Poetry in America Poets, public figures and members of various communities join series creator Elisa New to engage in close readings of a single American poem. Each episode mixes lively discussion with archival materials, location footage and vivid animation. The series offers audiences an immersive and accessible experience in reading poems that touch on many aspects of American life, past and present.
Urban Love Poem –Marilyn Chin
One Art –Elizabeth Bishop
The Fish –Marianne Moore
This Your Home Now –Mark Doty
Finishing the Hat –Stephen Sondheim
You and I Are Disappearing –Yusef Komunyakaa
This Is Just to Say –William Carlos Williams
Leaves of Grass –Walt Whitman
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