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Essential American Poets



Listen to Donald Hall's selection of classic American poets reading from their work. These recordings are being made available as the result of a collaboration between US and UK poet laureates Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.



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Lorine Niedecker: Essential American Poets

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Lorine Niedecker with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded at home in 1970. Recording courtesy of PennSound.(image)


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Gertrude Stein: Essential American Poets

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Gertrude Stein, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1934. Recording courtesy of PennSound.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/VDX1_aBimLg/45f25701d12c7de867bb43d26eddd7b88ca83e9d.mp3




Charles Simic: Essential American Poets

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of former poet laureate Charles Simic, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2003, Key West, FL.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/jrue6kwlO3s/2fc4de9932dc76c7c4ac1dd76cfc065aee039520.mp3




Alan Dugan: Essential American Poets

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Alan Dugan, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1962, New York City, New York.
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Gary Snyder: Essential American Poets

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Gary Snyder, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1966, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/gjk7PHoU4sI/a71651cc2f248fcb8f1672dc4b0cee6181e7fd28.mp3




Adrienne Rich: Essential American Poets

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Adrienne Rich, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 2002 at the Audio Workshop in London(image)


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Richard Hugo: Essential American Poets

Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Richard Hugo, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1975, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/M-Clrjau0c8/b577209c35d7c350abaaa6595c38abf550055e35.mp3




Robert Pinsky: Essential American Poets

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 2007, in studio, Boston, MA.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/ugoLrJhKqp0/bc06c02ea3e0fdf31a9cb5bdbb35a2f0df1f2ad6.mp3




Michael Palmer: Essential American Poets

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Michael Palmer, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1995 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/tpMI-AXKRxc/2a5a9ec53a99e6dfb8b70fcf7a726dbc42e005fb.mp3




A.R. Ammons: Essential American Poets

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet A.R. Ammons, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1963 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/OJZ5MyW488E/509656c13010dbc1da13716738709b75946aeae3.mp3




Jorie Graham: Essential American Poets

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Jorie Graham, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1995 and 1998 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/RxhXch2xa5w/f542088e1194cf2496d696ab2d130d07aba5ec97.mp3




Robinson Jeffers: Essential American Poets

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Robinson Jeffers, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1941 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/UWQtGzWMmg0/c9f58e55a4aa847b9bc1a3f393cb103141526c21.mp3




Carolyn Kizer: Essential American Poets

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Carolyn Kizer, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1958 and 1973 in Seattle, WA, and at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/T2whn2bp450/6b309f500ad03a11400267a8695bd4e9d5a62411.mp3




Muriel Rukeyser: Essential American Poets

Thu, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Muriel Rukeyser, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1962 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/B_9zzeXrc6U/c76b87925a296b5be12a6eb519ee7510dee2d9cc.mp3




Robert Creeley: Essential American Poets

Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet Robert Creeley, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1961, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/TDkv7TjjLY4/4b93d66198cb14aa3df6b36862821c52611daa47.mp3




Lucille Clifton: Essential American Poets

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Lucille Clifton, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1973 and 1989 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/eZJZvq-Kchk/2102e9cbb25d0dc21b3eca6611f61fa7350f76ef.mp3




Mona Van Duyn: Essential American Poets

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Archival Recordings of former poet laureate poet Mona Van Duyn, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1966.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/JeSNT67V_oI/312568d6cd961193d45fea8b7e2fe97b5da4c3c7.mp3




Kenneth Rexroth: Essential American Poets

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Kenneth Rexroth, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded October 25, 1965, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/uhyDsSKmlpY/2ec4cac6356769a36580fbefc2a5aea967aca484.mp3




Louis Simpson: Essential American Poets

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Louis Simpson, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1959 and 1966, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/0hmNZmL9zYA/3640a3800832fe3b0ff463ad41cf3da68f149d99.mp3




Wallace Stevens: Essential American Poets

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of the poet Wallace Stevens, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1954, YMHA Poetry Center, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/zxkYWySFFuY/cf8053a8f5809f6f114fcba4b5b7d0949326a927.mp3




Thylias Moss: Essential American Poets

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of the poet Thylias Moss, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 2007, in studio, WBEZ, Chicago.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/iWJgVU3NVRk/558ee9d68a265a65a3a4d7ecab9738b1924d76bb.mp3




