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Poetry in America. Season 1 : explore and debate 12 unforgettable American poems / WGBH ; a production of Verse Video Education ; written and directed by Elisa New ; producer, Leah Reis-Dennis.

New, Elisa, screenwriter, television director, host. (Added Author). Reis-Dennis, Leah, television producer. (Added Author). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), presenter. (Added Author). Verse Video Education (Firm), production company. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor. (Added Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library DVD 811.5408 POE (Text) 33500012839155 Main Checked out 09/19/2019
Moorhead Public Library DVD 811.5408 POE (Text) 33500012839148 Main Checked out 09/19/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531708702
  • ISBN: 1531708706
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 300 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2019]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program in 2018.
Wide screen (16x9).
Formatted Contents Note: I cannot dance opon my toes, by Emily Dickinson -- Fast break, by Edward Hirsch -- Those winter Sundays, by Robert Hayden -- Hymmnn and hum bom!, by Allen Ginsberg -- Skyscraper, by Carl Sandburg -- Harlem, by Langston Hughes -- Musée des Beaux Arts, by W.H. Auden -- Shirt, by Robert Pinsky -- To prisoners, by Gwendolyn Brooks -- The gray heron, by Galway Kinnell -- N.Y. state of mind, by Nas -- The new colossus, by Emma Lazarus.
Participant or Performer Note: Host, Elisa New.
Summary, etc.: Scholar and host Elisa New travels the country, joining up with distinguished poets, celebrities, and everyday Americans to create a fully immersive experience in hearing, reading, and interpreting twelve American poems.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note: In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject: American poetry > History and criticism.
American poetry > Appreciation.
American poetry > Explication.
American poetry > 20th century.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. I cannot dance opon my toes.
Hirsch, Edward. Fast break.
Hayden, Robert, 1913-1980. Those winter Sundays.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Hymmnn and hum bom!
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Skyscraper.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Harlem.
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. Musée des Beaux Arts.
Pinsky, Robert. Shirt.
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000. To prisoners.
Kinnell, Galway, 1927-2014. Gray heron.
Nas (Musician). N.Y. state of mind.
Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887. New colossus.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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