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Hear it! Hear it! Oatmeal
by Galway Kinnell
"I eat oatmeal for breakfast..."
Galway Kinnell October 29, 2010
Tishman Auditorium, The New School
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Ode to a Dressmaker's Dummy
by Donald Justice
"O my coy darling, still..."
Donald Justice Read by the author
December 09, 1982
Pierpont Morgan Library
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Of Distress Being Humiliated by the Classical Chinese Poets
by Hayden Carruth
"Masters, the mock orange is blooming in Syracuse without..."
Hayden Carruth Read by the author
May 9, 1989
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Oil & Steel
by Henri Cole
"My father lived in a dirty dish mausoleum..."
Henri Cole Read by the author
April 17, 2007
Housing Works Bookstore Café
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Hear it! Hear it! Oklahoma City: The Aftermath
by Ira Sadoff
"Sometimes I'm so lachrymose I forget I was there..."
Ira Sadoff Audio recorded by Matt O'Donnell
Courtesy of From the Fishouse

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Hear it! Hear it! On Looking for Models
by Alan Dugan
"The trees in time..."
Alan Dugan Read by the author
Academy Audio Archive
1974

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Hear it! Hear it! On Reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics
by W. H. Auden
W. H. Auden 1964
From the Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! On the Circuit
by W. H. Auden
"Among pelagian travelers,..."
W. H. Auden Read by the author
March 12, 1964
Guggenhiem Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! On Translation
by Mónica de la Torre
"Not to search for meaning, but to reedify a gesture, an intent...."
Read by the author
The Academy Offices
June 24, 2003
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Once I Could Say
by Ira Sadoff
"Once I could say..."
Ira Sadoff Audio recorded by Matt O'Donnell
Courtesy of From the Fishouse

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Hear it! Hear it! One Train May Hide Another
by Kenneth Koch
"In a poem, one line may hide another line,..."
Kenneth Koch Read by the author
March 08, 1994
New School University
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! only gray rocks with drifting mist...
by Rusty Morrison
Read by the author
November 7, 2008
The New School, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Open Letter: A Dialogue on Race and Poetry
by Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine Read by the author
February 4, 2011
AWP Conference
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C.

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Hear it! Hear it! Or to Begin Again
by Ann Lauterbach
Ann Lauterbach Read by the author
April 29, 2008
Marymount Manhattan College
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Orangeries
by Cole Swensen
Cole Swensen Read by the author
April 16, 2008
The Arsenal, Central Park
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Ordinary Landscape
by Jonathan Weinert
September 2, 2010
The Arsenal Building, Central Park
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Origins [The Flowering Breaker Detonates Its Surf]
by Derek Walcott
Derek Walcott October 15, 1964
Guggenheim Museum
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Outside
by Michael Ryan
"The dead thing mashed into the street..."
Michael Ryan Read by the author
March 29, 2004
Poets House, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive

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Hear it! Hear it! Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance
by Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop Read by John Ashbery
March 13, 1997
The New School
New York, NY
From the Academy Audio Archive

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