Stanley Kunitz: Essential American Poets

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of former poet laureate Stanley Kunitz, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2001, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/sJp8ZMvzyGk/b37c8dde3b24485ead59a1a86c3447b3ee890ac9.mp3




Robert Hayden: Essential American Poets

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of the poet Robert Hayden, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1968 and 1977, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/6QdvMWJ8e6E/747e00a2c41c1ddf31216123a7c74ef5d327dcf6.mp3




Robert Bly: Essential American Poets

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of the poet Robert Bly, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2008, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/YTOkJtSqjTU/3db851981f0812c4ad50cdb72ebd43dee3ed07c9.mp3




Conrad Aiken: Essential American Poets

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of Conrad Aiken reading his poems, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1959, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/NinD4Bi-TXw/81e1f8f7e1cf45b0022e7ea2799c3321be89e8d4.mp3




Denise Levertov: Essential American Poets

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of the poet Denise Levertov, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1976, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/043EuK2M5Bs/4d8e60463a1c823b19966107adf16b463a968299.mp3




Anthony Hecht: Essential American Poets

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of the poet Anthony Hecht, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded at Harvard University.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/xaJ0a2OgV2c/0d7eb89f9a5ffd0d831a1e99b0881674964dd262.mp3




Allen Tate: Essential American Poets

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet Allen Tate, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1947, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/W3HcUusW_F8/9ece08683461ec5415533c9f144432180245a36a.mp3




Billy Collins: Essential American Poets

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of the poet Billy Collins, with an introduction to his life and work.(image)


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Sharon Olds: Essential American Poets

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of the poet Sharon Olds, with an introduction to her life and work.(image)


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Carl Sandburg: Essential American Poets

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet Carl Sandburg, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1954, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/mOXmgtghpi4/ae093dd7277780d266a1f633f86163eed0af301b.mp3




Josephine Miles: Essential American Poets

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet Josephine Miles, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in 1981, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/GEoXGj46-Cs/8ed1188c0779ae3704d4ee989b184f728643d1f8.mp3




William Matthews: Essential American Poets

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet William Matthews, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1979, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/cwooqcwYoxU/259464100a00e7951d0dc98993c3d05615efd80b.mp3




George Oppen: Essential American Poets

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet George Oppen, with an introduction to his life and work.(image)


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Carolyn Forché: Essential American Poets

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of the poet Carolyn Forché, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 2008, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/Y3jfI2g9vcE/c21f1656f5496e52a30058bcb41e1560494aadd7.mp3




Delmore Schwartz: Essential American Poets

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet Delmore Schwartz, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded at the National Poetry Festival, in 1962.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/soMmemiDevE/8edbd030421442a61a52b2de096e127254fddcdd.mp3




Jane Kenyon: Essential American Poets

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of the poet Jane Kenyon, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1988, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/lpl2yTxvff0/018cb7d45f684b91f70d3e5ef29058c2e105db20.mp3




Robert Duncan: Essential American Poets

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Robert Duncan, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1976, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/S1-Uwatc5Zs/320a44faa8cadb8af4438f6a733fa4649ce4bd52.mp3




W.S. Merwin: Essential American Poets

Wed, 26 May 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet W.S. Merwin, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1999, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/93t-l74DxPA/2a5284a94fe9af7b82a6ea6c3a0188cd1c106f6c.mp3




Barbara Guest: Essential American Poets

Wed, 12 May 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Barbara Guest, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1969, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/03-xbDZMDe8/f6771d1809dfdaaacdf778fa5308a90667392aa9.mp3




Thomas McGrath: Essential American Poets

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Thomas McGrath, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1960, KPFK Radio, Los Angeles, CA.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/QWnGNmMCQ2Y/e8b6944bba3926fa26226113f66a23a371771e01.mp3




E.E. Cummings: Essential American Poets

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet E.E. Cummings, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded at the YMHA Poetry Center New York, NY in 1959.

