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Season 1

  • S01E01 The Land and the People

    • February 1, 1996
    • PBS

    This look at people in Montana, Kentucky, Alaska and Hawaii features poets Rita Dove and James Still.

  • S01E02 A Day in the Life

    • PBS

    Peter Spiro, Derek Walcott and Czeslaw Milosz are among the poets featured in this celebration of where people work, play and live.

  • S01E03 The American Dream

    • PBS

    Meditations from rocker Leonard Cohen; beat poets Amiri Baraka, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Wanda Coleman.

  • S01E04 Love & Sex

    • March 5, 1996
    • PBS

    Poets Lou Reed, Allen Ginsberg, Quincy Troupe, Sandra Cisneros, Joseph Brodsky.

  • S01E05 The Word

    • PBS

    Johnny Depp reads the words of Jack Kerouac; Peter Cook transcends the spoken word through American Sign Language.