This April, Poetry Everywhere returns to public television online and on air
with new poems and new voices. Through a collection of 24 short poetry
films, the project introduces television viewers to a broad spectrum of
great poets and poems; builds a wider audience for contemporary poetry;
and increases the overall presence of poetry within the two most
ubiquitous media in American popular culture: television and the Internet.
Garrison Keillor, Project Narrator:
"What makes a good poem? I’d say stickiness, a kind of memorability… You
hear it and a day later some of it is still there in your brain. I think a poem is
'good' if it's memorable, reciteable, and it’s accessible."
There are many good poems out there you don't get a chance to see or hear and
now Poetry Everywhere, a series of short poetry videos offered to public TV
stations, is giving people just that opportunity. You can make poetry more
accessible by showing Poetry Everywhere everywhere. Even folks who say they
don’t necessarily "appreciate" poetry will find something here to enjoy.
I hope you will air Poetry Everywhere on your station, and get poetry back into