Watch Linda Hogan and Alberto Ros Discuss Their Poems of the American West ‹ Literary Hub


Eight new half-hour episodes ofPoetry in Americawill begin airing on public television stations nationwide (check local listings) and on the World Channel starting in January 2022 and continuing through the spring.

The series will also be available to stream,, Amazon, and iTunes. The episodes focus on unforgettable American poems, which guests read and discuss with series creator Elisa New. Poetry in Americaencourages people from all walks of life to have conversations about poems. Episodes are designed for viewers to experience each poem in an immersive way by hearing, reading, and interpreting it alongside archival materials, vibrant animation, and footage shot at the locations it evokes.

Two poems, by Linda Hogan and Alberto Ros, follow wolves, jackrabbits, and other animals across the harsh Great Plains and Sonoran Desert. Both poets join wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin, director Chris Eyre, Native American scholars Philip Deloria and Stephanie Fitzgerald, and students from New Mexico to discuss how the poems call back difficult histories of human migration in the American west.


Support forPoetry in Americais provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dalio Philanthropies, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Poetry Foundation, Deborah Hayes Stone and Max Stone. Season 3 is distributed to PBS stations nationwide by PBS Plus, with Seasons 1 & 2 distributed nationally by American Public Television.

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