Extras

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “My Father at Eighty-Six” by Robert Bly

TPT Specials

“My Father at Eighty-Six” by Robert Bly

Minnesota’s first Poet Laureate recites a poem about his relationship with his father.?

“My Father at Eighty-Six” by Robert Bly

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Sonnet Crown XIII” by Wang Ping

TPT Specials

“Sonnet Crown XIII” by Wang Ping

A Minnesota writer reads a poem about her beloved Mississippi River.

“Sonnet Crown XIII” by Wang Ping

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Ode to Bruce Lee” by Ed Bok Lee

TPT Specials

“Ode to Bruce Lee” by Ed Bok Lee

This poem is from Lee’s American Book Award winning book “Whorled.”

“Ode to Bruce Lee” by Ed Bok Lee

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Unknown Soldier” by Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey

TPT Specials

“Unknown Soldier” by Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey

The co-founders of the MN Spoken Word Association perform multi-dimensional work.

“Unknown Soldier” by Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials Spoken Word Artist Fres Thao

TPT Specials

Spoken Word Artist Fres Thao

A Hmong hip-hop pioneer and poet performs a spoken word poem.

Spoken Word Artist Fres Thao

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Ogichidag” by Jim Northrup

TPT Specials

“Ogichidag” by Jim Northrup

The acclaimed Anishinaabe writer reads a poem about war and warriors.

“Ogichidag” by Jim Northrup

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Lutheran Sea” by James Armstrong

TPT Specials

“Lutheran Sea” by James Armstrong

The Poet Laureate of Winona shares a poem inspired by Minnesota’s great inland sea?

“Lutheran Sea” by James Armstrong

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Extraordinary Hmong” by Ka Vang

TPT Specials

“Extraordinary Hmong” by Ka Vang

A Minnesota poet was inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem “Extraordinary Woman.”

“Extraordinary Hmong” by Ka Vang

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Brother Raven, Sister Wolf” by Joyce Sidman

TPT Specials

“Brother Raven, Sister Wolf” by Joyce Sidman

The Minnesota poet reads from her book of poems “Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold.”

“Brother Raven, Sister Wolf” by Joyce Sidman

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Race” by Elizabeth Alexander

TPT Specials

“Race” by Elizabeth Alexander

A noted American poet tells a messy family story about race.

“Race” by Elizabeth Alexander

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Horizontal Grandeur” by Bill Holm

TPT Specials

“Horizontal Grandeur” by Bill Holm

A Minnesota writer’s love of the prairie is expressed in a poetic essay.

“Horizontal Grandeur” by Bill Holm

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Open Letter From the Brothers Grimm” by Khary Jackson

TPT Specials

“Open Letter From the Brothers Grimm” by Khary Jackson

A spoken word artist performs a slam poem in which the Brothers Grimm address Walt Disney.

“Open Letter From the Brothers Grimm” by Khary Jackson

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “A Gentleman’s Invitation” by Carol Connolly

TPT Specials

“A Gentleman’s Invitation” by Carol Connolly

St. Paul’s Poet Laureate is the author of a verse embedded in a Capital City sidewalk.

“A Gentleman’s Invitation” by Carol Connolly

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “What Will Last” by Deborah Keenan

TPT Specials

“What Will Last” by Deborah Keenan

The St. Paul poet reads a love poem in a 1981 Twin Cities PBS production.

“What Will Last” by Deborah Keenan

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials Nikki Giovanni reads two love poems

TPT Specials

Nikki Giovanni reads two love poems

Giovanni read from her work during a visit to the Twin Cities in 2007.

Nikki Giovanni reads two love poems

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa

TPT Specials

“Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa

A Pulitizer Prize winning poet takes us on a moving lyrical journey back to the Vietnam Wa

“Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Grooves” by Phebe Hanson

TPT Specials

“Grooves” by Phebe Hanson

The poet’s homework assignment was to count each and every groove in her life.

“Grooves” by Phebe Hanson

Video thumbnail: TPT Specials “Ice Age” by Patricia Hampl

TPT Specials

“Ice Age” by Patricia Hampl

A Minnesota poet and essayist reads a work inspired by winter on the North Shore.

“Ice Age” by Patricia Hampl

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