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This podcast, featuring poems by poets both living and dead, is well worth subscribing to. The host, Curtis Fox, has a knack for getting to the heart of a poem, yet is never heavy-handed or didactic in his interpretations. Also well worth hearing are the poets discussing their own work. Although the short duration of each episode obviously limits the scope of the poets' comments, they lead the listener to insights that they would likely have missed simply by reading the poems on the printed page. The featured readers (Alfred Molina and Paul Giamatti, to name two), also do a fine job with the poems they offer up. All in all, nice work, and an excellent way to work a few minutes of art into each day.Read full review »
holborne via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/06
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I appreciated the most recent podcast for its brief clip of the poet's voice - A.R. Ammons. The poem that Ammons reads aloud (from a Live reading in New York in 1996) is "Still." It IS A.R. Ammons projecting his American voice. However, the two commentators undermine Ammons'...Read full review »
rachwelt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/08
If you enjoy poetry this is an easy way to slide a few minutes of the poetic into your day. My only wish is that they were longer!
Le-Lear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/06
de Groot is simply one of the great readers of American poetry. I recommend this podcast to all of my friends.
Elton Fan #1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/23
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