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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 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

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

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

A Change of World, Episode 1: The Wilderness

3/6/2018
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The first episode in a special series on the women’s movement

Duration:00:24:48

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

The Poetics of Mass Murder

2/20/2018
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Poems responding to past gun violence, mass murders, and school shootings.

Duration:00:07:19