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Slate Culture Gabfest

Live from Boston Edition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new Alejandro González Iñárritu film Birdman and revel in the absurdity of "Sexiest Woman Alive" features. They also talk poetry with former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky.

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Radiolab

Translation

Monday, October 20, 2014

How the right words can have the wrong meanings, and the best translations lead us to an understanding that's way deeper than language. 

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The New Yorker: Poetry

James Richardson reads W. S. Merwin's “A Single Autumn”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

James Richardson reads W. S. Merwin's “A Single Autumn”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Swishin' and Dishin': The Poetry of Basketball

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Former NBA player, now television analyst for the Knicks, Walter Frazier presents the poetry of basketball, from his time on the court to how he sees it now from the commentator's booth.

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New Sounds

Latin American Poetry Settings

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Listen to contemporary settings of great Latin-American poets on this New Sounds, including the poetry of Chilean poet Elias Letelier by Canadian composer/electric guitarist Tim Brady.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Poet Richard Blanco on Figuring Out His Identity and Place in America

Monday, September 29, 2014

Richard Blanco, who read at President Obama’s second inauguration, was the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet. He talks about his new memoir about his childhood.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Invention and Creativity in Business and Art

Monday, September 29, 2014

How Google works. Poet Richard Blanco. John Lahr on Tennessee Williams. How things like refrigeration, clocks, eyeglass lenses and Wi-Fi were invented.

Studio 360

The Best American Poetry, Annotated

Monday, September 22, 2014

He's mean, he's funny, his grapes are more than a little bit sour, and he perfectly skewers the self-seriousness of a certain annual anthology series.
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The New Yorker: Poetry

Rae Armantrout reads Susan Wheeler’s “The Split”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rae Armantrout reads Susan Wheeler’s “The Split”

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Studio 360

Poetry Challenge: Dorothea Lasky Picks a Winner

Friday, September 05, 2014

For our latest listener challenge, we asked high school students to send us their poetry. Over 600 poems later, it’s time to find out who won.

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Studio 360

Patricia Lockwood's “List of Cross-Dressing Soldiers”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The poetry star famous for her funny and raunchy Twitter feed also writes serious poems. While in our studio, she read one inspired by her brother’s tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Studio 360

Patricia Lockwood Sexts the Body Electric

Friday, August 22, 2014

The viral poetry sensation and author of a string of surreal Twitter “sexts” shows that she’s anything but a one-trick poet in her latest collection.

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Studio 360

Poetry Challenge: Navya from Arizona

Friday, August 22, 2014

We received hundreds of great submissions for our high school poetry challenge. Here’s one about the about the demise of a tree house at the end of summer.

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PRI's The World

Remembering a fearless poet known as 'Iran's Lioness'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Simin Behbahani was a beloved Iranian poet who earned the nickname "Lioness" for her powerful verse. US President Barack Obama recited one of her poems in his 2011 message to the Iranian people.

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Studio 360

High School Poets Write Summer Heartbreak

Friday, August 15, 2014

The judge of our latest listener challenge, poet and professor Dorothea Lasky, sees some themes developing in the Battle of the High School Bards — like summer romance gone wrong.

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Studio 360

Poetry Challenge: Magdalena from New Mexico

Friday, August 08, 2014

In our latest listener challenge, we’re calling for high school writers to send us their poems about summer — that season of long walks, hot sun, and frosty desserts. We talk with one of the young authors who entered excellent work.

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Studio 360

Extra Credit Poetry Challenge: Zofia from Massachusetts

Friday, August 01, 2014

It’s summer, and something about long, languid days calls out for poetry. Our latest listener challenge is for high school poets, and the results have been varied and lovely. This week, we talked with one of the entrants.

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Studio 360

Featured Poem: "Let's"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Studio 360 is challenging young writers to create poems on the theme of summer. Featured today: "Let's" by Samantha, 17, from Virginia.

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On Being

Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Dario Robleto with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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