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    Episode 7: Robert Hass & Ada Limón

    Episode 7: Robert Hass & Ada Limón

    Both of the Northern Californian poets lull you into deeper connections through plain intelligence and surprising poetic turns

    • 11 min
    Episode 6: Constantine Cavafy & Linda Gregg

    Episode 6: Constantine Cavafy & Linda Gregg

    The early 20th Century Alexandrian poet Cavafy and our contemporary American poet Linda Gregg

    • 22 min
    Episode 5: Tracy K. Smith & Donald Revell

    Episode 5: Tracy K. Smith & Donald Revell

    Two poems discussing the inner life, the lived experience of pain and loss

    • 12 min
    Episode 4: Rae Armantrout & Li Po

    Episode 4: Rae Armantrout & Li Po

    Separated by 1,200 years and half the globe, Armantrout and Li Po each address their own presence and absence

    • 11 min
    Episode 3: Carl Sandburg & Cesar Vallejo with Guest Reader Yago Cura

    Episode 3: Carl Sandburg & Cesar Vallejo with Guest Reader Yago Cura

    Both Sandburg and Vallejo imagine their own deaths, and that is an audacious and political move. Poet, librarian and publisher Yago Cura reads for us and talks about the choice between lyricism and politicism.

    • 12 min
    Episode 2: Louise Glück & Yusef Komunyakaa

    Episode 2: Louise Glück & Yusef Komunyakaa

    "Vespers" by Louise Glück and "After Summer Fell Apart" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    • 9 min

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