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Poetry Fix, Episode 20: Weldon Kees

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Weldon Kees’s poem “1926.”

Poetry Fix, Episode 19: Thomas Lux

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Thomas Lux’s poem “Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy.”

Poetry Fix, Episode 18: More Milosz

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Czeslaw Milosz’s poem “Late Ripeness.”

Poetry Fix, Episode 17: Milosz

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Czeslaw Milosz’s poems “On Prayer” and “And Yet the Books.”

Poetry Fix Episode 16: Heather McHugh

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Heather McHugh’s poem “I Knew I’d Sing.”

Poetry Fix Episode 15: Transtromer

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson briefly discuss Tomas Transtromer’s poems “Street Crossing” and “Face to Face.”

Poetry Fix, Episodes 13 & 14: Mary Oliver and Keats

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Episodes 13 and 14 of Poetry Fix. Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson briefly discuss John Keats’ poem “This Living Hand” and Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.”

Poetry Fix, Episode 12: Baseball Haiku

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson briefly discuss baseball haiku.

Using the Tools of Postmodernism

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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Part of the 20th century revolution in poetry was an interest in parody, pastiche, send ups, cut ups, a constant recapitulation of tired tropes in such a way as to reinvigorate them. If we look at poetry aesthetics as tools rather than as truths, then everything becomes available to us—all the thousands of years of utterance.

Poetry Fix Episode 11: Terrence Hayes

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson briefly discuss Terrence Hayes’s poem “Talk.”

Poetry Fix Episode 10: William Matthews

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson briefly discuss Williiam Matthews’s poem “Cheap Seats”

Poetry Fix Episode 8: Nicanor Parra

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Poetry Fix Episode 8: Nicanor Parra

Poetry Fix Episode 7: Robert Frost

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Episode 7 of Poetry Fix: Robert Frosts’s “Once by the Pacific.”

Thoughts on “Mock Orange” and Minimalism

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Minimalism is not about powerful messages about the nihilism or poverty of the human condition (though it’s certainly easy to think so!). Instead, minimalist art creates a framework through which you view the world. It gives you the bones of the skeleton and then you fill out the flesh. But watch out! The minimalist artist still controls the bones (and hence the body that you have put on them). Minimalism is as silent as the movie frame.

Poetry Fix Episode 6: Miroslav Holub

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Episode 6 of Poetry Fix. Miroslav Holub’s “Ode to Joy.”

Poetry Fix Episode 5: Louise Gluck

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Episode 5 of Poetry Fix! Louise Gluck’s “Mock Orange.”

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