Poetry in America featured in Tablet

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On April 13th, 2018, Tablet Magazine published an essay in its Arts and Letters section on Poetry in America’s first season. Describing the show as ‘infectious,’ ‘too good to be true,’ and capable of inspiring viewers to ‘seek out more daring and unusual contemporary writing.’ The article also notes some of season 1’s highlights: Regina Spektor’s personal take on ‘The New Colossus,’ Elisa New’s intro to the Ginsberg episode, and the natural conversational style from which stunning insights seem to ‘spontaneously erupt at climactic points.’

Poetry in America is infectious: it made me want to re-listen to my Spektor records, just as it engendered a few blissful hours with the works of the former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, whose penetrating remarks about Ginsberg’s poetry were themselves pure poetry.”

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