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The Brian Lehrer Show

Youth Poet's Call to Action

Monday, December 22, 2014

Crystal Valentine, New York City youth poet laureate, talks about her new role and how poetry can encourage voting and other forms of civic engagement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Christmas Culture; (Male) Managers; Poet Claudia Rankine

Friday, December 19, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: the cultural histories of Santa and Christmas; how to be a better (male) manager; and poet Claudia Rankine.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poet Claudia Rankine on Being Black and American Now

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Claudia Rankine talks about her poetic exploration of what it means to simultaneously be American, a citizen, and an African American woman.

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The New Yorker: Poetry

Stephen Burt reads Liz Waldner's “Sad Verso of the Sunny_______”

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stephen Burt reads Liz Waldner's “Sad Verso of the Sunny_______”

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Studio 360

Marianne Moore’s Odes to Animals

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Marianne Moore loved learning about animals, and she crammed more scientific detail into her poems than anyone before.

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On Being

Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition [remix]

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joy Ladin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

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On The Media

Unicode, Ophiuchus, and a Surprisingly Goth Emoji Poem

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Emoji are darker than you ever realized.
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The New Yorker: Poetry

Maureen McLane reads Liz Wladner's "The Sovereignty and the Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maureen McLane reads Liz Wladner's "The Sovereignty and the Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed"

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Soundcheck

Three Songs Billy Collins Grooves To

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Former U.S. and New York poet laureate Billy Collins shares three poems from his new book Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems, and chooses three songs to go with them. 

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Soundcheck

Poet Laureate Billy Collins Shares Three Songs; Paramount Records Revisited; Buscabulla Plays Live

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The U.S. Poet Laureate shares three songs that pair with his poems. A new box set collects the music of Paramount Records. Buscabulla performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Specials

Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," Live from the 92Y

Saturday, November 01, 2014

In 1953, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas premiered his masterpiece “Under Milk Wood” in New York. Now, actor Michael Sheen returns with a new production in celebration of Thomas' centenary.

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WNYC News

Bronx Honors New Yorker Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe , the godfather of Gothic horror, spent his last years in a farmhouse in the Bronx where he wrote "Annabelle Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado." 

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Features

Philip Levine on the Legacy of Dylan Thomas

Friday, October 31, 2014

Philip Levine has made a career out of poetry detailing the life of working class Detroit. But long ago, he was first inspired by an encounter with Dylan Thomas' writings.

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Features

The White Horse Tavern: Dylan Thomas' Second Home

Friday, October 31, 2014

As Dylan Thomas explored New York City for the first time, the White Horse Tavern became one of his favorite spots. To this day, the bar has become synonymous with the poet's name.

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Features

Barbara Holdridge Talks Putting Dylan Thomas on Tape

Friday, October 31, 2014

In 1952, Barbara Holdridge and Marianne Mantell recorded Dylan Thomas for their record label, Caedmon. In the process, they ignited the audiobook industry and cemented a poet's career.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Galway Kinnell

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Galway Kinnell’s poems straddled the social and the spiritual,focusing on outsiders and the underside of life. Listen to three interviews he's done on our show over the years.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Resist Much, Obey Little

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Galway Kinnell reads Whitman on the eve of the 2003 Iraq War. Kinnell died this week at the age of 87.
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Soundcheck

Five Songs For Dylan Thomas

Monday, October 27, 2014

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas' birthday, Soundcheck host John Schaefer reflects on five songs inspired by the Welsh poet.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Centennial Celebration of Dylan Thomas' 'Play for Voices'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The poet premiered “Under Milk Wood” at New York’s 92nd Street Y in 1953, and actor Michael Sheen is directing and starring in a live broadcast reading of it on Sunday at 92Y.

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