Elisa New

Elisa New

Elisa New is the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. She is the author of The Regenerate Lyric: Theology and Innovation in American Poetry (1992), The Line’s Eye: Poetic Experience, American Sight (1999), and Jacob’s Cane (2009). Her latest book is New England Beyond Criticism: In Defense of America’s First Literature (2014). Most recently, she is the creator and host of the PBS television series Poetry in America.

Interviews with Elisa New

The Best American Poetry, recommended by Elisa New

With the help of a good anthology and a heaping dose of American classics, anyone can be converted to being a lover of poetry. Elisa New, Harvard scholar and host of the new PBS series Poetry in America, recommends her favorite American poets, from Emily Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop.

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