Eight new half-hour episodes of Poetry in America will start airing in January 2022 and continue through the spring. Like previous seasons, the episodes focus on unforgettable American poems, which guests read and discuss with Elisa New, the series creator, host and director. The third season continues to expand the scope of the series: visit the plains and deserts of the American west and southwest with Linda Hogan and Alberto Ríos, the green mountains of Vermont with Robert Frost, and the pastel motels of Marco Island with Richard Blanco. Season Three guests include: Gloria Estefan, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, David Strathairn, Tracy K. Smith, Tony Kushner, Julia Alvarez, LisaGay Hamilton, Robin D.G. Kelley, Emily Oster, Joshua Bennett, Rafael Campo, Donna Lynne Champlin, Leslie Jamison, DJ Spooky and more discussing works by A.R. Ammons, Richard Blanco, Robert Frost, Linda Hogan, Bernadette Mayer, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sharon Olds, Alberto Ríos, Evie Shockley, and Walt Whitman.
Interested in learning more? Poetry in America offers a wide range of courses, all dedicated to bringing poetry into classrooms and living rooms around the world.