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Poetry in America – Season 2 8x26'

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