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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Emily Dickinson's daguerreotype circa 1846 (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Emily Dickinson died a recluse. Today, her poetry towers. Top scholar Helen Vendler joins us for a deep look at Dickinson.

 
Monday, May 31, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Rathmann says farewell to his best friend and fellow 1st Lt. Salvatore Corma during a burial in West Point, N.Y., on May 13, 2010. Corma died April 29 in Afghanistan. (AP)

The words of war. From Homer to Iraq war veteran Brian Turner, we read the poetry of war from the past to the present, in a special broadcast.

 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Simin Behbahani (Photo: Fakhradin Fakhraddini / Wikimedia Commons)

Tehran cracks down on Iran’s most beloved poet. She’s 82. We’ll look at the trials of Behbahani.

 
Thursday, December 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll bring “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas to new life in our studio.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser talks about his new love letter to a passing heartland America.

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Novelist Nicholson Baker’s humorous take on poetry, rhyme, and the tortured lives of poets.

 
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 11:00 AM

He was “mad, bad and dangerous to know.” Author Edna O’Brien reads into the poetry and many lovers of the great Lord Byron.

 
Monday, April 13, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Who needs an iPod if you’ve got poetry in your head? We’ll talk about the powerful pleasures of learning poems by heart.

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Monday, December 15, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Bad-boy poet Rimbaud lived hard, died young, and inspired generations — for better and worse. Novelist and biographer Edmund White tells the tale.

 
Thursday, December 4, 2008 | 11:00 AM

We look back on money, greed, and the bubble with a hedge-fund poet.

 
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Nov 28, 2014
Kaname Hayashi, a project leader of Humanoid Robots "Pepper," talks with the robot at SoftBank Mobile shop in Tokyo, Friday, June 6, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. (AP)

Robot love, robot work, “killer robots” – we get the latest on robots moving deeper into life.

Nov 28, 2014
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

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