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Sonnet IV; I shall forget you presently, my dear, by Millay

Leslie Jamison, Olivia Gatwood, & more read a sonnet by Millay with host Elisa New.

Two poems, by Linda Hogan and Alberto Ríos

Linda Hogan & Alberto Ríos explore their poems with host Elisa New, Jeff Corwin & more.

Poems about Motherhood by Sharon Olds and Bernadette Mayer

Elisa New, Emily Oster, Sharon Olds, & Bernadette Mayer explore poems on motherhood.

Mending Wall, by Robert Frost

Caroline Kennedy, Tracy K. Smith & more read Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” with Elisa New.

you can say that again, billie, by Evie Shockley

Cassandra Wilson, Elisa New & more read Evie Shockley’s “you can say that again, billie.”

Cascadilla Falls, by A. R. Ammons

DJ Spooky, Joshua Bennett, & more discuss A.R. Ammon’s “Cascadilla Falls” with Elisa New.

Looking for The Gulf Motel, by Richard Blanco

Gloria Estefan & more read Richard Blanco’s "Looking for The Gulf Motel" with Elisa New.

The Wound-Dresser, by Walt Whitman

Tony Kushner, David Strathairn & more read Whitman’s “The Wound-Dresser” with Elisa New.

About Poetry in America

Poetry in America explores the diversity of American poetry. In each episode, members of various American communities join host Elisa New, following Gwendolyn Brooks to the South Side of Chicago, Alberto Ríos to the Sonoran Desert, Richard Blanco to Marco Island, and more. Joining along the way are singers and Supreme Court justices, playwrights and physicists, and teachers and their students.

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