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The Power of the Word

with Bill Moyers


8 Hours



This series welcomes viewers into the experience of poetry, helping them to discover that words retain the power to name things honestly, to touch the human spirit, and to enrich life. 

The Simple Acts of Life

William Stafford, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Robert Bly, Octavio Paz 

The Living Language

James Autry, Quincy Troup Ancestral Voices Joy Harjo, Garret Kaoru Hongo, Mary Tall 

Mountain Voices of Memory

Gerald Stern, Li-Young Lee 

Dancing on the Edge of the Road

Stanley Kunitz 

Where the Soul Lives

Robert Bly, Licille Clifton, W.S. Merwin

Emmy Award

“One of the most enthralling, exciting – and yes, even sexy – hours I’ve seen in a long time.” 

– Daily News 

“Pierces the veneer of the seemingly arcane and serves up a feast that is delicious.” 

– Christian Science Monitor

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