Poetry Off the Shelf

Poetry Off the Shelf

Weekly podcasts from PoetryFoundation.org featuring high-quality recordings of poems, interviews with poets, and poetry documentaries. Poetry Foundation podcasts hosted by Curtis Fox.More from Poetry Off the Shelf »

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What's So Funny About Sex and Death?

Albert Goldbarth shows why he won the Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry.

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Lines for Hard Times

Philip Levine reads his defiantly hopeful "They Feed They Lion" and "What Work Is" with commentary by Edward Hirsch.

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The Child is Mother to the Poet

Hear Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman on her trade secret: total recall of childhood.

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The Mama and the Papa

Hear Gwendolyn Brooks read "the mother" and Theodore Roethke read "My Papa's Waltz," with insights by ex-US Poet Laureate Donald Hall.

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Poem Before the Event

A pair of poems about September 11th, written before the planes were even in the air.

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