PBS celebrated National Poetry Month in April with 30 Days of Poetry -- which are now available Online and On Air.
Beginning in April, Poetry Everywhere, took a fresh look at poetry. Using a variety of production approaches, that featured films of poets reading their own work, animated interpretations of much-loved poems, and celebrities reading personal favorites. WPBT will be airing the videos at unexpected moments during their broadcast schedules but we also have them available on demand at our video site, uVu.
Poetry Everywhere Executive Producer Brigid Sullivan explains, "We hope that this project will expose a diverse audience to a broad spectrum of poetic voices; build an appreciation and an audience for poetry; and increase the presence of poets and poetry within the two most ubiquitous media in American popular culture." David Grubin, the series producer, "hopes that poetry will become a part of the PBS landscape, offering moments of meditation and even revelation throughout the day."