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Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers. / [Tape 2], Robert Pinsky

Author: Bill D Moyers; Public Affairs Television (Firm); Tatge/Lasseur Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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This video is part 2 of the 9 parts series which is a dual celebration of poetry, emphasizing both the power of its highly refined language and its importance as a spoken art form. Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate of the United States for an unprecedented third term, finds his inspiration in common things, transforming the culturally unpoetic into masterpieces of verbal expression. In this program, Bill Moyers and Mr.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Robert Pinsky; Robert Pinsky
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; Public Affairs Television (Firm); Tatge/Lasseur Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 733076106
Notes: "FFH 9302"
The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Featival.
Performer(s): Presenter: Bill Moyers.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS NTSC) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Robert Pinsky
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. with Tatge/Lasseur Productions ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York.

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This video is part 2 of the 9 parts series which is a dual celebration of poetry, emphasizing both the power of its highly refined language and its importance as a spoken art form. Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate of the United States for an unprecedented third term, finds his inspiration in common things, transforming the culturally unpoetic into masterpieces of verbal expression. In this program, Bill Moyers and Mr. Pinsky discuss topics including his love of the English language, the pervasive influence of history, and the flourishing of poetry on the Internet. Readings by Mr. Pinsky featur "ABC," "Ginza Samba," "Poem with Refrains," "To Television," and "From the Childhood of Jesus."

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