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Monday, April 4, 2011

Poetry Everywhere

Poetry Everywhere, a series of short videos of poetry to be aired on PBS and on the web, produced by David Grubin Productions in association with the Poetry Foundation, and hosted by Garrison Keillor, has as its aim "to expose a diverse audience to a broad spectrum of poetic voices, build an appreciation and an audience for poetry, and increase the presence of poets and poetry within the two most ubiquitous media in American popular culture–the Web and TV."

Enjoy this great series during April, National Poetry Month. For something wry, try Robert Hass or Billy Collins. If you want your heart broken, then listen to Marie Howe or Yusef Komunyakaa; for a love poem, Maxine Kumin; and for wisdom, Jane Hirshfield or Mark Strand.

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