Poetry in America host Elisa New joined Al Filreis’s Poem Talk podcast on May 14th. New joined guests Jane Malcolm and Sophia DuRose to discuss Edna St. Vincent Millay’s …
On April 6th, 2021, PIA host Professor Elisa New and Planet Word Museum’s led “Poems for the Pandemic.”
Last month, on February 19th, 2021, The New York Times highlighted the work we’ve been doing with our partners at the National Educational Equity Lab in a front-page article by Erica L. Green, “A Program Inspires Ivy League Dreams in Disadvantaged Teens.”
Poetry is having a moment! Viewers of both this year’s Presidential Inauguration and Super Bowl watched Amanda Gorman deliver her poems on the national stage.
On January 27, 2021, in the wake of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, partners Theater of War and Poetry in America presented live readings of Robert Hayden’s classic poem “Those Winter Sundays” by actors Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) and Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Rushmore), along with a recording of the new President reading the poem.
Poetry in America reunited with PBS Books on January 12th, 2021 to host another virtual event on trailblazing women poets.