Poetry In America

The 12-part series POETRY IN AMERICA draws students of all ages into conversations about poetry. Hosted by Harvard University professor Elisa New, each half-hour episode highlights the work of one distinguished poet (Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks) with a reading by an individual well known for accomplishments outside the humanities (actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Grammy-Award winner Herbie Hancock; former vice president Joe Biden, and rapper/poet Nas), as well as a chorus of others, including: a chorus of pick-up basketball players, young naturalists at the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and students at the Parsons School of Design. The fast-moving, beautifully shot series offers viewers a fully immersive experience in hearing, reading, and interpreting a single American poem. Scholar Elisa New opens a conversation about poetry and encourages viewers at home to extend the discussion past the episode's end.

Fri, Jul 8 5:00 A.M. The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus     NH WORLD

Host Elisa New rediscovers the freshness and the still-potent charge of Emma Lazarus's iconic sonnet of immigration alongside singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, activist and founder of the United We Dream Foundation Cristina Jimenez, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and poet Duy Doan.

Fri, Jul 8 11:00 A.M. The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus     NH WORLD

Host Elisa New rediscovers the freshness and the still-potent charge of Emma Lazarus's iconic sonnet of immigration alongside singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, activist and founder of the United We Dream Foundation Cristina Jimenez, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and poet Duy Doan.

Fri, Jul 8 2:00 P.M. The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus     NH WORLD

Host Elisa New rediscovers the freshness and the still-potent charge of Emma Lazarus's iconic sonnet of immigration alongside singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, activist and founder of the United We Dream Foundation Cristina Jimenez, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and poet Duy Doan.

Thu, Jul 14 9:30 P.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.

Fri, Jul 15 1:30 A.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.

Fri, Jul 15 9:30 A.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.

Fri, Jul 15 4:30 P.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.

Sat, Jul 16 11:30 P.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.

Sun, Jul 17 3:30 A.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.

Sun, Jul 17 10:30 A.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.

Sun, Jul 17 6:30 P.M. You and I Are Disappearing - Yusef Komunyakaa     NH WORLD

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet.


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