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W.D. Snodgrass: Essential American Poets

Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet W. D. Snodgrass, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1963, Library of Congress, Washington DC, and 2007, Baldwinsville, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/fNLvHUEC_Kw/2f83e5d8370510ec48d391c8c344a71be705cc2b.mp3




Howard Nemerov: Essential American Poets

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of poet Howard Nemerov, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1962 and 1964, Library of Congress, Washington DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/y3lXemvcrAc/4f119575dfe2e5f660b8952ffbe4a4f9ca0bf750.mp3




Anne Sexton: Essential American Poets

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of poet Anne Sexton, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1960.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/b0T2_3jLChI/0bb194b248af5d66b310a8fd55a9b830259f7e67.mp3




Weldon Kees: Essential American Poets

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of poet Weldon Kees, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in Berkeley, California in 1952.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/wf8WLj26zdc/2b2fe4644e05a6fe62f7c36acce2e6ae9632b5da.mp3




James Schuyler: Essential American Poets

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of poet James Schuyler, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded at the Chelsea Hotel in New York in 1986, and at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1989.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/ccgQmwAv-qk/559dd9630747e348dd1317e5a948557e9da1ff54.mp3




William Stafford: Essential American Poets

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of poet William Stafford, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1970 and 1978, Library of Congress.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/exwouM4AAz0/54972c2d692102f37f2406acb2205305fa38f620.mp3




John Ashbery: Essential American Poets

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of John Ashbery, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2008, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/oik3OcNik-E/7540ff3688bfd14411318a23459bc32c52c9a07b.mp3




Robert Hass: Essential American Poets

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of Robert Hass, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2007, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/ogWGUAKknTw/fe35ddba6b2c259727ed469959180c8a49e7fa78.mp3




Kenneth Koch: Essential American Poets

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Kenneth Koch, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1960 and 1976, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/tLYbIl6n_hg/bddf70f541d952f6287d3f8c9ea1ce4134969ce4.mp3




Mark Strand: Essential American Poets

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of Mark Strand, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2008, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/wKOiMCbSo_c/17c2e8886a3bf9323db4767d4059628742ca855b.mp3




James Tate: Essential American Poets

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet James Tate, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded at the Library of Congress in 1976.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/7QszRytVdG4/dae12b388775f0485e244467239636a0c68af43e.mp3




Gerald Stern: Essential American Poets

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Gerald Stern, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in New York, NY and Austin, TX.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/1nID2Z5wW_0/34411a1156d82eaa6f08b00e72c05ee6af589da0.mp3




Louise Bogan: Essential American Poets

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Louise Bogan, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded at the Library of Congress in 1944 and 1968.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/FqTs-WbdNeE/dec9d2a2fb0ba6fb3bb9aac30925a6ff97b5732c.mp3




Yvor Winters: Essential American Poets

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of poet Yvor Winters, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded July 2, 1945, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/AhIxyHhiUVA/0194ca0a6e993209423a44f2571973461415cb50.mp3




Li-Young Lee: Essential American Poets

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of Li-Young Lee, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded March 3, 2008, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/H_dGbbDySBw/29c31cab4ba0401e524347b75eb86eaa2447fc76.mp3




Amy Clampitt: Essential American Poets

Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Amy Clampitt, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 1988, at the Library of Congress.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/mEjMSlUvLrk/3e8e3db9e9f2a65d25e83c709f27dd46b18b18d9.mp3




Philip Levine: Essential American Poets

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of Philip Levine, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded September 13, 2007, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/4bwJR1vpuec/a83e7707031bc7ba7f67b95d060bd46655feffb6.mp3




J. V. Cunningham: Essential American Poets

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of J. V. Cunningham, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1958, Cambridge Massachusetts, and 1968, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/LDGrT-u8I5o/125a69ccb1fa42ba933b0adde5b57c5d55ac46cb.mp3




Linda Gregg: Essential American Poets

Fri, 10 Jul 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Linda Gregg, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded 2008, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/3HB9hF9R_G0/968a1a6e142146a05f4180abba906266e892ce86.mp3




William Carlos Williams: Essential American Poets

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet William Carlos Williams, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1942, New York, NY, and May 5, 1945, Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/ut68HEjCV9Q/0da9581974ed1d8e7dea8947b53aab62d45dbe8e.mp3




