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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 . . .
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Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM    "Those Winter Sundays - Robert Hayden" Vice President Joe Biden, Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, and psychologist Angela Duckworth join host Elisa New and a chorus of working fathers and sons to reflect on Robert Hayden's moving poem "Those Winter Sundays.". D
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Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Those Winter Sundays - Robert Hayden" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Hymmnn and Hum Bom - Allen Ginsberg" (WORLD)
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Skyscraper - Carl Sandburg" (WORLD)
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Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Harlem - Langston Hughes" (WORLD)
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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Musee Des Beaux Arts - W.H. Auden" (WORLD)
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Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Shirt - Robert Pinsky" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 - 5:30 PM "To Prisoners - Gwendolyn Brooks" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 - 5:30 PM "The Gray Heron - Galway Kinnell" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 - 5:30 PM "New York State of Mind - Nas" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 - 5:30 PM "The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus" (WORLD)
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