Season 2

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Poetry in America

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

Join host Elisa New to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth.

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

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Poetry in America

This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams

Williams' poem “This is Just to Say” is only 28 words and ireads like a refrigerator note.

This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams

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Poetry in America

You and I Are Disappearing, by Yusef Komunyakaa

Explore the mingled beauty and horror of war, with this Yusef Komunyakaa poem.

You and I Are Disappearing, by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Poetry in America

Finishing the Hat, by Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim blends lyrics and music in his poem "Finishing the Hat".

Finishing the Hat, by Stephen Sondheim

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Poetry in America

This Your Home Now, by Mark Doty

In Doty's poem “This Your Home Now,” a barber shops sparks a meditation on love and more.

This Your Home Now, by Mark Doty

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Poetry in America

The Fish, by Marianne Moore

Explore Moore’s great poem of marine life, with Al Gore, Jorie Graham, and others.

The Fish, by Marianne Moore

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Poetry in America

One Art, by Elizabeth Bishop

Katie Couric, Mary Chapin Carpenter and others explore Elizabeth Bishop's poem "One Art".

One Art, by Elizabeth Bishop

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Poetry in America

Urban Love Poem, by Marilyn Chin

Maxine Hong Kingston, Randy Komisar and others explore Marilyn Chin's "Urban Love Poem".

Urban Love Poem, by Marilyn Chin