Poetry in America

Poetry in America

This series draws students of all ages into conversations about poetry. Hosted by Harvard University professor Elisa New, each episode highlights the work of one distinguished poet with a reading by an individual well known for accomplishments outside the humanities.

Recent Episodes

To Prisoners - Gwendolyn Brooks | Monday, July 9 at 12:00 AM ET / Sunday, July 8 at 11:00 PM CT

New York State of Mind - Nas | Monday, July 9 at 10:30 PM ET / Monday, July 9 at 9:30 PM CT

The Gray Heron - Galway Kinnell | Monday, July 16 at 12:00 AM ET / Sunday, July 15 at 11:00 PM CT

The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus | Monday, July 16 at 10:30 PM ET / Monday, July 16 at 9:30 PM CT

Show all past Poetry in America episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

New York State of Mind - Nas

26:46 | #111 | TV-M

  • KET2: Monday, July 23 at 12:00 AM ET / Sunday, July 22 at 11:00 PM CT

The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus

26:46 | #112 | TV-PG

  • KET2: Monday, July 30 at 12:00 AM ET / Sunday, July 29 at 11:00 PM CT