Elisa New

Creator, Director, and Host, Poetry in America; Director, Verse Video Education; Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard university

Elisa New is the creator, director, and host of Poetry in America, the director of Verse Video Education, and the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. Her multi-platform initiative, Poetry in America, includes for-credit, professional development, and free courses in American literature for global learners offered by Harvard’s Extension School and HarvardX. She is the author of The Regenerate Lyric: Theology and Innovation in American PoetryThe Line’s Eye: Poetic Experience, American SightJacob’s Cane: A Jewish Family’s Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to the Ports of London and Baltimore: A Memoir in Five Generations; and New England Beyond Criticism: In Defense of America’s First Literature. 

Videos/Audio of Elisa New

Words come at us in print, online, and on the air; in podcasts, movies, editorials, and advertorials; through e-mail,... See more
How do the arts of poetry, painting, journalism, fashion, architecture, television foster social justice? See more
Producer David Grubin and Professor Elisa New discuss their public TV series now in development, Poetry in America,... See more
Alfre Woodard and Elisa New discuss poets Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and the voice of maternal authority. This... See more