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A Child's Garden of Poetry

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF POETRY is HBO's second collaboration with the Poetry Foundation. Designed as a follow-up to the award-winning CLASSICAL BABY (I'm Grown Up Now): THE POETRY SHOW, this new show mixes interviews with kids and animated versions of great poems.

In this half hour special, children discuss the meaning and mystery of poetry and recite some of their favorites by heart. Poets featured in this program are Li Bai, Matsuo Basho, Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Mary Ann Hoberman, Langston Hughes, Edward Lear, Claude McKay, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Wordsworth, and William Butler Yeats.

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