Poetry Off the Shelf
Summary: 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.
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.
A deep look into W.S. Merwin's influential book, which speaks to our moment 50 years after its publication.
Margarita Engle on the subject of her poetry, and her message to young readers.
This year's Lilly Prize winner discusses the intersection of poetry and music, as well as the women's rights and Indigenous rights movements that much her poetry is borne out of.
An appreciation of an underrecognized poet's vision, lyricism, fragments, and humor
A new anthology collects poems addressing our current political climate.
How we use poetry to find meaning and to bring disparate aspects of life together.
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.
Remembering the Nobel Laureate's poetry upon his death, and the commitment to the arts and humanties
Robert Lowell’s former students look back on their poetry classes with an American master.
As one of the U.S.'s greatest patriots and most trenchant critics of his time, Whitman never lost hope in his country.
The late Carolyn Kizer on the erotic side of love
Ron Padgett on having his poems appear in Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson.
The first episode in a special series on the women’s movement
Listening to some of the poets who died this year