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Enjoy the rhythm of poetry and spoken word with this special collection of videos and web-exclusive features from trusted producers and PBS member stations. Each of the features below is a window into a documentary, article or program featuring poetry, poets and spoken word. The features will connect you directly to the website of a PBS partner where it can be viewed in full or allow you to watch a preview directly within the collection below. Get started now! Connect with Poetry and Spoken Word with PBS!

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Did you know "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was first written as a poem?

Spoken 4 All

Spoken 4 All

Austin's spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU's focus on the arts.

Desmond Spann, aka DLux the Light is a spoken word poet, a positive emcee and an educator.
"Tornado Child" by Kwame Dawes

"Tornado Child" by Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes, a writer, actor, and musician, reads his poem "Tornado Child."

Poet Bianca Spriggs

Poet Bianca Spriggs

The Kentucky poet discusses her debut collection and gives a reading of two poems.

"American Smooth" by Rita Dove

"American Smooth" by Rita Dove

Pulitzer Prize-winning Rita Dove reads her poem "American Smooth."

Does this manuscript contain words of love or illegal acts of rebellion?
Poetry from a 'Neurologically Impaired' Life

Poetry from a 'Neurologically Impaired' Life

This is the story of a now-successful poet who once found it hard to write.

Poems for Everyone

Poems for Everyone

Multicultural and bilingual booklists for students in grades PreK-12.

Hip Hop poet J. Ivy

Hip Hop poet J. Ivy

Pioneering Hip Hop poet J. Ivy is a Chicago original.

Poems and Places: Sciortino's Bakery

Poems and Places: Sciortino's Bakery

In Wisconsin honors poets with a series called "Poems about Places."

WHYY Afterschool: Music and Poetry

WHYY Afterschool: Music and Poetry

The arts play an instrumental role in young people's lives.

Frank X Walker: I Dedicate This Ride

Frank X Walker: I Dedicate This Ride

A dramatization of the life of African-American jockey Isaac Murphy.

The videos and features above are from PBS documentaries and productions by OPB, WGBH, KET, PBS NewsHour, WETA, WPT, WHYY, KLRU and NJTV.

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Poetry EverywherePoetry Everywhere Collection, WGBH

Poetry SeriesNewsHour's Poetry Series

In ContextIn Context, KLRU

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