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Poetry Off the Shelf

Poetry Foundation

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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

A Practice of Care

EJ Koh on distance, broken English, and writing poems that forgive.

48 min1 w ago
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A Practice of Care

Better Broken Than Whole

Will Harris on mixedness, intimacy, and the music of difficult poems.

62 min3 w ago
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Better Broken Than Whole

No Place Like Home

Camille Dungy on words, home, and motherhood in times of climate collapse.

54 minSEP 22
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No Place Like Home

Words in the Attic

Joy Ladin on the failures of language, courage, andthe trans parable of Jonah and the Whale.

53 minSEP 8
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Words in the Attic

Heroes History Forgets

Remembering Irish poet Eavan Boland, with her friendsJody Allen Randolph and Paula Meehan.

38 minAUG 25
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Heroes History Forgets

I Love You, Wanda

TerranceHayeson Wanda Coleman. Note from TerranceHayes:“I cancelled this interview about Wanda Coleman’s work after signing the Poetry Foundation Petition. When theFoundation President and Board chairresigned, I decided to resume the interview believing the actions an indication of the PF’s willingness to change. Though I’m not yet quite convinced I should resume submitting my own poems to the magazine, I hope this interview represents a willingness to remain in dialogue as PF rises to meet the other demands and challenges. Do check out the work of Wanda Coleman." To learn more: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/LetterOfCommitment

54 minAUG 12
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I Love You, Wanda

The Bureau Under Your Bed

Interrogating the government’s half century of surveillance of Black writers.

53 minJUL 21
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The Bureau Under Your Bed

Empire State of Mind

Take a walk through post-WWI Paris in this recently reissued Modernist epic.

40 minJUL 7
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Empire State of Mind

The Fire This Time

Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Alexander, and Haki Madhubuti on America’sperennialstruggle to recognize that Black Lives Matter.

19 minJUN 3
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The Fire This Time

I Come From Love

Nikky Finney on her father, her childhood, and the memories that made her.

43 minMAY 26
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I Come From Love

Latest Episodes

A Practice of Care

EJ Koh on distance, broken English, and writing poems that forgive.

48 min1 w ago
Comments
A Practice of Care

Better Broken Than Whole

Will Harris on mixedness, intimacy, and the music of difficult poems.

62 min3 w ago
Comments
Better Broken Than Whole

No Place Like Home

Camille Dungy on words, home, and motherhood in times of climate collapse.

54 minSEP 22
Comments
No Place Like Home

Words in the Attic

Joy Ladin on the failures of language, courage, andthe trans parable of Jonah and the Whale.

53 minSEP 8
Comments
Words in the Attic

Heroes History Forgets

Remembering Irish poet Eavan Boland, with her friendsJody Allen Randolph and Paula Meehan.

38 minAUG 25
Comments
Heroes History Forgets

I Love You, Wanda

TerranceHayeson Wanda Coleman. Note from TerranceHayes:“I cancelled this interview about Wanda Coleman’s work after signing the Poetry Foundation Petition. When theFoundation President and Board chairresigned, I decided to resume the interview believing the actions an indication of the PF’s willingness to change. Though I’m not yet quite convinced I should resume submitting my own poems to the magazine, I hope this interview represents a willingness to remain in dialogue as PF rises to meet the other demands and challenges. Do check out the work of Wanda Coleman." To learn more: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/LetterOfCommitment

54 minAUG 12
Comments
I Love You, Wanda

The Bureau Under Your Bed

Interrogating the government’s half century of surveillance of Black writers.

53 minJUL 21
Comments
The Bureau Under Your Bed

Empire State of Mind

Take a walk through post-WWI Paris in this recently reissued Modernist epic.

40 minJUL 7
Comments
Empire State of Mind

The Fire This Time

Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Alexander, and Haki Madhubuti on America’sperennialstruggle to recognize that Black Lives Matter.

19 minJUN 3
Comments
The Fire This Time

I Come From Love

Nikky Finney on her father, her childhood, and the memories that made her.

43 minMAY 26
Comments
I Come From Love
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