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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

Some Poems of Transcendent Surrender

12/26/2017
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Spencer Reece discusses classic and contemporary religious poems for this time of year.

Duration:00:17:12

The Poet is Distracted

11/28/2017
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Distraction may actually be at the heart of poetry.

Duration:00:18:09

Three Ways of Looking at a Rose

6/13/2011
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H.D., Jean Valentine, and Galway Kinnell on the queen of all poetic clichés.

Duration:00:08:37

Adventures in Babysitting

5/6/2011
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Bernadette Mayer razes literary giants with love.

Duration:00:14:45

Coming Back to the Future

1/28/2011
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Poet Norma Cole discusses her poem Sarabande about recovering from a stroke.

Duration:00:08:35

Christmas Memories

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

Duration:00:11:10

Not Coming in from the Cold

12/17/2010
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Vijay Seshadri warms to Mark Strand's wintry poem "The Idea."

Duration:00:13:58

Pass the Mashed Potatoes

11/23/2010
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W.S. Merwin and Dara Wier on gratitude and food.

Duration:00:06:01

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

A Much-Mended Thing

8/5/2010
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Poet Amy Clampitt brings a birder’s attention to the natural world—Tess Taylor explains.

Duration:00:16:25

“Warden of Where the River Went”

7/27/2010
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Newly-appointed Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin explains how everybody really loves poetry, whether they know it or not.

Duration:00:16:30

Lots in Translation

7/9/2010
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Edward Hirsch and Nick Flynn share Israeli and Slovenian poems in translation.

Duration:00:09:16

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