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Poetry Off the Shelf

By Poetry Foundation

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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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These podcasts are great! Fascinating content, high production quality and perfect length. My only hope is that they continue them past the end of National Poetry Month...

I've listened to every one of these podcasts

& they are excellent. The host is even & engaging in his tone. Commentary is clear and explicit, given not only by the host but by friends, colleagues, and students of the poet whose work is the podcast subject. This podcast is excellent both for poetry lovers and for people who would enjoy an easy introduction to poetry. You will not be limited to just North American poets, either. Leave your own worries behind for a few moments and let poetry take you away.

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This podcast, featuring poems by poets both living and dead, is well worth subscribing to. The host, Curtis Fox, has a knack for getting to the heart of a poem, yet is never heavy-handed or didactic in his interpretations. Also well worth hearing are the poets discussing their own work. Although the short duration of each episode obviously limits the scope of the poets' comments, they lead the listener to insights that they would likely have missed simply by reading the poems on the printed page. The featured readers (Alfred Molina and Paul Giamatti, to name two), also do a fine job with the poems they offer up. All in all, nice work, and an excellent way to work a few minutes of art into each day.

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  • Category: Literature
  • Language: English

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