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Poetry Off the Shelf

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Episodes

The New Woman of Her Day

12/12/2017
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Millay's legacy, upon the centennial of her first book, Renascence and Other Poems (1917).

Duration: 00:18:36


The Poet is Distracted

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

Duration: 00:18:09


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

11/14/2017
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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: 00:21:35


Poems that Knock it out of the Park

11/1/2017
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Poems about baseball, in time for the World Series.

Duration: 00:15:31


From Sickness into Poetry

10/10/2017
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Meaghan O'Rourke discusses how the experience of illness has informed her poetry.

Duration: 00:18:58


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


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


The Mutilated World

9/8/2011
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Poems that captured the mood of the moment in the wake of 9/11.

Duration: 00:14:36


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


The New Johnny Appleseed of Children’s Poetry

5/27/2011
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Children’s lit scholar Sylvia Vardell discusses J. Patrick Lewis.

Duration: 00:07:16


Adventures in Babysitting

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

Duration: 00:14:45


Blank Verse

4/1/2011
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Danish conceptualist poet Magnus Pavlovski has the last laugh.

Duration: 00:08:13


Eat the One You're With

2/17/2011
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Enough Valentine's Day mush—Carolyn Kizer hungers after sex.

Duration: 00:08:49


Fire in the Bed-Sit

2/9/2011
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Lisa Catherine Harper finds half a self in John Hennessy's poems.

Duration: 00:10:36


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


Going Long

1/20/2011
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What do the Superbowl, pigs in a blanket, and Middle Earth have to do with Matthew Rohrer's poems?

Duration: 00:11:26


Nobody Else is Listening

1/12/2011
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Kathleen Rooney on the Poetry Brothel, where you can buy a private poetry reading for five bucks a pop.

Duration: 00:11:48


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

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