Poetry's Popularity

GUESTS: DEBORAH GARRISON *Author, A Working Girl Can't Win, And Other Poems (Random House, 1998) *A Senior Editor, The New Yorker MARK STRAND *Former Poet Laureate, 1990-91 *Author, Blizzard of One (Knopf) Pulitzer Prize winner 1991 American poetry is in good shape, at least financially... Publishers are actually fighting over poets, and a new generation has developed a taste for verse from high-energy poetry slams— although some poetry lovers think that slams are to poetry what professional wrestling is to sports. I'm Katherine Lanpher and guests to examine the state of poetry today— and to hear some of YOUR poems.

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