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P.O.P Video Featuring Elaine Sexton

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths


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April 11, 2017

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Elaine Sexton reads her poem “Evidence” and discusses her navigation of sound and form in her poems. “Much like a sculpture,” she says, “you kind of carve things out, the way the sounds want to be illustrated.”

Produced by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P (“Poets on Poetry”) is a video series featuring contemporary American poets reading both an original poem and a poem by another poet. Each poet then reflects on these poems and answers a question provided by a previous participant in the series. What results is an evolving, multifaceted conversation among poets about the art form. The Academy of American Poets has partnered with Griffiths to release the P.O.P video series on Poets.org, alongside Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s essay on the project: “Poets on Poetry: A Virtual Village of Discovery and Poetics.”

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