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Presented by Arizona PBS, “Poetry in America” explores the diversity of American poetry. Actors, performers, public figures, and everyday Americans join host Elisa New to read and discuss unforgettable American poems. The poems in Season 4 take us from colonial Boston to the halls of Congress, from Texas Hill Country to Central Park. Guests range from poets to celebrity chefs, from actors to ice cream makers, from political strategists to preachers, and more.

April is filled with 30 days for celebrating all forms of poetry. In honor of National Poetry Month, visit our website here for more to celebrate!

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