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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, May 26, 2018 - 5:30 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
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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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Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 - 5:30 PM "I Cannot Dance Upon My Toes - Emily Dickinson" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Fast Break - Edward Hirsch" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Those Winter Sundays - Robert Hayden" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Hymmnn and Hum Bom - Allen Ginsberg" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Skyscraper - Carl Sandburg" (WORLD)
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