The Favorite Poem Project is a series of short video documentaries of Americans reading their favorite poems.
The Favorite Poem Project is the special undertaking of Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States. Visit the Project's Web site to see and hear real video of people reading their favorite poems, a classroom section (tell your teacher), and more information about the project. You can click below to go the Favorite Poem Project Web site or click on the mouse on our poetry home page to go straight to real video of ordinary people reading their favorite poems.
Pinsky describes the project to the
NewsHour's Jim Lehrer in RealVideo
(read the transcript).
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