On April 7th, 2018, The New York Times’ David Chow featured Poetry in America in his round-up “Whats on TV Saturday.” Chow was impressed by the show’s ability to highlight the unexpected places that poetry shows up in our daily lives.
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On April 5th, 2018, The San Francisco Chronicle’s David Wiegand featured Poetry in America in his weekly weekend roundup. Wiegand was impressed by the range of A-list talent on the show, and made a joke about his own inability to dance on his toes.
On April 4th, 2018, Broadway World’s Macon Prickett wrote an enthusiastic article on the incipient release of Season One of Poetry in America.
On April 4th, 2018, The New York Times TV critic Margaret Lyons listed Poetry in America first in her weekly roundup of recommendations, encouraging readers to check airings on their local PBS station, and stream selected episodes for free on our site.
On April 3rd, 2018, The Star Tribune’s Neal Jordan listed Poetry in America among his daily TV Picks. While Jordan remained agnostic towards Cythia Nixon’s gubernatorial run, he faithfully praised her critical reading abilities in our episode on Emily Dickinson’s “I Cannot Dance Opon My Toes.”
On April 2nd, 2018, Time Magazine’s Olivia Waxman discussed John McCain’s poetic leanings—his famous recitation on TV, his time in the Hanoi Hilton—and referred readers to Poetry in America’s exclusive interview with McCain on the poem he knew all too well: Robert Service’s “The Cremation of Sam McGee.”
On March 26th, 2018, Michael Alpiner wrote in Forbes’s Travel column about how Poetry in America connects the experience of reading poetry to experiential travel.
On March 21st, 2018, Poetry in America host Professor Elisa New appeared on Simon Applebaum’s “Tomorrow Will Be Televised” to discuss the upcoming release on Season One.
On March 15th, 2018, Poetry in America and Nautilus produced an exclusive video of Al Gore reading and discussing Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Each and All” with PIA host Professor Elisa New. The video was accompanied by an article from Poetry in America Curriculum Specialist Gillian Osborne.