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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

100 Years of Hopkins

12/11/2018
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The centenary of the first volume by Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Jesuit Victorian experimentalist was posthumously published among the Modernists.

Duration:00:22:01

A Break from it All

11/20/2018
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Looking back in a meditative mood around Thanksgiving.

Duration:00:13:42

The Poetry of Politics

11/13/2018
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Poetry's possible liberty or obligations in the wake of the US midterm elections.

Duration:00:17:37

Poetry and/or Advertising

10/30/2018
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What copywriting and poetry have in common.

Duration:00:14:46

Poetry Rituals

10/16/2018
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Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.

Duration:00:19:37

The Past is Present

10/2/2018
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Rereading the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy.

Duration:00:18:32

Poems from the Inside

9/11/2018
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During the current nationwide prison strike, we look back at Etheridge Knight's influential poems he wrote while incarcerated.

Duration:00:18:09

This Poet Never Gets Old

8/28/2018
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John Keats's life and body of work, then and now.

Duration:00:23:07

The Robots are Coming to Class

8/14/2018
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Reading and exploring poetry along with students this school year.

Duration:00:22:42

Retelling the American Story

7/31/2018
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Tracy K. Smith discusses her new book and her tenure as current US poet laureate.

Duration:00:19:06

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

Poetry Live to Tape

6/5/2018
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When poets used tape recorders to compose not for the page, but for the audio environment.

Duration:00:22:29

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

Burning for Justice

5/8/2018
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Exploring the work of the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner Martín Espada.

Duration:00:22:35

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