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Studs Terkel in Conversation with American Poets

Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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In celebration of Poetry Month the WFMT Radio Network offers three short programs featuring highlights from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive and new commentary by poet and the former president of The Poetry Foundation Robert Polito.

For more information about this series please contact:
Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112 or
Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p)773-279-2114


Additional Files

3 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Episode #3 travels into the realm of memory as Howard Nemerov and Gwendolyn Brooks read poems about childhood and the fleeting nature of time.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KGOU, XRAY.fm, WTJU, KYRS and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 14:20
  • Purchases: 8
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Episode #2 takes listeners on several poetry journeys: to Africa with James Baldwin and on an interplanetary rocket-poem trip with Allen Ginsberg a...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WABE, XRAY.fm, PRX Remix, KYRS and more


  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 21:26
  • Purchases: 9
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Episode #1 explores how poetry enables people to channel the voices of others and features excerpts from Studs Terkel’s interviews with Elma Stucke...

Bought by KALW, Troy Public Radio, KGOU, XRAY.fm, KYRS and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 15:00
  • Purchases: 9