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Episodes

The Late Great John Ashbery

9/12/2017
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Ashbery's poems can be a new way of seeing and experiencing things, a "daydream from which there's no obvious exit," an ode to neglected emotions or the insignificant, an inside joke you may or may not be in on, and a reordering of the world and ourselves.

Duration: 00:19:03


Teaching Poetry in Times Like These

8/29/2017
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Our back-to-school episode covers alternative approaches to poetry, including student choice.

Duration: 00:14:18


“It's the Language, Stupid.”

8/15/2017
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Matthew Zapruder discusses the role of language and meaning in poetry and his book of criticism, Why Poetry.

Duration: 00:16:50


8/1/2017
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Fatimah Asghar on telling the stories that need to be told, in poetry and on television.

Duration: 00:17:56


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

7/19/2017
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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


50 Years of The Lice

7/5/2017
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A deep look into W.S. Merwin's influential book, which speaks to our moment 50 years after its publication.

Duration: 00:20:54


The New Young People's Poet Laureate

6/20/2017
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Margarita Engle on the subject of her poetry, and her message to young readers.

Duration: 00:20:39


Passing Stranger: East Village Poetry Walk

4/11/2012
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Excerpts from the tour narrated by Jim Jarmusch

Duration: 00:11:10


A Fairly Feisty Lady

3/7/2012
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Heather McHugh responds to Gaspara Stampa, one of the poets included in the Folger Shakespeare Library's Shakespeare's Sisters exhibit.

Duration: 00:14:50


A Name Like a Handcuff

2/23/2012
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Reginald Dwayne Betts reads his poems and discusses why he is “no longer a black poet.”

Duration: 00:17:11


Blood in the Grass

1/25/2012
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The ABCs of Tom Disch, master of comic verse.

Duration: 00:14:33


A Wild Solitude Revealed

1/12/2012
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Lisa Jarnot discusses the poetry of Robert Duncan.

Duration: 00:19:04


Drinking in Poetry

12/31/2011
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Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schaap share their favorite boozy poems in time for the New Year's holiday.

Duration: 00:20:53


“Inscribe the poem on yourself”

12/13/2011
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Dan Beachy-Quick on the pleasures of memorization.

Duration: 00:12:21


No Place for the Little Lyric

12/1/2011
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Should Adrienne Rich be the poet laureate of the Occupy movement?

Duration: 00:14:55


The Virus Mutant in His Veins

11/15/2011
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Poet Edgar Bowers on Louis Pasteur.

Duration: 00:17:34


Naming It

11/1/2011
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Selections from the Wake ForestBook of Irish Women’s Poetry.

Duration: 00:08:22


The Waste Land: The App

10/21/2011
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T.S. Eliot's Modernist masterpiece meets modern technology.

Duration: 00:13:48


All That Poetry

10/6/2011
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Kenneth Patchen’s poems have been set to music by The Claudia Quintet.

Duration: 00:17:37


Much Casual Death

9/16/2011
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Christopher Ricks discusses Anthony Hecht’s harrowing and unforgettable poem “More Light! More Light!”

Duration: 00:15:46

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