Professing and Producing Poetry: Verse on Television

Producer David Grubin and Professor Elisa New discuss their public TV series now in development, Poetry in America, showing clips from an episode  ("Harlem," featuring President Bill Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Sonia Sanchez and children from the Harlem Childrens Zone) and airing the challenge, and opportunity, of bringing poetry to TV.

Speakers: David Grubin, Elisa New
Festival: 2014

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