BILL MOYERS: THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE
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"A wonderfully ear-opening experience" --The New York Times
"Enriching and gratifying" --Los Angeles Times
"The poetic sensibility come alive" --USA Today
The magic of the spoken word takes center stage in this exhilarating eight-part series that showcases contemporary poets and their work. Join host Bill Moyers as he engages 18 writers—including greats Robert Bly, Adrienne Rich, and Gary Snyder--in lively conversation, and share the experience of hearing them read aloud before a live audience. Produced and directed by Emmy®-winning documentarian David Grubin and filmed on location at the fifth biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in historic Waterloo, New Jersey, The Language of Life combines intimate, one-on-one interviews and public performances--several with musical accompaniment by the famed Paul Winter Consort. Featured poets include National Book Award honorees, Pulitzer Prize winners, and a former U.S. Poet Laureate. Collectively, the writers here testify to the full range of human experience and poetry’s power to inspire, redeem, and celebrate life.
In a broadcasting career spanning nearly 40 years, journalist Bill Moyers distinguished himself at PBS, NBC, CBS, and Newsday. His many honors include lifetime achievement Emmy® and Peabody awards.
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Top Customer Reviews
Time and space do not permit a review of each of the programs. Suffice it to say that, no matter what order you view them in, each one will be better than the one before or the one after. The artists will surprise and delight you, and sometimes they'll make you cry. This set is a collector's piece.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I usually have trouble getting interested in poetry, but this is fascinating.the poets bring their work to life and imbue it with gusto, insight, and beauty. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ross Goodell