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NewsHour Poetry Series
Poet Philip Levine Recalls Life at the Factory
A profile of Philip Levine, a former auto worker who became a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. 6:12

NewsHour Poetry Series
First Collection in English of Best-Selling Russian Poet
A profile of Russian poet Vera Pavlova, who will release her first collection of poems in English, If There is Something to Desire, next month. 4:00

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: The Llama Who Had No Pajama
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from her collection The Llama Who Had No Pajama. 10.13

NewsHour Poetry Series
At 88, Marie Ponsot's Work Hasn't Skipped a Beat
A profile of 88-year-old poet Marie Ponsot, who published her sixth collection of poems last month called Easy. 4:52

NewsHour Poetry Series
Sherman Alexie Fuses Tribal and Western Cultures
Author Sherman Alexie talks about his new book of poetry called "Faces" and his new short story collection, "War Dances." 5:23

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All Kinds of Families
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads her story-in-verse, All Kinds of Families. 6:50

NewsHour Poetry Series
The Genius of Poetry: a Profile of Heather McHugh
Heather McHugh, a poet who was named a MacArthur Fellow in September 2009, shares her perception of the craft. 5:21

NewsHour Poetry Series
Junk Man: Poet and Professor Albert Goldbarth
Poet and toy collector Albert Goldbarth is a two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Mark Twain Prize for Humor. 04:43

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All My Shoes Come in Twos
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from her first collection, All My Shoes Come in Twos. 12:27

NewsHour Poetry Series
Writer, Poet Jim Harrison Is a Determined “Outsider”
Most of Jim Harrison's books have been set in sparsely populated areas, including "Paradise Valley," where he now lives much of the year. 7:35

Poetry Documentaries
Poetry Out Loud 2006 National Finals Video
Produced by WGBH and David Grubin Productions, in association with the Poetry Foundation, this short film highlights the 2006 National Finals of the Poetry Out Loud: National . . . 11:40

NewsHour Poetry Series
Bob Hicok Reflects on Economic Hardships in Michigan
The poetry of Michigan-born Bob Hicok addresses the economic hardships suffered in his home 4:36

Poetry Documentaries
Reel Poetry: “Migrations”
Poem by Dorian Merina, film by Alyssa Sherwood. Inaugural prize-winner of the Poetry Film Prize. 6:51

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear. 11:05

NewsHour Poetry Series
Unlikely Laureate: A Conversation with Kay Ryan
Known for short, compact writing and for living a very quiet life, Kay Ryan has taken on a big and very public role as the nation's Poet Laureate. 8:26

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: I Like Old Clothes
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads her collection I Like Old Clothes. 04:18

NewsHour Poetry Series
Transcript of Lincoln Inspires Poem for 16th President
Poet and journalist Cynthia Zarin’s poem for Abraham Lincoln was inspired by a discovery in a shoebox. 02:40

NewsHour Poetry Series
Acclaimed American Author John Updike Dies at Age 76
Remembering John Updike, one of the most prolific and popular American authors of his generation. 11:11

NewsHour Poetry Series
Elizabeth Alexander Reflects on Inauguration Reading
The poet discusses the significance of including poetry in the inauguration ceremonies and shares some of her work. 08:53

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: Laughing Time
Mary Ann Hoberman reads from William Jay Smith's Laughing Time (Little, Brown, 1953), a favorite children's poetry collection of the Poet Laureate and her family. 06:59

NewsHour Poetry Series
The Electorate Process Inspires “Election Day” Poem
Following the historic 2008 presidential election, J.D. McClatchy, a professor, poet and critic, reads “Election Day,” a poem about voting. 02:18
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