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The Poet Speaks: Pastoral Tradition and the Search for Farmer Poets

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

WNYC

Harp music plays as announcer Sy Freed quotes Voltaire, “Poetry is the music of the soul and above all of great and inspired souls.” So begins this episode of The Poet Speaks from 1949, featuring poets A.M. Sullivan and Shaemas O’Sheel.

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'Embracing Geography': Does New York City Incubate Poets?

Monday, August 13, 2012

WNYC

Poet, playwright, and novelist William Packard moderates this 1968 broadcast: Is there a New York poet?

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Donald Hall looks at his barn, and back through time

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Donald Hall looks at his barn, and back through time.

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The Takeaway

Talking With New Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Part Two

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Last week, the Library of Congress named Philip Levine as the next poet laureate, succeeding W.S. Merwin. Previous writers who were awarded that title include Robert Frost, Billy Collins, and Maxine Kumin. Levine was once an auto plant worker in Detroit, and that city became the basis for many of his poems. We spoke with Levine yesterday, about his reputation as a working class poet.

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The Takeaway

Philip Levine Named as New Poet Laureate

Monday, August 15, 2011

Last week, the Library of Congress named Philip Levine as the next poet laureate, succeeding W.S. Merwin. Previous writers who were awarded that title include Robert Frost, Billy Collins, and Maxine Kumin. Levine was once an auto plant worker in Detroit, and that city became the basis for many of his poems. Levine joins us from his home in Fresno, California and talks about his reputation as a working class poet. 

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Spinning on Air

Diving Into the Wreck

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adrienne Rich's poem "Diving Into the Wreck" uses the vivid metaphor of underwater investigation to say something personal and universal about uncovering and recovering an understanding of truth. David Garland presents a recording of Rich reading her poem, and uses it as a starting point for a sequence of songs that also seem to address worlds underwater and the search for truth.

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