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Hear it! Hear it! Alone and Not Alone
by Ron Padgett
"Out of the water came the one who reached back into the water..."
Ron Padgett October 28, 2010
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Animals and Art
by Ron Padgett
Ron Padgett October 21, 2011
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Fairy Tale
by Ron Padgett
"The little elf is dressed in a floppy cap..."
Ron Padgett Read by the author
January 8, 2008
The Academy Offices
From the Academy of American Poets

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Hear it! Hear it! It Turns Out
by Ron Padgett
Ron Padgett October 21, 2011
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Poet as Immortal Bird
by Ron Padgett
"A second ago my heart thump went..."
Ron Padgett Read by the author
January 8, 2008
The Academy Offices
From the Academy of American Poets

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Hear it! Hear it! Rialto
by Ron Padgett
"When my mother said Letís go down to the Rialto..."
Ron Padgett Read by the author
January 8, 2008
The Academy Offices
From the Academy of American Poets

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Hear it! Hear it! Words from the Front
by Ron Padgett
"We don't look as young..."
Ron Padgett Read by the author
January 8, 2008
The Academy Offices
From the Academy of American Poets

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Hear it! Hear it! Atlantic City Sunday Morning
by Gregory Pardlo
"Plow-piled snow shrouded..."
Read by the author
July 1, 2008
The Arsenal, Central Park, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Copyright
by Gregory Pardlo
"Of course I know the story of the scorpion..."
Read by the author
Juliy 1, 2008
The Arsenal, Central Park, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Title It Shotgun Wound
by Gregory Pardlo
"on the bar of the Cedar Tavern: the shot..."
Read by the author
Juliy 1, 2008
The Arsenal, Central Park, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Folly
by Cecily Parks
Read by the author
November 8, 2008
The New School, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! How From Politeness to the Trees
by Cecily Parks
Read by the author
November 8, 2008
The New School, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! I Lost My Horse
by Cecily Parks
Read by the author
November 8, 2008
The New School, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! The Cossacks
by Linda Pastan
"For Jews, the Cossacks are always coming...."
Linda Pastan Read by the author
September 30, 2006
Dodge Poetry Festival
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! And It Begins Like This
by Carl Phillips
Carl Phillips October 21, 2011
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Cloud Country
by Carl Phillips
Carl Phillips Read by the author
October 18, 2007
The Times Center
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! If a Wilderness
by Carl Phillips
"Then spring came..."
Carl Phillips Read by the author
September 18th, 2007
East Harwich, Massachusetts
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Leda, After the Swan
by Carl Phillips
"Perhaps, / in the exaggerated grace..."
Carl Phillips Read by the author
September 18th, 2007
East Harwich, Massachusetts
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Passing
by Carl Phillips
"When the Famous Black Poet speaks,..."
Carl Phillips Read by the author
September 18th, 2007
East Harwich, Massachusetts
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Surrounded as we are, unlit, unshadowed
by Carl Phillips
"Squalor of leaves..."
Carl Phillips October 28, 2010
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Improvisation on Yiddish
by Robert Pinsky
"I've got you in my pocket..."
Robert Pinsky October 28, 2010
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Poem in Disconnected Parts
by Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky Read by the author
October 18, 2007
The Times Center
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Shirt
by Robert Pinsky
"The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams,..."
Robert Pinsky Read by the author

Academy Audio Archive
recorded February 25, 1992
at the French Institute Alliance Francaise



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Hear it! Hear it! Street Music
by Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky February, 25 1992
From the Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Constable's Clouds, For Keats
by Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly Read by the author
February 1, 2008
AWP Conference, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Long Companions
by Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly Read by the author
February 1, 2008
AWP Conference, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! The Raven
by Edgar Allan Poe
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary..."
Edgar Allan Poe Read by Anne Waldman
October 1, 2012
New York, NY
Produced by Ambrose Bye
Fast Speaking Music


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Hear it! Hear it! Fit Audience
by Marie Ponsot
Marie Ponsot Read by the author
April 21, 2008
Housing Works Bookstore, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Testing Gardening
by Marie Ponsot
Marie Ponsot October 21, 2011
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Thank Gerard
by Marie Ponsot
Marie Ponsot Read by the author
April 21, 2008
Housing Works Bookstore, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! This Bridge, Like Poetry, is Vertigo
by Marie Ponsot
Marie Ponsot Read by the author
October 29, 2010
Tishman Auditorium, The New School
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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