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Poetry Off the Shelf
Producer Helena de Groot talks to poets about language, dreams, love and loss, identity, connection, anger, discomfort, the creative process, the state of the world and the world of the soul. Hard conversations are welcomed—laughter is, too.
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4.6 stars from 415 ratings
Love this podcast
Found in the pandemic and love this podcast so much. Have had many great poets I didn’t know brought to my attention and love Helena’s voice and style of conversation with the poets. Lots of deep insights into the work and poets themselves. Totally addictive listening, I listen to it every week...Read full review »
Ciara E White via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/20/22
Not interested
I understand that this show captures the current popular inclinations in poetry. But I find the poems and discussions in most episodes uninteresting. This show is a reminder that modern poetry is a direct progeny of the 1960’s counterculture. I wish they would at least focus their discussions...Read full review »
Crowbar Man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/22
this is my favourite podcast
this is the only podcast that i come back to religiously to listen to each new episode. like other reviewers, i listen to this podcast when trying to sleep, and it’s always comforting. helena connects with each poet on such a rich level, and she gives them space to unfold with such compassion and...Read full review »
hmae21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/07/22
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