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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.

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English


Episodes

The Man is There ... in the Tape

7/18/2018
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Remembering Donald Hall and his advocacy for archival audio recordings of poets.

Duration:00:09:03

Poems Don't Need Their Papers

7/3/2018
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For July 4, we talk about US immigration, Central American refugees, and poems across borders with Javier Zamora.

Duration:00:21:40

Goooooaaaalllll!

6/19/2018
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Poems about soccer, aka football, aka the beautiful game, in time for the World Cup.

Duration:00:21:09

Prosey Poems

5/22/2018
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Maureen McLane on semi-autobiographical epic poems, narrative melodrama, and the dissociation of sensibility.

Duration:00:22:23

A Change of World, Episode 6: New Waves

4/25/2018
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The legacy of second-wave feminism through the lens of anthologies, and the ongoing pursuit of equality and inclusion.

Duration:00:23:29

A Change of World, Episode 5: Poetry Gives Birth

4/10/2018
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How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.

Duration:00:23:29

A Change of World, Episode 4 : A Place of Permission

4/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:19

A Change of World, Episode 3: Shattering the Blue Velvet Chair

3/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:38

A Change of World, Episode 2: Books that Broke Down Barriers

3/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:29

The Poet's Revenge

2/27/2018
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Shelley's famous poem “Ozymandias” is germane 200 years after its publication.

Duration:00:19:06

Three Ways of Looking at a Rose

2/13/2018
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For Valentines's Day, three poems exploring the most common symbol in love poetry.

Duration:00:08:28

The Poet and the Riot

2/6/2018
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After Martin Luther King's assassination 50 years ago, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots.

Duration:00:15:27

Christmas Memories

12/25/2010
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Poems by Ed Skoog and Wyatt Prunty.

Duration:00:11:10

Major Poets, Minor Work

11/19/2010
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Ed Park discusses John Ashbery and James Schuyler's collaborative novel, A Nest of Ninnies.

Duration:00:10:25

Delight after Delight

10/28/2010
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Kenneth Koch and his verbal circus.

Duration:00:22:36

“Marvelous and Tough” Ted Berrigan

10/20/2010
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The poet (and poems) behind the legend.

Duration:00:16:05

Facing a Sheer Sky

9/22/2010
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Mary Kinzie takes on Louise Bogan’s poem “Medusa.”

Duration:00:16:26

Confessional Poetry Off the Shelf

9/9/2010
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CAConrad talks about Anne Sexton’s landscapes of grief.

Duration:00:12:12

Poetry Became a Weapon

9/1/2010
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Labor poems of Chicago—an excerpt from the Chicago Poetry Tour.

Duration:00:09:48

Cruel, Cruel Summer

8/13/2010
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Poems that don't exactly celebrate the season from Weldon Kees, Howard Nemerov, and Jane Kenyon

Duration:00:09:55