Poetry in America

Premiering Jan-March, 2022

Celebrated guests join Elisa New for a lively discussion of poems by renowned poets.

Poetry in America explores the diversity of American poetry. In each episode, members of various American communities join host Elisa New, following Gwendolyn Brooks to the South Side of Chicago, Alberto Ríos to the Sonoran Desert, Richard Blanco to Marco Island, and more. Joining along the way are singers and Supreme Court justices, playwrights and physicists, and teachers and their students.

Support for Poetry in America is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dalio Philanthropies, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Poetry Foundation, Deborah Hayes Stone and Max Stone. …

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Poetry in America DVD
Poetry in America DVD

Poetry in America gathers distinguished interpreters from all walks of life to explore and debate 12 unforgettable American poems.

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