Poets

11/30/2011
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Recordings of poet Gary Snyder, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1966, Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Duration:00:22:15

Adrienne Rich: Essential American Poets

9/8/2011
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Recordings of poet Adrienne Rich, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 2002 at the Audio Workshop in London

Duration:00:06:36

Richard Hugo: Essential American Poets

8/24/2011
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Recordings of poet Richard Hugo, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1975, Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Duration:00:13:43

Robert Pinsky: Essential American Poets

8/10/2011
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Recordings of former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 2007, in studio, Boston, MA.

Duration:00:29:26

Michael Palmer: Essential American Poets

7/27/2011
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Archival recordings of poet Michael Palmer, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1995 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:10:58

A.R. Ammons: Essential American Poets

7/13/2011
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Archival recordings of poet A.R. Ammons, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1963 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:09:43

Jorie Graham: Essential American Poets

6/29/2011
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Archival recordings of poet Jorie Graham, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1995 and 1998 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:19:30

Robinson Jeffers: Essential American Poets

6/15/2011
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Archival recordings of poet Robinson Jeffers, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1941 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:16:05

Carolyn Kizer: Essential American Poets

6/1/2011
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Archival recordings of poet Carolyn Kizer, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1958 and 1973 in Seattle, WA, and at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:24:55

Muriel Rukeyser: Essential American Poets

5/19/2011
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Archival recordings of poet Muriel Rukeyser, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1962 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:32:24

Robert Creeley: Essential American Poets

5/3/2011
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Archival recordings of the poet Robert Creeley, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1961, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:12:09

Lucille Clifton: Essential American Poets

4/13/2011
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Archival recordings of poet Lucille Clifton, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1973 and 1989 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Duration:00:10:29

Mona Van Duyn: Essential American Poets

3/30/2011
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Archival Recordings of former poet laureate poet Mona Van Duyn, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1966.

Duration:00:17:42

Kenneth Rexroth: Essential American Poets

3/16/2011
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Recordings of poet Kenneth Rexroth, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded October 25, 1965, Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Duration:00:16:21

Louis Simpson: Essential American Poets

3/2/2011
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Recordings of poet Louis Simpson, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1959 and 1966, Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Duration:00:10:54

Wallace Stevens: Essential American Poets

2/16/2011
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Archival recordings of the poet Wallace Stevens, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1954, YMHA Poetry Center, New York, NY.

Duration:00:14:37