Poetry in America Poetry in America gathers distinguished interpreters from all walks of life to explore and debate 12 unforgettable American poems. Join host and Harvard professor Elisa New to experience and share the power of poetry in this visually dazzling and archivally rich series. Follow Langston Hughes to Harlem, Carl Sandburg to Chicago, and Emily Dickinson to Amherst. Along the way, athletes, poets, politicians, musicians, architects, scientists, actors, entrepreneurs, and citizens of all ages join us to reflect on essential works of the American literary imagination.
I cannot dance opon my toes by Emily Dickinson
Fast Break by Edward Hirsch
Those Winter Sundays by Robert HaydenHymmnn and Hum Bom! by Allen Ginsberg
Skyscraper by Carl Sandburg
Harlem by Langston Hughes
Musée des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden
Shirt by Robert Pinsky
To Prisoners by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Gray Heron by Galway Kinnell
N.Y. State of Mind by Nas
The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
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