Hosted by Elisa New, Poetry in America draws students of all ages into conversations about poetry.

Every half-hour episode offers the viewer a fully immersive experience in hearing, reading, and interpreting a single American poem.

Poetry in America gathers distinguished interpreters from all walks of life to explore and debate unforgettable American poems. Athletes, poets, politicians, musicians, architects, scientists, actors, entrepreneurs, and citizens of all ages join together with host and Harvard professor Elisa New to experience and share the power of poetry. Visually dazzling and archivally rich, each episode of the series is enhanced by digital educational materials that Poetry in America produces for universities, institutions, organizations, and individuals to continue the conversation in the classroom, the living room, and beyond. Visit the press room

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Photo credits clockwise from top left: Nancy Crampton (Yusef Komunyakaa); Library of Congress (Marianne Moore); NARA (Walt Whitman); Courtesy of Marilyn Chin (Marilyn Chin).

Photo credits clockwise from top left: Nancy Crampton (Yusef Komunyakaa); Library of Congress (Marianne Moore); NARA (Walt Whitman); Courtesy of Marilyn Chin (Marilyn Chin).