David Wagoner: Essential American Poets

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of David Wagoner, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 2008, in Seattle.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/RvAPKCtTxio/0c27641e6ad09fc650b238d1d88a2b6c0bb7869f.mp3




Elizabeth Bishop: Essential American Poets

Thu, 28 May 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of former poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded in New York City in 1947 and at the Library of Congress in 1974.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/RkKNeB9VI_M/5241f5045fb42f44e78e989921cb3fc781b09fe6.mp3




Charles Wright: Essential American Poets

Wed, 13 May 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Charles Wright, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 2008, in studio, Charlottesville, Virginia.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/UDvuEfsEZ48/052cc216ca3f2841326c0b3bb372ef49c39cb379.mp3




August Kleinzahler: Essential American Poets

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of August Kleinzahler with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded October 2, 2007, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/mvMlGYhH6dU/43bcd86f2f8307b197737914027d752be6e2840d.mp3




Yusef Komunyakaa: Essential American Poets

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of Yusef Komunyakaa, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded April 5, 2007, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/VtfLR0WY7Zg/ea9a5149f8136ce6b882e23ba24811664a3f3ada.mp3




Marilyn Hacker: Essential American Poets

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of poet Marilyn Hacker, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded February 28, 2007, in studio, Atlanta, GA.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/06TB1Cc8Nac/5e6e69223c55ce0c9eebec950844fa88b4e9502d.mp3




Maxine Kumin: Essential American Poets

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of former poet laureate Maxine Kumin, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded September 27, 2007, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/jGxKhdKde20/f947ab695bba7f72c09c6b956907c5de4cfee43e.mp3




C.K. Williams: Essential American Poets

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet C.K. Williams, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded May 16, 2007, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/3N9pc1lPPIs/76e357497356f6ec5e37d03e124d2a0834370faa.mp3




Ted Kooser: Essential American Poets

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Ted Kooser, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded July 10, 2007, Lincoln, NE.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/BtIwyFveIkQ/dc29648f4bff68d5cdc7bfb215294450a79912b7.mp3




Heather McHugh: Essential American Poets

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Heather McHugh, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded September 21, 2007, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/JPLND1ueaL4/fac1d5e3fdecca60d699fa1c1e64d6e2212470b8.mp3




Galway Kinnell: Essential American Poets

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Galway Kinnell, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded September 19, 2007, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/VoCwgbJUZM0/453d6f63ea239e62d85ad79ec130df7e4bc7a7b8.mp3




Theodore Roethke: Essential American Poets

Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of Theodore Roethke, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded 1950s, YMHA Poetry Center, New York, NY. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/6HXJwUbuB8g/92d441bacbcb986a8fabfa5308eb748f4d8484e0.mp3




Jean Valentine: Essential American Poets

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Jean Valentine, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded July 10, 2007, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/q0IHaMxNB8U/baf865158d0a8d811d91e2f8d60fa7a34ee8e073.mp3




Rodney Jones: Essential American Poets

Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 CST

Recordings of poet Rodney Jones, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded March 1, 2008, in studio, New York, NY.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/yt5E1mt631Y/e5b655c3e76faef63b9e3a52bbad7e0ab141a085.mp3




Hayden Carruth: Essential American Poets

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 CST

Archival recordings of Hayden Carruth, with an introduction to his life and work. All recordings are from Hayden Carruth: A Listener’s Guide. Copper Canyon Press, 1999.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/Qu5KxLxquRM/1c921b90c3d0dfb412e17a39e2f35f86c96d9397.mp3




Kay Ryan: Essential American Poets

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CDT

Recordings of current poet laureate Kay Ryan, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded September 11, 2007, in studio, San Francisco, CA.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/3OPGX8Z-izQ/349f88a237bc2253306b3527af04ef3ceeab8eae.mp3




Gwendolyn Brooks: Essential American Poets

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:00:00 CDT

Archival recordings of former poet laureate Brooks, with an introduction to her life and work. Recorded January 19, 1961, Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.(image)


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http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/~r/EssentialAmericanPoets/~5/jmp5L7cUlRc/c3b2f6f4b551ee465650273fc3c2d04f5ed16d9d.mp3