Poetry Everywhere

Poetry Everywhere

In 2011 PBS joined together with the Poetry Foundation to create “Poetry Everywhere.” Hosted by Garrison Keillor the intention of the program was “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.” Not a bad mission 🙂

There are 35+ clips of poetry readings on this site, each is prefaced with a short introduction by Keillor and has an accompanying biographical blurb about the poet. This is a great way to expose yourself to a number of different poets and different types of poetry in manageable bite-size portions. So head to the site and play around – get your poetry for the day.

And if you’re looking for more information about the poets referenced in the program or just want to explore you should check out the Poetry Foundation site. There’s lots of great stuff there.

Poetry Foundation

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