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United States

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@poetryfound

Language:

English

Contact:

(312) 787-7070


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


In the Middle of Dinner

11/20/2012
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Poems of food and family, tenderness and Thanksgiving.

Duration: 00:13:40


Less is More, More or Less

11/7/2012
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Poems by Lorine Niedecker and Brooklyn Copeland from the new Poetry magazine anthology.

Duration: 00:11:08


Romancing the Pork

10/24/2012
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Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schaap share a three-course meal of poems about food.

Duration: 00:17:22


The Cure for Romanticism?

9/26/2012
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Don Juan, one of the most fully realized comic characters in English poetry

Duration: 00:18:27


Who Done It in Brooklyn?

9/12/2012
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A close look at Julian Brolaski's poem "Murder on the Gowanus"

Duration: 00:06:48


The Early Days of Poetry Magazine

8/23/2012
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How does a small literary magazine survive 100 years?

Duration: 00:11:57


Elegy for the Animals

8/7/2012
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Sarah Lindsay's poetry mourns the species lost to our current mass extinction.

Duration: 00:13:05


Trying to Impress Literary Types

8/1/2012
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Ironworker Josh Warn talks about the primary pleasure of memorizing poetry.

Duration: 00:08:31


He Felt Truth

7/18/2012
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Introducing poet Alden Van Buskirk

Duration: 00:08:30


Her Commerce in Shall

7/11/2012
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Is Catherine Wagner the Gertrude Stein of her generation?

Duration: 00:14:00


What's a Body Language For?

6/26/2012
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David Yezzi discusses the poems of William Matthews.

Duration: 00:12:31


Even in Mississippi

6/13/2012
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Dana Gioia discusses the work of Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, with recordings from the Key West Literary Seminar.

Duration: 00:12:57


Be Kind While There's Time

6/7/2012
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The Poetry Society of America celebrates the poetry of Philip Larkin.

Duration: 00:09:14


The Healing Power of Poetry

5/24/2012
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Jennifer Nix discusses how the poet Joanne Kyger helped her feel less lonely during a serious illness.

Duration: 00:12:03

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