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Poetry In America Previous Broadcasts

The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus (Episode #112)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 -- 4:30 PM

Host Elisa New rediscovers the freshness and the still-potent charge of Emma Lazarus's iconic sonnet of immigration alongside singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, activist and founder of the United We Dream Foundation Cristina Jimenez, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and poet Duy Doan.

New York State of Mind - Nas (Episode #111)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 -- 4:30 PM

Learn alongside host Elisa New as hip hop artist Nas, music executive Steve Stoute, scholar Salamishah Tillet, and a chorus of rappers and fans break down the breakbeats and explore the searing vision of Nas's iconic track "NY State of Mind."

The Gray Heron - Galway Kinnell (Episode #110)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2018 -- 4:30 PM

In this environmentally-themed, visually splendid episode, Elisa New is joined by evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson, poet Robert Hass, environmental photographer Laura McPhee, naturalist Joel Wagner, and children at an Audubon Society summer camp on Cape Cod in a wide ranging discussion of Galway Kinnell's "The Grey Heron."

To Prisoners - Gwendolyn Brooks (Episode #109)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2018 -- 4:30 PM

Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, and four exonerated prisoners discuss poetry's special resonance for those behind bars.

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