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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

Words in the Attic

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

53 min1 w ago
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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 min3 w ago
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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

Phillis Reimagined

Honorée FanonneJeffers on listeningto her ancestors.

52 minMAY 12
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Phillis Reimagined

Poverty’sHistory, Episode 1: In the Beginning Was the Word

The first installment of a special series about the intersections between poetry and poverty.

69 minAPR 29
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Poverty’sHistory, Episode 1: In the Beginning Was the Word

The Invention of the Self

Peter Murphy on a 16th-century poem that still speaks to us today.

35 minAPR 14
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The Invention of the Self

Latest Episodes

Words in the Attic

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

53 min1 w ago
Comments
Words in the Attic

Heroes History Forgets

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

38 min3 w ago
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

Phillis Reimagined

Honorée FanonneJeffers on listeningto her ancestors.

52 minMAY 12
Comments
Phillis Reimagined

Poverty’sHistory, Episode 1: In the Beginning Was the Word

The first installment of a special series about the intersections between poetry and poverty.

69 minAPR 29
Comments
Poverty’sHistory, Episode 1: In the Beginning Was the Word

The Invention of the Self

Peter Murphy on a 16th-century poem that still speaks to us today.

35 minAPR 14
Comments
The Invention of the Self
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