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"It May Sound Funny" (December 21, 2006)
Poet John Skoyles on the unexpected eloquence of the nonsense refrain. With readings by Skoyles, Greg Delanty, and Paul Muldoon.

Ezra Pound, "Lament of the Frontier Guard" (January 12, 2005)
Read aloud by Robert Pinsky, Wen Stephenson, and Charles Wright. Introduction by Wen Stephenson.

William Blake, "London" (January 21, 2004)
Read aloud by David Barber, Philip Levine, and Alicia Ostriker. Introduction by Alicia Ostriker.

John Crowe Ransom, "Here Lies a Lady" (July 23, 2003)
Read aloud by Andrew Hudgins, Mark Jarman, and Brad Leithauser. Introduction by Brad Leithauser.

Edwin Muir, "The Combat" (February 26, 2003)
Read aloud by Peter Davison, Maxine Kumin, and Brad Leithauser. Introduction by Peter Davison.

John Keats's "To Autumn" (July 17, 2002)
Read aloud by Sven Birkerts, Emily Hiestand, Stanley Plumly, and C. K. Williams. Introduction by Sven Birkerts.

Edward Lear, "The Owl and the Pussy-cat" (May 30, 2002)
Read aloud by Gail Mazur, Lloyd Schwartz, and Richard Wilbur. Introduction by Lloyd Schwartz.

"Sir Walter Ralegh to His Son" (January 30, 2002)
Read aloud by Henri Cole, David Ferry, and Linda Gregerson. Introduction by Linda Gregerson.

Robert Lowell, "For the Union Dead" (April 11, 2001)
Read aloud by Frank Bidart, Peter Davison, and Robert Pinsky. Introduction by Peter Davison.

Andrew Marvell, "To His Coy Mistress" (February 26, 2001)
Read aloud by Linda Gregerson, J. D. McClatchy, and Heather McHugh. Introduction by Linda Gregerson.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison" (September 27, 2000)
Read aloud by Steven Cramer, Stanley Plumly, and Tom Sleigh. Introduction by Steven Cramer.

Elizabeth Bishop, "Sonnet" (March 29, 2000)
Read aloud by Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, Lloyd Schwartz, and Mark Strand. Introduction by Lloyd Schwartz.

John Clare, "I Am" (December 8, 1999)
Read aloud by David Barber, Carolyn Kizer, and Christopher Ricks. Introduction by David Barber.

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds...") (October 27, 1999)
Read aloud by Mark Doty, Linda Gregerson, W. S. Merwin, and Lloyd Schwartz. Introduction by Linda Gregerson.

Emily Dickinson, "I cannot live with You" (April 14, 1999)
Read aloud by Lucie Brock-Broido, Steven Cramer, and Mary Jo Salter. Introduction by Steven Cramer.

Robert Frost, "The Wood-Pile" (February 3, 1999)
Read aloud by Peter Davison, Donald Hall, and Maxine Kumin. Introduction by Peter Davison.

Thomas Hardy, "During Wind and Rain" (January 6, 1999)
Read aloud by Donald Hall, Philip Levine, and Rosanna Warren. Introduction by Philip Levine.

Ben Jonson, "My Picture Left in Scotland" (November 25, 1998)
Read aloud by Robert Pinsky, Gail Mazur, and David Ferry. Introduction by Robert Pinsky.

Walt Whitman, "As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life" (October 8, 1998)
Read aloud by Frank Bidart, Marie Howe, and Galway Kinnell. Introduction by Steven Cramer.

W. B. Yeats, "Easter 1916" (February 4, 1998)
Read aloud by Richard Wilbur, Philip Levine, and Peter Davison. Introduction by David Barber.

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