Elisa New is the Director and Host of POETRY IN AMERICA; Founder and Director of the nonprofit Verse Video Education; Director of the Center for Public Humanities at Arizona State University; and Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Emerita, at Harvard University. New created POETRY IN AMERICA, a PBS series, to bring poetry beyond classrooms into living rooms and onto screens of all kinds. The show can be seen on public television and streaming platforms, in schools and libraries, and on airlines. At ASU, her present focus is on creating relevant, engaging interdisciplinary content that extends beyond poetry: content that will broaden access to the highest quality learning experiences in the Humanities and adjacent fields.
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