Schedule banner

Poetry In America

The 12-part series POETRY IN AMERICA draws students of all ages into conversations about poetry. Hosted by Harvard University professor Elisa New, each half-hour episode highlights the work of one distinguished poet (Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks) with a reading by an individual well known for accomplishments outside the humanities (actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Grammy-Award winner Herbie Hancock; former vice president Joe Biden, and rapper/poet Nas), as well as others, including: a chorus of pick-up basketball players, young naturalists at the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and students at the Parsons School of Design. The fast-moving, beautifully shot series . . .
Episode Description
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - 10:30 PM    "Shirt - Robert Pinsky" At New York Fashion Week, host Elisa New catches up with fashion designer Johnson Hartig, Bergdorf Goodman's Betty Halbreich, shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and with fashion and poetry students from the New School to discuss Robert Pinsky's poem on labor, craft, and the threads that connect us. Back in Boston, Pinsky joins New on camera to reflect on his poem.. D
Show is TVPG

Mountain Time

View Pacific

More Poetry In America on IDAHO (MT)
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - 10:30 PM "Shirt - Robert Pinsky" (IDAHO)
Show is TVPG
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 - 12:32 AM "The Gray Heron - Galway Kinnell" (IDAHO)
Show is TVPG
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - 12:30 AM "New York State of Mind - Nas" (IDAHO)

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 - 12:30 AM "The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus" (IDAHO)
Show is TVPG
Idaho PTV Homepage Idaho PTV Homepage