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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Podcasts:

 From Sickness into Poetry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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

 Who Reads Poetry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Poetry magazine publishes a selection of their ‘View from Here’ essays in a new book, Who Reads Poetry.

 The Late Great John Ashbery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Teaching Poetry in Times Like These | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Our back-to-school episode covers alternative approaches to poetry, including student choice.

 “It's the Language, Stupid.” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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

 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.

 50 Years of The Lice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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

 The New Young People's Poet Laureate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Margarita Engle on the subject of her poetry, and her message to young readers.

 The Poetry and Music of Joy Harjo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 The Radical Perception of Larry Eigner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

An appreciation of an underrecognized poet's vision, lyricism, fragments, and humor

 The Pulse of American Poetry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A new anthology collects poems addressing our current political climate.

 The Poetry of Everyday Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

How we use poetry to find meaning and to bring disparate aspects of life together.

 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.

 The Achievements of Derek Walcott | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Remembering the Nobel Laureate's poetry upon his death, and the commitment to the arts and humanties

 Lowell as Teacher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Robert Lowell’s former students look back on their poetry classes with an American master.

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