Read below to hear from our Communications Intern Gideon Leek, a senior at Oberlin College. Gideon, an English and Politics major, has been the voice behind many of Poetry … … Read more
Poetry in America is coming to DVD! Featuring every episode of season 2, explore and debate 8 classic and contemporary American poems with a wide variety of guests, and rich archival materials. … Read more
On July 10, 2020, Poetry in America was featured in The Paris Review's weekly round-up of staff picks. Alongside the work of novelists Marie NDiaye and Halle Butler, essayist Moyra Davey, and jazz label Pi Recordings, The Paris Review staff spotlights Poetry in America's season 2 episode on Yusef Komunyakaa's poem "You and I Are Disappearing." … Read more
On June 12th, 2020, Forbes wrote about Poetry in America Live event hosted by the Sheen Center, a continuation of the Finishing the Hat episode, and showcased the series more generally. The article highlights the work of the Sheen Center, the accomplishments of the live event’s guests (singer & actor Melissa Errico, musical director Tedd Firth, and writer Adam Gopnik), the vitality of the series, and the specific contents of the live event. … Read more
On June 12th, 2020, the Sheen Center presented Poetry in America Live "Finishing the Hat" as part of the celebration of Sondheim's 90th. The most recent event in an ongoing series, this live event involved performance and discussion of lyrics from "Sunday in the Park with George."
The event featured several guests from the Season 2 episode on the song but was by no means a rehash of well-worn terrain. The live format both expanding the time available for discussion and narrowed in the conversation to fewer guests, creating a discrete and complementary experience. … Read more
On June 11th, 2020, The New York Times featured Poetry in America’s live ‘Finishing the Hat’ event on their listing of livestreams to watch. They noted the live events mixture of discussion and performance as well as the variety and quality of guests. … Read more
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On May 30th, 2020, Psychology Today featured a blog post on Langston Hughes’s poem “Harlem" and the current protests, referencing (and encouraging readers to watch) our Season 1 episode on the poem. How do we deal with suffering? Can poetry provide us comfort? Can it help us move forward?
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On May 29th, 2020, LitHub featured Poetry in America's tie-in Whitman crossword puzzle. PIA guest (and author, poet & puzzler) Adrienne Raphel's promotional Whitman crossword was discussed with consideration to Poetry in America's balancing act between its broader appeals and desire to attract poetry nerds. … Read more