poetry

  • August 17, 1999  

    A look at the national poetry slam, a fusion of performance art and poetry that places young poets in a competition to be the best at delivering their work. Continue reading

  • August 11, 1999  

    NewsHour contributor Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate of the United States, provides some poetic perspective on the summer’s drought. Continue reading

  • August 9, 1999  

    NewsHour contributor Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate of the United States, suggests how to spend a lovely summer evening. Continue reading

  • May 17, 1999  

    A group of streetwise poets display their skills at a poetry slam. Continue reading

  • April 15, 1999  

    A conversation with Mark Strand, who won this year’s Pulitzer for poetry for his book Blizzard of One. Continue reading

  • November 27, 1998  

    NewsHour contributor and Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Pinsky with some thankful words this holiday weekend. Continue reading

  • November 25, 1998  

    NewsHour contributor and Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Pinsky reads a poem by Goenawan Mohamad, a winner of the International Press Freedwom Award this year. Continue reading

  • November 25, 1998  

    The Committee to Protect Journalists recently awarded five journalists with its International Press Freedom Award. Robert Pinsky reads a poem by one of the winners, Goenawan Mohamad, founder and Editor of Indonesia’s most widely circulated weekly. Continue reading

  • November 23, 1998  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses inspiration and poetry with The National Book Award for Poetry winner Gerald Stern. Continue reading

  • October 30, 1998  

    Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Pinsky shares a Halloween poem. Continue reading