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This guide will help you find poems by subject and conduct background research for your own poetry.
"Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry." A great selection of poems and a model of how to talk about poems, both their structure and meaning.
Example: "Black cricket in the doorway, on the ceiling, in"
"Shares the stories behind the poems and features interviews with contemporary poets." Not currently recording, but past episodes are hilarious and interesting conversations about poetry. Decidedly non-stuffy.
Example: "Featuring Nicole Shante"