The United States of Poetry

Released in 1996 on PBS, “The United States of Poetry” breathes life into the poetry that surrounds us every day. Strikingly photographed, this five-part series travels from coast to coast, from poet laureates to up and comers, giving viewers a new look at the spoken word.
Directed by
Mark Pellington
Company CreditsWashington Square Films
DistributorPBS / ITVS
Johnny DeppLeonard CohenLou ReedAllen Ginsberg