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A special NewsHour series that couples profiles of contempory poets with reports on news and trends in the world of poetry.

A special NewsHour series that couples profiles of contempory poets with reports on news and trends in the world of poetry.
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Washington, DC

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PBS

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A special NewsHour series that couples profiles of contempory poets with reports on news and trends in the world of poetry.

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@NewsHour

Language:

English

Contact:

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions 2700 South Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22206 703-998-2138


Episodes

Weekly Poem: Mark Bibbins takes ‘little pieces’ to craft layers of meaning

5/12/2014
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Mark BibbonsIn “They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry. They Kill You Because They’re Full,” Mark Bibbins writes what he calls “persona poems.” One of his poems is in the voice of Pat Robertson, another in the voice of Medusa (although not necessarily the classic Medusa from Greek mythology). Sometimes, the voice of his poems changes more subtly, responding more to a mood or a perceived audience than channeling a whole different person. “We speak differently to a child then we do to...

Duration:00:01:12

Weekly Poem: Peter Cole writes about why we read poetry

1/27/2014
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Peter Cole thinks of all poetry as translation. “Writing one’s own poetry, you’re translating a nonverbal experience or a less than articulate experience into something much more articulate,” he told Art Beat. In addition to writing his own, Cole translates Hebrew and Arabic poetry into English. When Cole finished translating 2,000 years of Jewish mystical poetry for his previous project “The Poetry of Kabbalah” (Yale University Press, 2012), he was ready to start producing his own work...

Duration:00:01:40