Moyers: The Power of the Word (1989)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Linguistics, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Bill Moyers hosts a six-part study of poetry that emphasizes the power of language in everyday life. Contemporary poets are featured as they give readings across the country in venues that include a poetry festival in New Jersey, a New York prison, a meeting of business executives in Iowa, a rural church in Mississippi and a bar in St. Louis. Among those reciting their work are Robert Bly, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Octavio Paz, William Stafford, Stanley Kunitz, W.S. Merwin and James Autry.