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.
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 first episode in a special series on the women’s movement
Shelley's famous poem “Ozymandias” is germane 200 years after its publication.
Poems responding to past gun violence, mass murders, and school shootings.
For Valentines's Day, three poems exploring the most common symbol in love poetry.
After Martin Luther King's assassination 50 years ago, Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem about the power of riots.
How women poets made birth, motherhood, and parenting central preoccupations of contemporary poetry, just as it is in life.
Jeff Gordinier and Rosie Schapp discuss poetry over a few cocktails.
Spencer Reece discusses classic and contemporary religious poems for this time of year.
Millay's legacy, upon the centennial of her first book, Renascence and Other Poems (1917).
Distraction may actually be at the heart of poetry.
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.
Poems about baseball, in time for the World Series.
Meaghan O'Rourke discusses how the experience of illness has informed her poetry.
Poetry magazine publishes a selection of their ‘View from Here’ essays in a new book, Who Reads Poetry.