Poetry in America

Hymmnn and Hum Bom! by Allen Ginsberg

04/05/2018 | 25m 27s | Video has closed captioning.

Read two of Ginsberg’s most emotionally transporting poems, the “Hymmnn” from Kaddish, and the anti-war chant “Hum Bom!” with rock star Bono, former United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, and a chorus of clergy and religious practitioners. Hosted by Elisa New.

Aired: 04/05/18

Expired: 05/25/18

Rating: NR

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Major support provided by the Dalio Foundation. Additional support provided by the Poetry Foundation, Nancy Zimmerman, Deborah Hayes-Stone, and Max Stone. Distributed nationally by American Public Television.