Poetry in America

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

05/23/2020 | 26m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1855 Walt Whitman declared “The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.” Join host Elisa New as Poetry in America celebrates the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, playwright Tony Kushner, poets Mark Doty and Marilyn Chin, and a chorus of National Student Poets, discussing Whitman’s powerful and timeless work.

Aired: 05/23/20

Expires: 04/11/23

Rating: NR

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