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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

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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

    No Place Like Home

    No Place Like Home

    Camille Dungy on words, home, and motherhood in times of climate collapse.

    • 54 min
    Words in the Attic

    Words in the Attic

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

    • 53 min
    Heroes History Forgets

    Heroes History Forgets

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

    • 38 min
    I Love You, Wanda

    I Love You, Wanda

    Terrance Hayes on Wanda Coleman.

    Note from Terrance Hayes: “I cancelled this interview about Wanda Coleman’s work after signing the Poetry Foundation Petition. When the Foundation President and Board chair resigned, 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 min
    The Bureau Under Your Bed

    The Bureau Under Your Bed

    Interrogating the government’s half century of surveillance of Black writers.

    • 53 min
    Empire State of Mind

    Empire State of Mind

    Take a walk through post-WWI Paris in this recently reissued Modernist epic.

    • 40 min

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