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December 27, 2013

Bill talks to Philip Levine, a recent US poet laureate, who explores how his years working on Detroit’s assembly lines inspired his poetry. Continue reading

October 4, 2013 | Guests
Writer and Farmer
Sherman Alexie (Credit: Alton Christensen)
April 11, 2013

The National Book Award winner talks candidly about how his mental illness has influenced his work. Continue reading

Sherman Alexie (Credit: Alton Christensen)
April 11, 2013 | Book Club

Poet and writer Sherman Alexie joined us for a live chat earlier this year to answer your questions. Replay the chat to see him answer viewer questions about his poetry and books, his creative process and being Native American. Continue reading

April 11, 2013

In this web extra, Alexie reads his poem and describes how it evolved from idea to finished reflection. Continue reading

April 5, 2013

Poet Kyle Dargan talks about his efforts to reconcile his disparate cultural environments through poetry. Continue reading

February 26, 2013

Martín Espada reads “Blessed Be The Truth-Tellers,” inspired by Jack Agüeros, a truth-telling Puerto Rican poet, fiction writer, playwright, community organizer, translator, and the first writer Espada ever met.

January 18, 2013

Poet Martín Espada joins Bill to read from his work and talk about how poets “reach out and put our hands on the intangible.” Continue reading

December 14, 2012 | Moyers & Company

Why the fiscal cliff is merely a phantom menace — and what we should be talking about instead. Continue reading

April 9, 2010 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Writer Louise Erdrich talks with Bill about the impact of her Native American heritage.
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February 26, 2010 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill remembers and celebrates the poet Lucille Clifton.

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June 26, 2009 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill talks with celebrated poet and recent Pulitzer Prize recipient M.S. Merwin. Continue reading

October 11, 2002 | NOW with Bill Moyers (2002-2005)

Bill talks to poet Naomi Shihab Nye about the comfort that can be found in poetry. Continue reading

October 10, 1999 | Sounds of Poetry (1999)

An interview with Robert Pinsky, who chose a life in poetry over a life in music, and went on to become a three-time poet laureate. Continue reading

April 22, 1994 | Poet Laureate Rita Dove (1994)
The youngest poet laureate talks about her life, her poems and her efforts to take poetry to the people.
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