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
Season 2 of Poetry in America concludes with an ensemble cast–the largest of any Poetry in America episode–reading Walt Whitman, that most mythically capacious of American poets. The episode … … Read more
On May 20th, 2020, Pitchfork announced Nas’ second appearance on Poetry in America and shared two clips of him discussing Whitman’s enduring influence on the American Canon.
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On May 5th, 2020, Playbill featured Poetry in America’s episode on Sondheim’s “Finishing The Hat” from Sunday in the Park with George in their film and tv news. The article discusses both the aim of the show (to analyze how Sondheim works at the intersection of lyric and sound) and the very real Broadway creds of the guests. … Read more
On April, 24th 2020, WBUR interviewed journalist Katie Couric about her appearance on Poetry in America. Couric discussed the pertinence of Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” to her own life, to our current moment, and all people dealing with grief. … Read more
On April 22, 2020, Big Think President Peter Hopkin’s moderated a live YouTube discussion with PIA Host Professor Elisa New. … Read more
On April 10th, 2020, The Washington Post Book Club Newsletter, in its series of reviews and recommendations from critic Ron Charles featured Poetry in America. The article notes the great variety of guests on the show, the close readings of individual poems, and the accompanying educational materials. … Read more
On February 13th, 2020, Broadway World wrote an article announcing the airing of Season 2 of Poetry in America. The piece highlights how the show promotes the universal appeal … … Read more