Season 3: Poetry in America

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.

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America Sonnet IV; I shall forget you presently, my dear, by Millay

Poetry in America

Sonnet IV; I shall forget you presently, my dear, by Millay

Leslie Jamison, Olivia Gatwood, & more read a sonnet by Millay with host Elisa New.

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Sonnet IV; I shall forget you presently, my dear, by Millay

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America Two poems, by Linda Hogan and Alberto Ríos

Poetry in America

Two poems, by Linda Hogan and Alberto Ríos

Linda Hogan & Alberto Ríos explore their poems with host Elisa New, Jeff Corwin & more.

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Two poems, by Linda Hogan and Alberto Ríos

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America Poems about Motherhood by Sharon Olds and Bernadette Mayer

Poetry in America

Poems about Motherhood by Sharon Olds and Bernadette Mayer

Elisa New, Emily Oster, Sharon Olds, & Bernadette Mayer explore poems on motherhood.

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Poems about Motherhood by Sharon Olds and Bernadette Mayer

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America Mending Wall, by Robert Frost

Poetry in America

Mending Wall, by Robert Frost

Caroline Kennedy, Tracy K. Smith & more read Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” with Elisa New.

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Mending Wall, by Robert Frost

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America you can say that again, billie, by Evie Shockley

Poetry in America

you can say that again, billie, by Evie Shockley

Cassandra Wilson, Elisa New & more read Evie Shockley’s “you can say that again, billie.”

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you can say that again, billie, by Evie Shockley

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America Cascadilla Falls, by A. R. Ammons

Poetry in America

Cascadilla Falls, by A. R. Ammons

DJ Spooky, Joshua Bennett, & more discuss A.R. Ammon’s “Cascadilla Falls” with Elisa New.

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Cascadilla Falls, by A. R. Ammons

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America Looking for The Gulf Motel, by Richard Blanco

Poetry in America

Looking for The Gulf Motel, by Richard Blanco

Gloria Estefan & more read Richard Blanco’s "Looking for The Gulf Motel" with Elisa New.

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Looking for The Gulf Motel, by Richard Blanco

Video thumbnail: Poetry in America The Wound-Dresser, by Walt Whitman

Poetry in America

The Wound-Dresser, by Walt Whitman

Tony Kushner, David Strathairn & more read Whitman’s “The Wound-Dresser” with Elisa New.

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The Wound-Dresser, by Walt Whitman