Elisa New is a Harvard professor of poetry and founder of the non-profit, Poetry in America. Involved in the project are people like Nas, Bill Clinton, and others who want to promote a love of poetry.
We talk about the role of poetry in society, the forms its taken place (academia, spoken word, hip hop), the business of poetry, and much more.
For more information on Elisa's class, here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o051ZQ6OoDI
And here is the link to register: https://www.edx.org/course/poetry-america-modernism-harvardx-ampox-6
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