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Recordings

Poetry Fix Episode 6: Miroslav Holub

July 13, 2010
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Episode 6 of Poetry Fix. Miroslav Holub’s “Ode to Joy.”

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Poetry Fix Episode 5: Louise Gluck

July 9, 2010
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Episode 5 of Poetry Fix! Louise Gluck’s “Mock Orange.”

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Poetry Fix Episode 4: Wallace Stevens

July 6, 2010
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Episode 4 now available on YouTube. Wallace Stevens’s poem “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts.”

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Poetry Fix Episode 3: Pablo Neruda

July 2, 2010
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Mary Karr and I have started a YouTube video series called Poetry Fix. Episode 3 is now available. Twice a week on Mondays and Fridays we’ll upload a 2-4 minute video where we read a poem and briefly discuss it.

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Deborah Landau

April 19, 2010
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Open the post to see the full text of each poem and a multitude of links about stuff that came up in the interview!

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Interview made possible by Scattered Rhymes and listeners like you.

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100 Chimes at Midnight

April 10, 2010
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FALSTAFF:
My king! my Jove! I speak to thee, my heart!

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An Annotated ‘Some Enchanted Evening’

March 12, 2010

The Temptations sing ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and you can read along with an annotated lyric sheet

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Nothing to say

February 25, 2010
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I have nothing to say today, or nothing specific, only miscellany, no fashion thing has occurred to me. Here you have an image of Ferula scorodosma, the plant whose dried sap is used to make asafoetida, a rather pungent spice.

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Keats Revisited: “It’s Not a Well-Wrought Urn, it’s a Well of Ashes and Wine”

February 21, 2010
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That urn is cold. I find it strange that several poets and scholars speak of the beauty-truth equation as the last lines of the poem. That equation has called forth so much fuss – its bald assertiveness is immensely persuasive at first hearing, then almost instantly the mind rebels against the symmetry of identity.

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Celebrating Sylvia

February 18, 2010
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I feel that this development of recording poems, of speaking poems at readings, of having records of poets, I think this is a wonderful thing. I’m very excited by it. In a sense, there’s a return, isn’t there, to the old role of the poet, which was to speak to a group of people, to come across.

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