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The Heroic Couplet; Children’s Literature (originally aired as Kids and Couplets)

Paul Hunter [NHC Fellow 1985-86, 1995-96] describes the heroic couplet–“its rhyme, its reason, its artistic and ideological functions in English literature.” [Wayne Pond] Ulrich Knoepflmacher [NHC Fellow 1995-96] “talks about children’s literature and ‘cross-writing’ — a device by which authors … Continue reading

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The Country I Remember

David Mason reads from his latest collection of poems, a 12-part verse narrative. The Country I Remember recalls the life of one of Mason’s ancestors, Lt. John Mitchell, who was captured in the Civil War battle of Chickamauga in 1863. … Continue reading

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The Enemies of Leisure

John Gery discusses his latest books, a collection of poems, The Enemies of Leisure, and a monograph, Nuclear Annihilation and Contemporary American Poetry. Publishers Weekly says that John Gery’s examination of the struggle between leisure and work through layers of … Continue reading

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Weather and Wheels

Betty Adcock talks about her new collection of poetry, The Different Wheel, which celebrates time past and present in language that’s luminous and challenging. Kathleen Aguero talks about The Real Weather in which she writes about two of poetry’s perennial … Continue reading

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Walcott on Poetry

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The Host

William Heyen talks about his most recent collection of poetry, The Host. Heyen also reflects on the function of poetry in American mass culture in the 1990s. 748 – The Host

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That Kind of Danger

A discussion of That Kind of Danger, a collection of poetry from Donna Masini which has been described by critics as Stark and sensual, and American, urban, beleagured, transcendent. 740 – That Kind of Danger

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Emily Grosholz reads from and discusses four of the poems in her new collection, Eden (Johns Hopkins University Press). 714 – Eden

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What is Found There

Adrienne Rich reads from and talks about her most recent book, What is Found There, a collection of poems and essays on poetry and politics in American society. 694 – What is Found There

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Can Poetry Matter?

The answer is Yes. Critic Dana Gioia reads two of his poems and discusses his essay, Can Poetry Matter? He has written for The Nation, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. 688 – Can Poetry Matter?

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