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Poetry Off the Shelf

Poetry Foundation

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Poetry Off the Shelf
Poetry Off the Shelf

Poetry Off the Shelf

Poetry Foundation

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Producer Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.

Latest Episodes

Hope in Odd Places

Sally Wen Mao reanimates the past.

26 MIN1 weeks ago
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Hope in Odd Places

Back to School

Two teachers on life through children's eyes.

25 MIN3 weeks ago
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Back to School

What Happened to House Calls?

The healthcare industry through the eyes of two doctor-poets.

29 MINAUG 13
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What Happened to House Calls?

Lichen Doesn't Die

Forrest Gander talks about love, loss, and the remarkable properties of lichen.

29 MINJUL 23
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Lichen Doesn't Die

The Young People's Poet Laureate

Naomi Shihab Nye talks about a trunk full of treasures, childhood in Palestine, and her grandson's poetic bone.

-1 sJUL 2
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The Young People's Poet Laureate

Speaking for the Country

A look into the various approaches to the U.S. poet laureate position.

-1 sJUN 18
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Speaking for the Country

Whitman and our Warming World

On Whitman's bicentennial, a contemporary poet finds a Whitmanic kinship with wonder, language, and the environment.

-1 sJUN 4
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Whitman and our Warming World

The Past Talks Back

Marilyn Nelson's poetic legacy, through the eyes of one of her many protégés, Tyehimba Jess.

-1 sMAY 21
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The Past Talks Back

The Language of Ramadan

Two Muslim American poets discuss the intersections between poetry and Ramadan.

-1 sMAY 7
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The Language of Ramadan

What You Have Heard is True

Carolyn Forché discusses her memoir of the same title, about her time in pre-civil war El Salvador in the late 1970s.

13 MINAPR 23
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What You Have Heard is True

Latest Episodes

Hope in Odd Places

Sally Wen Mao reanimates the past.

26 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Hope in Odd Places

Back to School

Two teachers on life through children's eyes.

25 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Back to School

What Happened to House Calls?

The healthcare industry through the eyes of two doctor-poets.

29 MINAUG 13
Comments
What Happened to House Calls?

Lichen Doesn't Die

Forrest Gander talks about love, loss, and the remarkable properties of lichen.

29 MINJUL 23
Comments
Lichen Doesn't Die

The Young People's Poet Laureate

Naomi Shihab Nye talks about a trunk full of treasures, childhood in Palestine, and her grandson's poetic bone.

-1 sJUL 2
Comments
The Young People's Poet Laureate

Speaking for the Country

A look into the various approaches to the U.S. poet laureate position.

-1 sJUN 18
Comments
Speaking for the Country

Whitman and our Warming World

On Whitman's bicentennial, a contemporary poet finds a Whitmanic kinship with wonder, language, and the environment.

-1 sJUN 4
Comments
Whitman and our Warming World

The Past Talks Back

Marilyn Nelson's poetic legacy, through the eyes of one of her many protégés, Tyehimba Jess.

-1 sMAY 21
Comments
The Past Talks Back

The Language of Ramadan

Two Muslim American poets discuss the intersections between poetry and Ramadan.

-1 sMAY 7
Comments
The Language of Ramadan

What You Have Heard is True

Carolyn Forché discusses her memoir of the same title, about her time in pre-civil war El Salvador in the late 1970s.

13 MINAPR 23
Comments
What You Have Heard is True