Welcome to Poetry in America in the News!
Recent features include:
- The New Yorker
- The Atlantic
- The Poetry Foundation
- Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon (WBUR)
- SB Nation
Explore the media links and clips below to dive into Poetry in America coverage online, in print, and on air over the last three years.
As the years go by, I find poetry and fiction rising in their relative explanatory power and value — and obviously I’m talking about changes in my own perception rather than difference in the work. Thanks to Lisa New and her team for making this course available.”
– James Fallows, The Atlantic
Through poetry, students are drawn closer to the natural world. Undoubtedly, the power of language and poetry can be harnessed to connect students who don’t have easy access to green spaces, to the beauty and importance of fighting for the environment.”
– Zena Zendejas, The ACE Blog
For New, the diversity of experience at the Extension School offers the opportunity to reach a broad audience, both globally and here in Cambridge ... As a self-described “poetry evangelist,” New is always encouraging others to find inspiration and meaning in poetry and everyday life.”
– Jennifer Doody, Inside Extension
New’s mission is to make poetry resonate with a broader audience: "We have to get outside the gates. What we have [in poetry] is too precious. We have to stop beating ourselves up about how the humanities are dying and instead ask, 'How do we reach all those intelligent people who love language, all those kids who delight in the rhymes of hip hop?'"”
– Kristina A. Bicher, The Atlantic
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