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Poetry in America, 1, The Wound-Dresser
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
Explore Walt Whitman’s “The Wound-Dresser,” set in the battlefield infirmaries and operating theaters of 1860s Washington, D.C. Actor David Strathairn, playwright Tony Kushner, composer Matthew Aucoin, opera star Davóne Tines, physician-writers Rafael Campo and Abraham Verghese, and historian Drew Faust joi...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
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Poetry in America, 2, Looking for the Gulf Motel
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
Richard Blanco's poem "Looking for The Gulf Motel" transports readers to 1970s Florida, recalling a Cuban American family’s vacations on the sparkling sands of Marco Island. Blanco and international superstar Gloria Estefan join Elisa New and a chorus of Cuban American adults in Miami and middle school students...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
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Poetry in America, 3, Cascadilla Falls
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
Picking up a hand-sized stone near a rushing waterfall, the speaker of A.R. Ammons’s poem “Cascadilla Falls” is catapulted into the cosmos. Planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton, composer DJ Spooky, geologist Daniel Schrag, poet Joshua Bennett, CEO Larry Berger, and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein join host...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
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Poetry in America, 4, you can say that again, billie
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 26 mins
Billie Holiday’s haunting song “Strange Fruit” winds beneath the unsettling, satiric humor of Evie Shockley’s poem “you can say that again, billie.” Shockley, jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, historian Robin D.G. Kelley, actor LisaGay Hamilton, novelist Beverly Lowry, and radio host Nick Spitzer join Elis...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 26 mins
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Poetry in America, 5, Mending Wall
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
Do good fences really make good neighbors? Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” asks surprising questions about the role of walls in civil society. Host Elisa New gathers Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, author Julia Alvarez, political commentator David Gergen, Frost biographer and poet Jay Parini, poet Rhina Espaillat...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
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Poetry in America, 6, The Language of the Brag and The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 26 mins
Sharon Olds’ “The Language of the Brag” and Bernadette Mayer’s “The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters” are exuberant, boisterous tributes to motherhood. Both poets join host Elisa New, actor Donna Lynne Champlin, writer Emily Oster, activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, obstetrician Lorna Wilkerson, a...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 26 mins
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Poetry in America, 7, Rabbits and Fire and Bear Fat
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
Two poems, by Linda Hogan and Alberto Ríos, follow wolves, jackrabbits, and other animals across the harsh Great Plains and Sonoran Desert. Both poets join wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin, film director Chris Eyre, Native American scholars Philip Deloria and Stephanie Fitzgerald, and a chorus of students to discus...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 25 mins
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Poetry in America, 8, Sonnet IV: I shall forget you presently, my dear
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 26 mins
In 1920s Greenwich Village, Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote sonnets that toppled clichés of love and romance. To probe this unsentimental break-up poetry, host Elisa New speaks with musician Natalia Zukerman, poet Olivia Gatwood, New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes, writer Leslie Jamison, scholar of Gree...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; presented by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Verse Video Education, in Poetry in America, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2022), 26 mins
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PBS NewsHour, Poet Tess Taylor On How Verse Can Provide Solace
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produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2021), 2 mins
For many, it's a time of uncertainty and isolation. But in poet Tess Taylor's humble opinion, turning to verse can provide solace. Her recent book of poems is "Rift Zone," and the following essay is part of our arts and culture series, "CANVAS."
produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2021), 2 mins
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Famous Authors, Blake
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 39 mins
This film by Malcolm Hossick explores the life and work of William Blake. He was born the son of a hosier in the then respectable district of Soho in London. He had no formal education but was taught by his mother. He was a voracious reader and as a boy he drew constantly. He studied at an art school and learned t...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 39 mins
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