98 episodes

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

    My Drowning Home

    My Drowning Home

    Isabel Duarte-Gray on town gossip, folk remedies, and the music of Kentucky.

    • 53 min
    When Time is Kind

    When Time is Kind

    Poet and priest Spencer Reece on his cousin's murder, the AIDS epidemic, and bearing witness to a moment.

    • 48 min
    Technically Roommates

    Technically Roommates

    Chen Chen on nourishment, homophobia, and breaking free of the fear of failure.

    • 58 min
    Leaving and Loving Afghanistan

    Leaving and Loving Afghanistan

    Zohra Saed on cooking, culture, and the volunteer-led rescue operation to get Afghans to safety.

    • 31 min
    Dante for Today

    Dante for Today

    Mary Jo Bang on her 15-year long translation effort to remake Dante’s Divine Comedy for the modern ear. 

    • 44 min
    My Imagined Incoherence

    My Imagined Incoherence

    Tracy Fuad on Yelp reviews, mortality, and the weather in her mind.

    • 38 min

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