This month, American Masters celebrates National Poetry Month with documentaries about N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize winning and renowned Native American writer; Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most influential writers of the 19th-century; Louisa May Alcott, author of the acclaimed novel Little Women and Carl Sandburg, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, poet and biographer.
Written and directed by Eric Stange (The War That Made America, American Experience: Murder at Harvard), the documentary Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive draws on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author.
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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women’ is the first film biography about the celebrated author and reveals a remarkable woman, ahead of her time, who was much more than a writer of children’s books.
Watch an interview with the filmmakers of the Louisa May Alcott film here.
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Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, best known for “House Made of Dawn” and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.
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Explore the controversial life and legacy of the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Sandburg through archival footage and interviews with Pete Seeger, the late Studs Terkel and Norman Corwin, family, poets, and scholars.
Listen to Carl Sandburg sing the original song, “I Ride an Old Paint” here.
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