poetry in america
Walt Whitman

In 1855 Walt Whitman declared "The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem." Poetry In America celebrates the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, playwright Tony Kushner, poets Mark Doty and Marilyn Chin, and a chorus of National Student Poets, discussing Whitman's powerful and timeless work.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 208


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Wed, Jun 23 7:00 P.M. This Your Home Now - Mark Doty     NH WORLD
Thu, Jun 24 12:00 A.M. This Your Home Now - Mark Doty     NH WORLD
Thu, Jun 24 8:00 A.M. This Your Home Now - Mark Doty     NH WORLD
Sat, Jul 3 11:30 P.M. The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus     NH WORLD
Sun, Jul 4 6:30 P.M. The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus     NH WORLD
Fri, Jul 9 2:00 P.M. Skyscraper - Carl Sandburg     NH WORLD
Fri, Jul 9 2:30 P.M. The Gray Heron - Galway Kinnell     NH WORLD

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