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.
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
Two additional poets react to the U.S. presidential election
Responses to last week's U.S. presidential election
What poetry has to say about substance abuse, and how some poems can help.
Making peace with the grief and release of death