• Poetry in America Trailer (Official)

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    Poetry in America features Shaquille O’Neal, Cynthia Nixon, Frank Gehry, Bono, and more, exploring poems on subjects close to their hearts in twelve visually-stunning episodes

    The new series aims to inspire Americans of all ages and bring communities together through poetry.

    Episodes include:

    “I cannot dance opon my toes” by Emily Dickinson, featuring Cynthia Nixon, Marie Howe, Yo Yo Ma, Jill Johnson

    “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch, featuring Shaquille O’Neal, Edward Hirsch, Shane Battier, Pau Gasol, and a chorus of pick-up basketball players

    “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, featuring Joe Biden, Elizabeth Alexander, Angela Duckworth, and a chorus of working fathers and sons

    “Hymmnn” and “Hum Bom!” by Allen Ginsberg, featuring Bono, Juan Felipe Herrera, and a chorus of religious chant practitioners

    “Skyscraper” by Carl Sandburg, featuring Frank Gehry, Robert Polito, Zhang Xin, and a chorus of National Student Poets

    “Harlem” by Langston Hughes, featuring Herbie Hancock, Bill Clinton, Sonia Sanchez, and a chorus of kids at the Harlem Children’s Zone

    “Musée des Beaux Arts” by W.H. Auden, featuring Samantha Power, Peter Sacks, David Brooks

    “Shirt” by Robert Pinsky, featuring Stuart Weitzman, Robert Pinsky, Betty Halbreich, Johnson Hartig, and students at Parsons School of Design

    “To Prisoners” by Gwendolyn Brooks, featuring Anna Deavere Smith, John McCain, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Li-Young Lee, and Innocence Project Exonerees

    “The Gray Heron” by Galway Kinnell, featuring E.O. Wilson, Robert Hass, Laura McPhee, and young naturalists at the Massachusetts Audubon Society

    “N.Y. State of Mind” by Nas, featuring Nas, Steve Stoute, Ben Horowitz, Salamishah Tillet, and a chorus of hip hop heads

    “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, featuring Regina Spektor, Duy Doan, Randi Weingarten, David Rubenstein, and Cristina Jiménez Show less
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