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Poetry Off the Shelf

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Rank #73 in Books category

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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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Masterful

By Lizardspa - May 13 2020
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Helena de Groot is a masterful interviewer! This podcast is a treasure. Thank you!

Exposure and Examination

By Isaac😂 - Feb 26 2020
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I enjoy being exposed to new poetry and poets. Hearing the conversations and insights has really helped me in examining the way I look at life and has had a tangible effect on my life.

iTunes Ratings

259 Ratings
Average Ratings
212
23
13
8
3

Masterful

By Lizardspa - May 13 2020
Read more
Helena de Groot is a masterful interviewer! This podcast is a treasure. Thank you!

Exposure and Examination

By Isaac😂 - Feb 26 2020
Read more
I enjoy being exposed to new poetry and poets. Hearing the conversations and insights has really helped me in examining the way I look at life and has had a tangible effect on my life.
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Poetry Off the Shelf

Latest release on Jul 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Point of Poetry

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

Dec 03 2019

32mins

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Rank #2: 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

21mins

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Rank #3: 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

24mins

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Rank #4: This Poet Never Gets Old

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

Aug 28 2018

23mins

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Rank #5: 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

19mins

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Rank #6: A Presence in the Sky

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

Nov 05 2019

34mins

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Rank #7: The Poet is Distracted

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Distraction may actually be at the heart of poetry.

Nov 28 2017

18mins

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Rank #8: The Garden We Share

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Ross Gay finds joy in life that outlives us.

Oct 22 2019

28mins

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Rank #9: 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

15mins

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Rank #10: How to Triumph Like a Girl

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Ada Limón is done with hiding in poems.

Nov 19 2019

28mins

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Rank #11: Teaching Poetry in Times Like These

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Our back-to-school episode covers alternative approaches to poetry, including student choice.

Aug 29 2017

14mins

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Rank #12: 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

21mins

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Rank #13: Poetry Rituals

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

Oct 16 2018

19mins

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Rank #14: Some Love Poems for Your Sweetie

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Poems in time for Valentine's Day.

Feb 05 2019

10mins

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Rank #15: 50 Years of The Lice

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A deep look into W.S. Merwin's influential book, which speaks to our moment 50 years after its publication.

Jul 05 2017

20mins

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Rank #16: 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

19mins

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Rank #17: Who Reads Poetry

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Poetry magazine publishes a selection of their ‘View from Here’ essays in a new book, Who Reads Poetry.

Sep 26 2017

17mins

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Rank #18: 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

27mins

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Rank #19: From Sickness into Poetry

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Meaghan O'Rourke discusses how the experience of illness has informed her poetry.

Oct 10 2017

18mins

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