Poetry in America

The Gray Heron by Galway Kinnell

04/26/2018 | 25m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

How is the poet’s eye like–or unlike–that of the scientist, the photographer, or of the small child first rambling around the natural world? In this episode, Elisa New is joined by evolutionary biologist E.O Wilson, poet Robert Hass, environmental photographer Laura McPhee, naturalist Joel Wagner, and kids at a Mass Audubon Society summer camp in a wide ranging discussion of Galway Kinnell’s poem.

Aired: 04/26/18

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.