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Poetry Off the Shelf

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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.

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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.

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221 Ratings
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Marvelous, but APB out for Curtis Fox

By Poetry Rules! - Oct 27 2019
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I live and die by this life-enriching podcast, but I mourn the loss of Curtis Fox, an incomparable host. No disrespect meant for Ms. de Groot, but I think we’re owed an explanation for the sudden changing of the guard.

de groot!

By MurasakiFloof - Oct 22 2019
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an emulsion of wonderin’ and aplomb an experience so ingenious so igneous and beautiful it flows from the open, bountiful and scienceless trachea that links the world outside to the passionate magmas (thank you) in us

iTunes Ratings

221 Ratings
Average Ratings
179
21
12
7
2

Marvelous, but APB out for Curtis Fox

By Poetry Rules! - Oct 27 2019
Read more
I live and die by this life-enriching podcast, but I mourn the loss of Curtis Fox, an incomparable host. No disrespect meant for Ms. de Groot, but I think we’re owed an explanation for the sudden changing of the guard.

de groot!

By MurasakiFloof - Oct 22 2019
Read more
an emulsion of wonderin’ and aplomb an experience so ingenious so igneous and beautiful it flows from the open, bountiful and scienceless trachea that links the world outside to the passionate magmas (thank you) in us

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Poetry Off the Shelf

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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.

This Poet Never Gets Old

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John Keats's life and body of work, then and now.

Aug 28 2018

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A Change of World, Episode 1: The Wilderness

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The first episode in a special series on the women’s movement

Mar 06 2018

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The Poetry of Everyday Life

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How we use poetry to find meaning and to bring disparate aspects of life together.

Apr 18 2017

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The Problem of Love

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On two recent, complicated love poems

Feb 10 2016

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Whitman and our Warming World

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

Jun 04 2019

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Some Love Poems for Your Sweetie

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Poems in time for Valentine's Day.

Feb 05 2019

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Poetry and PTSD

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The skeptical, clear-eyed poetry of Alan Dugan

Apr 04 2016

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Lichen Doesn't Die

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

Jul 23 2019

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The Late Great John Ashbery

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Ashbery's poems can be a new way of seeing and experiencing things, a "daydream from which there's no obvious exit," an ode to neglected emotions or the insignificant, an inside joke you may or may not be in on, and a reordering of the world and ourselves.

Sep 12 2017

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The Poet is Distracted

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Distraction may actually be at the heart of poetry.

Nov 28 2017

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50 Years of Ariel

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The legacy of Plath's posthumous classic

Mar 08 2016

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Who Are They Anyway?

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Old and new poems about unnamed lovers

Apr 18 2016

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Walt Whitman's Divided America

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As one of the U.S.'s greatest patriots and most trenchant critics of his time, Whitman never lost hope in his country.

Feb 21 2017

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Drinking in Poetry

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in the U.S., we discuss drinking poems over a few cocktails.

Jan 08 2019

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Poetry Rituals

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Exploring exercises to be more present in your life and writing.

Oct 16 2018

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“It's the Language, Stupid.”

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Matthew Zapruder discusses the role of language and meaning in poetry and his book of criticism, Why Poetry.

Aug 15 2017

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A Change of World, Episode 3: Shattering the Blue Velvet Chair

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Our series dedicated to the women's movement continues with the changing cultural roles of the 1970s, when women poets refused to be marginalized or tokenized, and public poetry readings and writing workshops for women spread across the U.S.

Mar 20 2018

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A Change of World, Episode 2: Books that Broke Down Barriers

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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.

Mar 13 2018

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Retelling the American Story

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Tracy K. Smith discusses her new book and her tenure as current US poet laureate.

Jul 31 2018

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The Young People's Poet Laureate

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

Jul 02 2019

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The Point of Poetry

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Matthew Zapruder on dreams, silence, and smoking with Brodsky.

Dec 03 2019

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How to Triumph Like a Girl

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Ada Limón is done with hiding in poems.

Nov 19 2019

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A Presence in the Sky

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Fanny Howe gives away the secret to being cavalier and brave.

Nov 05 2019

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The Garden We Share

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Ross Gay finds joy in life that outlives us.

Oct 22 2019

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After Fear and Raging

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Toi Derricotte on feeling part of something bigger.

Oct 01 2019

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Hope in Odd Places

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Sally Wen Mao reanimates the past.

Sep 10 2019

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Back to School

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Two teachers on life through children's eyes.

Aug 27 2019

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What Happened to House Calls?

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

Aug 13 2019

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Lichen Doesn't Die

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

Jul 23 2019

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The Young People's Poet Laureate

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

Jul 02 2019

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Speaking for the Country

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

Jun 18 2019

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Whitman and our Warming World

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

Jun 04 2019

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The Past Talks Back

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

May 21 2019

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The Language of Ramadan

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

May 07 2019

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What You Have Heard is True

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

Apr 23 2019

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The Populist Soviet Poet

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The life and legacy of Vladimir Mayakovsky.

Apr 02 2019

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The Poetry of Jean Valentine

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Reading a trailblazing second-wave feminist poet.

Mar 19 2019

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A Change of World documentary: Poetry and the Women's Movement

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Meryl Streep narrates our hour-long radio documentary special about how the Women’s Movement changed poetry, and how women poets changed the culture.

Mar 01 2019

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Some Love Poems for Your Sweetie

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Poems in time for Valentine's Day.

Feb 05 2019

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100 Years of Robert Duncan

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A look into Duncan's poems on the centenary of his birth.

Jan 22 2019

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