Poetry Off the Shelf show

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.

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  • Artist: Poetry Foundation
  • Copyright: ℗ & © 2018 Poetry Foundation

Podcasts:

 Burning for Justice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Exploring the work of the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner Martín Espada.

 A Change of World, Episode 6: New Waves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The legacy of second-wave feminism through the lens of anthologies, and the ongoing pursuit of equality and inclusion.

 A Change of World, Episode 5: Poetry Gives Birth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.

 A Change of World, Episode 4 : A Place of Permission | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 A Change of World, Episode 3: Shattering the Blue Velvet Chair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 Change of World, Episode 2: Books that Broke Down Barriers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 A Change of World, Episode 1: The Wilderness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The first episode in a special series on the women’s movement

 The Poet's Revenge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Shelley's famous poem “Ozymandias” is germane 200 years after its publication.

 The Poetics of Mass Murder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Poems responding to past gun violence, mass murders, and school shootings.

 Three Ways of Looking at a Rose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

For Valentines's Day, three poems exploring the most common symbol in love poetry.

 The Poet and the Riot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

After Martin Luther King's assassination 50 years ago, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots.

 A Change of World, Episode 5: Poetry Gives Birth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.

 Drinking Poetry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schapp discuss poetry over a few cocktails.

 Some Poems of Transcendent Surrender | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Spencer Reece discusses classic and contemporary religious poems for this time of year.

 The New Woman of Her Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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

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