On Friday, January 21st, 2022, Poetry in America host Elisa New was interviewed for The Arts Fuse. Speaking to Robert Israel, Professor New noted the importance of “the immersive aspect of poetry itself” in driving viewers to the show. She describes how the show evolved from her use of props, teaching aides, media, and even whale sounds in her classroom.
“Viewers are drawn into an active, immersive experience watching the series. They come away with the feeling that poetry is in them. And that’s as it should be,” says New. “Poetry is in all of us.”