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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

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December 27, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms, and to Philip Levine, who explores how his years working on Detroit’s assembly lines inspired his poetry. Continue reading

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December 19, 2013

Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms and Philip Levine, who explores how his years working on Detroit’s assembly lines inspired his poetry. Watch the full show.
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November 29, 2013 | Moyers & Company

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Continue reading

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October 2, 2013

The visionary poet, environmentalist and farmer Wendell Berry reads and talks about two of his poems — “The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer” and “A Poem on Hope.” Continue reading

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September 4, 2013

For decades, Wendell Berry has inspired readers with his essays, poems and stories. In a rare interview, he sits down with Bill Moyers to talk about his writing and environmental activism. Watch the full show. Continue reading

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April 12, 2013

See and learn about Sherman Alexie’s favorite Native American poets. Continue reading

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April 11, 2013

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

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April 11, 2013

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

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April 5, 2013

In this web extra, poet Kyle Dargan reads his poem about theft and desperation in hard economic times. Continue reading

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April 5, 2013

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

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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.

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February 15, 2013

Poet Martín Espada talks about the sacrifices artists sometimes need to make, and what drives him to both poetry and activism.
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January 18, 2013

We check in with Haydil Henriquez, a young poet featured on Bill Moyers Journal in 2007 who was inspired by Martín Espada. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense reform that would bring the Senate back to serving democracy. Continue reading

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