On November 8th, 2018, Poetry in America host Professor Elisa New was interviewed on Montana Public Radio discussing the mission of the show and the state of the poetry.
On August 27th, 2018, in a brief obituary of Senator McCain, Micah Mattix of The Weekly Standard discussed the Senator’s interview with Poetry in America on the Robert Service poem that he famously memorized while a prisoner of war.
On August 20th, 2018, The Atlantic featured Poetry in America in an article on the improving fortunes of Poetry in popular culture following an NEA study, showing a significant increase in the readership of Poetry (including a two-fold rise for those 18-24). The article attributed this uptick to the interchange between poetry and other mediums (in the case of Poetry in America documentary filmmaking).
On June 20th, 2018, Poetry in America host Professor Elisa New appeared on the podcast Conversations with Tyler (said Tyler being Tyler Cowen: New York Times and Bloomberg columnist, …
On April 25th, 2018, The Boston Globe discussed Poetry in America in its “TV Critics Corner.” In the article are topics including the state of poetry (Rupi Kaur, the dream frontier, dismissive college freshmen), the case (for poetry) made by the show, and the potential downside to listening to Allen Ginsberg’s “Hum Bom” at excessive volume.
on Poetry in America to discuss Edward Hirsch’s poem “Fast Break.” Shaq said of series host Elisa New’s parsing skills: “When she broke it down intelligently for me, I was very astounded and very amazed.” Professor New said of Shaq: “He’s a learner!”
On April 18th, 2018 the editors of News for Kids featured Poetry in America in their coverage of National Poetry Month. Poetry in America alum Shaquille O’Neal was used …
On April 13th, 2018, Tablet Magazine published an essay in its Arts and Letters section on Poetry in America’s first season. Describing the show as ‘infectious,’ ‘too good to be true,’ and capable of inspiring viewers to ‘seek out more daring and unusual contemporary writing.’ The article also notes some of season 1’s highlights: Regina Spektor’s personal take on ‘The New Colossus’, New’s intro to the Ginsberg episode, and the natural conversational style from which stunning insights seem to ‘spontaneously erupt at climactic points.’
On April 11th, 2018, host Professor Elisa New joined hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan of Boston Public Radio LIVE at Boston Public Library to discuss Poetry in America. Segment starts at 1:16:00.