NewsHour Poetry Series
Poet Nancy Mercado Reflects on 9/11
Nancy Mercado wrote about what she lost when the World Trade Center Towers came down. 7:30

NewsHour Poetry Series
Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11
Billy Collins read "The Names" before a special joint session of Congress in 2002, and again on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 for the NewsHour. 11:32

NewsHour Poetry Series
Ernesto Cardenal Explores Humanity Through Cosmos 
Ernesto Cardenal is known as one of Latin America's greatest living poets. 6:39

NewsHour Poetry Series
New US Poet Laureate Philip Levine Recalls Life at the Factory
A profile of Philip Levine, a former auto worker who became a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and the nation’s current Poet Laureate. 6:34

NewsHour Poetry Series
Floods, Fires, Storms Are Fodder for Centuries of Poems
This year has seen intense floods, fires, and storms across the country and around the world. We visited poet Jeffrey Yang, who recently edited a collection of poetry chronicling how writers . . . 3:11

NewsHour Poetry Series
Catching Up With Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky
Much of former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's writing has focused on American life. He takes a look back at his career with Jeffrey Brown. 8:09

A Child's Garden of Poetry
The Tropics in New York
Poem by Claude McKay. Read by Ziggy Marley. 1:12

A Child's Garden of Poetry
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
Poem by Emily Dickinson. Read by Claire Danes and signed by Rachel, age 9. 00:50

NewsHour Poetry Series
Life on Mars: Space Exploration Through Poetry
Life on Mars, Tracy K. Smith's third book, explores the cosmos through words. The Princeton creative writing professor and poet reflects on the relationship between our lives and the . . .

NewsHour Poetry Series
C.D. Wright Examines a Civil Rights Era Event in Verse
Weaving oral histories, hymns, lists, interviews, newspaper accounts and personal memories, poet C.D. Wright explores a Civil Rights Era event in her native state of Arkansas. 5:26

A Child's Garden of Poetry
Poem by William Wordsworth. Read by Dave Matthews. 1:27

NewsHour Poetry Series
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop Turns 75
The Iowa Writers' Workshop, the nation's oldest and most prestigious postgraduate writing program for elite writers and poets, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. 7:54

NewsHour Poetry Series
Benghazi-Born Poet Mattawa Reflects on Growing Up under Gadhafi
Personal reflections on the crisis in Libya from poet Khaled Mattawa. 7:08

NewsHour Poetry Series
Virginia Poet Charles Wright Explores “Inexhaustible Power of Words”
Poet Charles Wright has authored more than 20 books of verse and won numerous awards. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reads some of his work and shares his sources of inspiration. 3:44

NewsHour Poetry Series
In Haiti, Artists Create Poetry Amid the Rubble
The story of Haitian poets and artists surviving—and creating—amid the rubble of last year’s earthquake. 8:02

Poetry Documentaries
After Lyn Hejinian
Vanessa Place tweets Lyn Hejinian’s life softly as her song. 1:09:42

NewsHour Poetry Series
In Haiti, Writer Kwame Dawes Tells of Quake Aftermath Through Poetry
In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, poet Kwame Dawes has been traveling to Haiti over the past year to report and write poems that capture the human side of the . . . 11:09

NewsHour Poetry Series
Profile of Boise, Idaho-based Poet Karena Youtz
Poet and lyricist Karena Youtz shares her most recent collection of poems, The Shape is Space. 3:28

NewsHour Poetry Series
Anthology Traces Rap's Lyrical Journey, Poetic Roots
Is rap music a form of lyric poetry? A new anthology, published by Yale University Press, makes the case. 7:39

NewsHour Poetry Series
National Book Award Winner Hayes Reads From Lighthead
National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes reads the title poem from his award-winning volume, Lighthead. 1:29

NewsHour Poetry Series
W.S. Merwin Explores the Importance of Imagination
A conversation with W.S. Merwin, who was appointed as the 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by The Library of Congress. 7:26

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