Poetry Month

On-air specials for middle and high school students to celebrate poetry.

See the Written Word Come to Life

April is National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating with three weeks of broadcast events for middle school and high school students.

Poetry in America

Airdates: Sundays at 8:00 pm

Poetry in America explores the rich and diverse field of American poetry. In each episode, poets, public figures and members of various American communities join host Elisa New to engage in close readings of American poems.

Beyond English Class: The Power of Poetry

Airdates: April 15th and 19th at 7:00 pm

Meet Michigan teens who’ve taken poetry out of their English classes and used it to transform themselves and their communities.

This program is also available on demand.

Extra Credit presents MiPoetry Adventure

Airdates: April 27th and May 4th at 8:00 pm

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we explore a popular poetry competition in Lansing, discover a poetry collection inspired by Flint murals, and learn more about poet laureates and Ypsilanti’s Youth Poet Laureate program.