Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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
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
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
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.
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.